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Date Registered: 02-2008
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Re: Thinking about oversized tyres on T31


They look awesome.

I think my decision is coming down to a few brands now.

Regards Scot

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Date Registered: 08-2008
Location: Mornington Peninsula,Victoria
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Hi T31 owners!

Just checking back in to see what everyone is doing regarding AT tyres on 17 inch factory alloys. I just went past 2 tyre dealers that had zero legal options for me.

Is the Yokohama AT still the only tyre available? Charles, are you happy with your Yokies?

Anyone else with 17's changed tyres yet??

I eagerly await your responses!!

Thanks

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Date Registered: 09-2008
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Hi Fangios
I've gone to Michelin 225/65/17, so far they've done the best part of 22000Kms (on road use only) and the fronts register nearly 4mm of tread.
The only thing I've noticed is tyat my fuel consumption has decreased by 4%.
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Date Registered: 10-2008
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Just spoken with a Cooper dealer about the 235 60 17s ..... did not recommend and would not fit these tyres. Only recommended the CS4 Touring in the same size as stock!

Mentioned something about a gearing ratio?

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Date Registered: 10-2008
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OK ... so after talking with a few tyre dealers in Sydney I've decided to go with Yokohama V802's (225/55/R17) $305 per tyre.

The other issue is that there aren't too many companies making tyres in 215/60/17 or 225/55/17 yet ..... this should change as the demand increases over the next 12 months.

I'd love to have a taller fatter tyre, however my understanding is that for insurance purposes the rolling diameter must remain the same AND you are only legally allowed to go up one size.

I would hate to have gone to 235/60's .... have an accident only to discover that I'm no longer insured 'cause of my tyre size?

Ground clearance is not an issue for me however the weight load of the tyre is and the Yoko's give me an extra 115kgs per tyre.

So for those of you that have up-sized .... you should check with your insurance company just to be sure your still covered.

Good luck.



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Date Registered: 07-2008
Location: Brisvegas, Australia
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The guys on the "bigger" (vehicle size wise) Nissan forums are having the same problems with the new Pathfinder. Word of a new Cooper AT tyre apparently coming out is getting around (furphies so far), but most are heading towards 16" rims and new rubber.
Universal problem at the moment unfortunately


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i just had a good chat with a Beurepairs shop, the guy seemed to know what he was talking about as far as the technical side of things go.
He agreed that there are not too many tyres in the standard size to choose from, and that in SA changing the size more than 15mm will affect not only the steering and handling, but also likely affect the insurance as the car wont be roadworthy (he used a different word)

He said they have 2 to choose from, the standard Dunlop ST20 that comes stock, or a bridgestone tyre which is a closed tread type tyre, making it good for road, but not good for offroad or sand.

Bob Janes have access to both the Standard DUnlop, and the Yokohama GO12 AT tyres which look pretty good too.

City Discount Tyres offer Dunlop ST20, Bridgestone (road tyres), Maxxis, Pirelli and Toyo MP4. He recommended the standard Dunlop ST20 as the best for road/beach without changing the tyre size (he said the same warnings about oversizing the tyres).

My Dunlop ST20's are getting pretty close to the wear mark after 30,000km so ill have to replace them soon (possibly before the Sydney trip for safety's sake) but ill change them for a tyre of a similar size

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Date Registered: 08-2008
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Check out this online calculator to compare what different size wheels does to your car..

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

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Date Registered: 05-2009
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Just have a question ? when looking at increasing tyre size by a max of 15mm is that sidewall, radius or diameter that you are talking about.
Thanks

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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
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It would be the rolling diameter of the tyre Mick.

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