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Date Registered: 07-2004
Location: Sydney
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Re: Maxxis tyres?



Well, I picked up the Maxxis tyre to use as a spare (Currently running three Dunlop 501's and my orginal "spare" toyo!)

The Bob-Jane guy was saying that he recommends the Maxxis, and said they are the equivalent of a $150 tyre.

Bob-Jane Drumoyne had them fitted and balanced for $104. Bob-Jane Artarmon had them fitted and balanced for $122!

I wouldnt mind spending $150 for a tyre, but there seems to be no tyre in between the Maxxis at around $100 and the toyo's/dunlops/etc at $250.

For pure on-road driving, I'm tempted by the Maxxis. I can replace 3 tyres for $312 to be running 4 maxis with a toyo spare... or can get 4 new Dumlop 501's for $1000. Big difference.



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Date Registered: 12-2006
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GeoffM - I found the "Maxtour" GT Radials for $150 each in the 215/65R16 for the Ti alloys in my little hamlet just outside Cairns - they wanted $159 at the 4x4 Superstore Tyrepower in Cairns.

Maxtours have a load/speed rating of 98T and have a US treadwear value of 620 which are the same as the Cooper Lifeliner SLE ($234)although not as pretty.

  I put two on the rear on Saturday and intend to move them to the front during a brake reline in the next week or month so I can't comment on performance just yet. The rear tracked fine and I thought it may have been a bit quieter back there (or was a just hoping)

For your comparison the Maxxis are $170 in Cairns so you should be able to get the GTs even cheaper ). You can have a look at them ]HERE

I also found a dealer recommending a "G3000H" by Hercules Tyres for $125 which had a unidirectional racing V tread in a 225/60R16 which drops the actual speed by 1.4% but with a speed rating of 98H

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Hi Guys,

Since the discussion of this thread is taking a shape and form of the existing "Replacement Tyres" thread and to avoid duplication of content and therefore making finding information difficult for everyone, am gonna rename this thread to Budget Tyres (i.e. sub $200 as Brook just posted)

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Date Registered: 01-2007
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Just thought i would get a price on the Coopers H/T 225/70R15 from local tyrepower store.

The list price over the phone fitted and balanced, without bargaining was $195 each. As a comparison the Toyo OPAT's were $185 from the same dealer.

Will try for better when changing is required in a couple of months. emoticon

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Date Registered: 05-2007
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G'day mate
i got my hands on some Hankook M/T for $158 in the 215/75/r15 for my eky n i love em
i got them from the marathon tires at sandgate (newcastle)
the full name is 'hankook Dynamic MT RT01'
you should be able to get them from other places that sell hankook i guess
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Date Registered: 10-2006
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My Bob Janes suggests the Maxis MA701. A highway tyre. They look ok.

$112 ea fitted.
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Date Registered: 06-2007
Location: Cairns, QLD
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Hi All,

I too am about to replace my front tyres. I currently have a maxxis (not sure what model) tyre on the front of my exy and when I bought my Exy 12 months ago now the car yard I bought the car from had replaced the rear tyres with a GT Radial Maxway 215/70R15 LT.

Tyre details] here

After calling around to the 3 GT Radial dealers up here in Cairns the best price I was able to get was $135 fitted.

I have not been able to fault the GT's and they have served me well when I go to my in-laws block of land in the Daintree, It never stops raining up there and is like driving in a giant mud puddle. The driveway has several muddy spots and I can feel the front squirm (Lock turned on) but don't feel the same from the rear. When I have the new fronts I will add a review in the appropriate thread.

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Date Registered: 06-2007
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Hi fellow X-trailers,

I have a very sad looking set of standard fit Bridgestone Dueler H/T D684's on 16" Factory Alloys (2002 TI). Tyre is 215/65R16.

These are a premium tyre and were supposedly fitted at 75,000km (10,000km before I got the car). By 105,000km the outside edges were scrubbed out. Now at 115,000km they are totally stuffed and diabolical on wet winter roads. I don't consider 30,000km an acceptable lifespan for even a mid-priced tyre so I am looking for a change.

Vehicle is an "around-town" runabout and does little-to-no gravel (let alone dirt or mud) so I am looking for tyre longevity, handling, bitumen traction & good price.

K-mart has a Goodyear Regatta 215/60R16 this week for $125 each + they will give you free rotation, balancing and pressure check every 10,000km's up to 50,000km's.

Question? Is it acceptable to run the lower profile? Obviously it will slightly affect rolling diameter but probably just bring it more into line with standard ST rims.
This seems like a good deal.

$500 for full set of quality-brand tyres with the free aftersales service is unbeatable.

Has anyone tried this option or have an opinion on its merit?

Am I making a horrendous assumption or mistake?

Cheers - Craig
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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Hi Craig,

Try this Size Calculator.

It shows your speedo will be 3% too fast which means you will only be going 97km/h when your speedo will show 100km/h and the Exy is already shown in other threads to be underspeed a little already with 65 profile tyres on 16" rims.


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Date Registered: 06-2007
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Thanks for the suggestion Kev.

If that is the biggest problem, then I think I already have that sussed. I sit on 110km/h in a 100km/h zone so that should be the perfect manual-recalibration technique emoticon

Would it not also mean that my Odometer would advance more slowly? (not neccessarily a bad thing). I guess I could always have it recalibrated to suit.

I was really curious whether this would be a viable option since the choices for H/T's in the 215/65R16 range are limited to a handful.

Cheers - Craig
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