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    Default I'm going to have to change tyres soon. Please Help!

    Good Morning all

    I currently have Goodyear Wrangler ATs (244/70/R16) on my 1999 Isuzu KB280DT, however they have come to the end of their life cycle, and I am now due for a change, and I would like your help with 2 things.

    Firstly I am considering going to 265/70/R16s, I am aware that this will cause a slight loss in power, but I will like the look of the slightly wider tyres and the height gain they will bring.

    Next which tyre should I fit, I haven't had any problems with my current set of Wranglers. I use my Isuzu as my daily, but I always get excited when I see a gravel road or a chance to go off roading, so I am mainly looking at ATs.

    These are my options that I have narrowed it down to:

    Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA
    Dunlop AT3
    Pirelli Scorpion ATR (unsure about this)
    Bridgestone

    And Hankook Dynapro ATM (this will be for the bigger tyre size, as they are on special)

    Please can anyone assist me or give general input on making a choice. These were the tyres in my general price range, BFGs are simply too expensive 😭

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    Default Re: I'm going to have to change tyres soon. Please Help!

    I'd go with the AT/SA or Pirellis personally.

    Whatever is cheapest.

    Ive read that the other two mentioned are very soft.

    Personally had great service from my AT/SAs and will also soon be going 245 to 265
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    Default Re: I'm going to have to change tyres soon. Please Help!

    Got a quotation yesterday for 4x grabber AT 3 R10 200 fitted 255 55 19.
    Tyres look not bad at all, deeper grooves perhaps more kms
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    Default Re: I'm going to have to change tyres soon. Please Help!

    I recently fitted the General Grabbers - 265 70 16 and paid R 8 250 fitted for 5 tyres.

    I am not saying these are the only choice because I have them but they are certainly working well for me, I must say that my experience is limited to sand trails down the West Coast and some gravel travel...

    I use the car daily and the I have no problems with the tyres for that purpose.

    Tyre size change I cant comment on specifically for your vehicle but the small change I made has had no negative impact on my vehicle...

    Cheers and good luck
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    Be prepared to do 2km/l less with the bigger tyres!
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    Default Re: I'm going to have to change tyres soon. Please Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pieterk View Post
    Be prepared to do 2km/l less with the bigger tyres!
    Remember, with the higher gearing you cover a bigger distance than before, but the speedo will not reflect this.

    I fitted Conti 235/85/16's to my old 280D. Fuel consumption has not changed enough to notice, but the slightly different gearing favours lower revs all over. This is quite nice on the rather hi-revving 280's. Maybe they do not look all that aggressive, but the ride improves on bad roads.
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    The Grabbers are VERY nice tyres. Had them on a DC Cruiser. Quiet, and VERY good grip. For some reason those things grip like a MT in mud........dunno why. They "throw way"mud like magic.
    I have Duellers on my Hilux, en ek bid die blerrie goed glad. Ek was al lus om te beginne donuts gooi dat ek net Grabbers kan opsit.
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