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    Hey all new to the site so gday look forward to finding out some more about this vehicles and mods available. First question is our 150 is almost due for rubber and I just want to know biggest tyre you can fit under spare wheel cover? 265/70/17?

    cheers

    275/65R17
    YES
    BFG AT KO
    BFG AT KO2
    Bridgestone D697

    265/70R17
    YES
    Cooper AT3
    Cooper ST
    Dick Cepek Fun Country II
    Dunlop AT22 (on FJ Cruiser rims)
    Goodyear MT/R (just fits, cover doesn't clip all the way round)
    Mickey Thompson ATZ 4 rib
    Mickey Thompson STZ

    NO
    BFG AT KO2
    Cooper ST Maxx
    Dick Cepek Fun Country
    Mickey Thompson ATZ P3

    Some will, some won't
    BFG AT KO
    Last edited by amts; 16-08-2016, 10:48 AM.

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    Originally posted by lang01 View Post
    Hey all new to the site so gday look forward to finding out some more about this vehicles and mods available. First question is our 150 is almost due for rubber and I just want to know biggest tyre you can fit under spare wheel cover? 265/70/17?

    cheers
    Mine doesn't fit with that size. Depends on the tyre though I think as there's some that have managed to get them to fit. Less aggressive tread patterns etc.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Drift View Post
      Mine doesn't fit with that size. Depends on the tyre though I think as there's some that have managed to get them to fit. Less aggressive tread patterns etc.
      thanks mate how about a 255/70/17? just want to know if you can go bigger then 245 and still fit it under the wheel cover. Any who have managed would be great to hear and if so what size. thanks again

      Jon

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      • #4
        Unless you really need the cover for something or specifically like it, just take it off. Then fit what ever size you like (within reason. Some require a spacer to prevent rubbing against the door)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Drift View Post
          Unless you really need the cover for something or specifically like it, just take it off. Then fit what ever size you like (within reason. Some require a spacer to prevent rubbing against the door)
          Hey mate haha yeah I would do that no worries but wifes orders mate she likes the cover on so just trying to keep her happy to

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lang01 View Post
            Hey mate haha yeah I would do that no worries but wifes orders mate she likes the cover on so just trying to keep her happy to
            Yeah good idea that.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Drift View Post
              Mine doesn't fit with that size. Depends on the tyre though I think as there's some that have managed to get them to fit. Less aggressive tread patterns etc.
              Yes it does seems to vary with the pattern - I have the 265/70-17 in a Cooper AT3 which fits fine
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Russell View Post
                Yes it does seems to vary with the pattern - I have the 265/70-17 in a Cooper AT3 which fits fine
                oh right so tread pattern makes a big difference, good to know. After a bit of research last night I worked out I could swap the standard 245/70/17 for 265/65/17 which basically are the same height of 775 but wider same as a 31" basically.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lang01 View Post
                  oh right so tread pattern makes a big difference, good to know. After a bit of research last night I worked out I could swap the standard 245/70/17 for 265/65/17 which basically are the same height of 775 but wider same as a 31" basically.
                  Given the same overall diameter, a narrower taller tyre will perform better off road than a wider shorter tyre. If you want to go the next size up, look at the Wrangler 245/75R17.
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                  • #10
                    How can a taller and shorter tyre have the same diameter. I dont understand your point

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                    • #11
                      Taller and shorter refers to the tyre profile.

                      Eg. A 245/75R17 tyre has a very similar diameter to a 265/70R17.

                      Same with 245/70R17 and 265/65R17.
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                      • #12
                        Hi All,

                        Has anyone been able to fit the cover over
                        a) Cooper ST max 265R70/17
                        b) BFG K0 all terrains 275R65/17
                        c) BFG kK02 all terrains 265R70/17

                        Need some new rubber soon, just trying to work out what will fit under the cover.

                        Thanks
                        Steve
                        Black 2014 GX, with list on things I would like to add.

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                        • #13
                          Watching this with interest. I wanted to buy BF Goodrich 265/70 but the "hand brake" wants to retain the wheel cover. From memory, the standard Grandtrecks are 265/65. They will be lucky to make 40,000 km. I am not keen to take a risk unless I am sure the cover the will fit over the tyre. I can't see people in a tyre business putting tyres on and off my wheel to check out if they fit. Every time I have bought tyres they seem keen to get you in an out quickly.
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                          • #14
                            I have a 150 series with the older Mickey Thompson ATZs in 265/70R/17 (listed as 805mm diameter) and they fit under the wheel cover but it's close. The new MT ATZ P3s in 265/70R/17 are listed at 810mm diameter, I don't know if they would fit.

                            The new BFG KO2 in 265/70R/17 are listed at 804mm diameter so they should fit??
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dreamer View Post
                              The new MT ATZ P3s in 265/70R/17 are listed at 810mm diameter, I don't know if they would fit.
                              The MT P3 in 265/70/R17 don't fit under the cover.

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