Tyres for my 100 series

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 08:31
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G'Day all,

I am finally getting the car dirty in few months but I need to change the tyres that came standard.

With the amount of off road work we do.....not much ...... I don't want to spend too much on them. I have a local supplier (AAA tyres) that does Terra Trac and Silverstone tyres for $160 and $180 respectively. Has anyone had any experiences with these tyres ???

Also, has any one put on larger tyres than the 275/70R16 that are standard without doing any major modifications to guards and suspension ??? The car is an 05 model 100 series cruiser. I've done bugger all to it.

I'm not sure how far I want to take things with setting up the vehicle, so all suggestions are appreciated.

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Reply By: blue one - Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 15:58

Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 15:58
You have a new 100 series and you are going to put cheap tyres on it?

When you get stuck think about the $400 you saved. LOL

Seriously BFGs or something similar are the go.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 17:57

Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 17:57
Just like he says. When you have damaged 2 cheap tyres on some "easy track" the $400 saved will look a bit silly. BFG A/T would be my suggestion. Quiet on road, tough as old boots off road and wear well.
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Follow Up By: Kev M (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 18:13

Thursday, Apr 05, 2007 at 18:13
Cheap tyres have their place

Check Thread 43982

For the amount of off road work they would actually it would be value for money IMO

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Reply By: Member - Alex K (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 07, 2007 at 11:01

Saturday, Apr 07, 2007 at 11:01

I recently put Silverstone 285/75R16 A/T on the 80 series. You'll have no problem with this size on the 100, though i hear it's not quite legal due to max diameter limit being exceeded. I had a similar debate with cheap v exp tyres. IMHO, it all depends on where you're off too and the consequence of any possible tyre failure. I don't run through the simpson with 2.3 kids, mainly local day/weekend trips with mates. I was also told that the Silverstone won't last more than 40K kms, but at half the price of Coopers and BFG i'm happy to change them at that point and try something different.

food for thought
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Reply By: peterjs - Saturday, Apr 07, 2007 at 11:12

Saturday, Apr 07, 2007 at 11:12
Recently put BFG AT's 185/75/16 on my 100 series 2003 V8, cost $298.00 each, good ride and happy with them so far, only done small amount of off road work but they handled well, was told that this size is legal as it states on tyre placard 185"s inside door, no probs at all so far, hope this helps. Pete.
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