An index to tyre related posts

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An index to tyre related posts

Postby Cowboy Dave on Thu May 05, 2011 8:41 pm

We get a lot of threads started for random tyre questions. In fact we have a thread dedicated to random tyre questions here: Random tyre questions

This thread is an attempt to provide an introduction to some of the information that already exists on the forum in the hope that we will see less random threads begun in future.

Tyre Survey
This thread contains more than 250 posts from users about their experiences of different brands and tread patterns of tyres used on their Tritons. It is a long thread but a valuable starting point for your tyre research.

Tyre rules
This thread contains links to external websites with guidelines for each state and territory as to what changes to width and diameter are permitted. At the time of writing the laws are different in various places and it is up to you to work out what you are comfortable with in terms of legality. Many forum members are running tyre sizes that might be technically illegal where you come from – so check the links or make your own enquiries (but don’t start a new thread).

Tyre/rim size calculator 1
Tyre/rim size calculator 2
Use these two websites to help calculate the size or compare different sizes of tyres. The first one also demonstrates in visual terms the difference in different rim offsets.

Rim reference thread
The wheels/rims/offsets reference thread.

Tips on searching tyre sizes
A long term member explains in easy terms how to construct a search for different tyre sizes – this post will save you time, you should read it.

Wheel nuts for steel rims
This is one of several posts on the topic. Opinions differ. Wheel nuts specifically for steel rims are not especially expensive… Here is another thread on the same topic clicky

Vibrating steel rims and how to stop them
Some useful tips on balancing steel rims and other steps to avoid vibrations at high speed.

Sand throwing wheels out of balance
The link title sort of gives this one away.

Larger tyres and the effect on odometers
An interesting discussion of the alterations to odometer and speedometer readings caused by increasing tyre size. There are several threads that traverse this ground.

Fixing inaccurate speedo
A thread which describes installation of a product from Jaycar electronics to correct speedo inaccuracies.

Wheel studs and rattle guns
A cautionary tale of the problems of tyre monkeys who over tighten wheel nuts. Includes details of correct torque for Triton rims and tools to avoid over tightening. Also details of part numbers for wheel studs.

Tyre & rim weights
A brief selection of stats on comparative weights of different rims and tyres.

DIY bead breaker
One member’s clever approach to breaking the bead on a tyre.

Non hub-centric steel rims
One of a couple of threads on the topic. The short answer appears to be that steelies are non hub-centric and that’s okay. See the earlier link above for tips on balancing steelies correctly.

Tyre sizes for the MN
One of about 50 threads touching on the topic. Includes some tyre sizes for ATs which are within legal parameters.

Getting larger tyres engineered
A Sydney based member outlines the steps he took to have larger tyres engineered including his speedo being re-calibrated.


Some common tyre sizes that have been posted upon:

235

235/85/16

http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=7216
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4323
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=3246

245

245/65/17

http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=8254
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4023

245/70/16

http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4191

245/75/16

http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6207
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4616

255

255/85/16

http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=1627
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6727
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4874
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4667

265

265/65/17

http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6569
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4940
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2851

265/70/16

http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=5719

265/70/17

http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=8162
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6736
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=3874
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2656

265/70/17 (and 75)

http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=7992

265/75/16

http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4305
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4874
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=3626
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=3440
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=3136
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2843
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2291

275

275/65/17

http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4852

285

285/70/17

http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6143

285/75/16

http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=5131
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=5616
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2507
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2343
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=855
and
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=807&p=12204&hilit=maximum+tyre+size#p12204

33 inches

http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=6820
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4144

Maximum tyre size
http://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=7094
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Re: An index to tyre related posts

Postby Cowboy Dave on Thu May 05, 2011 8:43 pm

Please feel free to post suggested links to other tyre topics not already included. This thread will be heavily moderated so that after links are added to the first post the suggestions will be removed to keep the thread tight. Off topic posts will be similarly (but more quickly) removed. 8-)
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Re: An index to tyre related posts

Postby TritonNick on Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:34 pm

Great thread. Helped me a lot with all my questions answered.
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Re: An index to tyre related posts

Postby fairmontpsbf on Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:28 pm

Good work Dave

Will have a good look at some of these now, will save me searching and fiddling about

Cheers

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Re: An index to tyre related posts

Postby mIwoo on Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:15 pm

good work dave...
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Re: An index to tyre related posts

Postby Cowboy Dave on Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:18 pm

Geez that was a slow earn, I posted that 4 years ago... :lol:
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Re: An index to tyre related posts

Postby mIwoo on Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:22 pm

bahaha! i didn't even look at that
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