200 Series Tyres

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 15:20
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I currently have a 100 Series Landcruiser and have ordered a Sahara V8 Diesel. When I took delivery of my 100 series I made the mistake of taking delivery with standard tyres against my better judgement.

I don't want to make the same mistake again.

I currently run BFG's on 16 inch rims but was wondering what would would be suitable for the 200 Series 17 inch rims? I can't find a suitable BFG size - maybe there is something in the Cooper range. Has anyone been through this problem yet.

Peter Schultz
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Reply By: Member - bill - Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 17:17

Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 17:17
hi peter coopers have a stt for about 400 dollars les trade for yours the only drawback they are taller tyre than the standard tyre bill
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Follow Up By: Gerhardp1 - Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 20:27

Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 20:27
A taller tyre will change the shift point into 6th gear from 130km/h to something higher :)

Probably not a good idea, a smaller one would be better.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter S (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 09:04

Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 09:04
That's a really important point. I have just read a letter to the editor in the latest 4X4 Australia from a new 200 Series owner who was complaining that his car wouldn't find 6th gear because it is too tall. Therefore a larger OD would only exacerbate the problem.
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Reply By: Boobook2 - Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 20:36

Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 20:36
If you want the same outside diameter as the 285/65R17's then you will probably have to go wtih a 265/70R17 ( 20mm narrower) . Otherwise I have seen a post where 285/70R17's fitted ok They are about 838mm instead of about 810mm. Cooopers do both in a STT and I think BFG do the latter.

Watch the width on the fronts where the top suspension arm is.

I am thinking of getting 17' rims with a different offset. I *think* the 200 is the same as the 100 and it is +60mm. I would be interested to know what the offset in a IFS 100 is. If this is right then an offest of +45mm or so would be perfect to go to slightly wider 33's.

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 11:14

Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 11:14
There is a tool on ExplorOz which allows you to compare different tyre sizes to see what effect it will have on your speedo.
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Reply By: Big John (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 21:27

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 21:27
Good day Peter,
There are a lot of experts on 200 series out there as there was when the 100 series IFS TD came out Most of the comments I have read are total rubbish and are obviously written by people who have never even sat in a 200 series.
My 200 series TD Sahara was the first delivered on the east coast of Australia back in November. I currently own or have owned just about every 4x4 made and all I can say is that my 200 series is by far the best all round 4x4 (Drives better on the black top than my BMW X5)
Last week I fitted Cooper STT 285 70 17 tyres which have caused no problems at all, except for just a little more road noise. All this talk about gear changing is total crap written by people that think they know everything about 4 wheel drives though never driven a 200 series.
For your information the fuel economy claimed by Toyota of 10.3 Lt/100 is pretty hard to achieve, but can be done at 100 KPH on the highway but in reality round town 14-15 Lt/100 which is about 20% better than my previous 100 series TD.

You will enjoy your new Cruiser,

Big John.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter S (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 08:50

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 08:50
Thanks Big John.

That's just the info I wanted.

Peter S.
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