Prado 17" tyres

Submitted: Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 09:59
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I have looked at archived forums on 17" tyres and wonder if anyone has more recent experiences replacing 265/65R17 tyres on a Prado 120 series. I drive a 2003 GXL Diesel and do about 90% city/highway/gravel roads and about 10% off-road (and not serious stuff), lots of towing horse floats in and out of paddocks, etc. So far most suggestiona re for the Toyo Opats; Bridgestone D264 and Pirelli Scorpion. Only one suggestion for Cooper ATR's. Unfortunately the BFG AT's are not available in the size.
Can anyone give me some feedback on the Toyo Opats and the Bridgestone D694's please?
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Reply By: tdv - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 11:19

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 11:19
I did the same research 8 months ago and ended up with the cooper ATR. They were the cheapest as well! Have a local BFG dealer tell me it was OK to fit the 265/70 but a quick call to transport department indicated they were illegal.

I have done 30,000 k on them so far which includes probably 25% dirt, corrugations and some sticky/rocky stuff. The wear seems good at present...very even (10k rotations). My guess is they would be 40-50% worn. There is some minor chipping on the outer tread blocks. I live in the Wet tropics and have found them very good in wet weather on the black top.

Only noticable downside is the ride seems a little firm/noisier compared with the dunlops, however this is small price to pay for other increases in performance.

I payed $272 each for the 265/65/17 which includes rotation/balance every 10k. Bridgestones and yokohama were $300+.
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Follow Up By: peter16 - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 11:48

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 11:48
Thanks tdv, I have a pretty similar quote for Cooper ATR's at $270 ea. but without the extra service at 10k's. Might put the hard word on the dealer. Also very similar quote for Toyo Opats and D694's. That rate of wear is certainly a lot better than I got from the Dunlops. I expect that slightly noisier and firmer ride will not worry me that much on the diesel, it is already a lot noisier that the petrol Prado I had before. Cheers, Peter
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Reply By: Damacles - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 11:48

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 11:48
Hi,
I have a 2004 T/Diesel Prado. I have fitted BFG's 265/R70/17s and they worked great on the Simpson trip. Only problem is they throw out the speedo bt about 10%. The speedo says 100km/hr and the GPS says 105km/hr. Other than that I have had no problems.
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 19:45

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 19:45
D694's don't come as LT (Light Track) tyre as BFGs. Copper ATR got both
LT and non-LT version. The price of around $270 is for non-LT version...

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Reply By: 120scruiser - Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 21:09

Friday, Jan 06, 2006 at 21:09
Have you considered Good year Wrangler Silent Armour.
However they only come in a 70 series like most others.
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Reply By: ShnogDog - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 01:00

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 01:00
I fitted a set of Cooper ATR's 265/65R17's a few months ago and have been very happy with them. For the type of driving you have described, they will serve you very well.

Mark
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Reply By: TUFF IFS LUX - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 18:59

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 18:59
G'day mate,

I remember reading an article over a year ago in a mag that spoke of sum guy with a GXL Prado, taking the brake calipers off and getting them machined slightly so that he was able to throw on a set of 16" sunraysias and the tyre size options available to him where far greater than with the 17" wheels.

Also, as another possibly option, the new Hilux has the same stud pattern as the Prado, so therefore I;m pretty sure if you took the hilux brake discsand claipersand played around with fitting them you could possibly even fit 15" sunraysias with 32x11.5" tyres without a problem with the stock GXL suspension.

Go hard or take it Home!
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