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  1. #321
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorney View Post
    Just replaced the std wheels/tyres with a set of Coopers ATT 235/60/17 on CSA Ranger rims, great improvement in ride and handling, hoping to get the 60,000k's they advertise.
    Nice, how do they look?

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    Yeah, very happy with them, black against the white van, they sit 20mm wider.

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    Travelled up north on some slightly rocky dirt roads recently, 3 punctures over a week (2 Conti's/1 Hankook). My fault, didn't drop pressures and probably going too fast for the conditions.
    One Conti destroyed before i realised.
    T5 Tyres 17" what is available in OZ-img_20200822_184036318-600x800-jpg

    Anyway, replaced two fronts with Goodyear Cargo Vector 2's 215/60/17. Will see how they go. $230 each, fitted
    Last edited by Rebuild; 26-10-2020 at 09:58 AM.
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    2 Conti's/1 Hankook
    Bummer ... how old/km had they done?

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    About 25K on the Contis, unsure on the Hankook. Still have one Conti left on the van(25K) and it's not far off the limit, might get to 30K but i doubt it.

    Update Oct2020
    Had a slow leak in the remaining Conti (tubeless plug repair), and as it's nearly done anyway, replaced with a cheap Nankang Toursport 235/55x17 103 for $130 fitted, till i can fit 60 series profiles all round
    Last edited by Rebuild; 26-10-2020 at 09:59 AM.
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    Gonna throw my two bobs worth in here just for reference to this wanting to run All Terrain tyres.

    I fitted Toyo Open Country A/T II LT 245/65r17 on my lifted 4Mo LWB van in November 2016.

    I am about to finally replace them after 70,000kms!

    I am running them on 17x7.5in rims with a ET+30 offset, no rubbing front or rear.

    New tyres are same model Toyo as above but in a wider/taller profile of 265/65r17, why, because I can.

    My van is used daily as a work vehicle carrying a constant load over 500kgs, GVM is nearly 2900kgs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markee View Post
    Gonna throw my two bobs worth in here just for reference to this wanting to run All Terrain tyres.

    I fitted Toyo Open Country A/T II LT 245/65r17 on my lifted 4Mo LWB van in November 2016.

    I am about to finally replace them after 70,000kms!

    I am running them on 17x7.5in rims with a ET+30 offset, no rubbing front or rear.

    New tyres are same model Toyo as above but in a wider/taller profile of 265/65r17, why, because I can.

    My van is used daily as a work vehicle carrying a constant load over 500kgs, GVM is nearly 2900kgs
    Do you know what's the impact of such big tyres have on the gearbox, CV joints etc? Also, is such a big increase in tyre diameter legal in Victoria? AFAIK, Queensland only allows for 50mm diameter increase without engineering.
    2015 Transporter T5 TDI400 LWB 4Motion, Diff Lock, Rough Road Suspension, Pop Top

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwT5 View Post
    Do you know what's the impact of such big tyres have on the gearbox, CV joints etc? Also, is such a big increase in tyre diameter legal in Victoria? AFAIK, Queensland only allows for 50mm diameter increase without engineering.
    Long term the wear may increase but going by most modified 4wd's out there I am not concerned, also same goes with the legality of it all. There are plenty of easy targets other than a tradie van with marginally larger tyres to attraction attention.
    As for the insurance issue, that is my choice and I assume that risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markee View Post
    Long term the wear may increase but going by most modified 4wd's out there I am not concerned, also same goes with the legality of it all. There are plenty of easy targets other than a tradie van with marginally larger tyres to attraction attention.
    As for the insurance issue, that is my choice and I assume that risk.
    Fair enough. For me, the overall height is my main concern. I like to keep it well under 2.1 meter so that I can go into most car parks. Currently, I might have 40mm clearance. My next set will most likely be Coopers ATT 235/60/R17.
    2015 Transporter T5 TDI400 LWB 4Motion, Diff Lock, Rough Road Suspension, Pop Top

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