Runboard.com
You're welcome.
Australian X-Trail Website Members Rides

Site Search

Facebook Aussie Forum Website Twitter Aussie Forum Website YouTube Aussie Forum Website Flickr PhotoBucket MSN Messenger Skype RSS Feed Events Calendar Admin Mailbox Nissan Australia myNissan Capped Service Fuel Consumption Monitor Tyre Size Calculator Australian X-TRAIL Forum Live Chat

Forum Rules   
   Register for a free global account (learn about it) | LOG IN: globally (click here) (Lost Password?)





Page:
 1  2  3  4  5 ... 99  100  101 

 
markfc Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: Kureelpa, Sunshine Coast, Qld
TOTAL POSTS: 59
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Replacement Tyres


Hi all

Just back late yesterday from our week away. The OPAT's performed exceptionally well, just a bit more road noise than the Tranpaths, but only on the "non-smooth" patches of bitumen.

We didn't do a lot of sand driving, but they coped well even at 32psi, so they would be great at say 22psi. They certainly have much more grip on gravel and the braking and roadholding are very good.

The odometer appears to be now spot on as I went through a 5klm test and I estimate I was about 5 car lengths past the last sign when the odo indicated the 5klms up.

Fuel consumption was a little better than expected. My first refill was 40ltrs and I had done 479klms but yesterday I think I used a bit more than that pushing into a strong headwind. This is doing between 95 and 100kmh on the highway towing about 600kgs of boat and other gear ([sign in to see URL] tinny). I filled up with premium at [sign in to see URL] at home (Sunshine Coast) and then [sign in to see URL] for regular unleaded on the highway north of Maryborough yesterday.

Overall I am extremely happy with the choice of the OPAT's for both performance and looks.

---
MarkFC
Sunshine Coast, Qld

Now: 2006 Prado GXL TD Auto

Then: 2002 XTrail ST Auto
10/Apr/2005, 3:15 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message
 
markfc Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: Kureelpa, Sunshine Coast, Qld
TOTAL POSTS: 59
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Replacement Tyres


Forgot to add that I have had mudcrab and prawn sandwhiches for lunch every day since last Wednesday.

Going back to work tomorrow for a rest!
 

---
MarkFC
Sunshine Coast, Qld

Now: 2006 Prado GXL TD Auto

Then: 2002 XTrail ST Auto
10/Apr/2005, 3:18 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message
 
NPC73 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 12-2004
Location: Mount Isa, QLD
TOTAL POSTS: 1247
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Replacement Tyres


Don't place too much weight on the handheld GPS systems.

Remember these are only sub-meter systems at best.

Do any of the tyre companies have any speed testing machines? These I would expect would be the most accurate.


---
Noel...
Member ID: X-072 (Retired Administrator)
2003 X-trail, TI, Manual, (Series 1) - (with the works)
2013 Toyota Prado, Manual, Turbo Diesel - (Snorkel-K&N-Full Exhaust, 20" Low Profiles, Chrome Bullbar, HID Spots, + All the Bling!)
10/Apr/2005, 7:27 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
NPC73 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 12-2004
Location: Mount Isa, QLD
TOTAL POSTS: 1247
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Replacement Tyres


Jalal,

I can see why you couldn't find the brand, it's bcause the tyre is not a circle, nice doctoring work, almost fooled me.

I saw a set of BF Gooodrich All Terrains on my cousing madza bravo today. Looks an awesome tyre. His had 40000km and still looked like new. I've always liked the white writing on tyres, so I guess I know what my next set of tyres will be. Even if they are slightly ove $300 per tyre, seems they still worth ever cent.

---
Noel...
Member ID: X-072 (Retired Administrator)
2003 X-trail, TI, Manual, (Series 1) - (with the works)
2013 Toyota Prado, Manual, Turbo Diesel - (Snorkel-K&N-Full Exhaust, 20" Low Profiles, Chrome Bullbar, HID Spots, + All the Bling!)
10/Apr/2005, 7:51 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info


Back To Top
Premium



Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 28983
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Replacement Tyres


quote:

NPC73 wrote:

Jalal,

I can see why you couldn't find the brand, it's bcause the tyre is not a circle, nice doctoring work, almost fooled me.



Hehehe emoticon I knew someone would find-out sooner or later, but wondered who might that person be LOL emoticon Was just trying to picture the new rims on my exy, hence the artwork.

quote:

I saw a set of BF Gooodrich All Terrains on my cousing madza bravo today. Looks an awesome tyre. His had 40000km and still looked like new. I've always liked the white writing on tyres, so I guess I know what my next set of tyres will be. Even if they are slightly ove $300 per tyre, seems they still worth ever cent.



Over $300/Tyre!!! Wow, they sure are expensive, I thought xtrailing paid $600 for his when he bought his xtrail? or was that a difference he had to make-up for to get these tyres instead of the OEM ones?

If the above price is correct, I think I'll stick to the Pirelli's emoticon



---

10/Apr/2005, 8:05 pm Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
titanx04 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info


Back To Top

Date Registered: 12-2004
Location: Central Coast
TOTAL POSTS: 336
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Replacement Tyres


You will not pay over $300 per tyre.

Also adviertised in the latest 4x4 Australia mag is that Beaurepairs have a prtection against punctures, staking, blowouts at $16 per tyre along with interval tyre checks. This seems like good value.

   

---
Shane & Ella
GU Patrol 2.8 Turbo Diesel
Former owner of
2004 ST Manual
Titanium Silver
10/Apr/2005, 9:52 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message
 
NPC73 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 12-2004
Location: Mount Isa, QLD
TOTAL POSTS: 1247
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Replacement Tyres


As my cousin explained to me, his were also a wider profile and would only fit on mag rims.

Perhaps this is why they are over $300?

---
Noel...
Member ID: X-072 (Retired Administrator)
2003 X-trail, TI, Manual, (Series 1) - (with the works)
2013 Toyota Prado, Manual, Turbo Diesel - (Snorkel-K&N-Full Exhaust, 20" Low Profiles, Chrome Bullbar, HID Spots, + All the Bling!)
10/Apr/2005, 11:42 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
xtrailing Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL ENTHUSIAST
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 02-2005
Location: Geelong, Victoria
TOTAL POSTS: 190
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Replacement Tyres


Noel, my BFG's cost me $600 after trade in of new tyres, but were fitted by dealer & on car when I took delivery. Price of them down here is approx $275ea fitted & balanced (Price of things up North must be much dearer as I read the thread on exhaust tips & my complete rear replacement muffler & twin tips was under $200!!). This basically gave $100ea tradein for the bridgestones. BFG's do not need mags to be fitted to.
11/Apr/2005, 8:16 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info


Back To Top
Premium



Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 28983
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Replacement Tyres


Phil,

Did you have to buy 5 tyres or you kept the spare as Bridgestone?

---

11/Apr/2005, 8:44 am Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
xtrailing Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL ENTHUSIAST
 

Back To Top

Date Registered: 02-2005
Location: Geelong, Victoria
TOTAL POSTS: 190
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Replacement Tyres


Jalal, kept standard bidgestone as spare. I think my calculations were wrong in last post, must have been $250/tyre for BFG's. It was $275ea for 265/70/16 for the discovery.
11/Apr/2005, 9:01 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message
 


Reply




Page:
 1  2  3  4  5 ... 99  100  101 





You are not logged in (login)

forum sticker
Back to top Back to top

Back to top

<-- end container -->