Tyre swap.... (255/85r16)

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Re: Tyre swap.... (255/85r16)

Post by Tinus lotz » 13 Jan 2017 06:33

Jy ga lekke was daar :lol:

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Re: Tyre swap.... (255/85r16)

Post by Herrie » 13 Jan 2017 07:00

Ek dink jy het lekker daar gery! :thumbup:
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Re: Tyre swap.... (255/85r16)

Post by SJC » 09 Mar 2018 08:31

Two of my tyres was quite badly worn, so needed to replace them. (stuffed them up when towing the patrol bakkie on a-frame to pretoria...long story :redface: )

Due to avaibillity issues with 255/85r16, especially on the second hand/used tyre market, decided to try 285/75r16.
Found a set of KM2's for R5k :thumbup:
They have worked, got some chips, minor cuts, two plugs between the four tyres. But If I can get 20k km out of them I am happy...

Fitted these on the 6.5j patrol bakkie rims,. Due to the offset, used 30mm spacers to keep them from rubbing when at flex.
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Re: Tyre swap.... (255/85r16)

Post by SJC » 13 Mar 2018 21:12

Observation so far wrt to going from 255/85r16 to 285/75r16:
1. vehicle feels slighltly more sluggish
2. have not measured fuel consumption yet, hope there will not be too much of a big difference.
3. I still believe a thinner tyre is a better option for an all round 4x4 tyre. ( i see the nissan red lined rally team use 235/85r16's on their Navaras (even for dune driving)... :surprised: )
4. 285's definitely looks the part, especially on a lifted GU. On a patrol without wheel flares, patrol pickup or even a gq I don think it will make much difference in the looks department... :oldtimer:
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Re: Tyre swap.... (255/85r16)

Post by Kiri » 13 Mar 2018 22:40

Few years back I went from 305/70R16 to 255/85R16 on a 105 Cruiser, different brand tyres but both 33" MT's.
For me the 255's were better in all driving

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