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Date Registered: 12-2010
Location: Macquarie Fields SYDNEY
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Re: Thinking about oversized tyres on T31


Michael, you gain 6mm in tyre diameter with the 215/70/16 (708mm) compared to the 225/60/17 (702mm) but that 6mm gain is only a 3mm ground clearance increase. Is it worth considering?? perhaps!

On the other hand you gain 10mm tyre width with the 17".
As stated previously, my T31 cam with OEM 215/60/17 and I found them quite OK on the road and they were the tyres I had on when I toured Fraser Island. I got 40,000 km out of them before I decided to go for the larger AT/S tyres.

So I got the best of both worlds I believe when I changed to 225/60/17 AT/S. I got both the tyre width increase and the height increase. I also have the 2 extra 17" genuine alloy rims I purchased from ebay giving me 2 same size spares as road tyres. Good for long trips etc.

I guess it's up to you now to make the decision based on rim sizes available to you and whether you want spare as same size as road wheels/tyres etc etc. The 3mm road height increase seems a miniscule issue to me.

cheers

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


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Date Registered: 08-2012
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Thanks for the feedback. Ill stick with the oem size of 225/60/17 in the GO12's. I've got 6 months to find 2 alloys. Too much pain for so little gain.

Ill use my A/T 235/70/16s down for offroad stuff, and sell the steel 16's after I've used them up.

Ill get 5 or 6 of the GO12s a week or 2 before the Uluru trip and sell off my essentially newish Dunlop tyres which have about 5000km on them and are in the garage. At least there's a Yokohama dealer in Alice springs if I destroy a tyre. Is there some sort of policy that you have to buy from an approved yoko dealer to get the tyre warrant certificate?

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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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Michael. An extract from the Yokohoma Australia web site is as follows:-

"Do you want to protect your new 4WD tyres against damage? Yokohama Geolandar tyres have got you covered on and off the road.

Purchase 2 or more Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S (G051) or A/T-S (G012) tyres and receive a Geolandar Road Hazard Protection certificate free of charge to protect your tyres from unexpected road hazard damage including;
Staking,
Impact Fractures,
Cuts and
Accidental Kerb Damage.

The Road Hazard Certificate gives you Australia-Wide cover at participating
Bob Jane T-marts Ph. 132625,
Yokohama Network Dealers Ph. 131509 and
Tyres & More Stores Ph. 13MORE."

Michael,
Note the 3 participating company names mentioned above. So if your Yokohoma dealer is part of the Yokohoma dealer network then you can get the free Road Hazard protection. If they don't know anything about it then get them to ring their Yokohoma rep in first instance.

If you "google" yokohoma road hazard protection then you will find all the details/conditions etc.

cheers and best of luck in finding the 17" alloys on ebay. I waited quite a while and then another forum member alerted me to an ebay sale.



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


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Date Registered: 01-2013
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I have read through the thread and it seems that the earlier t31's have 215 widths? My s3 has 225/60/17. Can I up size to some A/T tyres to 225/70/17 without fender clearance issues?

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Date Registered: 08-2011
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Re: Thinking about oversized tyres on T31


You're right they did change the tyre width I think from series II to series III. As for fitting 225/70/17, I have a 40mm lift and 225/65/17 tyres and I had to bolt back the internal fender to make sure it cleared. Now there is only a couple of mm clearance (at most) when the front springs are compressed and on full steering lock. They might fit but I would expect some minor rubbing as a minimum.

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Hi, after reading posts in this thread I am a bit confused on what max tyre diameter can the t31 take. In the first posts whisk8 stated 235/65/17 (29" diameter) is just right for t31. However in the post above 225/65/17 (28.5" diameter) seems to have rubbing issues even with 40mm lift (unless fender bolted back).
Can someone please clarify? Thanks.

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Date Registered: 03-2012
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I'll start by saying that I have aggressive tread 235/70/16's on my xtrail.. and I had some very serious issues with scrubbing (couldn't even manouver on flat surfaces without constant rubbing/wear). I had to do something similiar to Todd along the lines of bolting the fender back, however I also had to use a grinder on the body and some cutting/re-shaping of the front wheel-wells. Keeping in mind that within manufacturer's allowances, my tyre is also slightly bigger than the size it is listed as and has the aggressive lugs etc. In saying all that, I highly recommend you steer clear of 235/60/17, and considering the 235/65/17 size you're looking at actually has a 2mm (0.1") larger overall diameter than that of the 235/70/16, you're only going to make your life difficult if you go with that size. The maximum recommended size by other xtrail owners (as you can clearly see above) is 225/65/17, and would probably still require a 40mm lift. Ultimately the decision is yours to make, and all the information you need is right here.

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Date Registered: 08-2012
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Hi Kurt,

I too was a bit dubious about Whisk8 comments. I have 235/70/16 A/T (not as aggressive as Ian's), and there's a touch of scrubbing at full lock (nothing too worrying). There is no way I'd get these wheels on without the lift.

I'm actually thinking - maybe its the offset of the rims thats making a difference as well, as mine are +35 and Ian has +40 or +45 - and therefore moves the rims centre line away from the car... when turning, it brings the edge of the tyre closer to the wheel arch.

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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: 01-2013
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Thanks for clarifications. I guess I'll settle for 225/65r17. Found a local agent from whom I can order the Yokohama Geolandar AT. This tyre seems quite popular around here and one of the few brands I found that make an all terrain in this size.

Out of curiosity, anyone knows the offset of the standard Nissan 17" wheel?

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Date Registered: 08-2011
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Standard offset is 40 Kurt

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