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Date Registered: 06-2008
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Hi Ian, here are some 15' tyre sizes in mud pattern for you.
Got these off the Jax website.

BFG KM2 215/75R15
Hankook Dynapro MT RT03 215/75R/15
Maxxis MT-753 Bravo 205/75R/15, 215/75R/15, 235/75R/15
Maxxis MT-762 Bighorn 235/75R/15


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Date Registered: 03-2012
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I know all those sizes from memory now, Tony. I've been doing extensive research into them for quite a while, which is why I opted for using my spare 15" steel set, only to find that they don't fit over the T31 front brake calipers. So we already know (now) that I cannot use 15" anymore, so why the suggestion/selection of 15" mud tyres?

After much deliberation I think I'll be going with the hankook dynapro's (like previously ordered but in 15" size) IF Jax is actually able to get them in (will find out today why the two sites conflict), otherwise it will be the bfg mud-terrains. I simply don't have any other choices without the overall diameter being too big for the wheel-well, or shipping a set of tyres from the states (not really keen on that idea, sorry Michael). Will know by the end of the day what I'm doing! While this is all going down I'll be frantically hunting for a cheap set of 16" rims too, haha, I could swear there's wind in my ears from my brain going at 200km/h..

*fingers crossed*

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Check Gumtree (as suggested by Michael) and eBay for cheap 16" X-Trail wheels and tyres.

P.S. Guys, please don't post link to eBay auction or Gumtree listings on the forum as these links go dead after a while. If you want, you can share those links by PM instead.

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Just an update: I finally managed to get the 235/70/16s onto the car! (was waiting on an appropriate set of wheels). It's important to note however, that even with the king springs 35-40mm lift, the mud-flaps removed, AND a smaller offset rim, they do lightly scrub on full lock. They are a relatively aggressive offroad/mud tyre, so I suppose that can also be taken into consideration with the lack of breathing room, per se.

Here's the only area it comes into contact with the plastic/flexible guard, located at the rear of the front wheel-well:Image
and although it is of no concern safety-wise, I'll be removing/cutting/moulding the required 5mm or so from the intruding guard, to ensure that there are no longer-term issues with tyre wear or accidental-pulling-the-guards-off under more strenuous articulation.

Otherwise, the car looks stunning with the wheel well having been filled and the stance/track of the car being greatly improved. Just to give anyone reading, an idea of what such a meaty tyre looks like on an exy, here she is!
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Hankook Dynapro MT 235/70R16:
Great on-road handling, exceptional traction off the beaten track, but not as great in the wet (you can't have everything, can you). The increased road noise is minimal for such an aggressive tyre. Luckily for me I've just finished sound-insulating the car, so I've no genuine complaints for this tyre.

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How far are they sticking out from the fenders? Can you take a side shot?

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You just need the mud sprayed up on the sides of the Xy now Ian.
They will get a little noisy as they wear and the compound hardens up a little but you won't even notice.
Love it.

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Exactly what I thought when I first laid eyes on the car at the tyre shop, Tony. I've been itching to wash the monster as it's been over a week now, but I'm also hoping to get over to Pokolbin State Forest this weekend with Todd & co, so I think I'll save the behavioural ocd for the filthy state the monster will be in after that (fingers crossed).

Jalal, that is exactly what I attempted to do when I got home and took a few photos for the forum, although they didn't turn out to be a very accurate portrayal. All the same, here is a few that should give you a decent idea. I would say (from real life ogling, not the photos) that it's a good 10mm or so, but that is only from the top of the fender.. It obviously looks a lot further on the sides/bottom due to the mud-flaps having been removed, but in saying that, it can also vary greatly depending on what angle you look at it. The second photo is a perfect example.
Image Image Image Image
I hope the excess of photos isn't a problem, I'm just not great at taking photos and figure that collectively they will give an accurate picture of what to expect from this wheel/tyre combo.

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Good stuff Ian, they're not sticking out all that much and I reckon you should now invest in a set of fender flares (possibly from JAOS in Japan) to give your exy that JAOS off-road look.

The wheels and tyres look awesome indeed!

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Date Registered: 08-2011
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Good stuff Ian. What offset wheels have you got there?

Nevermind. Just saw your other post. With the lower offset I think you will find that when compressed and at full lock the tyres will scrub the inside plastic in the wheel arch. My tyres are smaller than yours and I had to bolt the plastic back a little. Something to consider while you are sorting the plastic where the mud flap was.

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Date Registered: 08-2012
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Also, the front springs should still settle a bit higher, further increasing the space between the tyre and wheel arch.

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