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BFs on my transit

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by The V8 man, Oct 20, 2013.

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  1. The V8 man

    The V8 man Well-Known Member

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    Can i fit all terrains on my transit swb, are they legal?
     
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    davesdisco New Member

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    don't know if its legal but i have seen a few older transits with them on
     
  3. Grimmer

    Grimmer THE Winner

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    Why wouldn't they be legal:confused::confused: Seriarse question ;)
     
  4. The V8 man

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    Commercial tyres are rated for carrying weight they have thicker sidewalls, so was wondering if all terrains are strong enough? mind you i dont carry much weight just my tools really
     
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    A mate has um on his vw transporter van
     
  6. melon

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    Legal yes. But not recommended as most 4x4 tyres are a lot softer. Look up the load rating on the BFG's. As I say, I wouldn't do it personally.
     
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    the tyres would need to be rated to the weight carrying capacity of the van, regardless of what weight the van is carrying
     
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    martin1512 Well-Known Member

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    As long as the tyres were marked LT (Light Truck), then you should be fine.
     
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    Well they get fitted to 130's which must be a good 2 ton+ before ay load / towing.
    I really couldn't see it being as issue?
     
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    The 130 has a MGW of 3500kg, the same as almost all Transits, so as long as they are rated for the correct load, they are legal.
     
  11. thought it was mine!

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    zooport makes little britian seem posh!!!
    go and buy a caravan they ask what tow car you have they will only sell you a caravan to match tell them you have a transit you can buy what you want.
     
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    that dont worry the pikeys round here with there transits..
    thb, lots have bloody vauxhall vans now wtf is that all about ??
     
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    because the new transits are ****e??? just a thought or it could be that the engine is the same as a puma engine so they are worried about them getting nicked ;)
     
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    lol.....
     
  15. Trewey

    Trewey Cockernee, Pasty munchin bastid.

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    Used to have an old Tranny with Town and Country tyres on the rear.
    With a bit of weight in the back, it was amazing where that thing would go off road.
     
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    agree trew, had an old V4 ex london transport swb side loading door van
    that too had T & Countries on the back, used it for mobile mechanics for a time & used it as a tow vehicle for me bangers and stock cars,
    and some of the track pits were "the pits" too - tyres dragged us all up through it all too.
     
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    Most transits and I fact most light goods vans are only rated to 3200kgs, they really are not made for heavy weight just bulk...
     
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    yer vans aren't meant to carry really heavy loads, thats what trucks are for :) I cant see why you would have a problem. Good 4x4 tyres generally have a good sidewall and carcass to withstand off road use.
     
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    Looks like its a set of BFG all terrains then lol
     
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    They are light truck tyres and have a load rating in the info box on them. even P rated tyres have a load rating on they
     
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