Will larger tyres fit on a standard 120 series

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 21:05
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Hi all, need some help. I have a Prado Grande TD4 (2008) and are due for a new set of tyres.

I have the original Dunlot AT20's 265/65/R17 and whilst they've been Ok I'd Like to get as set of Coopers CTS.

What I want to know, no one seems to be able to give me a straight answer too.

Will the slightly larger Coopers 265/70/R17's fit without rubbing or causing any damage to the vehicle?

My Driving is as follows:

90% Around Town
10% Sand/Scrub/Mud

What I'm after is a longer footprint and a slightly higher ground clearance without any modifications.

Has anyone fit these tyres to a standard Prado? if so how do they go? Do they rub? Cause any problems?

I'm a bit new to all these forums and would really appreciate some assistance.

Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: friar - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 21:27

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 21:27
Hello Col300 I have 265/70/17 ATR Cooper tyres on my 120 series 2007 model ,never rubbed in 96000th kys, can not help you with feed back on the CTS. Friar
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Reply By: Member - Andrew L (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 21:27

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 21:27
265/70/17 will fit without any issues but depending on which state you live in may require engineering to be legal.

heaps of info on Pradopoint

Leachy
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Follow Up By: Member - desray (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 22:42

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 22:42
http://www.pradopoint.com/index.php?sid=0d31012f15223248add40b90f4229f76
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Reply By: SimonW - Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 09:58

Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 09:58
Hi,
Another option if you want to stay legal but a larger tyre & footprint is preferred then try 275x65x17, I have had this combo (BFG) for 30k no problem. You will need to remove the cover plate behind the rear spare tyre & space the spare mounts out 5mm, I just used some washers.

cheers Simon.
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Reply By: RobAck - Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 18:51

Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 18:51
You need to check with your relevant motor registration authority and insurer as to what is legal and what they will accept. As soon as you move off placard you generally need an engineers certification to be legal.

So given you usage why would you go past the Bridgestone D684 LT as it is available in legal sizes and is LT construction, works incredibly well as an all round tyre and is tough enough for anything in this country. If you want noise and plenty of off road grip, not what you have asked for, then I can recommend the Goodyear MTR with Kevlar in 75 profile. We have been testing them all year and they are exceptional off-road but a definite compromise, like all agressive off road biased tyres

Oh yes we run three 120 Prado so do actually know what we are talking about. We have one of them operating on the Goodyear Silent Armour and they are working surprisingly well all round and the other on the Duratrack and that is about the same as the Bridgestone D694.

Our choice as the best all rounder remains the 694 for normal work

Regards

RobA
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Follow Up By: Cruiser .- Friday, Apr 02, 2010 at 10:30

Friday, Apr 02, 2010 at 10:30
RobAck,

I will second your recommendation on the D694 LT

I am running them on my 120 and they are a bloody good tyre.

Cheers,

Cruiser
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