Triton Tyres

Submitted: Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 18:40
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I have MK 2005 dual cab Triton diesel manual. I've recently been doing some beach driving and found that i struggled in places. I am a newbee to 4WD and i know my tyre pressure's wern't correct but really found it hard work. My tyres need replacing and i wondered what would be the best size and type to purchase.
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Reply By: Findlater - Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 19:20

Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 19:20
G'day John B

I also have a Triton .GLX-R TD 2005 Manual. When I brought the car I had them change the tyres to Cooper ATR 265 x 75 LT .On the sand I normally run them at 16 PSI and have travelled all the way from Lancelin to Wedge and Beyond at this pressure. The trip also has some very sharp stony sections (up to a few hundred meters each)which I covered still at 16 PSI with no damage to the wall or foot of the Tyre. I have covered 35 000 km and am very happy with the wear. (should easily get 80 000 + KM). John most tyres will do you OK for beach driving but an all Terrain should provide you with a stronger tyre than a passenger bred type. An LT will be even Stronger.!
Before I get kicked by the other tyre mob. Each to their own .

My brother uses Toyo (smaller budget) and still gets by nicely.

Good luck , Gavan
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Reply By: howesy - Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 19:55

Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 19:55
for cheapness i reckon you cant go past 31x10.5 and some reckon its too low but I go down to 12psi cold for loose sand driving. It's really a personal preference but remember the lower your pressure goes the easier it is to roll a tyre off the rim if you turn sharply or at speed.
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Reply By: Wayne-o - Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 20:16

Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 20:16
stick to 15" they are cheaper, 31, 32, 33" either one is ok, although 33 may not fit under full susp travel. As for brand??????????? not really a safe question round here, but if i were you id go with a popular tried and tested tyre, BFG or Cooper. Your local tyre shop usually are the best to ask, although something they wont tell you is that the tyres get stronger as they get bigger, and that all terrain or smoother tyre patterns are better on sand, as aggressinve treads like muddies will dig, and bog (usually), but if you go for a popular all terrain in the biggest you can fit you should be ok......and on sand PSI is more important than how much your tyres cost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Nullagine) - Saturday, Jan 06, 2007 at 01:22

Saturday, Jan 06, 2007 at 01:22
15 inch tyres are cheaper for a reasn. They are much lighter construction than 16 inch tyres typically 6ply vs 10 ply. iferior load carrying index as wel
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Follow Up By: Wayne-o - Saturday, Jan 06, 2007 at 12:57

Saturday, Jan 06, 2007 at 12:57
So you are saying that a 305/75R16 is stronger than a 33x12.5R15 if they are the same tyre brand simply because one goes on a 16 inch rim????? Doesn't sound right to me!
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Nullagine) - Saturday, Jan 06, 2007 at 13:11

Saturday, Jan 06, 2007 at 13:11
I couldnt tell you why but try finding a 10.5x15 tyre greater than 6 ply rating where as most 16 inch tyres are a 10 ply rating. you also wont get the load carring index ofa 16 inch tyre
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Follow Up By: Wayne-o - Saturday, Jan 06, 2007 at 13:25

Saturday, Jan 06, 2007 at 13:25
oh, well it's not that i don't believe ya, just seems odd, and to be honest i have had 15", and now 16" but never looked at the strength, just always run with the best, BFG
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Reply By: Kev M (NSW) - Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 20:51

Friday, Jan 05, 2007 at 20:51
For the 2005 model Triton it has as standard 16" rims. So to change to 15" rims would end up costing more. I have a mate that has an 05 GLX-R Triton and has used Kuhmo AT with some good initial results.
I personally prefer BFG KO AT for my Triton but it has 15" rims therefore I am running 31 x 10.5 x R15

Reduce your tyre pressures to about 18PSI at a minimum until you get some more offroad experience and go from there. Asking a question like that on this forumn is like opening pandoras box. Pick a reputable brand that is within your price range and go from there. An All Terrain tread will allow you to experience 4wdriving until the bug well and truely bite then you will be better informrd as to what will best suit you.

Happy Trails

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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Nullagine) - Saturday, Jan 06, 2007 at 01:18

Saturday, Jan 06, 2007 at 01:18
265x75 tyres may rub a bit when turning but the riginal size tyres are almst nn existant in AT type
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