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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby twig on Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:46 pm

bodia wrote:I have been running 275/70/16 on mn tritons for about 100k. Don't really understand why it's not more popular do to 50mm rule. No scrubbing and no lift on standard rims


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Hopefully the tire shop doesn't give me grief about fitting them.
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Going up a tyre size

Postby ben a1 on Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:16 pm

Hi i currently have the original tyres on my mn triton which are 245 70 16 but i am thinking about putting in some 265 70 16 will this change my fuel economy or throw my spedo out


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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby Tasc4life on Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:03 pm

I'm sure others can chime in, but I just put 265/75/16. Prior to the change, the speedo reads 110kph compared to gps speed of 101kph.

With the change, speedo reads 110kph and gps speed of 109kph. Pretty much perfect all the way through!

In terms of fuel, I'm still working it out properly, but it hasn't been massive. With the original tyres it showed I travelled pretty much same kms on dash as I did to the gps. Within 1-2km per 100.

Now after the tyres, the gps showed I'd travelled 71.5km to work, and the dash showed I'd only travelled 66.6. Difference of 5.1km.

Previously, I would use about 10-11ltrs/100km averaging around 650-700km per tank.

Now, I get around 600 before dash light flashes, and still have 10ltrs left in tank.

Once I add the difference of the 50km to the actual distance travelled it's pretty much the same!

Hioe this helps some what, it's pretty much similar, and better than I'd expected to be honest. The biggest change is the gear choice on Hills. That's noticeable more than anything, but I dropping it back is no issue and doesn't seem to impact on the fuel much for me! This is my experiance anyways!

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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby ben a1 on Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:51 am

Yeah thanks for the info i think i will give them ago

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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby laerma on Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:00 pm

I too have just updared to this size from my stock tyres to the KO2 and took it up to the cape just coming back last week. Tyre pressure was at 40 psi. It was a most comfortable ride there and back, even over the corrugations I pumped them up to 41.5 to mitigate damage. Driving along the sand I needed to drop them down to 14psi to get me out of tricky situations, I managed to use my winch three times to get out of some soft powdery sand. The best thing I did was changing the tyres to a higher spec and wider tyres, the drive was most comfortable, I believe that the tyre size is within legal parameters according to Jacs, as you are allowed I believe a change of 20%. Qld rego.

I honestly believe that the stock tyres performed better on soft sand and have never needed to recover, up until I changed tyres, I am off to Fraser for a few weeks at Christmas, I will have a better idea then on MN/tyre performance.

I also lost/ blew 3 Toyo LC tyres on the cape, I will not be changing my brand of tyres or size, I will however look at a lift kit for my next drive up there.

Enjoy the new tyres as I have.
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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby Sootie on Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:36 pm

I think you might have gone the wrong way with the pressures on the corrugations mate, I went down to about 28psi which with the weight I had on gave a little bit of a bag and it gave a comfy ride and my old man and I did the whole cape trip without killing a single tire (we were both running hankooks but I think the principal stands). Lots of guys on here smarter and more experienced than me though so feel free to correct me.

You are correct about highway terrains being better in soft sand though, HT's are generally the best on sand because of the soft sidewalls and non aggressive tread pattern but they are shitty everywhere else :lol:
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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby NowForThe5th on Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:56 pm

Thanks Sootie. I saw the post last night and thought you guys would be all over it. Surprised that it took 22.5 hours for someone to pipe up and say that increasing pressures for corrugations isn't the best way and even 24psi may be too high. Most important thing is to slow down.
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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby Cowboy Dave on Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:08 pm

Mitigate damage to what I wonder? Maybe the tyre but surely your spine would be stuffed and all your fillings would rattle out. And the harder you go the less lateral traction you're going to have on an unsealed road.
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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby Tanersipet on Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:41 pm

Sooo your experienced advice would be greatly appreciated.
My driving is 95% road. I am leaning towards the d697 due to proce.
Tossing up between D697's and AT3's in
265/75R16

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D697's - $210 per tyre
plus $50 wheel alignment

AT3's - $330 per
$88 w/a
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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby snakesoup on Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:43 pm

it's a no brainer, the 697 for the win
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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby Jacobie on Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:37 am

Whats the widest you can go with a 2" lift and 2" body or even just a 2"lift. I've seen a bloke with 305's I believe, don't really want to cut guards etc. But I will If I have to.
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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby sdd79 on Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:54 am

I am currently running 265 65 18 and was going to put the new KO2's on but was looking and it seems cheaper to buy a whole new wheel package. any suggestions on what wheels and is anyone interested in buying CSA mags with KO's with about 5mm left on all.
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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby AC137 on Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:21 am

Just wanted to know whats the minimum tread depth you guys hit the tracks with?
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Re: Tyre Survey

Postby GLX11R on Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:19 am

Hi guys has anyone used/using the Hankook AT-M RF10. Thinking of running 265/65/17r on my standard MN GLXR 2011 model.

What is your feedback on these? There is a special on atm $235.00 each buy 3 get one free.
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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby NowForThe5th on Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:33 am

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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby Bago86 on Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:53 am

Im currently looking to upgrade my tyres on my 2015 MN GLX+ from the original 245/70R16 Dunlops to either 265/70R16 or 245/75R16. Are both these tyre sizes Legal in NSW? Which tyre size would you guys recommend? Sorry in advance if this has been asked before.
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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby Probz on Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:31 am

They fall under the 7% mark so they are legal unfortunately 265/75r16 are 7.1% so illegal :oops: . Ive been looking at the General Grabber AT2's as they look aggressive for an A/T but well priced but really depends on what you wanna do with your ute
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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby Jacobie on Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:09 pm

Has any one used Confoser cf3000 mt's? I'm looking at selling my 265 at's for 285 mt's.
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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby NowForThe5th on Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:07 pm

Confoser?

Try Comforser. Never heard of them but a search, using the correct spelling, found one member who appears to have a set.

Google search found a few people asking the same question as you but I didn't see anything resembling a positive long term review.

Looking at their web site doesn't tell much. They have the capacity to make up to 6 million tyres a year which would make them a fairly small player in the domestic market.

I do want a set of these, though:

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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby coughy on Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:14 pm

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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby jrs184 on Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:22 pm

Probz wrote:They fall under the 7% mark so they are legal unfortunately 265/75r16 are 7.1% so illegal :oops: . Ive been looking at the General Grabber AT2's as they look aggressive for an A/T but well priced but really depends on what you wanna do with your ute


Just put a set of 265 70 16 GG AT2 on the Triton after Cooper AT3 and my fuel consumption went up 1L/100 this is with 38psi in them, same as I was running the Coopers, and probably reflects the greater aggression in the tread. Found them to be excellent on wet hard road, very good on wet clay and a little more noisy than the Coopers. The car rides very well with the new taller blocks and I can't break the grip around my roundabout like I could with the Coopers even when wet. They were offered to me when I went to pick up my new AT3's at a very good price so gave them a go. The seller advised me they are comparable with other USA made tyres Mickey Thompson and Cooper, Only done 3000km on them so will post how they wear...(Actually just checked the Diam of the AT2's and they are a lot bigger than the nearly down to the indicators Coopers, this would account for the extra fuel consumption, using the ratio they are only about .5L/100 more.)
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tyre recomdation

Postby Duzzy on Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:36 pm

hi there,

After a tyre recomdation after a 50/50 tyre quiet on bitumen reliable with good life going on a mars camper and my triton both 16"

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Re: tyre recomdation

Postby Joel on Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:07 am

Duzzy wrote:hi there,

After a tyre recomdation after a 50/50 tyre quiet on bitumen reliable with good life going on a mars camper and my triton both 16"

Regards Duzzy


I have been happy with my toyo open country at2s. Done 50,000kms and still plenty of tread left. Good on and of road but starting to get a bit slippery in the wet.
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Ml triton GLX-R

Postby KINgFISH on Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:16 am

Hi guys I have a 2008 Ml triton looking at replacing the Highway tyres with some AT's probably looking at the silverstone AT117, anybody had these before Ive read a fair few reviews and the general feedback seems to be very good for the low price you pay.
If you guys had to recommend a size what would it be
looking at either
245/70R16
or 265/70R16
probably doing about 80 percent on road and then a off road trip most weekends.
Im very new to the 4x4 world so any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: Random tyre questions

Postby Blue on Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:45 am

Jacobie wrote:Has any one used Confoser cf3000 mt's? I'm looking at selling my 265 at's for 285 mt's.


Bloke here at work has them on his D22 Navara, shagged after 25,000, daily drives them though...

Edit: He's 26 and drives like a complete tool...!!!
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