Legal Tyres for GQ in QLD? 265's or 285's?

Submitted: Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 17:04
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I've ordered my black 16x8 ROH Sunraysia's today and am tossing up on what size tyre to fit, 265's or 285's. I know that the 265's have a higher ply rating but am worried if they will look abnormal on the wider rims. I would like to go for 285's but I would like to be legal if possible in QLD but the car will spend its majority of time in the Pilbara in WA. What opinions are out there for the tyre size? I'm thinking of giving the MTZ's or FC-11's a run for a change instead of fitting ST's again.

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Reply By: flappa - Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 17:07

Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 17:07
I have 265's on my 16x8 and they look fine.

Plenty of guys running the 285's but weren't technically "legal".

Not sure of the current legal requirements for QLD or WA
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (Narangba QLD - Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 18:10

Monday, Jan 21, 2008 at 18:10
Qld Transport have a leaflet available on modifications and it deals with tyres lifts engines etc.

QLD vehicle modifications

From memory there is requirement to NOT alter the track by a very small margin (so wider rims need correct offset to keep factory track) (Wider tyres on standard rims would maintain track)and cannot alter diameter of wheel by more than 20mm I believe.

Hope the link above gives the info you require.

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Reply By: Tony - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008 at 09:31

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2008 at 09:31
After spending 4 months in the Pilbra last year, mostly around the area east and south east of Marble Bar, the most common size tyre was 265.75.16. The roads out there are fairly hard on tyres and they will suffer a lot of cuts and tyre wear will be quicker than normal.

I had the Geolander AT's, never had a puncture, but wore down a lot quicker. You don't see any locals with MT type tyre.
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