landcruiser 200 series tyres

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landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by murphY07 » October 19th, 2010, 7:24 am

In the process of changing tyres. Managed 50k from original Dunlops. Looking at alternatives and it seems only options if I want to maintain same size is Bridgestone Duellers, Dunlops or Yokohama Geolanders. Any experiences or sugeestions. Mainly highway use with beach and driving paddocks.

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Re: landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by TOPNDR » October 28th, 2010, 11:15 am

I have Geolandar G012s on mine, 285/60R18. A good tyre grip & noise wise, I doubt I'll get 50k from them. :(

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Re: landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by murphY07 » October 28th, 2010, 4:25 pm

I put the bridgestones on and they seem reasonably quite maybe a little harder(higher load rating ) so I will see how they go. At leat in 18 mths 2 years there will be other alternatives to choose from

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Re: landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by NQCruiser » October 29th, 2010, 9:26 am

My original set on my old wagon are still going at just over 60 000km, but probably should get the boot soon. My boss changed his for some Cooper ATR's which look to be slightly taller profile, but he doesn't like them much because he thinks they are noisier that the Bridgestones. I would assume that the larger tread blocks would do this though.....

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Re: landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by woznme » October 29th, 2010, 9:57 am

mickey thompson atz 5 rib. 275/65R18 would work nice

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Re: landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by Red04VXE » March 29th, 2011, 4:55 pm

Anyone stepped up to 285/70R17's on a std vehicle, just looking to broaden the options for my old man. Other then that he's looking at getting the LT285/65R17 D694 Bridgestones. Anyone using them at all?
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Re: landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by Red04VXE » March 31st, 2011, 12:55 pm

Well he ended up getting the 694's in LT. Less then $390 per tyre.
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Re: landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by boobook » April 1st, 2011, 6:45 pm

Red04VXE wrote:Anyone stepped up to 285/70R17's on a std vehicle, just looking to broaden the options for my old man. Other then that he's looking at getting the LT285/65R17 D694 Bridgestones. Anyone using them at all?
I have a set of 275/70 17 Mickey Thomson 5 ribs for touring and on road, and a set of 285/70 17 BFG KM2 M/T's for the high country trips. I love the muddies but they do cost 2 - 3 l/100km.

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Re: landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by Arsenal Cruiser » July 21st, 2011, 2:46 pm

I've had a lot of trouble tracking down tyres and rims to fit. Most of the big suppliers couldn't help me in Perth's northern suburbs. My sticking point is the 18in rims on the Sahara.
Finally got a reference to the guys at Tech9 tyres and they've been great. Chosen some new black rims to be imported from US and fitting some Mickey Thompson 18in Baja MZ 305/60's. (40% Road & Sand, 60% Mud and Dirt)
It was a painful and frustrating search but got there in the end.

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Re: landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by Tonkatoyota » July 21st, 2011, 6:03 pm

With some hesitation, I fitted a set of Cooper Discoverer STTs 285/70/17 about 6 months ago (I was after a set of BFG muddies but got fed up of waiting for stock to hit Australia). Have done plenty of off-road trips in them and I can't fault them. On the black-top they are impressive (for a muddy) and don't notice much of difference between them and the original Dunlops, even in the wet.

Only negative would be that they are very noisy (but that's expected). Then again I don't have to ring my mate when picking him up anymore as he can hear me coming down the road a mile away!

Ditch your 18s (on the Sahara & VX) and it opens up a whole range of options.

Now does anyone know where I can buy some decent alloys? I heard that someone does a good Toyota replica that doesn't require you to sell a body organ to buy.
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Re: landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by boobook » July 22nd, 2011, 6:38 am

Tonkatoyota,

Toyota sells 17" steelies for about $130 ea. get them for your muddies and use the 18's for on road. They will pay for themselves after a few years.

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Re: landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by Arsenal Cruiser » July 22nd, 2011, 7:46 am

Thanks Boobook. I did think about downsizing so as I could get the boots to fit, but then the tyre people were telling me I couldn't down size because of the brake calipers. I thought their info was wrong as I have seen other 200's with 17in on them. Keeping both sets of wheels was also good advice, my mate had suggested that as it gives a win, win situation on tyre wear, full economy and general use satisfaction when on road.
Appreciate your input mate.

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Re: landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by boobook » July 24th, 2011, 4:59 pm

Arsenal Cruiser

My 200 came with 17's from the factory. Toyota didn't go to 18" until about about late 2009 from memory. So they do fit :)

Also the 17 steelies I bought from Toyota are specific to the 200. They too fit and are ok.

What the tyre dealer is probably talking about is that some aftermarket 17" rims will not fit bacause of the reason stated, ie calipers. I believe the 17" 100 series alloys have the same problem when iftted to the 200.

One BIG issue to watch is that you MUST buy 116 rated rims or better. Ie 1250kg. Not many aftermarket rims are that spec. If you get lower load rated wheels then you have no insurance!

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Re: landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by Arsenal Cruiser » July 24th, 2011, 6:29 pm

Cheers Boobook.
I am going to the wheel place when they are getting some of my favoured rims in for another customer, so as I can have a look at them. I'll check the rating with them on inspection. They already said though that they are suitable, as I told them I am off-road etc. It will be good for me to double check though and get confirmation on specs. Thanks for the pointer.

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Re: landcruiser 200 series tyres

Unread post by Tonkatoyota » July 25th, 2011, 4:26 pm

boobook wrote:Tonkatoyota,

Toyota sells 17" steelies for about $130 ea. get them for your muddies and use the 18's for on road. They will pay for themselves after a few years.
Yes I have 17 steels (from Toyota) as a temporary measure until I find a new set of alloys. They fit and work perfectly well if anyone else is considering this.
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