Tyres

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 18:30
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I have a landcruiser 200 series. It has Dunlop grandtrek all terrains - 285 60 R18

I have just picked up an off road van to do gibb river rd in a few months. For obvious reasons, I wanted the same size tyre- increase number of spares etc. it's a 23 foot van which will all up weigh 3.5 ton

I have been given Roadstone HP tyres on the van- twin axle and 2 spares equals 6 tyres
They are rotational tyres and should be used only on one side

I don't know much about roadstone, the reviews I have read haven't been fantastic. The van will mainly be on the black top but will adventure out - GRR, birdsville track etc

Should I change the tyres before heading off or just see how the road stones go

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Reply By: scruffy - Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 18:49

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 18:49
If they are Light Truck with a ply rating of 8 or 10 ply and you adjust the pressures accordingly, then you shouldn't have any more trouble than you would with other brands. Bob
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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 19:33

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 19:33
Hi. If they are directional tyres then they will be more sport orientated rather than load. That is a rather low profile for what you are intending as well. Your 200 should have 185/65R-18's on it too. May be better to flog the Roadstones off and get some A/T's to match the Cruiser. Cheers, Bob.
http://www.tyresales.com.au/search?search=brand&brand=Roadstone&gclid=CKH2n5vrub0CFQJxvAodSoYA9A
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 19:35

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 19:35
Oh for an edit button. Should be 285/60
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Reply By: KevinE - Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 19:40

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 19:40
G'day,

The GRR is a pretty good road when open & graded. Far better than a lot of outback desert roads.

If the van is loaded properly, you have dropped your tyre pressures accordingly & you drive to the conditions, I can't see why you'd need to change those tyres.

I've been towing a CT through some very ordinary outback roads with a pair of Chinese Roadstone knockoff's on it & haven't even had a flat in over 30,000km's

Cheers,

Kevin........... :=)
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 19:52

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 19:52
80% of punctures happen on the last 20% of tyre wear.
So tread depth counts for a lot on those stony gravel roads.
I'd stick with what you've got. When they are past 50% I'd change them.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 20:13

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 20:13
Well said Phil.

The majority of punctures are also impact fractures by then due to excess tyre pressure, speed and axle mass.
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Reply By: 322 - Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 14:40

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 14:40
In my opinion the Tyre game is like the old Nisan/Toyota argument. I have recently put Hankook DynaPro ATZ's on my 200 series. They seem to be doing the job nicely so far. The guys who sell the regularly highly talked about brands bag them because they don't sell them.

If they are light truck rated with the correct pressure for the terrain your in you won't have a drama.
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