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  • Just had a day out on the tracks and they tick all the boxs. no rubbing no traction lights, Handled it all extremely well. Sort of like the look of the ZR wheels too

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4369/...a429b30d_z.jpg
    Last edited by Phs; 17-09-2017, 09:27 PM.

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    • Hi all, currently running 275/65/18 on my 2011 VX with out any issues, Was looking at upgrading to a set of MT. Looking at a set of Federal Tyre's.

      Is any one running these or anyone know if l will have issues with fitting these. ( cant afford tyre's and rims to drop down to 17)

      Thanks

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      • Hi all. Picking up a 2018 VX in a couple of weeks and would like to replace the stock tyres with BFG AT KO2s. Has anyone tried fitting 265/65R18s to the new model, without a lift?

        The 65s are $50 cheaper than the 60s on Tyresales at the moment, and extra bit of loft they'll give will be welcome.

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        • I have just had 285/60/18 BFG KO2 on my 2014 Kakadu , no problems and looks the goods. No lift yet

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          • Hey, just a question to the guys who have fit BFG 2KO's 265/65/18, can anyone confirm if the spare wheel cover fits over these? 2018 VX getting them put on and want to keep the cover.

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            • Hi All,

              Good day.
              Ive been reading this thread and it seems like there is no mention of the size that i want. I have a 2014 Kakadu with r18 rims. I want to upgrade to a taller tyre and i dont have a lift kit (that will be for the near future).
              With people saying they put 275/65 r18 and 285/60 r 18, and seems like they dont have an issue with it, have anyone tried to put on 265/70 r18? why is it there is no mention of this size in this thread? are there any issues in putting that size?
              Thanks in advance for any inputs.
              -vince

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              • Hi 19vince19 did you ever try 265/70 18?

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                • Originally posted by Graydog View Post
                  After careful study Pradopoint threads I fitted BFG 265/65/18 before the big trip last year. Some seriously damaging roads in the Kimberleys (eg Mitchell Plateau), Cape Leveque, and then across the Gibson to Alice through various tracks. I consider the BFG's the best insurance I could have had. Had two spares on the roof and one on the back, never touched. The same four tyres brought me home 17,000 km later. I saw a lot of carnage with other well known brands. Only problem was when I went to rotate them when I got home. There was large bits of rubber missing from the knobs on the rear treads so much that they could not be successfully balanced on the front. All is well with 60,000 km on those tyres now and still looking like a good 20k to go. I say they are excellent value.
                  The other best insurance was new Bilstein shocks and Dobinson springs with lift from Zordos in Brisbane. With 200kg on the roof and a full load inside it never bottomed out once through the washouts. PS throw away the wheel cover and bracket, it's only a flimsy bit of plastic.
                  Did these fit the factory VX/Kakadu 18" rims without issues and no need for a suspension lift? Do they still make a current equivalent? Mat

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                  • Also, I found a set of Falken Wildpeak AT3W (by all reports a really good tyre) at a good price, however they are 265/65/r18, as opposed to the OEM Dunlop Grandtrek 265/60r18 they'll replace. Any issues I should anticipate here on our 2015 VX 150 D4D, or a good option for uor 5 week trip from Vic to Central Aus?
                    Cheers! Mat

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                    • Originally posted by mat-with-one-t View Post
                      Also, I found a set of Falken Wildpeak AT3W (by all reports a really good tyre) at a good price, however they are 265/65/r18, as opposed to the OEM Dunlop Grandtrek 265/60r18 they'll replace. Any issues I should anticipate here on our 2015 VX 150 D4D, or a good option for uor 5 week trip from Vic to Central Aus?
                      Cheers! Mat
                      No issues except for increase in fuel consumption. If it was an extra 1L/100km and the life of the tyres was 100k km, then expect to use 1000L more of fuel and at $1.50/L, that's at a cost of $15k for just 13mm clearance under the diff that you will never need towing your camper around.
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                      • 1000l at $1.5 per/l is $1500 not $15K. I take 5 years to do 100,000Km. $300 a year in fuel isn’t too much to worry about.

                        Originally posted by amts View Post

                        No issues except for increase in fuel consumption. If it was an extra 1L/100km and the life of the tyres was 100k km, then expect to use 1000L more of fuel and at $1.50/L, that's at a cost of $15k for just 13mm clearance under the diff that you will never need towing your camper around.
                        Phil

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                        • I have decided to replace the 19" tyres coming on my new Prado VX with ROH Invader 17x9 rims and Terrafirma Rugged Terrain 265/65R17 120/117S tyres.

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                          • Originally posted by Wizzbang View Post
                            I have decided to replace the 19" tyres coming on my new Prado VX with ROH Invader 17x9 rims and Terrafirma Rugged Terrain 265/65R17 120/117S tyres.
                            I'd be just checking the legalities of that first. Have it signed off by your local transport dept as OK, otherwise it gives insurance an Out in a claim. Ive done similar on my 200 and had to have it OK'd thru the transport engineering dept for Insurance to cover me.

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                            • Originally posted by Piggy View Post

                              I'd be just checking the legalities of that first. Have it signed off by your local transport dept as OK, otherwise it gives insurance an Out in a claim. Ive done similar on my 200 and had to have it OK'd thru the transport engineering dept for Insurance to cover me.
                              Piggy, can you elaborate. Cant, we change the wheels. I am also picking my vx next month and am not a fan of new 19" rims.
                              what are my options to go 18."
                              Last edited by wingrider; 22-07-2021, 06:05 PM.

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                              • My understanding is that, provided your outer tyre diameter remains with 50mm of the original spec, you’re ok with any combo. Anyone happy to back that info?

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