Best tyre size for 100 Series TD

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:31
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ordered an Auto 100 Series TD. Just looking at pro's and con's for getting oversize tyres fitted. At his stage looking at Cooper ST 285's.
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Reply By: jemima puddle duck - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:36

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:36
gday johnny.
insurance and waranty.
you reckon your cute
but im a lot cuter

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:36

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 22:36
Why not just get the car first.. Maybe even run it in with the stockies on, see what else you want to do.
You probably will need suspension lift, at $1000+ to fit big tires.

You need to get car reengineered for bigger than 15% over stock, Toyota may bleep your warranty, changes the gearing, Um heaps more issues.
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 23:01

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 23:01
Forgeting the insurance side of things, i think 33" (maybe 285 in the 16" rims) tyres are good allrounder for the Cruisers.
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Reply By: Mark - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 23:09

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 23:09
I drove my new GU ST 3.0TD straight from the dealer (5kms on odo) to Tyrepower. Cost me $600 to get 5 Cooper ST 285/75's. Reckon its the best thing I did (ran BFG T/A's previously for many years).

As for insurance, the GU TI comes with 275/70, as do the Cruisers, so the 285's are legal in WA. But would have done it anyway. There are HEAPS of 100 series cruisers running 285's and not many have suspension lifts. But if they do rub, simply tweek the front torsion bars (at last, one advantage of IFS!!!)


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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 23:14

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 23:14
Know of a guy who put OME 2 inch suspension under the t/d 100, and his tyres are wearing funny on the sides.Be aware thats all.
Save up for a ARB for the front diff if you want to take it places the solid front diff varient used to go, as the independant, whilst excellent on road, suffers from travel issues.
The auto will have a very tall overdrive, you may not need the extra height in tyre, otherwise the tyres u mention are very good all rounders.
Andrewwheredayathinkwer mike?
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Reply By: Michael_FNQ - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 23:33

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 23:33
BFG 285/75x16 run fine on a TDI 100 Series, they do not rub on anything. Basically makes the speedo accurate - at 100 on speedo doing about 102/104 road speed.
The vehicle has enough torque that you do not seem to notice any difference in acceleration. As mentioned above, a locker in the front gives back any offroad performance lost with the IFS and then some.
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