tyres/legal

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 21:19
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went to my local tyre place today as im almost up for some new shoes on the patrol. (GU 2000 4.2TD) now with all the hype on which tyre to run and what size i asked him if the 285 / 16 were ok. he said yep no problem, are they legal? yep, we cant fit tyres that are not legal. so are they or not?
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Reply By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 21:26

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 21:26
You can run them up here, without a problem you don't even have to flare the guards on a Troopy or an 80 series, this I know as I have taken both over MVR with them on as a tour car and both have passed.

Cheers Steve
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Reply By: Member - Longtooth (SA) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 21:31

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 21:31
Shane,

I"ve had the same answer from Beaurepaires and Bob Janes. Refer to post 55724.

Longtooth
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Follow Up By: Member - shane (SA) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 21:56

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 21:56
thanks for that, but would be great to see it in black and white.
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Reply By: Member - Longtooth (SA) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 22:03

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 22:03
Agreed Shane,

But last week while I tried to check with both Motor Registration and Regency, hung up after waiting 45 minutes on hold. Maybe they were having an early Easter.
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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 22:44

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 22:44
no probs here as long as they dont stick out past the flairs, plus you cannt go any bigger or smaller than 15mm width more than the required amount for your vehicle. even if standard tyres that come on your car are 265's you can put 245's on...as i our case with new tyres....

hope this helps
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Reply By: Member - Brad S (SA) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 23:57

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 23:57
Not sure on the 15mm width bit but...I just had a look at the SA regs...the most salient points are:

Vehicles manufactured on or after 1 January 1973 (ADR 24) are not permitted to increase or decrease the diameter of the wheel by more than 50 mm than the largest or smallest wheel listed on the tyre placard.

The overall diameter of a wheel and tyre fitted to a vehicle manufactured on or after 1 January 1973 (ADR 24) must not be more than 15 mm greater than the largest tyre size listed on the tyre placard and not more than 15 mm less than the smallest tyre size listed on the placard. Specifications for overall
tyre diameters are listed in the Tyre and Rim Standards Manual, issued by the Tyre and Rim Association of Australia


Passenger cars manufactured on or after 1/7/88 must also comply with ADR 18/.. that stipulates that the speedometer must indicate the actual vehicle speed, for all speeds above 40 kilometres per hour to an accuracy of plus or minus 10 percent

The wheels and tyres must not foul the body, suspension or any part of the vehicle under any operating conditions and must not project beyond the bodywork, when the wheels are in the straight ahead position and viewed from above.
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Reply By: nowimnumberone - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 10:06

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 10:06
i asked the same question about 2inch bigger than standard tyres being legal or not and was told yes they are i asked but what about the adr that says only a 15 mm increase is legal.
his response thats all about to change so as far as were concerned its legal
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Follow Up By: Member - shane (SA) - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 11:40

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 11:40
it may be all about to change but in the event of a claim thats not going to help anyone, the insurance companies are getting harder on claims and look for a way out of paying all the time.
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Reply By: Louie the fly - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 12:16

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 12:16
Shane, once you deviate from original manufacturer's specs, (factory options excepted) you are deemed to have a modified vehicle. The link below is a good read.

Information Bulletin 3

Then of course theres the insurance company.
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