Tyres suitable for 1998 toyota prado

Submitted: Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00
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I have recently bought a toyota prado 1998 2700rv.I would like to know which tyres are recomended for this vehicle as well as inflation stats.Everyone I ask has a different opinion on inflationlevels,I am becoming more and more confused.The vehicle is fitted with dunlop grand treck at the moment,but I have been advised to change them to coopers.???
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Reply By: Tuco69 - Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00
G'day Prado,
Have a look at the thread regarding Tyre Pressures at: http://groups.msn.com/Caravanersforum/general.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=2985&LastModified=4675395013019583722

Tuco
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Follow Up By: Prado - Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00
Hey Tuco
Thanks for the info on the site.I"m feeling a lot less confused after reading it.As a lady with 5 daughters,I'ts all very new to us.Im looking forward to going on quite a few trips,an the more knowledge I have The less likely we will have troubles,The prado so far has been great,i'ts the dishonest salesmen,I"m finding hard to deal with!!??

Safe Travels,Regards Gabe
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Reply By: matt - Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Prado,
I currently have a 97 V6 Prado and replaced the original tyres with BF Goodrich all terrains and I have found them to be a great hard wearing tyre both on and off road. They do make a little road noise at city speeds but at hwy speed are quiet. They currently have done over 35000 klm and I would say they are just about half worn out. Just remember that being a constant 4wd they recomond that you have the same size spare and I always rotate it as well so tyre diameter is the same all round with wear.Im sure you will enjoy your new car as much as I have in the past 18 mth.
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Follow Up By: Prado - Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00
Hey Matt,

Thanks so much for the info ,As a single mum to 5 Girls I need all the help I can get,I just love the prado,but was confused on the tyre issue.Depends on who your buying from in the honesty department.I"M sure I"ll do a lot better armed with the info I now have11

Safe travels
Regards Gabe
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00
prado, Comments on this forum lately seem to be a toss up between BFG and Cooper, and the various types of each. On 80 series, we run 32 psi in BFG/AT 265/75R16's, occassionally increasing by 1-2 psi for heavier loads or extended bitumen running. Had a few flats, but no blowouts, and we're in a 40 degree plus zone here. Tyre choice is like brands of beer, choose one you like. Catch you later...
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Follow Up By: Prado - Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00
Hey Bob,
Thanks so much for the info on tyre pressure,Brands etc.The 2 you mentioned are the ones I"m looking at!I cant wait to return to the salesman with a lot more Knowledge!They think they can sell a lady anything.All have been trying to sell me the Grand Trecks.This is the only brand that has'nt been mentioned. I think I like the coopers so far,and as for a beer,my choice would be Cascade!!!

Safe Travels Gabe
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Reply By: Phil G - Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00
Prado, I presume you want to keep the 6 inch rims. I used 225/75R16 BFG ATKO on an RV Prado and they were much better than the original Grand Treks, wore well, no punctures and were quiet.

Phil G
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Reply By: Phil G - Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00
Prado, I presume you want to keep the 6 inch rims. I used 225/75R16 BFG ATKO on an RV Prado and they were much better than the original Grand Treks, wore well, no punctures and were quiet. Suitable tyre pressures were 32/35 psi oon bitumen and 22/24 off bitumen.

Phil G
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Follow Up By: Prado - Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00
Hey Phil G

Thanks for the info on tyre size and PSI.Both are very confusing issues for a novice.The tyre salseman told me to run the tyres at 38/40 on bitchumen and now I have stuffed my Grand trecks.I hope to do a lot better with new tres and more Knowledge

Regards Gabe
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Reply By: Truckster - Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00
Ann your answers are here.


Prado Page
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Follow Up By: Prado - Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 18, 2002 at 01:00
Hey Truckster,

Thanks for the info on the Prado site.As a single mum to 5 girls,I need all the help I can get.I think the tyre salesmen will tell you anything for a sale!.I'ts great to be able to shop with a bit of Knowledge!
Safe Travels
Regards Gabe.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2002 at 01:00
Where are you located ?? What state??

Single Mum of 5??? wow.. You must camp alot ;)

Joining a club could be good for you too, for the social side as well as driver training, and lots of good info.

If your in Melbourne, drop along to the nissan club, im going to run a few ladys trips early next year!

hee hee.. they have no idea what they are in for...
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2002 at 01:00
Where are you located ?? What state??

Single Mum of 5??? wow.. You must camp alot ;)

Joining a club could be good for you too, for the social side as well as driver training, and lots of good info. Lot of good people in clubs.

If your in Melbourne, drop along to the nissan club, im going to run a few ladys trips early next year! Thats if my leg is back in one piece(just had knee recostruction!


hee hee.. they have no idea what they are in for... :P
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Reply By: prado - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2002 at 01:00
Hey Truckster,

Thanks for the info.I had never really thought of joining a 4wd club,a great idea.I'm based in Canberra so I"m not sure whats available here!Most 4wd owners here seem to use the vehecle as a people mover!!!I wouldnt take half off road,as there too pretty!Am very keen to do a course,as I"ve very little experience in the off road area,but you "ll never never know if you never never go!!!!

I'm also the proud owner of 4 new Cooper Tyres!I cant believe the difference in vehicle handling.So grateful for the infpo as I nearly bought H/Ts instead of A/Ts,told you salesmen cant be trusted!!!


Regards Gabe
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2002 at 01:00
By AT's you mean ST's??

Good on ya for getting into it! Not many women out and about on their own, let alone with 5 GIRLS!!!!

Have a look here for clubs in your area.

Goto more than one before making a decision, as a lone woman can be seen as someone to chase! well you know what I mean....

Take care

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