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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2000, 07:35 AM
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JKing-Tire question?

Hi JKing!

I found today interesting looking tires from this net site:
http://www.silverstone.com.my--I suppose it's Malaysian company.
Do you know something about these tires, are they good, how durable they are,
prices etc.
Specially MT-117 is very interesting. It looks and sizes are same as
on Good Year "Laplander" which was very popular here in Finland. Unfortunately
G/Y has been stopped the production. Laplander was originally military tire
with very strong sidewalls. Here is picture of laplander with some iron on it
http://personal.inet.fi/koti/timo.vi...kia/kuva03.jpg

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2000, 09:02 AM
 
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Re: JKing-Tire question?

Tessal, what I noticed upon review of the web site is that its MT-117 has no 15" rim size only 16", which I do not know about over there but here is not much good. We all have 15"ers. Interesting site though. Liked the sq 773 myself and that did come in 15" but lacks a side lug for airing down. Thought they might look good on one of my audis! Take care, Max

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Re: JKing-Tire question?

I have fallen in love with a tire company. Now, how do I fit 16.5 inch rims on my Sami, or better yet, the 30inch tractor rims. On a serious note, does anyone know if they have a distribution network here.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2000, 09:14 PM
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Re: JKing-Tire question?

Hi!

Yes, the Silverstone is a Malaysian company and their MT 117 are one of their toughest tires around, so claimed to be.... Anyway, all tire companies claim that their tires are better than another but remember we're the ones that are going to buy them so we get to say which tire is actually better. It's better to send them a mail at http://www.silverstone.com.my/contacts/contact.htm so they can get back to you on the sizes available for your application as these companies keep updating their sizes and models.

In my personally opinion, silverstone tires stink bigtime the last time I had them about 2 years ago, They have similar thread design but bear in mind, they can never have the same rubber compound as the ones they copy. I switched over to Yokohama Super Digger after the Silverstones wore out and gained better grip, less hydroplaning and best of all comfort.

Another Malaysian tire company is manufacturing tires under the SIMEX brand. Simex tyres are made in Malaysia, some of them from ex-Dunlop moulds. The tyres are gaining a reputation for good value for money. They have this Simex Jungle Trek II. Look here for photo http://4wd.sofcom.com/Wheels/PiCs37/Simex.jpg

Goodyear tires are still anytime better than the silverstones I think. If you can get BF Goodrich or Michelins or Yokohama tires, go for them.... In fact, I'm about to change tires and I'm thinking about fitting Michelins or BF Goodrich since yokohama does not offer the Super digger anymore

good luck

JKing
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-25-2000, 01:17 AM
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to get 16" rims is not problem IF you have Lada Nivas there in USA.
Here in finland (as we are province of Russia[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]) we have lots of them.
Only "Problem" is that niva rims are at least 6" backspaced. Off course it is
possible to use them inside out and get wide track.

TessaL
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Lada Nivas in USA ? They don't even have Peugeouts....
We barely have Ladas in Portugal, last year they sold only 2.

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 08-25-2000, 11:04 AM
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Re: JKing-Tire question?

I see few LADAs around here in Malaysia but are always stock in terms of tires and suspension. The tires installed are tall but narrow. So far, I've never come across one that is modified most probably since only a handful are running around.

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