yes its tyre time!! help

Submitted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 00:23
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Hey guys.
Its come time for tyres and im stuffed if I know what to do? Ive got a fzj105r which currently has 265 75 r16 tyres. Ive been thinking to either keep this tyre size and fit km2's or to fit 285 75 16 bfg all terrains, this is mainly because I dont want to increase fuel use to much if possible!
What do I do?
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 07:52

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 07:52
265x75x16 are the most popular and most common tyre around. If you do a lot of out back driving, it's something to consider if you need a replacement. It's not only fuel you lose, you may be surprised at the lost power, especially from a standing start. If you buy BFG's, you'll have them for 100,000ks so it's a long time to be disappointed with the wrong choice . Michael
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Reply By: bluefella - Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 08:23

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 08:23
I would stay with the 265/75 size in BFG's
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Follow Up By: Peter T9 - Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 09:53

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 09:53
Hi Blue

Any idea how this size would go on a HDJ100 cruiser.

Mine has 275/70 r16 on it as standard and the above size you mention has a larger circumference so wondering if it will affect economy.

I am having a real problem finding any additional rims for this vehicle because it is an ifs set up an are even contemplating going 17" because it is more common now.

I wonder also if there is a compatible 17" tyre that is just as common as the 265/75 r16? in remote areas.

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Follow Up By: baz&pud (tassie) - Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:09

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:09
Hi yu PT9
We have a 100 series ifs and run 285/75/16 and have had no troubles at all.
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Follow Up By: bluefella - Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 14:37

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 14:37
Hi Pete that's what I have on my 100 series.
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Reply By: matth j - Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:06

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:06
so if i do stay as the 265's is it worth getting km2's or just ko's. i know id depends on your driving which is definitely mostly black top but i do want to be able to go bush safely with km2's?
thanks for the help
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:18

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:18
Most mud tyres are more puncture prone and have softer sidewalls then all terrain tyres.

Mud tyres are designed to be bagged out when in muddy/clayey conditions (hence soft side walls) and the open tread that helps clear mud/clay is an open invitation to things that can cause punctures, the tyre is at it weakest point between the open tread block.

Expect 10-20% increase in fuel economy and decreased performance in most driving.

It's a bit of an urban myth mud tyres are better on the dirt and out bush.

If you want a super tough tyre thats near bullet proof and is good in most conditions including the black top try a Toyo Open Country M/T.

Why buy tyres that are going to be worse for 95% of your driving..... Is it worth the outlay, economy and drivability for the 5% of your driving where you might get a slight improvement.

We have gone to Cooper ST Maxx after mud terrains and could not be happier, I doubt is I will buy a mud terrain again. The Maxx's have exceeded my expectations in all terrain including thick mud/clay and yes it does get used as a real 4x4.
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 20:37

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 20:37
G'day,
we just put on a set of Toyo Open Country MTs. When I first saw them on I asked if he'd put on Bobcat tyres.

They're a 10 ply tyre and we have fitted them for our trip to the Gulf in a few months.

If I wasn't doing this trip I would have probably fitted Open Country ATs. If you just doing occasional trip and bits of dirt or rock stick with ATs of your choice.

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Reply By: Member - Michael A (ACT) - Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:19

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10:19
the first question to ask yourself is :- what will I be using he vehicle for. How much off roading is done. what sort of roads do i drive on, how easy are the tyres able to be matched if away from large towns, will i be towing.
Then go to the manufacturers site and look at the rated specs and wot the tyres are best suited for.
THEN look at online/magazine reviews
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Reply By: mack c - Sunday, Jun 01, 2014 at 09:29

Sunday, Jun 01, 2014 at 09:29
Hi.

I' ve tried a few tyres over the yrs. (42 in this country) Last 4 sets For me. Have been Bridgestone A\T 693\94 and latest 697.
Cruised with 3 + ton offroad roadstar for last 12 yrs behind a chipped 3 ltr Patrol.(Passed quite a few Cruisers climbing hills while using a lot less fuel at same time too).

85% bitumin, the rest Dirt and some corrugations. They not too bad elsewhere either Compared to some, got me through some decent rocky tracks over Stenhouse Bay way in the Army area.
NEVER missed a beat with any Bridgy, regardless of some peoples comments on them. They've been very good and even wearing tyres to me.
I always dump my tyres at around 3\4 wear point though. Never go right down. Coopers I couldn't keep the blocks on on dirt roads. (Only 1 set of them)
Best tyres I EVER had in this country for this work, were a coupla sets of "Trail Mark" US Tyres. Still sold over there and Canada, (Brother uses them) but no longer avail in this country.
Unlike a coupla Good Year Stripping tread. and one going bang. All while near new.

265\70(75)\16 are popular for a reason. Ideal physical size for std vehicles on our dirt\bitumin.
Stick with them for your mainly normal driving. and like I did, Have a spare set of Steel std rims with a second hand set of decent Muddies on them.You can pick up rims and part worn tyres fairly cheaply on Ebay and local shop windows.
I bought a trading post last yr. and got a set of "one run", still had bobbles on them) Bridgies, less than half price. From 2 streets away.
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