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Date Registered: 08-2009
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Re: Budget (sub $200) Tyres


Hi Mick,

In answer to your questions:

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are these new tyres mounted on the factory steel rims?


Yep

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I was wondering if you have had any problems or issues with the larger tyres rubbing or fouling on the car anywhere?


No, not that we have noticed at all. Keep in mind that we have the heavy duty springs fitted, so there would be a little more room under the guards than with standard springs.

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I was also wondering if you have noticed any affect on the acceleration or gearing after fitting them? Also have you noticed any difference in braking ability at all?


I had been a little concerned about these factors too, but to be honest, I can't say there is any noticeable difference in any of the above. We haven't been out on any steep slopes since fitting the new tyres (a week ago) though, and if you were going to notice, I think that would be the ultimate test. On first impressions, I think any differences would be hard to pick up without tech testing gear.

Like I said in my last post, I'd try and get hold of the Hercules Terra Trac in 215/75r15 if you're going to test fit other sizes to suss it all out. They were available in this smaller size, and for the price I was given (after a lot of bargaining), I thought they looked like an excellent tyre. In terms of going any bigger, I really can't comment as we haven't gone there. The 225/75r15 decision was based on feedback in the X-Trail tyre threads - it seemed to be the biggest tyre size that did not present any issues for T30 owners (other than a few commenting on minor rubbing at full lock as you have queried - we haven't experienced this).

I hope that helps. Let us know what you end up fitting.

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Date Registered: 12-2007
Location: Brisbane QLD
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Well went and had new tyres fitted to our X-trail today.

Ended up fitting a set of Pirelli Scorpion ATR’s in a 215/80R15 size. emoticon

Unfortunately these tyres were just a little over the $200 mark so I will post up some more details and a few Pics in the appropriate thread.

Thanks to John (JKS) for his very helpful post above. It really helped us with making our decision on tyre size.

For those T30 owners who are running 15 inch rims and who may be thinking of new tyres, I hope that some of my research may assist.

I did manage to find a number of quality tyres with an All-Terrain pattern for under $200 without too much running around. Some of the other tyres that I was mainly looking at were the General Grabber AT2 and the Hankook Dynapro ATM in a 215/75R15 size. I was quoted less than $200 for those tyres as well as the Maxxis Bravo 751 in either a 215/75R15 or a 225/75R15 size.

Ultimately, I just couldn’t go past the Pirelli’s in the exact size I wanted for only few extra dollars.

Hope this helps someone.

Cheers
Mick


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Date Registered: 04-2012
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Hi, if I bought some rims could I legally put normal cheap car tyres on just to drive around on the street (to work and back) just to give me a (hopefully) smaller fuel bill? (and a cheaper tyre bill)
Hope this isnt too much of a silly question emoticon

Cheers
Gary

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As long as the rims are not cracked and the tyres are not bald and within factory and ADR spec, you can do whatever you like emoticon

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Date Registered: 04-2012
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Yer I was in meaning new mags and new tyres.... just not 4x4 tyres as I wont need them 99% of the time....

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fitting rims that are not 4WD load rated and tyres that are less in load rating than factory ones is not a good idea at all

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Date Registered: 09-2009
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I've just had the Kuhmo KL21 tyres fitted for my xtrail today, they around $200 for [sign in to see URL]. 96H, exactly same size as the Dunlop ST20. The KL21 is also available in [sign in to see URL] but it costs $50 extra for each. The tyres shop technician said these tyres are par to other well known brands in wearing. A funny thing is that the tyres technician advises that I should have 36psi for both front and rear but a Kuhmo adviser recommended me to have them at 42psi. Dont know who should i listen to, maybe I try both their recommendations emoticon

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Date Registered: 01-2007
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I think a good range would be between 35 and 38 psi for normal road usage, any higher and then it would be a very harsh ride.

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Date Registered: 05-2012
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ordered some Firestone Destination AT in 215/70/16 today ,$190 each fitted and balanced read all the reviews and they seem really good, time will tell as i dont get them till monday,fitting them to some alloys that originally came off a mazda tribute which i got for $50 for the 4 of them emoticon

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Date Registered: 06-2008
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Post a pic afterwards, be good to see what them rims look like.

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