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Postby King Triton on Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:35 am

I am just about ready to upgrade the satndard tyres as a lot of you have done and a lot want to, so i thought if we setup a few standard questions it might make deciding on brand, Style and size easier.
(feel free to add more info of questions if you think)


What Size?

Brand?

Style? (L/T,A/T, Claws, M/T)

Handle on Road? (Grip/noise)

Handle off road? (Grip/Noise)

Price per tyre? (if you want)

Wear & Tear? (how are they wearing)
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Postby scubapro on Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:41 am

king I just bought Ypkohama Geolanders ATS 245/75/16. 10 ply rating.

Handling on road better than stardard tyres. Very little noise.

Not been off road yet.

$252 each.

Too early to tell only on the car 3 weeks.
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Postby V-Man on Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:44 am

265x75 R16

Dick Cepek FC II

There's a little bit more noise on the black stuff than the original rubber, but I definately wouldn't call them noisy at all, handle well in the dry and wet.

Offroad - love em! Just need to get out there and use them a bit more.

$288 or $290 per tyre from memory, it was a couple of months back.

Wear & Tear - They's done about 3500K's so not much to go on, but they still look like their brand new.
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Postby Dirty_Ute on Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:02 am

225x75 R16

Goodyear Wrangler Silent Amour

A/T

zero noise, Excellant in wet and dry and offroad, Impossible to get them to howl around corners

Done aroung 4000km offroad, not 1 chip on any of lugs

$230 tyre

done 20 000km, recon i'll get 50 000km
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Postby Austblue on Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:22 am

What Size? 285/75/16

Brand? BFG

Style? (L/T,A/T, Claws, M/T) M/T

Handle on Road? (Grip/noise) Yes/yes

Handle off road? (Grip/Noise) yes/??

Price per tyre? (if you want) bought 2nd hand but they're around $310 ea

Wear & Tear? (how are they wearing) Good - mostly seen black top though.
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Postby Davoxt on Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:52 am

Size? 265/75/16.
Brand? Brigestone 694.
Style? LT,AT,10ply.
Handle on road? Great(wet&dry), Noisy No
Handle off road? Great(Pilbra outback), Noisy No
Price? $275ea
Wear&Tear only done 5,000km but mostly on gravel and out back camping trips. no cutting , chipping with the front still look new and the rear just wearing off the new nipples.
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Postby rambo7 on Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:17 am

excuse my ignorance but 225--245--265--285 these are side wall heights never bought new tyres--i usually get rid of cars after 2 years so never buy tyres
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Postby fireball on Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:22 am

265/75/16
cooper st
lt 10ply
ok on road, only had the stock on for <1 day to compare, not noisy
f*ckin awesome off road 8-)
slight chipping off the rear 2 tyres cos i think i floor them too much on the tarmac :oops:
about $290 /tyre
survived @12psi-40psi on sheet terrain lol definitely worth the money i reckon
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Postby cyberhonky on Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:22 am

225 etc is the width- the 75 etc is the wall height ie 75% of the width
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Postby Jiminy on Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:09 am

What Size? 305/40/22

Brand? Nexen

Style? (L/T,A/T, Claws, M/T) HT

Handle on Road? (Grip/noise) Excellent

Handle off road? (Grip/Noise) Don't know, suspect ordinary

Price per tyre? (if you want) lots

Wear & Tear? (how are they wearing) to soon to know
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Postby Buzzy on Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:48 am

What Size? 265/70/16

Brand? BFG

Style? (L/T,A/T, Claws, M/T) A/T

Handle on Road? (Grip/noise) Yes/no

Handle off road? (Grip/Noise) OK

Price per tyre? (if you want) $230.00

Wear & Tear? (how are they wearing) Good unfortunatly. I want em to wear out so I can get bigger one's to fill my guards. :roll:
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Postby Bubbalucci on Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:54 am

265 75 16R
goodyear wranglers M/T
second set had a set on the old navara
got 60,000 ks out of them and they were still 25%good
new set done 4000ks road and dirt bit noisy on the tar
paid 285bucks mate got em even cheaper haggling to the death works well it seems
good in the mud and rocks pretty grippy
ive been happy and driving with other cars using diff types of tyres
im usually the one towing some one out
could be the mad car more then the tyres though
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Postby jacko on Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:20 am

Mickey Thompson FC-II 31x10.5x15R
On Road: Noisey but with good grip
off Road: Dont go fast enough to hear any noise and have great traction
Price: $235.00
Seem to be wearing well, have done 15k and tyres are at 90%
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Postby trytin on Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:27 am

BF a/t std size good all round no real wear after 25,00km just a little scrub outer front left. Cost $400 total to swap when bought car
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Postby FreestyleCab on Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:48 am

Size: 265/75 R16 10ply

Brand: Cooper

Style: STT (M/T)

Handle on Road: OK dry road grip, average wet road grip. They squeel like crazy when pushed to their limit around corners. A little noisy, like a constant rumble in the background of the diesel clatter.

Handle off road: Once you head offroad with mud tyres there is no going back! Excellent!

Price per tyre: $255

Wear & Tear: Done 15000km and they would be worn about 4mm, I expect to get about 45000 to 50000km before they are too worn for offroad and wet road performance and its time for a new set. No chipping at this stage.

Would I buy again: Yes
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Postby gfm_69 on Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:55 am

Size: 265/75 R16 10ply

Brand: Cooper

Style: STT (M/T)

Handle on Road: OK dry road grip, average wet road grip.
Handle off road: nothing better

Price per tyre: $310

Wear & Tear: Done 7000kms No chipping at this stage.

Would I buy again: Yes
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Postby AC on Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:29 am

same as fireball : COOPER S/T's LT 265/75/16 10 Ply , very good on road , excellent off road ( the important stuff ) definately worth the cash: about 290 each: no chipping on mine yet and have been on some very rough rocky terrain-12 psi up 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Postby Magilla on Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:18 pm

Ok
-SIZE 265/75/16
-BRAND Mickey Thompson
-TYPE Baja ATZ 4 bar (more like an MTZ)
-STUFF Look shit hot, 33 mm higher groun clearance, speedo reads one k under actual speed by GPS.
-ON ROAD Handleing well so far even in an emergency swerve with a boat on the back. Cant get them to squeal on take off at the lights like ht so grippy and they hang in on some 100 k corners. Whine a bit but they dont howl . (But I have yet to do one of my Colac to Apollo Bay runs, that will be the real test), . Not driven in the wet yet
OFF ROAD Going out in the mud at the end of the month so will know then.
Should cost 290 ea I believe
Only been on for 1400 k so the tits have just only gone, supposed to get 80000
Would I buy again, time will tell
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Postby Eelesy on Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:16 pm

freestylecab, i wanna know where u get ur tyres from, ur STT seem to be around $50 than others prices!
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Postby 4wd26 on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:55 pm

Size? 265/70/17. (on original alloys) Spare fits no problem.
Brand? Mickey Thompson MTZ.
Style? LT,MT/ AT,10ply.
Handle on road? Great(dry), Noisy- a bit (a very soft compound time will tell if it will last)
Handle off road? Great Noisy- who cares
Price? $1180 for 5 with $100ea trade in on the original tyres (I think that was $335 each?)
Wear&Tear? only done 1,000km front and rear still look new, some of the mould marks still remain.

Purchased from Fourby's Morooka Brisbane- one of the only tyre places in Brisbane that will do a trade.

BTW- I got 5 alloys with my GXL-r 2008 update, was/is this standard or did I get lucky?
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Re: Tyre Survey

Postby King Triton on Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:53 pm

It would be good to keep this thread going. Just copy & paste the list below and add info.

Size:
Brand:
Style:
Handle on road:
Handle off Road:
Wear & Tear:
Price:
Does Spare fit Y/N:
Overall Diameter:
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Re: Tyre Survey

Postby ArrowsWA on Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:13 pm

Size: 265/75 LT R16
Brand:Cooper
Style: ATR
Handle on road: Very Good (not much noisier than the factory ones)
Handle off Road: Very Good on dirt / gravel (also go ok on the sand)
Wear & Tear: Wear excellent, after 33k (just done rotation)still more than 50%-60% on front tyres and even more on rear's Noticed that the grooves cut in the tread blocks retain small stones (this led to a chip on one edge block tearing back (Stone retention between treads isn't too bad though) Only one puncture in 33K of use (that was a large nail)
Price: $300.00 fitted & Balanced ea
Does Spare fit Y/N: Yes (on steel rims can't say on Alloy for those who might have alloy spares)
Overall Diameter: haven't checked (32or33 inch there abouts) but more than an inch lift under the diff from factory rubbish tyres and no issues on rubbing or clearance even before suspension lifted,

in time might get 17'' x 8'' steel rims and try some STT's (for bush use only hoping to get 285/75 R17 LT (if they'll fit )
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Postby barraxt on Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:44 pm

Size: 265/70R16
Brand: General Grabber AT2
Style: A/T (aggressive A/T)
Handle on road: So far - Excellent
Handle off Road: So far - Excellent
Wear & Tear: Too early to tell - has 13mm tread depth
Price: $255 per tyre less $45 Trade in on factory tyres with 19,000kms
Does Spare fit Y/N: Still Factory - I suspect a 265/70 will
Overall Diameter: 788...by memory
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Re: Tyre Survey

Postby slimv6 on Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:37 am

KB9t
Size:265x75/16
Brand:BFG
Style:AT
Handle on road: shyt noisy after 40000km (fitted from new)
Handle off Road: already got 1 mystery slow puncture... Find the pile a bit square, easier to spin, possible harder compound? Haven't had any sticky's yet. Waiting for summer and rain.
Wear & Tear: average. bit religious about pressure maintenance and rotation. got about 70% left. R&B every 10k. anything above 2 bar and the edges are off. The Twin-axle delivery trailer is about 700kg and balanced well, so not much extra load on the ball.
Price: ZAR...
Does Spare fit Y/N: yip. spare's a steel rim tho.
Overall Diameter: :?:

1st set of BFG's I've played with. Not very impressed on the road, bit hard for the likes. Shyt in the rain...


old KB7t
Size: 31x10.5/15
Brand: Bridgestone
Style: ATX
Handle on road: F1? MOTOgp? 120000km / set. ABS Worked a lot less then the Triton's on or off...
Handle off Road: awer
Wear & Tear: Same as above. KB7t had the torsion bars instead of Dual A on thr Triton, dunno if that's of any consequence tho...
Price: Less ZAR than BFG
Does Spare fit Y/N: Y
Overall Diameter: :?:

All that being said, I'll will definitely try stones agian. Always liked potenza's on the vw16v and the vtec. also couldn't stay away from bridgestones on the blade too.

maybe a bit biased?? :mrgreen:
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Re: Tyre Survey

Postby Blue on Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:53 pm

King Triton wrote:I am just about ready to upgrade the satndard tyres as a lot of you have done and a lot want to, so i thought if we setup a few standard questions it might make deciding on brand, Style and size easier.
(feel free to add more info of questions if you think)


What Size? 265/75 - 16

Brand? Federal Couragia

Style? (L/T,A/T, Claws, M/T) M/T - 8ply tread, 3ply sidewall

Handle on Road? (Grip/noise) Good road manners for an aggressive M/T, noise is shart as you like...

Handle off road? (Grip/Noise) Sensational grip off road (Andersons track, Gembrook) after a week of rain, the old girl walked up it on the Couragias...

Price per tyre? (if you want) $225 from Widetread, Ferntree Gully

Wear & Tear? (how are they wearing)I change between stockers and off-road wheels/tyres so wear isn't a factor for me...


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