Larger tyres for 08 GV

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Larger tyres for 08 GV

Unread post by jmzuk » March 11th, 2009, 8:24 pm

Just looking at getting some larger tyres for my GV, and was wondering if anybody has fitted 245/70/16 to their standard height GV. Standard size is 225/70/16 so its only about an inch bigger in diameter so I wouldn't expect it to rub on much (then again haven't done it so don't know). The tyres are BFG A/T's if that helps out with an answer.

Also ODA1 are you still doing the lifted springs and shocks for these? If so what am I looking at for a 2inch lift.

Cheers All, Thanks in advance.
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Unread post by GV88 » March 17th, 2009, 3:08 am

I did consider fitting a larger size but legal limit is only 15mm larger than std in QLD. The 245 will rubbed against the rear fenders when compressed. Have you considered fitting the 235 instead and keeping it legal, it will still give you 15mm more clearance.

Let me know how you go with ODA1's lift kit. interesting to find out if the ride improves.

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Unread post by jmzuk » March 17th, 2009, 2:24 pm

Thanks for that, now that you mention it I did over look the legalities of that size. It was just that there were a set of BFG A/Ts in 245 on Ebay that I was looking at.

235/70/16 seem to be hard to find second hand thats all. I just want a set of tyres for off road and keep the standards for on road.

As far as the suspension goes haven't heard from ODA1 yet.

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Unread post by GV88 » March 17th, 2009, 11:19 pm

jmzuk wrote:As far as the suspension goes haven't heard from ODA1 yet.

Cheers
He also frequent the GV forum.
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Unread post by ODA1 » August 6th, 2009, 8:25 pm

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Unread post by synsies1000 » October 11th, 2009, 10:01 am

i just bought my 2006 grand vitara 4 door with BFG's 235/70/16 already fitted. the GV defintely needs a lift after its first 4by drive, i ripped off the plastic scrub plates and dented the exhaust. most of it was thru following other larger vehicles with a deeper tread. i checked the clearance from the plastic scrub plates to the ground and found it at 200mm( thats with the BFG's on it). whats the normal clearance with stock tyres?
i checked my dads nissan navara stock 05 model clearance and found that it was only 225 mm clearance from the centre scrub plates.
i shopped around on a budget and found a place in rockingham WA that can get lift of 35-40mm lift for a 4cyl 4 door GV for $880 fitted.i had spoken to suziwest and some companies over east and was told going higher than this will lead to complications with cv's, drive train..etc can you help me on this one please ODA1?
i rang alot of places and there wasnt to many willing to lift over 1".

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Unread post by GV88 » October 11th, 2009, 4:39 pm

The std tyres fitted to GV are 225/70/16 and should give you 200mm clearance. The tyres fitted to your GV (in 235) is 15mm larger than std and gives you just 7mm more clearance. If you intend on tackling the harder tracks then I suggest you get a sierra for play rather than modifying your GV. It would work out cheaper in the long run and also maintain resale value on your GV.

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Unread post by willy08 » October 11th, 2009, 6:26 pm

there is a place in midland that does modifications to all suzukis and has spare parts
they may be able to help you Suzuki Parts & Service Specialists

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Unread post by synsies1000 » October 12th, 2009, 12:06 pm

thanks GV88 but i have a family of 4 with camping in mind, the low clearance is what soured it last time we went out. im not into full 4wd missions although theres some camping spots that are harder to get too. the car is perfect size for loading up and heading off which i think the sierra would be just ok for 2.i checked out SUZUKI PARTS & SERVICE SPECIALISTS thanks willy08 but couldn't offer any help over 1".
thanks for help anyhow

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Unread post by ODA1 » October 12th, 2009, 12:58 pm

Hi Mate

i am still supplying the lifts, i will be listing it at a 2inch lift with 3 options for springs - Daily driver, camper and GV with the LOT!! , they lift a stock GV 4inches!! ( ie lots of weight needed with nobody in it )

the factory GV springs sag badly as i found out supplying kits to a store and the front struts elongated top hole make wheel alignment easier :D

I can supply the Kit and ship it to you for brian at Suzistore Perth to fit.

please check out the store Outdoor Auto and for a suzuki community see us at auszookers › › Home for a good forum :waycool:

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Unread post by synsies1000 » October 13th, 2009, 1:26 pm

cheers for the advice oda1 and an excellent website you have (which i bookmarked) but i think the forum community website auszookers would be good for a sierra driver or a GV driver up to 2005 model only. Nothing really in there 2005+ models.
i think this forum is one of the best ive scouted out there besides the african 4x4 website on GV's which have some different angles to suspension, tyres and where they drive. there also funny buggers.
i aint got the best knowledge on GVs yet but i can keep reading and get as much advice as possible to source out and learn whats best for me GV before jumpin into it.

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Unread post by ODA1 » October 13th, 2009, 7:13 pm

you would be surprised by the answers you get if you posted a question, alot of them have a GV as the second car :D
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Unread post by synsies1000 » October 22nd, 2009, 5:55 pm

got my GV 06 lift kit put on today through a local business thats always had a good name at rockingham springworks. gauranteed me 35mm lift on my GV and for $880 fitted drove off ending up with a 2 inch lift. stoked!
thanks to everyone for there advice, suggestions.
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Unread post by synsies1000 » October 23rd, 2009, 1:32 pm

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Unread post by GV88 » October 23rd, 2009, 2:54 pm

Very nice. Are those the new OEM roof racks? Are those 235?

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