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Date Registered: 01-2004
Location: Sydney
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Got 4 new tyres for the 'trail today.

Ended up with the Dunlop RV501's from beaurepairs.
Did a little bargaining and got them down to $190 a tyre (RRP: $215), and a wheel alignment at cost price, so just snuck under $800 for the lot.

I rang around a few places, and it seems tyres for xtrails are from $200 up, but there was a chinese made one for $125!. The Tyre guy didnt recomend it though.
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Date Registered: 02-2004
TOTAL POSTS: 23
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How are the 501's going Graham? I'm about to purchase a new set and replace the awful OEM rubber. The salesman wants me to buy pirelli STR's but there's a difference of $29 per tyre (also quoted $190 for the 501's).

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Date Registered: 07-2004
Location: Sydney
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noodlesg wrote:

How are the 501's going Graham? I'm about to purchase a new set and replace the awful OEM rubber. The salesman wants me to buy pirelli STR's but there's a difference of $29 per tyre (also quoted $190 for the 501's).



501's seem ok. When I put them on I did notice a bit less road noise than the Toyos, but that could have been running them at a slightly higher PSI.
To be honest, with tyres, I find its a set and forget thing. Nothings gone wrong, so I havent really thought about them.
They seemed to handle the light off-roading we did at Nowra ok.

$190 is a good price. I got $800 for 4, including a $40 wheel alignment.

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Geoff (= grayham)

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Date Registered: 07-2004
TOTAL POSTS: 8
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Hi

Jalal sent me the details of this X-Trail chat. Looks good!

When I bought my new ST in February, I drove it straight to Bob Jane and had new 17" wheels and tyres fitted. I bought polished AMG alloys and Bridgestone Dueler (D680) H/T 255/50R/17 tyres. They have a load rating of 101, so it's greater than the factory rating.

The whole package cost me around $2500; I can't remember the price of the tyres by themselves. Since the car is black, it really looks a treat!
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Date Registered: 02-2004
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I had the Dunlop RV501's fitted on Friday - did about 600k's over the weekend through varying conditions.

I'm told that new tyres take about 1000k's to wear the outer resin off before giving their best performance. But so far so good! Just being rid of tyre squeel while cornering at speed is a blessing. But they seem hang on better and grip harder. One thing I have noticed is without the ability to get a bit of wheelspin, you can bog down a bit when nailing the throttle from a standing start. I didn't get a chance to try them in the wet!
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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: Kureelpa, Sunshine Coast, Qld
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I am finally getting the Toyo OPATS in P215/75/15 fitted tomorrow for $150 each, plus $45 for a 4 wheel alignment. Will let you know what I think of them soon. We are heading off for a week of beach and track driving next week. The OPAT P225/70/15's were $216 each, and the Coopers in HT / AT / or ATR were all around the $200 - $210 each. I still can't work out why the 2 sizes can be so different in retail price. The OPATS were highly recommended by everyone I spoke to.




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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: Kureelpa, Sunshine Coast, Qld
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Well I've done 25klm's from the tyre shop to home and so very impressed with the OPAT's. They are just a little bit noisier than the A14's but probably because I had convinced myself they would be. Interestingly they seemed to be quieter at 100kph than 60kph. The ride seems to be more controlled and the body roll I have always been critical of seems to have been done away with (but not entirely). This is most likely due to the stiffer sidewalls. I relented under the pressure from my 9 year old and got the raised white lettering put to the outside and it looks great. The more open tread pattern will pick up more stones, which I noticed straight away on our driveway which is 150 mtrs of gravel and loose stones, but this isn't going to bother me.

Overall, for a quality Japanese tyre, $150 fitted and balanced plus $44 for the 4 wheel alignment, I think I have purchased well.

We are off for a weeks holiday this Sunday so I will have 800 klms of highway and the rest will be beach and bush track driving.

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Date Registered: 02-2005
Location: Geelong, Victoria
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I'm running 225/70/16 BF Goodrich all terrains on my vehicle. I specifically ordered them on the vehicle from new when it was delivered. Cost me $600 extra for them but I know I will get 80-100,000klm out of them from previous experience with these particular tyres, & they are an exceptional dual purpose tyre for a "softroader" as our vehicles are. The tyres initially very slightly rubbed on a full lock but after I fitted the raised springs this is no longer a problem, it also makes the speedo read accurately & my economy figures are accurate. If you are running standard tyres your economy figures will be around 5-7% better than it actually is due to the smaller rolling diameter of the tyres, ie: speedo saying you have done 100k's when you have actually only physically done around 93k's! If you think your getting 10l/100 k's you're really only getting 10l/93k's!! The bigger tyres also give you better ground clearance.
 
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Date Registered: 12-2004
Location: Mount Isa, QLD
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Xtrailing,

I’ve got Bridgestone Duellers, which are approaching 30000km. I don’t think they will make the 40000km mark.

80000-100000km sounds good from one set of tyres? I was under the impression that any off-road tyre needed to do some or at least 25% off-road driving? And I do very little off-roading.

Can you suggest in your opinion if the BF Goodrich all terrains would be better than a dedicated on-road tyre?

Even at $600 more, considering the estimated mileage, sounds like value for money to me. Guess you’d have to keep an eye out though, uneven wear, wheel alignments, etc.

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Date Registered: 02-2005
Location: Geelong, Victoria
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Noel, obviously a dedicated on road tyre is going to handle better than a tyre that is dual purpose, but we aren't driving sports cars. Tyres with offroad orientation generally have stiffer side walls, deeper tread & higher ply ratings than road tyres, so they do ride firmer but not uncomfortable. As for having to use the tyre offroad because they have been designated by the manufacturer as an 75/25 on/off road, this is more an indication of the amount of offroad driving you do, not that you have to do for the tyres sake. Generally the higher the offroad rating the more open/aggressive the tread pattern is. I chose BFG's again because of the wear I had achieved from these tyres on my discovery's/rangies(80000 & still 25% left) with no punctures even after probably 15 trips to Robe SA using pressures as low as 8lb in really soft sand. Make sure when choosing tyres they are manufactured in either Australia, Japan or USA(BFG/Coopers)
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