Tyres for Prado

Submitted: Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 14:05
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Hi all,

Due to rego reasons I am looking at replacing some tyres on the Prado.

Have been given a couple of options by two Tyres shops.
Toyo Opat
Yokohama GO31
Symex Road Trekker
Or trying to get the std goodyears that came as originals on the Prado.

I am going to use the Prado as a tow rig for a trip around oz next year (towing a 17 foot pop top van) with a bit of off road use (but very basic stuff not considering going to extreme).

Any suggestions / recommendations based on the above list and future usage?

Many Thanks.
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Reply By: Phil G - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 16:52

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 16:52
Original tyres were Dunlop Grandtreks 265/70R16 (LI= 112).
Read the Prado 90 series tyre FAQ:

Many recommend upsizing to 265/75 but if you're towing, then you don't want to change your gearing. I'd stick to the standard size, but get an AT tyre.

BFG ATKO in 265/70R16 are about the only tyre in this size that have a LT (light truck) construction. If you want a stronger tyre with the same diameter, then go for the 245/75R16 - most of these have a higher load index of 120 (10-ply in the old scale)
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Follow Up By: Allfour4x4 - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 20:29

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 20:29
Hope the wife doesn't know that you're on that damn internet again!
Glenn B.
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 21:03

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 21:03
Hi Glenn!

Its friday night and she's out having a few chardonnays with her netball buddies, so I figure I'm safe :-)))) Gotta love talking tyres Ah!!

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