265 70 R16 Tyres

Submitted: Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00
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Hi, I am looking for new tyres for my forthcoming trip around OZ, but there are just too many brands to choose from. Can anyone recommend to me a tyre that performs well in sand, rocks and gravel. (50/50 on/off road) thanks!!
Stefan
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Reply By: Member - Mal - Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00
Here we go again!!! BFG All Terrain. Mal Try.
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Reply By: Member - Sam - Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00
Stefan, as has been the case with similar posts in the past on this topic, it boils down to a case of each to their own pretty much. Some swear by BF Goodrich, some Coopers, etc etc. Your best bet would be to use the search facility, and do a search with "tyres" as your search string and you should be able pull up the info you require. cheers, Sam.
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Reply By: Member - Nigel - Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00
I've just had a new set of BFG AT KO's fitted (last week) and they are even better than before. I've tried Goodyear and didn't like them at all off the blacktop.

I buy BFG coz they are readily available at nearly every tyre shop, even in rural and regional areas, whereas Coopers are usually only available in the cities I prefer to buy tyres in my local town rather than driving to the regional city
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00
Yeah, go with BFG AT's, they mightn't like a lot of sharp gravel, but you won't get too many flats, we use 32 psi, off-road or on.
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Reply By: Derek - Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00
I'm on my second set of BFG's and they're brilliant, on and off the road!
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Reply By: Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Sep 16, 2002 at 00:00
I drove on BFGs for 20 years and agree they are a great tyre But Cooper STs are MUCH better. Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Steve L - Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00
Stefan, I'd swear by the BFG AT's as well. Been driving them in all conditions all over the country without a problem. Although I've
heard a lot of good reports about the Coopers, I'd check that they are legal for your vehicle. The Cooper Tires site identifies that their
tyres (AT, ST and STT) in the size closest to what you're looking for only have a speed rating of N. I think you'll find when looking at
the tyre placard on your vehicle that most cars in this country require a minimum rating higher than that. Thus if you have an accident
and haven't had the tyres approved by an engineer you might not get your claim processed. I'll be sticking to BFGs - both the ATs and
MTs have a rating of Q, and perform excellently. Have a great trip you lucky bugger!
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Reply By: Mal58 - Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00
Stefan,
I recently investigated tyre replacements for the same size. In the 265/70 R16 size with an A/T tyre, your choice is limited to the following,

a) BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO,
b) Bridgestone Dueler A/T D693 (Passenger Version - not LT Version),
c) Yokohama Geolander A/T Plus II,
d) KUMHO ROADVENTURA AT 825,
e) Toyo OPAT,
f) Dunlop Grandtrek AT2,

Some of these will be knocked out of choice by the load rating, which by law has to equal or be greater than the ADR plate on your vehicle. You don't state what yours is, so you have to investigate your self.
By far, most people will recommend the BFG, but in the 265/70 R16 size, but they command a premium price.
With regard to speed rating, check your state regs, but generally, provided the vehicle is a 4wd, then they must be N rated or greater, irrespective of ADR plate.

Rgds,
Mal58

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Follow Up By: Mal58 - Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00
PS : I note a lot of people recommend the Cooper's, but if they check the specifications, they are not available in 265/70 R16 size.
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Reply By: johnsy - Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00
guys go to coopers site and read the conditions for warranty.one that sticks out is you have to go to selected dealers for rotation and balance every 10000 where are these dealers in relation to where you are i think they are in major coastal cities long drive for a wheel balance to maintain warranty conditions for a lot of us .i stand to be corrected though.
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Reply By: fred - Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00
I changed to 265 75 R16 Yokohama AT + II LT tyres
Have extra tyre placard from Nissan to cover LT tyres on Patrol
So far no problems [34 000 km so far] and the wear indicates they will do many more kilometres
Use has been much bitumen but includes two trips - Oodnadatta Track - Simpson Desert - Lawn Hill etc and Broken Hill - White Cliffs - Hungerford - Eromanga - Longreach and Carnarvon Gorge
They produce more noise than the original Bridgestones on bitumen but not annoying
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Follow Up By: Member - Nigel - Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00
can you email me at nigel@nisg.net about the extra tyre placard. I'm curious as the law seems vague in this regard.
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Follow Up By: Graham - Saturday, Sep 21, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Sep 21, 2002 at 00:00
Fred
maybe you could post details here re the extra tyre placard
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Reply By: Cashy - Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00
Stefan,

Given thetyre size you propably have either a patrol or a prado. I would recommend the BFG AT's in a 265/75 sicze as they are more popular and also cheaper and easier to get then the 265/70's.

Cashy
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Follow Up By: Jaap - Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00
Cashy
Went that way on a 2000 prado Tyres foul the inner guards on full lock and/or full compression. Went back to 265/70 at great expense but no more problems
Jaap
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Follow Up By: Cashy - Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00
Jaap,

I run them on my 98 Prado and have not had any problem with rubbing with a 2 inch suspension lift. I have them on the GXL steel rims. A friend has the same set up but on after market steel rims but they have the wrong offset and he is rubbing on the front at full lock. He is switching back to the original Prado GXL rims.

Cashy
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Reply By: fred - Sunday, Sep 22, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Sep 22, 2002 at 00:00
In reply to request about tyre placard
Nissan dealer supplied extra tyre placard for GU Patrol that lists 265 75 R16 LT for the vehicle in addition to the original placard for 265 70 R16
Rim size is also specified
Conditions about having to fit flares - [specifies a genuine flare kit - not a problem on ST] a speed rating having to be at least "N" - [not a problem on the Yokohamas I fitted] and load rating of at least 109 - [also not a problem with the Yokohamas]
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