GU 285/75/16's

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 20:18
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I have a GU 4.2TD with a 2" lift, and I'm planning to put 285/75/16 MTR's on it. Has anyone had problems with this size rubbing on inner guards or any other problems. I'm aware of the performance issues, just looking for any mechanical issues.
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Reply By: simon - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 20:24

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 20:24
performance i dont think you will really notice any difference i run 305's on mine but i have a 4" lift but there is a heap of clearance on the GU's so i dont think you will have any problems with rubbing how much were your mtrs?
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Follow Up By: Brad - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 20:52

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 20:52
Thanks Simon.
I haven't got them yet - best quote so far is $290 each
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Reply By: simon - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 21:03

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 21:03
Hi Brad i also have a set of 35" Mtr's they are a good tyre you wont be disappointed
with them, the 305's i run are a procomp xterrains these are a great tyre and in my opinion far superior too the mtr's but are more expensive and have a directional tread pattern i would price them up to see if they are an option for you.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 21:30

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 21:30
srowlandson on this list ran 36 swampers (Q78's) on a 3inch TJM series 2k Heavy Duty lifted GU... no problems at all.
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Follow Up By: srowlandson - Wednesday, Aug 06, 2003 at 23:59

Wednesday, Aug 06, 2003 at 23:59
He also ran 315 Procomp Xterrains, 285/75/16 BFG Mud and 255/85/16 Cooper ST with no problems either

Each tyre was AWESOME for the job they were purchased for.

Steve
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Reply By: charlie - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 23:51

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 23:51
G'day Brad,
I put 305's on my 4.2TD 80 series and have found that the performance has suffered slightly it is definately noticed but after being in the slop at landcruiser mountain park a few weeks back has not been a problem. Your lift will not be a prob. with the GU and 285's as they are virtually the samr height. Power wise I think you will find a slight performance loss but it makes for a cruisier ride ride.
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Reply By: brian - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 16:19

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 16:19
To Simon, your xterrains have super agressive tread ,no wonder they serve you well off road,but how do they handle say wet bitumen,and how noisy,please see my post 6360, thankyou for any advice.
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Follow Up By: simon - Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 16:33

Monday, Aug 04, 2003 at 16:33
Hi brian

They are a great tyre no more noise than a AT tyre (allthough its been a long time since i have run at's) great on the road performance better than a mud tyre (mtr's, bfg's) in wet conditions.
I feel they are bloody pricey but you get what you pay for i guess let me know how you go price wise on them?
Mine were put on as part of the deal when i brought my gu and the 305 size retail around the $380 mark i think.
I have travelled around 6k on them and have not noticed any wear i will try and measure the tread wear when i get a chance as my spare is new.
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Follow Up By: srowlandson - Thursday, Aug 07, 2003 at 00:03

Thursday, Aug 07, 2003 at 00:03
I found My 315/75/16 Procomp Xterrains to be the BEST all round tyre I have had so far.(these are the perfect 'one set' tyres. For a 2 set scenario, I would go Goodyear MTR and Super Swampers.

Xterrains are Excellent on and off road, wet or dry, quiet, and work well offroad.

I have also used in the last 18 months:
Bfg Mud, Cooper ST, Goodyear Wrangler MTR, Interco Super Swamper, Interco Trxus M/T and Dunlop Grandtrek AT20's

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