replacement tyres for the '94 Jackaroo

Submitted: Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 13:14
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Now I have the Monty I need to get some new tyres to replace
what looks like the original Dunlop Grandtrek's!!!
The size on the placard..well there is two, are
225/75R16 106S and 245/70R16 107S.

I'm sure I can go to 265/70R16
with no clearance problems at all, is this true?

My driving will be 70% bit / 25% sand / 5% grav
any suggestions on brands. I have read the past topics
and from what I can gather it's BFG AT or COOPERS that most
are recommending, but I have noticed that the
YOKO GEOLAND HT-S G051 or 52's are a very well praised tyre. sourced this
info from www.tiretrack.com (yank site and ratings, but good info anyway)
The yoko's are spose to be exc in the wet, good tread wear & life and
the tread is not too aggresive for beach work
(which will be most of the 4WDing style)...any comments on these

Bearepairs are having a 15% OFF sale at the mo but ony on
goodyear/dunlop/olympic branded tyres
any worth looking at in these three.

cheers
wolf in a monty!!

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Reply By: pathfinder - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 13:47

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 13:47
goodyear MTRs
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Follow Up By: dogart - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 13:50

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 13:50
Aren't the tread on these a bit too aggressive for in the sand?

cheers
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 14:43

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 14:43
They did well at Robe the other week on the GQ.

but for sand you want a HT, more than an AT or MT, specially if you only do 5% gravel, get basic Road/car tread.
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Reply By: Arkay - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 14:19

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 14:19
Ah, so you bought it did you?
We have a 97 3.2 Jackaroo SE running 245/70 R 16 tyres. The original tyres were Goodyear Wrangler HTs, and lasted about 60,000 km. Out in the "bush" around the Flinders etc. they are not really well regarded by the "faithful". We fitted BF Goodrich ATs next as they have a better reputation and are (to the best of my knowledge) the ONLY radial tyre with a genuine 3 ply side wall (that stands up a bit straighter and hopefully stands up to sidewall damage better). The Blue Roo has just clicked over 120,000 km and the tyres look about 50% / 60% worn. There is some chipping damage, which is not surprising given where we have been (everwhere man), no punctures, not over rumbly on the bitumen, and steering/tracking on bitumen is pretty good. Done a bit of beach work around Robe/Canunda and the Milmed Rock Track and absolutley no problems there. We did have one of the BFGs totally destroyed by a loose sharp spiky stone 3 inches long. Went straight through the thickest part of the tyre, through the highest "lump" part of it, and finished up inside the casing. I guess that could happen to anyboby/tyre. Just bad luck. That was when we found out 1. 245/70 R16s are not easy to find out of the metro area. I put a $20 used 265 on the 2nd. spare just in case and replaced the BFG when we got back to town, and 2. the BFGs had gone from $166 to about $240 at Bob Janes' since I bought the original set.
Enjoy the Monte.
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Follow Up By: pathfinder - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 12:38

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 12:38
Goodyear MTRs also have a 3-ply sidewall which is actually thicker than that in a BFG...very tough tyres; can't break em if you try... BFG mud terrains are also very tough, but there seems to be some concern about the BFG ATs depending on which factory they were made in...
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Reply By: Mixo - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 14:59

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 14:59
I'm with Arkay.....on my SE TD 99 Jack the BFG 245/70's are just about fritzed at 80,000 - will put them on again....why ? .......we have been on a lot of trips over all sorts of terrain - boulders, sand, gibbers, dirt n gravel (with about 85% bitumen)and not had one flat. Might see if I can get out to 255 wide but that's it. The Mud pattern was of interest but will be noisy and have a shorter life....AT is the go for me.Why I am here looking at this screen ?
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Reply By: dogart - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 18:43

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 18:43
OK just talked to the tyre man.
265's too big unless I lift by 2".

He suggested 245/75R16 in the BFG Long Trail,
they have a cash back of $10 from BFG for each tyre
which makes them $828 all up including fitting and balance.

These tyres have a very high load rating, as they are used as standard
on the GMC Suburbans. He says excellent lifespan, his ole man has
done 80000km and still going and a good tread pattern for sand work.

Any comments on this particular model tyre?

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Reply By: Mixo - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 20:23

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 20:23
Haven't seen the actual rubber of course but the pic suggests a lack of "bite".
The AT is a bit more aggressive in pattern.....could come in handy.
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Reply By: Tim - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 20:43

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 20:43
I ve got the 255/70R16 BFG AT on a 99TD, go great, will only ever replace them with the same.
Haven't had any clearence issues either.
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Reply By: jackablue - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 09:11

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 09:11
I've had the bf's also for 30,000kms & they look new. I go off road about every 6 weeks, all terrain. No problem at Fraser for a week. Coorong S.A., Stockton Beach. When new they may be a little aggressive on boggy sand if you are not used to them. Other than that I'll be buying them again in another 50,000kms.

Cheers

Jackablue
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Reply By: Savvas - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 23:10

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 23:10
Wolf congrats on the Monty!

I have had BFG AT's in a 245/70R16 on my Monty since new and am up to 70000kms with them now.

The Monty will take a 265/70 without a lift, not a worry. However it will be technically unroadworthy then as the overall diameter of the tyre has increased by more than 15mm over standard. A 265/70 is 28mm larger in diameter than a 245/70. It might also affect insurance as a result.

You can go to a 255/70 without any issue though, but that will only give you a 7mm clearance increase.

BTW, a 245/75 is only 3.5mm less in diameter than a 265/70. So if the 265/70 requires a lift, then so does a 245/75.
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