Legalities of changing tyres

Submitted: Thursday, Dec 13, 2001 at 01:00
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I’m about to change my Landcruisers’ 100 series tyres from the standard 275/70 to BFG 285/75 A/T. I saw a warning in a book, about difficulties with the insurance and the manufacturer warranty. The problem as described in the book was with the speed rating of the tyres. Anybody has information about the issue?
Thanks Eli
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Reply By: James - Thursday, Dec 13, 2001 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 13, 2001 at 01:00
Does that mean you are changing to a larger sized tyre? I thought the BF Goodrich A/T came in the same size as the original tyres. If so why don't you do that?
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Follow Up By: Eli - Thursday, Dec 13, 2001 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 13, 2001 at 01:00
Hi James
The original tyres for the 100 is Dunlop 275/70/16. The BFGs are 285/75/16 so they are taller and wider.
Eli
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Reply By: John - Thursday, Dec 13, 2001 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 13, 2001 at 01:00
Eli:

Go talk to yout TYREPOWER Dealer : he knows the answers !! Why discuss these details with people who only think they know ??

John
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Follow Up By: Peter - Friday, Dec 14, 2001 at 01:00

Friday, Dec 14, 2001 at 01:00
Convince me TYREPOWER Dealers know the ins and outs of the relevant pieces of legislation. I have been caught by so called expert dealers before. Better consult the RTA and Insurance Companies
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Reply By: tim - Saturday, Dec 15, 2001 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 15, 2001 at 01:00
I recently (yesterday) had new BFG's fitted to my vehicle, the RTA (NSW) said the driving height can only be increased by a certain amount before it was considered a defect and unregisterable and most importantly it would also void the insurance if this is the case.
Tim
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Reply By: Fred - Saturday, Dec 15, 2001 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 15, 2001 at 01:00
The difference between the two is around 21 mm (rolling radius) so you should be OK. Make sure to notify your insurer and have the new tyres endorsed on your policy.
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Reply By: Jim - Sunday, Dec 16, 2001 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 16, 2001 at 01:00
Eli : Have you ever considered buying a new Landcruiser then you wont have to think about new tyres for a while !! There are a lot of dick heads who keep asking the same question on this Forum and in doing so there will be one less!! Give it a go !

Jim
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Follow Up By: Bc - Monday, Dec 17, 2001 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 17, 2001 at 01:00
Well pointed out Jim - and while on the subject you should have mentioned that there are a lot of bleep s responding to questions as well...Keep up the good work - I'm impressed. BC
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Follow Up By: Peter - Monday, Dec 17, 2001 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 17, 2001 at 01:00
So Jim and Bc. Thank you for your sarcasm. I suggest you share your whole lifes experiences with the rest of us on the forum. I'm sure we could use your expletives about you two. Now remember, tell us everything you know, and I don't reckon you should use anymore than say, a 1/4 of a page. Cheers, from somebody who wants to learn.
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Follow Up By: Dave - Tuesday, Dec 18, 2001 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2001 at 01:00
Well said Peter. And hey, if someone is not happy with this forum, why would you still comeback?
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Follow Up By: Bc - Saturday, Dec 22, 2001 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 22, 2001 at 01:00
Peter-Dave - My sarcasm has obviously confused you - I’m on your side! Merry Christmas. BC
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