STD 03' Hilux Tyres 205/16 keep/replace

Submitted: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 21:44
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Are these tyres any good, on and off road. Not for hard core but the usual weekends away etc.
I figure if im going to replace them then i should take them off the same day I get the Hilux.
Cheers Ben
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Reply By: Member- Rox - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 22:17

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 22:17
Ben, What brand/Make?Around Oz 06/2004
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Follow Up By: Ben - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 07:37

Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 07:37
They are Dunlop's and either super grippers or road grippers not sure, but ill check, what ever comes std new.
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Reply By: Goodsy - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 22:56

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 22:56

I would upgrade if I were you to something a little taller. I'm running 265/75R16 on my 99 hilux. You do't have to go that big but remember most 4X4's that go off road have 31's at least. Which means tracks are rutted to at least 31's.
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Reply By: Ellis - NT - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 23:19

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 23:19
Gee you could've asked wot's better, mini skirts vs tight jeans.

Me I prefer wot's easier to get on & off, the rim of course. Splits r easy to work on and you can find a 205r/16 just about any where in Oz.

The tyre itself is v. practical and a real all rounder.

If u look at prev. threads everyone has their preferences but not too many arguments against the 205's practicality.

I've had 2 sets of rubber and done a lot of k's on the standard rubber but after much thought I'm just about sure on fitting 225/75/16's in a Cooper AT to the standard rims. I do heaps of desert sand work and 2cm more rubber will make it a bit easier going.

I'm sure you'll hear lots of arguments for the fattest of fats and the sharpest of pizza cutters but I suggest u see how u go and upgrade if u need to. I'd be interested to see in the end if u did need to.

Get a good tyre fitter to show you how to change a split and get a good set of tyre levers. Remember when replacing the tyre & tube etc reassemble all in the same
positions around the rim so it is still pretty balanced.

Have fun.
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Reply By: Member - Adam - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 13:53

Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 13:53
Ben it all depends on what you want to do??

On the landy I run 7.5 r16 dunlop grippers and unless it is thick mud that I'm attacking I have no problems with them at all.

You must remember that alot of people who tackled the simpson and cape york used these tyre's as well and they are the type of tyre you can get anywhere.

Adamone life live it
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Reply By: Member- Rox - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 23:18

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 23:18
Ben by the sounds of it you are about to purchase a new 4wd with these tyres fitted. If you live in WA Imight bee interested in purchasing these tyres &rims off you or swaping them for mine see the trader section.
What do you think?Around Oz 06/2004
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