Question for "The Banjo"

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:01
ThreadID: 14293 Views:1847 Replies:4 FollowUps:3
This Thread has been Archived
Mister The Banjo, What size tyres do you run on that great Jack of yours.

I have been thinking of fitting 265/75 R16 on mine but I don't know if they would scrub the guard area? out when 4WDing. If I go that way it would seem I could gain about an inch in height under my diff. Is it worth doing or am I wasting my time as the existing setup is good enough(245/70 r16).


Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: The Banjo - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 21:38

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 21:38
Just the stocky 245's Spark - I couldn't pick the first set - 80k with nairy a flat (and plenty of bush holidays). Going wider increases price a fair bit I think - $255 is plenty for a tyre IMO seeing they can be shredded in a moment (as done with a Kelly on the trailer, last trip - Oodnadatta track - the Kelly was a much lower spec that the BF's but - bush types suggest that wider may be good for sand, but that's about it in reality - the wides get a lot more flats it seems. I get everything I want from the stocks - sand driving included.....I like to get in to those out of the way places in the bush, even if it means creeping over moderate obstacles but I'm not into boulder crawling....I hate paying for vehicle repairs. ....I think they are a great tyre as is. Have done nought to the suspension so far....might go some new shocks (oldies for spare), an R&R beadbreaker and a snorkel for that "big trip"...if it ever comes ! Re clearance....I've not scraped my diffs yet - have scraped the transfer case though (that is a liability on the Jack - others in that class have theirs tucked right up and under)......but does it all matter ? I can drive right down to the bottom of the Palm Valley track without scraping the transfer (being careful) so that'll do me - SWMBO refuses to go anywhere more wobbly than that track anyway !Regs.
AnswerID: 66061

Follow Up By: Sparkie - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 08:18

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 08:18
Thanks for the reply. I don't think I will bother as well.I asked because I don't know what to think with all the conflicting reports you read on the net, but as you are someone who has "been there done that", I figure if you can do the great treks of Aus with a fairly stock Jack than that is good enough to make up my mind.

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
FollowupID: 326949

Reply By: Savvas - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 08:50

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 08:50
Sparkie ... I also have 245/70 BFG AT's and have not had problem's with them.

AnswerID: 66103

Follow Up By: jackablue - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 13:57

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 13:57
FollowupID: 326984

Follow Up By: Savvas - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 14:23

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 14:23
BTW, I do know of Trooper owners that have put in 265/70 with no scrubbing. IIRC, I think one guy did 265/75 without issues.

But that's in the US and of course their legislation is different to ours.
FollowupID: 326987

Reply By: Sparkie - Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 17:20

Friday, Jul 02, 2004 at 17:20
Thanks Guys, I only knew off The Banjo with a Jack and appreciate your answers

Long live Jack owners

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)

AnswerID: 66164

Reply By: Terryfied - Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 10:02

Saturday, Jul 03, 2004 at 10:02
Sparkie,I run 235/80R16 toyo Hyper radials on the Jack,have recently completed a run in the Great Victorian Desert(read mud patch)and only once did the front tyre scrape inside the guard.
I like the 25mm extra height that the tyres give although the speedo is out about 8%,this you get used to in a short time.

AnswerID: 66263

Sponsored Links