tyres what to select

Submitted: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 11:50
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We have bought a new Toyota 79 series twin cab Ute.
We have added to the vehicle an aluminum canopy with a draw system, fridge an storage space for small outboard motor generator ect.
We are now at the stage of selecting tyres for the vehicle. Our adventure is in July, 4 weeks on the cape. We are towing an Ultimate camper trailer
Searching the internet every man and his dog has an opinion.
The most recommended seems to be BFG 285/75-16.AT

Can I start a thread discussing tyres

Garry

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Reply By: Penchy - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 13:19

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 13:19
No, do not start a thread on tyres. You already know everyone has a different opinion, so why make a thread asking for more peoples opinion?
Search existing threads and make your mind up from that.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 13:47

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 13:47
QUOTE "Searching the internet every man and his dog has an opinion"

Hate to tell you this forum is internet based so I would expect much the same here.

I would get one Cooper, one BFG, one Bridgestone and one Maxis....
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 21:59

Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 21:59
...and a Yokohama Geolander for the spare?
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 13:54

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 13:54
Gazza

Save yourself some $ and stick with the OEM jobbies. They'll be adequate for the Cape, even the OTL.
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Follow Up By: Garry j1 - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 15:17

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 15:17
The tyres on the camper trailer are very tired , sorry
I intend to move the tyres from the Toyota to the camper and possible better tyres on the Toyota
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 13:55

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 13:55
Dont worry about Penchy..having a bad hair day..:)))..
The BFGs are a good choice & rarely shot down on this site..can be a bit exy..
Currently at $310 on ebay,plus applicable freight, for that size. Hunt around.. I got
245/70/16 for about $240 delivered from St George Tyre Service, Sydney, also off ebay. cheers....oldbaz.
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Follow Up By: Garry j1 - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 15:19

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 15:19
is 285/75-16 an overkill
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 16:23

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 16:23
I dont know Garry. What size came on the new truck? It may make
sense to match the size if you are intending to rotate between
camper & truck. I would buy 4 & use the other 3 originals as spares
for both vehicles. I believe 285s require at least a 7" Rim &
shouldnt be fitted to split rims. Other toyota fiends will know for sure.
cheers....oldbaz.
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 19:32

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 19:32
Gday Gary
I have 285/75/r16 on my 105. They give a good ride but are not easy to seat on the 7 inch rims , 285 /75/r16 are supposed to fit on 8inch rims.. You may have to seat them a couple of times to get them aligned with 7inch rims.



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Reply By: bluefella - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 17:21

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 17:21
I'd go the BFG's original size.
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Reply By: allein m - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 17:22

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 17:22
from another form there is also some pictures

http://www.4wdaction.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=175&t=134995#!prettyPhoto/0/

Re: What tyres for 2006 troopy
I have 16x8 rims with 285/75/R16 Mickey Thompson MTZ's on my 2007 Troopy and I'm very happy with performance so far. I mostly use mine for touring/camping/fishing. I also have factory lockers and could probably get by with less aggressive tyres but I like them. Ride also feels better on road than the standard split rims & skinnies it had when I bought it
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Reply By: Member - Alan John C (WA) - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 18:26

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 18:26
Garry we have just travelled from Perth to the tip and about to head back after doing telegraph track I have settled on Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac. We have clocked 65000klm and always around the four tonne mark and on top of that we often tow our 26ft van as well. The 79 series seems very happy with them regards alan.

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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 19:16

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 19:16
Support your choice in tyre and size. Will probably require an 8" rim though. Cheers
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 19:31

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 19:31
Hi Garry I have the same vehicle and similar setup to you ( I love it)
I run the same size tyre as you have suggested but a mud terrain suits me better

Not going to even enter the which tyre debate here other than to say the 285/75/16 is a good size to run on them, a little bit bigger than stock which makes 5th gear a bit taller to keep the revs down at highway speeds but no negative effect to the lower gears or low range
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Follow Up By: craigandej - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 21:25

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 21:25
I too have 285/75/16 BFG mud terrains on my 2008 troopy.
My speedo reads almost exact to my GPS with these tyres, a lot closer than with the standard size wheels/tyres.
They are also quieter than Mickey T all terrains previously fitted.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: craigandej - Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 17:53

Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 17:53
Will keep an eye out for you up there in July, you should be easy to spot.
We'll be in the blue troopy

Cheers
Craig
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Reply By: Batt's - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 21:47

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 21:47
I had BFG A/T on a 60ser sahara yrs ago their an excellent all round tyre they get high mileage and should not be fitted on anything less than an 8"wide rim you've picked a good tyre in my opinion enjoy the trip
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 22:02

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 22:02
285/75R16 is a good choice if you want the benefits of extra clearance under the axles, longer footprint, 122 load index.
The downside is that they are bigger and heavy and add rolling resistance - so they will cost you an extra 10-15% in fuel; they will slow your acceleration a bit, and they will change your speedo - most likely your 79series speedo will read 97kph when you're actually travelling at 100.

Next size down is 265/75R16 which is the common replacement people buy for these vehicles. It's an extra profile than the 265/70 that comes standard. But you can get almost any brand of tyre in LT construction. Speedo usually reads perfect, fuel consumption is only mildly worse off.

Nobody I know has ever kept the same size as original!

Brands - heaps out there that are all OK, and you don't always get what you pay for. Plenty of unhappy people out there who have paid over $400 a tyre. I'd suggest you price 3 brands of A/T tyres - The BFG's, the Bridgestone D697 and the Federal Couragia A/T and make your own decision. I can tell you all 3 are good solid tyres - the Federals are considerably cheaper but unlikely to get you the high kilometers you'll get from the other two.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 10:07

Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 10:07
Phil I hope you're wrong regarding the 10-15% more fuel consumption as I've just fitted 285/75/16's to my 75s Troopy. Speedo doesn't bother me much as it's a tortoise not a hare.

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Follow Up By: Batt's - Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 10:16

Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 10:16
Running larger tyres dosn't automatically mean you will use more fuel because of rolling resistance every vehicle is different it depends how much weight you carry type of tyres you choose etc etc some gain economy you have to find the "SWEET SPOT" I have 285/75/16 on a turbo diesel GQ and had them on a HJ61 Sahara and they improved my economy if I went bigger it would increase fuel usage. My petrol GQ was good with 32"/11.5/15 any bigger it would use more fuel 2.4ltr diesel 4 runners like standard size, FJ40 like 31/10.5/15 any bigger they guzzle more. Experimenting is the only way to find out that's just a few I've done don't just assume.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 10:35

Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 10:35
Tread pattern has a lot to do with it as well, I know that mud terrains have not done me any favours.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 20:55

Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 20:55
Hullo Gary
Phil put me on to Toyo M55s
They are a very tough tyre used by many mining companies on their site vehicles and, at $275 for the 235x85R16LT, give excellent value for money.
I am about to put these on the F250 which has a GVM of 5.7 tonnes.
I also use Bridgestone D694s and Toyo MTs on the Series 80 LC and get a good run out of these.
The M55 has a slightly more aggressive tread than the 694, with good sipes and block tread on the shoulder.
Worth looking at if you want something that matches the potential of the 79.
Cheers
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 21:58

Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 21:58
Modern vehicles engine mgt systems are tailored to standard setups. According to a mechanic I trust tinkering with tyre sizes will almost certainly result in worse consumption. How much is a case of suck it and see.
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Reply By: GimmeeIsolation - Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 00:21

Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 00:21
Here we go, here we go, here we go, c'mon everybody sing along !
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Reply By: robert s4 - Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 23:25

Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 23:25
im thinking at buying toto m55f
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