For anyone in the tyre market

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 07:21
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when i got my coopers A/T fitted they didnt have the exact size of my tyres but did fit similar to the same rims i had 265/70/15 they fitted 31/10.5/15.
will all be fine i feel like a bit of a dick now because they did say "itll be fine" so i hope it is.
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Reply By: desert - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 09:34

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 09:34
Those two tyres are so close it does not matter. Splitting hairs, as they say.
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Reply By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 10:32

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 10:32
For the Triton Jonny? The two sizes you mentioned are almost identical (Perhaps Diamond could confirm this). I'm looking at the same rubber for mine. Did you get a good deal? If so where from? I just don't know what to do about the original 8,000km tyres on it. I don't want to run two sets of tyres."Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Follow Up By: jonny dontknowmuch - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 13:49

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 13:49
yeah i think it was a good deall as they were $433 fitted when i rang other shops they were going to sell all the other tyres that were similar from anywhere from 420 to 465 so with the warrenty and all and the stories i thought it was a good deal. btw mathews tyres at chatswood sydney.
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 14:14

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 14:14
gday jonny.
$433 was that change over for tyres and rims x 5.
looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Follow Up By: jonny dontknowmuch - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 15:33

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 15:33
nah it was for 4 tyres only my spare is brand new!
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Reply By: AndrewW - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 10:50

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 10:50
Just check and make sure the load index matches or betters your old tyres. You can see what the load index is by looking on the tyre placard inside the drivers door. If you have an SR5 Hilux like myself, then there could be some issues as the original tyres are 255/70R15 with 112 load rating. The 265/70/15 Cooper AT have equal load rating, but the 31X10.5X15 don't.

Good Luck...
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Follow Up By: jonny dontknowmuch - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 13:51

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 13:51
thats what my boss told me but i dead set dont have a tyre placard any where even in the manufactures book its got tyre pressures and thats it.
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Reply By: Graham - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 18:34

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 18:34
Am I reading right, $433 for 4 tyres?
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Follow Up By: jonny dontknowmuch - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 19:11

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 19:11
sorry guys didnt mean for your heart to skip a beat i meant each $433 each fitted................................. sorry
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 11:48

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 11:48
Que? $433 each????

They're around $256 each balanced and fitted here in Syd.Talk is cheap ...
Rohan (Sydney)
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Reply By: Marty - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 20:26

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 20:26
Surely you didn't pay $433.00 dollars each for 31x10.5x15 Cooper A/T's or am I also reading it wrong.
If I am not I'd say you've been touched up!!!
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Follow Up By: jonny dontknowmuch - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:25

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:25
sorry again it was a long day and ive got fat short fingers. they were $233 fitted just checking yep i typed it right $233 fitted each tyre.
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 17:51

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 17:51
thats what ive been wondering coopers should be about $240 each .
also looked up cooper specs.
265/70/15 a/t are 748mm
31x10.5x15 are 767mm
so there is a 19mm difference in diameter
not sure what state your in but here in vic that would be unroadworthy
the size we normally fit would be a 30x9.5x15looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:54

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:54
Spot on Diamond. "Unroadworthy", without an engineer's cert, in NSW and SA too.Talk is cheap ...
Rohan (Sydney)
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Follow Up By: jonny dontknowmuch - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:33

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:33
sorry guys yes they were only 233 fitted. ok do you know where i can get info on from the RTA about road worthiness. could you also spell out to me what the numbers mean and how you calculated the millimetres please and as rohan stated they are unroadworthy so how do i get a eng cert for them? any help is greatly appreciated.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:42

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:42
Jonny, in which state do you register the vehicle?Talk is cheap ...
Rohan (Sydney)
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Follow Up By: jonny dontknowmuch - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:59

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:59
nsw in sydney but ive changed the tyres scince its been registered. ive just rung up the rta the bloke on the other end of the phone said it doesnt matter what size you go to that its not unroad worthy unless you decrese the load rating on the new tyres ive put on so now im trying to sorce this info out and even if i havent how do i know that the tyres that were on it had been decreased? arrrgggggggggg.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 12:00

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 12:00
Sorry, dumb question. I re-read your post above about Chastwood Tyres so assume its NSW.

Read these:

http://www.toyo.com.au/tech_info10.html

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registration/downloads/vsi09.pdf

For the tyre size calculator, try these:

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

http://www.tyresave.co.uk/tyresize.htmlTalk is cheap ...
Rohan (Sydney)
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 12:14

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 12:14
Firstly, he's talking out his a^$e. It is clearly stated in the regulations, as you'll see when you read the above.

It doesn't really matter what was on it before, its the vehicle manufactures specification, shown on the tyre placard and/or in the vehicle handbook, that matters. Just refer to the tyre placard for the load rating. Its likely to be around 107. As long as the new tyres are more than that, you're fine there (but still have to consider the size). If you can't find the load rating for the new tyre, just call Chatswood Tyres and they can tell you.

The RTA maintains a list of "approved" engineers if you want/need to go that way. Or, I've been given these details:

"Mobility Engineering and I recall a figure around $80-100 was mentioned. His numbers are 9482 4572 and 0414 266 001 (fax is 9482 4571)."Talk is cheap ...
Rohan (Sydney)
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Follow Up By: jonny dontknowmuch - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 14:01

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 14:01
thanks for your help printed the regulations offand the size is fine but after a whole heap of ringing aroundfound that the original tyre rateing is 110s the coopers are 109q way under the original so as annoyed as i am i got my girlfriend to ring up the place and told them what predicament im in no thanks to them and told us no worries come in a nd discuss it so tomorrow ill go in and see what they have to offer.
its really annoying even thought they asked me if it was fine to get those tyres i did say yes but asked what will it effect and will it be fine. the answer i got was no worries its all good mate your speedo might be a little slower but youll hardley even know it. if you carnt trust the people in the buisiness who can you trust. all this came from your post too about AAMI insurance if it wasnt from my own curisostiy i would never of known.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 14:39

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 14:39
Hey Jonny, sorry the post stired up so much angst for you. At least, I guess, you'll be able to be confident in what you have once you've sorted it out.Talk is cheap ...
Rohan (Sydney)
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Follow Up By: jonny dontknowmuch - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 15:17

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 15:17
yeah it wasnt anything bad you know just curioscity on my behalf i should be thanking you because if i were to of had a ding (touch wood) the insurance company would of come out looked at the car and said these tyres are under rated bang there goes everything. so thanks for your info.
ill let everyone know how i go tomorrow ok. if they know whats good for them theyll give me 4 new tyres no questions asked that are the correct ones.
caio
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 15:48

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 15:48
OK. Good luck.Talk is cheap ...
Rohan (Sydney)
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