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Re: Tyres

Postby DarekD » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:02 pm

I had a set of Yokohama ht tyres on the Jeep and they had to replace a couple under warranty. Sidewalls got cut badly on the slightest sign of rocky road so I would stay away. Michelin LTX AT2 are the best tyres I have ever had, did about 10k by now. Will never look at any other tyre anymore. Make sure you get LT rated tyres, not P. Had a great run with anything from Michelin on passenger cars in the past.
I have written about my mates experience with Coopers sometime before. He was told to let the pressure down if he wants grip. I guess he learned the expensive way. Another guy lost the car when one de-laminated at full speed and ripped a hole in the fire wall. Lucky he still has both legs. Cooper was sued by the insurance co. to pay for the car.
LT tyre pressure should increase by 2 PSI from cold after driving as speed on road for half an hour or so. More, pressure too low. Less, too high. Off road, anything that works as your speed will be slower.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Smitty » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:50 pm

Just took the plunge on 6 x nitto trail grappler in 265/75R16. $285 each fitted and balanced... Couldn't argue with that price really. Will report in after fitting and the desert crossing.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Smitty » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:57 pm

Tyres are on

Heavy tyre, know about it lifting them onto the roof... About 6kg additional weight over the old wrangler adventures.

But of noise at 90km but nothing the radio won't drown out.

Also has a weird vibration just as you stop... Literally the last 2cm of travel.

See how they go offroad next
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Re: Tyres

Postby JordanV » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:28 am

They look the goods.

I bit the bullet and went for a set of the Falken At3w's. Just couldn't argue at 260 per tyre. Hopefully they go well.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Smitty » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:41 pm

Went fine at the weekend on rock and wet clay with a couple of river crossings thrown in. Next trip will be more of the same then the simpson :D
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Re: Tyres

Postby toymaz » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:44 pm

Hey Smitty, are they the M/T version.
I nearly bought them before i refitted coopers, but yours look more chunky.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Smitty » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:20 pm

Yup they are the Trail Grappler MT in 265/75R16 LT

Aired them down to 25 for the Brindabella mountains and the forest tracks.
They seemed to spread well as you deflated, sand all be the biggie as they are an aggressive tread.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Gandalf » Wed May 08, 2019 7:40 pm

I have Pirelli Scorpions 265/70/16 on my R50. They topped nearly all the categories in the tyre test I saw in a4wd mag at work, even beating the BF Goodrich K2's. Very nice tyres but haven't had a chance to test them offroad.
My R51 has Hankook 265/65/17 seem OK onroad but once again I haven't had this offroad yet.
Was going to keep the Pirellis to swap onto the R51 but the stud spacing is different so they will go when I sell the R50 soon.
Been a bit difficult since we have an 18 month old so I'm just starting to get set up to get back offroad. Missed the last 2 summers but he's big enough now.
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