Hankook Tyres

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 16:53
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Just bought a set of Hankook Dynapro HP RA23 265/70R/16 Tyres for the Troopy, Having MADE IN KOREA on them is a bit of a worry but the price was good at $210 each,
Has anyone else used them ,

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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 16:59

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 16:59
Bought a set when they first came out I think...had the made in Korea on the outsides. Did the Cape with no worries and got excellent mileage out of them.
I remember one bloke asking me what was I doing up there with CHINESE tyres on heheheheheh
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 17:09

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 17:09
Well Korea is Korea and China is China and as the tyres were not made in China I decided to give them a try, Thanks Footsy for the feedback, I was going to get a set of Yokohama's but they were $275 each .

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Reply By: Rosco - Qld - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 17:10

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 17:10
Hopefully they have improved Doug.

I bought a set in the late 80's and they were rubbish. But then again so were Aus Dunlop and Bridgestones were good then but rubbish now.

Seems the quality comes and goes with tyres.

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Follow Up By: Rosco - Qld - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 17:13

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 17:13
Oops ... meant Aus Goodyear .... had a set of Aus Wranglers then that were the absolute pits. Running US Wrangler MTR's now and very happy. Hence my comment on varying quality.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 17:32

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 17:32
Rosco - Qld
G'day mate
I have over the years used many different brands and had verry little trouble, Michelins 152000k no trouble, Mickey Thompsons x 2 sets, reasonable Ks but too soft and they chipped on stones but no other problems, BF Goodridge X 3 sets no problems,
and that car in the photo to the left had a set of Goodyear 13" G800s [1967] and went from Waikerie,Perth,Darwin,Alice Springs, Oodnadatta ,Maree, Waikerie, with one stone fracture Blow Out in the Flinders Ranges near Parachilna just 436 klm from home
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 19:36

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 19:36
" The Farm"s Been sold !!. So things made in china, Korea, India, Whatever, is something we all have to learn to live with whether we like it or not.

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Reply By: Matt.D (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 23:16

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 23:16
Doug,

Had a set of hankooks on my old Jackaroo about 3 years ago. I got great mileage from them and only had one puncture. Did a lot of driving on the gravel roads in the pilbara and found they handled well. Mine were 235/85/16s and would recommend them as a cheaper alternative.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 23:33

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 23:33
I had 265/75R/16 on and I think maybe the hieght of the tyre was a little too much for what I do, so went 265/70R/16 to the tyre height down just a small touch and I feel it will give a little better economy but mainly makes the final gearing to the road smaller thus making a Easier for the 4.2 , when I had 15s on I got a good economy but the engine was 200rpm more at 100kph and speedo 5.5 kph fast,

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Reply By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 23:31

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 23:31
As I have said in previous posts the only tyre I run on my split rims on the troopy are 235/85/16 Hankooks and have had great performance from them averaging 70000kms.They are very good on the rough stuff and also a good allround tyre with a 10 ply rating.Ihave tried Dunlop Rroadgrippers---Rubish, Bridgestone which were not too bad but had uneven wear on the bitumen so I have decided to stick with Hankook whether. from Korea,China or else.Just make sure not to underinflate as some of the tyre companys are very wrong with the tyre pressures they reccomend for the bush--just my opinion from experience over thousands of klms.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 23:37

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007 at 23:37
I have steel 1 piece wheels , and run 38psi , if I go to the desert it will be 20/22 psi, no need to go any lower when you have 4 wheels driving
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Reply By: smort - Thursday, Mar 08, 2007 at 05:47

Thursday, Mar 08, 2007 at 05:47
Hi all

have 6 - 7.50x16 hankook z59's on my isuzu truck - on 12 plys have done many of the tracks - cut line, walkers, strizlecki, birdsville, oonadatta, donohue/plenty, tanami, gibb river, gary junction etc - and bitumen in between - got abt 80k on the 12 plys - did have some problems with flats on them - not on the tracks but on the bitumen - reckon it was a tyre pressure problem - I was running them far too low - heat up and swallow the tube - now have a set of 16 plys - running them a fair bit harder on the bitumen with no problems - will continue with lower pressure and speed on the tracks though

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Reply By: Member - BORGY.. (SA) - Thursday, Mar 08, 2007 at 11:59

Thursday, Mar 08, 2007 at 11:59
Hi Doug
Dont be worried about the made in Korea thing mate , i have run the Hankook Dynapro's on my last 2 vehicles and cant praise them enough , my last set i got 80000 ks out of and they were still on the vehicle when i sold it....i would still be running with Hankooks now only my son has just started a tyre store and supplied me with a set of Jetzons ,made by coopers in USA for nearly less than half the price of the Hankooks ....dont seem to bad a tyre but only had them on a week now so will see how they go, i'll give an update on them on here after my trip up Nth this coming june...........Cheers ........Dave
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