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Postby JordanV » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:58 pm

Hi all,

prepping the pathy for its biggest trip yet, and its time to upgrade tyres.

Im currently running the stock 255/65/17 on factory alloys, but would like to go taller.

Does anyone know the largest you can go on the stock rims, I think they are 17x7.5....

Also, would like to know what tyres you guys run. Id love to get a set of Coopers but they just stretch the budget too far.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Smitty » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:03 am

265/75R16 or 265/70r17 are the tallest you can go. That is legally.
if you want to go bigger you will need 2" suspension lift and 1" body lift to get 33s and it knackers the gearing
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Re: Tyres

Postby JordanV » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:24 am

yeah, that's what I thought. Have the 2'' lift, but not willing to go body lift as well. 32''s i guess it is.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Doc$ » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:10 am

I've got dick cepek extreme terrain 265/70/17 they're in between their all terrain and muddy good tyre and wearing well.
Had them on for 3 years now and done just under 50 thousand k's still heaps of tread left.
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Re: Tyres

Postby JordanV » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:56 am

I've been looking into those but cant seem to find a dealer in Adelaide. I've also been looking into Generals and Toyos. Such a hard decision cos I understand the need for good tyres, but also dont want to break the bank.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Smitty » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:23 pm

Tell me about it... I am up for six as I need two spares for a simpson trip... Was going to go the Goodyear wranglers but I have been told certain sizes are now made in China but the states and they are a thinner ply and don't last anywhere near as long.

Decisions decisions
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Re: Tyres

Postby JordanV » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:24 pm

Same place we're headed, and six brand new tyres needed....

A few guys I've spoken to have recommended the Toyo Open Country R/T s, but they still aren't made in popular Australian sizes, seems 33s and up at the moment
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Re: Tyres

Postby Wade » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:41 pm

I tow a 21 foot van and put on Hankook Dynapro AT 265-65-17 heavy duty last time, so far they have lasted longer than any other tyre in 8 years.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Dingo » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:30 pm

I have been running Falken Wildpeak AT3W's on my wifes grand cherokee and 2 of my work amaroks. All see decent offroad and I have been really happy with them. Paid $250ea I think
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Re: Tyres

Postby SilkRoad » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:59 am

Morning all,
Heading off across the centre to the Kimberley's. 2006 STL diesel, Roof rack, no trailer. Need 255/65/17 tyres. Previous raps on tyres here mention the Yokohama Geolander A/T-S GO12 for all round ability and longevity. These are no longer available but seem to have been replaced by Geolander A/T GO15 which don't seem to have the same specs. Perhaps just updated technology but I'm not sure. Does any one have any experience of these before I make a decision?
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