GU rims

Submitted: Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 14:37
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I am looking at replacing shortly the tyres on GU Patrol. They currently have BF A/T but looking at the Coopers A/T instead. The tyres on them are the standard size to suit the rim which I think is 265/70R16's. What can I legally upgrade to knowing that by going for larger tyres, it will throw the tacho out.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 15:03

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 15:03
Depends on where your registered and what is contained in your user manual as opposed to tyre placard, Meerkat.

But 235/85/16 or 265/75/16 are fine.

Mine in Victoria allows allows to 33in because my manual states that one model of 2002 GU uses 245/85/16 so going up to 255/85/16 or 1 size is max allowed.

I have all 4 sizes actually, but on sets of 7 inch trak11 offset 10mm rims as I am not keen on fat tyres and excessive weight and strain on steering components and wheel bearings.
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Reply By: Member - The Bushwhackers -NSW - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 16:43

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 16:43
Hi meerkat, slight correction there, it won't throw your TACHO out, but your speedo will be incorrect.
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Reply By: Member - Ron M (NSW) - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 16:48

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 16:48
The day I bought my 2008 GU , I changed the tryes to Coopers S/T .. I got $150 trade in on the new standard tyres , I got 5 new Coopers s/t's guaranteed for 90,000. ... so far I have done 1/2 of Australia and love my tyres .. Beat that B F goodrich ..
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 17:33

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 17:33
Did u carefully read the fine print on the Coopers.
I didnt buy them because they are by no means guaranteed in ALL of Australia
The bit I read restricted them to roads and tar seal mainly.

Dont ask me to find it
It went out with the idea.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 17:38

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 17:38
I put 265x75 16 BFG on both my Gu's over 11 years and both speedos are nearly perfect against a GPS. 265x75 x16 is the most popular sixe in 16" tyres, so you can get a replacement almost anywhere.. they are slightly taller but dont cause much of a problem with Patrols High first gear in take off... Michael
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