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I can get a set real cheap - Is a 60 vs 65 going to make a difference???

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Yes, it will make a difference:

When speedometer reads 60mph (96.6km/h) actual speed will be 58.1mph (93.5km/h): 3.2% slower.

Please use the Tyre Size Calculator found in the Technical Section of our main site.



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quote:

FLY00A wrote:
I can get a set real cheap - Is a 60 vs 65 going to make a difference???

Oscar



Yes, it will make a difference:

When speedometer reads 60mph (96.6km/h) actual speed will be 58.1mph (93.5km/h): 3.2% slower.

Please use the Tyre Size Calculator found in the Technical Section of our main site.




Thanks mate.
I dont mind about the speedo being out. I have done a search and I see you had 235/60/16's on your Xtrail? Anyone got experience with a 235/70/16 tyre?


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Well Oscar, if you're not worried about the speedo being out, you can fit any tyre size you like really emoticon

The 235/60/16 I had were only 0.3% different to the factory size, so the speedo was spot on and it does make a difference when there is a speed gun pointing at you.

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Well Oscar, if you're not worried about the speedo being out, you can fit any tyre size you like really emoticon

The 235/60/16 I had were only 0.3% different to the factory size, so the speedo was spot on and it does make a difference when there is a speed gun pointing at you.




I should re-phrase my question emoticon Im more concerned about rubbing etc on the standard suspension height



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Hi all

Haven't been around here for a long time, so hey again to all the old faces and howdy to the new ones.

I've staked one of my front tyres, which was nearly down to the wear indicators anyway, and the rears aren't far behind. These are the factory Bridgestones that came with the 16" Ti mags I bought second-hand.

I think I'll go for some A/Ts this time, as I'm now doing more off-roading with a 4WD Club. From the info I've found so far, I've narrowed it down to 2 -

- Bridgeys D694, 235/60R16 - quoted $297 ea.
- Goodrich ATs, maybe 225/70R16 (seem to be popular on here) - haven't quoted yet.

If anyone has any comments on either of these tyres, or any other brand/size suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

Cheers
Brenton

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Welcome back Brenton. Long time no speak mate and hop you're doing well.

You have done well with the factory bridgestones to last that long and especially that you bought them second hand.

As you probably know I had (still have as a spare set) 16" alloys with the Bridgestone D694 tyres that are size 235/60/16 and I found them perfect for off-roading, but I can't say that I liked driving around the city with them, as they're a bit noisy and will eventually get to you (even though you may not notice that when you first put them on)

Being 235 wide profile tyre, they did impact on my fuel economy as well, but not much. However handling was much better than the 215 factory size.

I have not used them on sand, so I can't say how they'll handle sand, as the tread is quite aggressive, so I'd expect they'll trap sand in them and will be a bit heavy.

That's my experience with the D694's and I'll let the BFG Club boyz fill you in on the Goodrich LOL emoticon

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We just bought some Cooper CS4s. Just slightly over $200 but they are supposed to text me every 3 months for a free balance and rotation. Hasnt happened yet but I havent checked if its 3 months yet though. Seems like yesterday when ya get old..*L*


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Thanks for the info Jalal.

I had a look at the SA regulations and it said that the overall wheel and tyre diameter cannot vary by more than 15mm from the largest tyre on the placard.

Not having the placard in front of me, I am just assuming that the Ti's 215/65R16 is the largest listed, and that's roughly 685mm in diameter I believe.

This rules out any Goodrich A/Ts, as the 215/70R16 is about 20mm bigger in diameter (205mm), let alone the 225/70s I was looking at.

Interestingly, I can't find anything in my car insurance PDS about tyres, or even keeping the car legal and roadworthy...

So it looks like I'll be dropping $1.2k on a set of D694s... ouch.

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Me again - I've decided not to be such a goody-two-shoe nancy-pants and am going for some 215/70s. A little bit more ride height is always good!

The BFGs were $235, but the tyre guy also suggested Pirelli Scorpion STRs, which are out for $199. He said they're much quieter, without too much compromise on the A/T side. So I've booked it in for Saturday, unless anyone has any suggestions as to why I shouldn't..?

Thanks
Brenton

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get the bfgs. I almost got the scorpians, but the bfgs will last alot longer and be far better off road.

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