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  • #16
    Hey Tonz , For four tires, fitted and balanced it set me back $780 over here in WA.

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    • #17
      thanks hogey 66 ,thats interesting , cracks on the side wall due to the tire pressure too low , what??? most people do keep there tires under 40 psi, i do not but most do, to have a smoother ride, i tend to keep them at 40 psi and get better fuel economy. thats just me though , i didn't know there were other reasons for it....... so the nitto grapplers seem a good choise , at about $191.25 a piece

      interesting about the deserd hawks though. , a 40% loss of tire usage makes them a more expensive tyre in the long run .... I may have to rethink about considering them.

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      • #18
        My Maxxis are AT700 and we're $280 a pop, same price as the Duellers.
        I run at least 45 in my tyres, car goes better and ride doesn't improve until I'm down to 20psi.
        Cracked side wall ??? How many miles,
        i'm mostly highway so prefer a highway pattern. Something with big lugs is asking for a broken rear window plus they tend to heel/toe badly.
        Anyone heard of low rolling resistance 4x tyres?
        Mrs car came factory fitted, I thought it was a gymick but after replacing them with Michelin, big mistake. Lost half a litre per 100 and car just feels sluggish. Can't wait to replace them. Last Michelins for me.

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        • #19
          I got an email this morning that https://www.tyresales.com.au are having a 20% off sale, so there's lots of bargains to be had.

          OP for your requirements take a look at the Pirelli Scorpion ATR, fantastic tyre.
          2007 120 GXL D4D 6sp Man - My Rig https://www.pradopoint.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24945&d=1487341201

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          • #20
            All cheap car parts tend to cause problems sooner or later. It's better to save for some time and then purchase. Same is the case with tires.

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            • #21
              GOODRIDESL369 SUV OFF-ROAD265/70R16 121QWas $193 now $154 each

              12 months interest free.
              Pay just $0.42 a day*


              these Goodride seem to have a fairly good review s, this is the price on the tyre sales with there discount $616
              thanks low range for the heads up ....
              Any opinions on goodride??
              Last edited by Tonz; 19-06-2018, 07:43 PM.

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              • #22
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                265/70/16 AUSTONE SP-306

                reviews are really good 4.5 4.8 depending and life time fabrication garentee. , if that mean anything at all . at a price of a tyre $136, i think im fairly convinced with them , any one ever tried them??? ,it would be great to hear your review on them


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                • #23
                  so would you believe it . i decided to get my ball joints and front end checked before buying tyres and i get there at the mechanic shop and strait away the radiator starts leaking , its just leaking out of the top chamber like from a pin hole ,,,,and as for the frount end , the steering rack is loose , not loose cuz of the bolts but of the support bushes , it slides left and right as you turn /push on the wheel forward and back , with the front end jacked up of course...no wonder the front tyres are buggered and deformed .... just ordered online . radiator 169 and bushes 85 smackaroos...

                  well i could feel like a shit from the unexpected costs , but then again in a mounths time , a frazer Is . trip is on the cards ,so imagine a breakdown there???
                  so a blessing today ,it has saved me from a sure thing breakdown ...

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                  • #24




                    finally new boots on . they are not as bulky as i expected , they have a fairly smooth ride to them a light road noise , and as for grip i took them to the round about that i have always slid around with my old tyres where normally a bit of wet and hold on to your seats! , but these austones didnt do anything other than grip , so i went around again and gunned it in the round about and they just gripped well ...So so far so good , new they are ok , We will see how they are with some serous klms on them , but for now for $544 they seem like a "more than fair" cheapo buy. In a mounths time I"m going to frazer and i will give an up date on that with these austones

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                    • #25
                      Oh btw as you can see im missing some hub caps , anyone know where i can find some , i didnt find any on ebay , they are round with no slots for the stud nutz

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                      • #26
                        Iím on my 2nd set of cheap Chinese tyres. Iím currently running Goodride MTís on the rear and CF Comforser MTís on the front which are a directional tyre. These tyres cost me $190 ea. Previously I ran Summit Mudhog MTís all round when they were cheaper at $200 a tyre. Due to popularity theyíre mire expensive nowadays. The off-road traction for me is no different between the cheaper & more expensive tyres. Iíve never had a puncture with an MT tyre. When I go off-roading I always air down to 18 psi. The last puncture I had was in a Pirelli Scorpion AT tyre that the car had on when I bought it in 2007. I wasnít running correct pressures when off-roading then though and got a flat when 4wding with 28 psi. Iíve taken the cheapie tyres to a few 4wd parks, Cape York twice fully loaded, Sundown NP a few times where the the tracks are pure granite rock. I tested the side walls pretty well there on a couple of tight turns on the loop track where there was a sharp rock1.5 feet high that was difficult to avoid but the sidewalks resisted it well I thought. My alloys were nicely gouged though. My friends were impressed haha. As for on manners the cheaper tyres are perfectly fine in my experience.
                        98 GXL 3.4L V6: TJM 2" lift, Airtec snorkel, TJM T15 steel bull bar, T-Max winch, 32in MT's, 4 x breathers & some other stuff, ODO = 385,000km.

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                        • #27
                          I tend to agree with you Brett,
                          the new cheapo austones i bought , did really well in the round abouts as before i was sliding around , also the frazer trip was easy as with most of the trip at 20 psi without engaging the 4x4 . the fuel did nt change from before , so over all so far great im happy and with more money in my pocket . ..
                          im impressed at the cape york trip you did though , just goes to show there are some good cheapos out there ...

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