Submitted: Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 19:47
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Hi all. I have just purchased a 2010 Colorado ltr and am about to get a 2inch lift kit put in. I then want to get some bigger and better tyres for it. I will mainly be using it on the sand. can anyone tell me what size and type will be best for what I want????????
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Reply By: KSV - Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 19:56

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 19:56
Funny enough for sand it almost does not matter. I mean even bitumen style tyres will do well as long as you can deflated them enough. So do not aim on really wide one, but instead look for taller ones - they produce more footprint that wider when deflated. Another curiosity what rims are on your Colorado? Ditch anything bigger then 16 - 17 maaaaaay be, but anything bigger is useless. Also look for tyres with better constructed walls - more pliers always better.
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Reply By: Mike SK - Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 21:07

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 21:07
245 75 16's is your safest bet. 265s and any 17's are likely to rub at full lock with a 2" lift which is the highest you can go with collies without jeopardising integrity. I agree that tyre pressure more important. You'll find the collie chews up the beach no probs anyway.

I run 245 70 16's bfg a/t's on mine and been to Fraser and frequent the local beach and never run into any trouble.

Plenty of good times ahead
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Reply By: gbc - Sunday, Jan 06, 2013 at 06:23

Sunday, Jan 06, 2013 at 06:23
I have run 245 75 16, and at the moment am running 265 70 16. Either will do the job, I got talked into the 265 by the dealer and its comfy on the road and corners well, but you notice it's not as tall when it comes time to air down and for for it. 245 75 was a perfect match for me and what I do. Not much guard clearance left running them, but just enough to not scrape. As stated, it will eat sand with the right pressures.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2013 at 09:23

Sunday, Jan 06, 2013 at 09:23
I suggest you stick to the original tyre size, otherwise the gearing, speedo accuracy and fuel economy will go out the window.

Bigger is not necessarily better and lowering of tyre pressures on the sand is the better option.


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