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Date Registered: 06-2008
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Re: Thinking about oversized tyres on T31


When I had my Patrols', I was driving on 33 x 12.5 x 15 BFG's, the tyres were massive, especially when you took them off.

In the 18 odd years that I have had 4wd's, I never had any dramas regarding police, RTA or rego inspections. I used to get more worried about window tint than tyres.
Imho, I think everyone is worried about nothing.

As Stephen and Paul said, virtually 70% of large 4wd's on the road have oversized tyres on them. So long as they don't extend past the guard too much and they look justified to the vehicle, I say do what you want.

The worst that I assume could happen is that the authorities will tell you to remove them from your vehicle. If you play dumb, that will be the worst that could happen.

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Sorry Tony,

I don't agree with your advice and our forum is not the place to recommend any illegal fittings of tyres or anything else.

Getting defected for having the wrong/illegal size tyres is real and can happen to anyone, but that is not the only problem you can face. Your insurance policy can be rejected if you are to have an accident with illegal tyres.



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After re- reading my last post I have to agree that it did sound a little 'harsh'.
I didn't intend to make it sound that I was saying to do what you wanted, I was only going on my past history.

I did have an accident with oversized tyres on where I ran up the back of the car in front of me, ( totalled the other car) there was no problem with insurance.
I will re think next time my fingers go crazy on the keyboard.


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We've now had the Yokohama Geolanders on for over a week. Bitumen driving only so far, but they're going well. Not a bad look either.

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Date Registered: 09-2008
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Hi Charles,

I'm seriously considering these myself. Have you noticed much increase in road noise over the standard tyres? Do you have any photos?

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Hi all,
We just had 235/60/17 Yokohama Geolander HT-S fitted yesterday.
It has transformed the car. Both looks and driving feel.
I'll get some before and after pics up.
We also went from 16 to 17 inch rims at the same time, but the extra rubber fills the guards beautifully.
$256 each tyre from Wise Choice Tyres at Lonsdale.
The rims were from a 2002 Ford Mustang that I have polished.
Cheers,
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heres the pics:
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Hi Paul,

No noticable increase in road noise over the standard tyres.
In terms of looks, they just have a chunkier tread and so "look the part", though not as chunky as Coopers or BFG's. But they aren't too obvious either.
The roof basket adds a bit of wind noise, though.

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Hi Trev,

They certainly seem to fill the guards well. Had though about getting 235's but was concerned that they might stick out a little from the guards and/or rub on the underside of the guards on full lock particularly when off-road when the suspension is getting a bit of a workout as well.

Have you had any problems with the tyres fouling the guards on full lock?

Are your wheels the same offset and width as the standard Nissan 17" alloys? If so, could you get a photo down the side of the car to see how much they (if any) the tyres stick out from the guards?

Also, did you get a spare in the same size or just keep the old one? Would one of these fit in the spare wheel well?

Cheers,

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Date Registered: 04-2008
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Hey Paul,
One of the first things I did was to go lock to lock and there was no rubbing.
As for in 4wd situations, I'll find out.......
The rims are 17x8 and are offset 30. Seems spot on.
I'll get a pic, but they don't stick outside the guards, close to in line.
As for the spare I still have the standard size tyre. In time, before we go 4wding, I'll get one to be the same diameter on there.

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