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Date Registered: 06-2008
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Michael,
If I were you I would get the Yokohama Geolander , the tyre hazzard warranty is hard to beat and it doesn't matter where you drive them on.


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Date Registered: 08-2012
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Yeah... I'd love to go for the 225/65/17, but I'd need to get it certified for the lease company to reimburse me.

Ian, I already have 235/70/16 A/T's... but my lease company needs something in 17".

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Mods: Pedders Lift Kit, Bash Plates, 16" X-trail Steel Rims, 235/70/16 A/T Tyres, Heavy Duty shock absorbers
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Date Registered: 12-2010
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I purchased 5 x G012s 225/60/17 to remain in the 15mm max increase from the original Dunlop 215/60/17 road tyrews. I Replaced 16 inch spare rim to 17" I purchased from ebay.
Some members have gone for the 225/65/17 for larger diameter with consequent higher road clearance. My car is still under warranty so wanted to remain within 15mm max "just in case".
Like Todd I have also had a tyre replaced free of charge when impact damage caused a bulge in a front tyre. The yokohoma road hazard protection insurance is sure handy.

cheers

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2010 T31 ST-L (S2) CVT Precision Grey.
Tow Bar, bash plates, PEDDERS lift, YOKO GEO AT/S tyres.


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Date Registered: 08-2012
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So Dave,

Are you happy with the performance of the tyres? 225/60/17 is the OEM size of my tyres. No issues lowering the pressures on such thin side wall...

I'm just used to a higher sidewall, as I have a second set i use for off-roading which are 235/70/16... nice and tall emoticon

ANd Todd, for the trip I'll hopefully be with 5 of the GO12's... not sure whether I'll take a second spare/6th tyre with me.

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Date Registered: 08-2011
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Always carry an extra spare for a trip like that. Even if its just a h/t. Mine is a stock Suzuki Vitara Tyre and wheel combo. The size is almost a perfect match for my larger a/t's

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Michael,
I lower the tyre pressure down according to terrain. Down to 16psi on Stockton Beach and I spent a week on Fraser Island running at 18 - 20 psi. No issues that I know off. The impact damage I suffered with one tyre was only noticed several weeks after a forum bush outing where I lowered tyres down to 28psi. Not sure what caused the impact damage or when.

My T31 series 2 came with OEM Dunlops 215/60/17 (diam 689.8mm) Later series T31s such as yours came with 225/60/17 (diam 701.8mm).
So even if you or I go to the 225/65/17 (diam 724mm) then we have exceeded the 15mm allowed increase. As stated previously however, others have done it and are happy with their choice.

I believe later still again T31 exys came with OEM 18inch rims. Don't know what tyre profile was provided to remain within spec.

cheers again

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Tow Bar, bash plates, PEDDERS lift, YOKO GEO AT/S tyres.


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Dave,

I can't remember the profile of the 18"s, just remember that their OD is 705mm. As that is the largest tyre that can be fitted to my car stock (as both Series 4 and 5 have them), i can go up to 15mm from that - i.e. 720mm.

Anyway... for those looking at strong offroad tyres, I have finally found an LT construction that will fit (whether legal or not is up to you!): the Bridgestone Dueler D697 in 235/70/16LT
 http://www.bridgestone.com.au/tyres/treads/d697.aspx

Soooooo tempting

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Mods: Pedders Lift Kit, Bash Plates, 16" X-trail Steel Rims, 235/70/16 A/T Tyres, Heavy Duty shock absorbers
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The profile of the 18's in the TL and Ti are 225/55 - 18.

Only a few manufacturers make them in this size but the list is growing - these are the few I've researched.

Dunlop 7000 (OEM fitted and for a long time not available in Australia, but recently I found a Beaurepaires that was able to get them, apparently)

Cooper CS4 (From all reports a brilliant tyre albeit not exactly cheap - my choice next tyre replacement time)

Yokohama Geolander AT/S (Again, from most reports a very good tyre)

Bridgestone D400 (apparently for someone who spends most time on the road)

Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport

Bridgestone Dueler D684

Continental ContiCrossCOntact UHP

Falken ZE912

Toyo Versado CUV

Kumho KL21

MAxxis HP-600 Bravo





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Date Registered: 08-2012
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Spoke to Rego ACT and a signatory engineer.

Both said no to having tyres >15mm under the new VSB 14 (NCOP) rules. No engineering certificate is issuable.

So I have a choice now, to switch to the GO12's:
17" 225/60/17
16" 215/70/16

What do you guys think, better to go for width or for tyre wall height?

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Mods: Pedders Lift Kit, Bash Plates, 16" X-trail Steel Rims, 235/70/16 A/T Tyres, Heavy Duty shock absorbers
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Date Registered: 06-2008
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For off road, tyre height, for on road, tyre width.
All depending on what you want to use them for.

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HERE is my old 2008 T31, ST Series1

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