TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby apSlain on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 6:52 +0000

Spitfia wrote:Was probably going to get a set of sunnies 16x7 with +20 or +25 offset flares may be on the cards tho

I went from 205R16C to 265/75R16(*8) on positive twenties with a two inch lift. However, I also chucked in SuperPro Lift Align Control Arms and 160*40 Utemart flares. I also got a speedometer corrector as a precautionary measure.

I don't know if the control arms were necessary (probably not) but I chucked them on for peace of mind. Never had an issue with the tyres rubbing or anything like that (that I know of). You definitely lose power and suffer in fuel consumption but I don't regret the move. The vehicle's also my daily driver (commute to and from work - an hour and thirty minutes every day) with a lot of driving on the weekend.

You'll suffer off the lights and you'll need to down-shift (if you're a manual driver) on some hills. I personally don't mind but you may. To be honest, the 'Lux drives just as I'd expect from a utility vehicle with such modifications. A differential re-gear can set things right though.

In regards to fuel consumption, I think the last time I got the warning light was at 650km (stock tank). I regularly fill up at ~630km, but you could probably push 700km out of a tank.

Couldn't get a good picture but the pos. twenty offset and 40mm flares (+10mm from stock) are a good pairing. The tyres (aggressive all-terrain so there's a chunky sidewall) tuck in well - there's probably just a bit of flare over the tyre.

creaky wrote:You do notice a minor loss of acceleration and braking going up one size but you soon forget about it. You would never forget about the weeny tyres - every time your look at it - if you stick with the stock size with your lift !

And this :lol: Even on stock suspension with 205R16C, the first time I brought the 'Lux to a mechanic for rego. they told me to get rid of the pizza cutters.
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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby Jimbo868 on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 1:33 +0000

BRAND. BF Goodrich

TYRE SIZE. 275/70/17

TYPE. All Terrain

SUSPENSION LIFT. OME 2"

RIM SIZE. MT Sidebiter II 17x9 offset is 0

WEAR and PERFORMANCE ON + OFF ROAD
Just fitted them yesterday so no idea of wear yet but they handle nicely, feels much more like a big truck now rather than a mini (coming from 265/65/17 on stock hilux wheels) however rubs galore on front bumper and inner wheel wheel liner. I had to cut a bit of bumper but it still touches when at full lock. Heat gun melted and reshaped the fender liner as well for additional clearance but still touches at lock under compression :(
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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby Fake News Outlet on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 8:34 +0000

I know it's not quite the intention for this topic however I thought the most appropriate place to ask about a particular tyre.. Monsta Terrain Gripper - has anyone or anyone you know of fitted these tyres and if so what experience did you find? They look the goods, caught my attention on another ute down the street so I looked them up, excellent value at the price so long as they hold up on and off road. There's just not too much in the way of user reviews.

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Postby hiluxxury on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:36 +0000

Yeah I've seen them around on pimped ranger mall crawlers but I've never seen them offroad.

They don't seem to be that cheap either when you can get Toyo M/T for a similar or cheaper price.

Given they are new to the market and a basic web search can't reveal much about them, I'm going to watch this space for now.
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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby Fake News Outlet on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 3:38 +0000

Pretty sure it was a ranger they were on too.. :D Saw them for $185 fitted and more aggressive looking AT pattern is what got me thinking. As much as i would love a set of MT's again, if they are noisy like my last experience it will do my head in!
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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby hiluxxury on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 6:02 +0000

$185 isn't bad
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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby reedola on Sat, 25 Nov 2017 6:49 +0000

I have a standard 2014 SR dually and want to upgrade the standard wheels to ROH Trak 2's.

Keen to hear what size, offset and tyre combos people have fun on their 2014 SR without going outside the guard. I have not got a lift.
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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby Sparksy on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 3:04 +0000

2015 dual cab N70.

BRAND. BFG KM2

TYRE SIZE. 265/75/16

TYPE. Mud

SUSPENSION LIFT. Ultimate's 2". HD coils HD leaf pack for weight.

RIM SIZE. 16 x 8 Dynamic round hole steelies in a 0 offset - yes, these fit and clear the bigger calipers.

WEAR and PERFORMANCE ON + OFF ROAD - Done 17,000k's so far. Heaps of tread left, I'd say 80% easily. Been through all types of terrain except snow and sand so far and these have been awesome. Play around to find the right pressure. I run 40psi on road, around 18-25 off depending on terrain. Popped a bead on my last outing, but it was copping a flogging on 18 psi at the time so not unexpected. On road performance is great, they are not too loud but I also have a muffler delete pipe. :P As far as on road handling in heavy rain, I was expecting a bit of slippage, but I was honestly surprised how good they were in the wet. I made sure to get these from an official distributor so that I didn't end up with a faster wearing parallel import - which I have been told are of a different compound and not designed for our climate.

As far as making them fit, I made sure to get the tyres BEFORE the lift got installed. ;) Had the castor moved forwards a bit and removed the mud flaps. It scrubbed on the ARB guard underneath the washer bottle under full compression and full lock so I removed it :lol: . No dramas really, no cutting required. Didn't have to flatten pinch weld or trim body mount. Doesn't rub on control arm due to offset.

Pretty happy with them so far. 33's will be my next size up. :twisted:

EDIT: Now done 35k on them. I'd say about 50% tread left. They seem to be a pretty hard compound compared to other muddies. Offroading, they're still ok to work with provided you run the right pressure. Managed to spin them in 3rd on a slight incline recently in the wet... They're still going OK but road grip in the wet I have noticed has decreased a fair bit and seems to be getting progressively worse. No dramas at all when dry. Not unexpected and not really an issue if you don't like the loud pedal as much as I do. :lol: I'm looking at the Trail Grapplers for my next set, which seem to be a better compound for offroad.
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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby Scoobalimalima on Sat, 24 Feb 2018 8:07 +0000

BRAND. Cooper AT3's

TYRE SIZE. 265/70/17

TYPE. All terrain

SUSPENSION LIFT. No

RIM SIZE. 17x8

WEAR, PERFORMANCE ON and OFF ROAD. Only just had these fitted the other day So I can't comment on wear.

I have been finding it quite hard to get definitive answers as to what size wheel/tyre combinations will/won't scrub with/without a lift. So for the benefit of anyone else with the same rig as mine I can confirm on a 2014/15 Hilux dual cab with NO lift or caster adjustment on the front that 265/70/17's on 17x8's with +30 offset don't rub.

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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby wombat81 on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 3:22 +0000

Gday all. Ive done a fair bit of reading and searching but there seems to be differring views. I have a 2010 4x4 SR dual cab with stock steel wheels. I'm currently running BFG A/T Ko2s but they're close to EOL after 60,000km and i blew one last week (it had a pretty deep cut in the sidewall that happened on Cape York, so it was only a matter of time). They're also not great on wet bitumen.

Anyway, I'm looking at going slightly bigger to 245/75/r16s or 235/85/r16s. Ive got a 2" lift and no flares. So my main questions are:

1. Some people say that fitting 245s to the stock 16x6 steelies isn't a great idea. Thoughts on that?
2. Will both sizes fit imside the guards ok without flares?

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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby simdantra on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:11 +0000

wombat81 wrote:Gday all. Ive done a fair bit of reading and searching but there seems to be differring views. I have a 2010 4x4 SR dual cab with stock steel wheels. I'm currently running BFG A/T Ko2s but they're close to EOL after 60,000km and i blew one last week (it had a pretty deep cut in the sidewall that happened on Cape York, so it was only a matter of time). They're also not great on wet bitumen.

Anyway, I'm looking at going slightly bigger to 245/75/r16s or 235/85/r16s. Ive got a 2" lift and no flares. So my main questions are:

1. Some people say that fitting 245s to the stock 16x6 steelies isn't a great idea. Thoughts on that?
2. Will both sizes fit imside the guards ok without flares?

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Hi wombat81, i'm in the same boat. What did you end up doing?
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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby hiluxxury on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:56 +0000

BRAND. Falken Wildpeak AT3W

TYRE SIZE. 265/65/17

TYPE. All terrain

SUSPENSION LIFT. Ultimate 2in

RIM SIZE. 17x7.5

WEAR, PERFORMANCE ON and OFF ROAD. I am really impressed with these tyres. I got them for $170 each after reading lots of good things over on tacomaworld. Coming from BFG KO, KM2 and currently a set Falken Wildpeak M/Ts, the A/T Falkens are awesome. Very well mannered on road, good in the wet and just cruised the full length the Ingeegoodbee Track in Vic without a chip or cut in the rubber.
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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby wombat81 on Tue, 24 Apr 2018 1:06 +0000

simdantra wrote:Hi wombat81, i'm in the same boat. What did you end up doing?


Nothing yet, mate. I really want to go to 245s or 255s but if it means I need to buy rims too, I'm not sure it's worth the outlay. I'll let you know if/when I make a decision.
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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby czarthirtysix on Sun, 09 Dec 2018 7:22 +0000

BRAND. Maxxis Bravo AT980

TYRE SIZE. 31x10.50R15

TYPE. AT

SUSPENSION LIFT. 2" lift, OME shocks, OME coils, OEM leafs

RIM SIZE. Raguna, 15 x 8.5 -15

WEAR and PERFORMANCE ON + OFF ROAD Been using this for a year now and work just fine on dry roads but less grip compared to the MTs and Cooper Discoverer AT3 that I have used before. Definitely not for hard offroading.

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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby BillyGoatCountry on Sun, 09 Dec 2018 7:32 +0000

czarthirtysix wrote:BRAND. Maxxis Bravo AT980

TYRE SIZE. 31x10.50R15

TYPE. AT

SUSPENSION LIFT. 2" lift, OME shocks, OME coils, OEM leafs

RIM SIZE. Raguna, 15 x 8.5 -15

WEAR and PERFORMANCE ON + OFF ROAD Been using this for a year now and work just fine on dry roads but less grip compared to the MTs and Cooper Discoverer AT3 that I have used before. Definitely not for hard offroading.

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I would never buy another maxis tyre just because of the garbage compound in wet conditions they slide like a bucket of grease.

You will need to leave a huge safety gap in front when driving on wet roads.

There are other brands of tyre with 200 % better grip in the wet.
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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby czarthirtysix on Sun, 09 Dec 2018 8:40 +0000

BillyGoatCountry wrote:
czarthirtysix wrote:BRAND. Maxxis Bravo AT980

TYRE SIZE. 31x10.50R15

TYPE. AT

SUSPENSION LIFT. 2" lift, OME shocks, OME coils, OEM leafs

RIM SIZE. Raguna, 15 x 8.5 -15

WEAR and PERFORMANCE ON + OFF ROAD Been using this for a year now and work just fine on dry roads but less grip compared to the MTs and Cooper Discoverer AT3 that I have used before. Definitely not for hard offroading.

PHOTOS.
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I would never buy another maxis tyre just because of the garbage compound in wet conditions they slide like a bucket of grease.

You will need to leave a huge safety gap in front when driving on wet roads.

There are other brands of tyre with 200 % better grip in the wet.


Totally agreed mate, always keep close eye on the braking distance.
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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby taresk on Sun, 07 Apr 2019 9:02 +0000

BRAND. ProComp Xtreme Mud Terrain (MT/2)

TYRE SIZE. 285/75R16

TYPE. MT

SUSPENSION LIFT. 2" lift, Ironman shocks & Springs

RIM SIZE. Gecko Steel 16x8 0 Offset

WEAR and PERFORMANCE ON + OFF ROAD
Ok, so I have to say I was a huge ProComp fan, I've run X-Terrains since I first saw them dominate at W.E.Rock many years ago, I was really disappointed to find out they were discontinued as I'd never used a better tyre.
So the next option in line was the XMT, for the same stated size, this tyre is taller than the X-Terrain (had to do more clearance work). The XMT is a fairly noisy tread on the road, with reasonable grip in the wet, good handling in the dry. I have used balance beads this time around, so can't say how well they would have balanced on weights.

Off Road they had good grip on rocks, a very strong, flexible carcass, the shoulder lugs work well in ruts, holding nicely to whichever line i chose, they worked very well on sand, average performance in thick clay mud.

However...

I don't know what they have done with the compound, if it is a mixed compound or what, but I now have approx 60,000km on the tyres, I have not yet reached the wear indicators, but the performance has changed completely, they now chirp on quick take-offs, they are awful on wet bitumen to the point that in the first rain after a dry spell I can't even use first gear because of the lack of traction, they still flex well off road, but the tread just doesn't grip.
I don't know if this is isolated to my set, I have a mate running them on his extra cab Hilux, so I'll see how his go when they wear to the same point, but as it stands I will not be running them again.
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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby czarthirtysix on Sat, 27 Apr 2019 7:14 +0000

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Back with slightly different set up.

BRAND : Maxxis Bighorn MT-762

TYRE SIZE : 285/75R16

TYPE : Mud Terrain

SUSPENSION LIFT : 2" lift suspension lift, Ironman coils, OME Nitrocharger Sport shocks, rear adjustable shackles

RIM SIZE : 16x8 -15 steelies

WEAR and PERFORMANCE ON + OFF ROAD : A bit noisy on the high way, perform well offroad so far.
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Re: TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby Llama_4 on Sat, 01 Jun 2019 4:35 +0000

2014 Hilux 2.5d4d

Rims: Ultra Wheels, 17x9 +18 offset.
Tires: 265/70 Yokohama G015 A/T
Suspension: Stock
Clearence to UCA: 15-20mm

Fits perfect, front bumper and flare needs a little trimming but nothing special.

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TYRE FITMENT & PERFORMANCE SURVEY. (Tyre bible Template)

Postby Critter350 on Tue, 15 Oct 2019 7:10 +0000

Tyres: Ultima M/T 31.5 10.5 15
Rims: Kings steel (looks like sunnies) 15x7 unknown offset

Never holed or patched, have run them down at 8 psi on soft sand, regularly run 11-12psi on the beach.
Noise wasn’t bad when new, but was definitely getting loud and adding vibration to the steering by the time they were replaced.

33k’s our of the tyres and sold them on as 30% remaining.
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