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    Default Tyres that work on the Amarok

    **Thanks to Mods for making this a sticky!**

    We have had and will continue to have the questions about which tyres do and don't work on the 'Rok; please note your experiences here.

    You know the drill:

    Amarok
    Model:
    Trend-/Highline:
    S/C or D/C:
    4Motion:
    Std or H/Duty rear:

    Tyres
    Type:
    Make:
    Size:

    Rims
    Type:
    Make:
    Diameter:
    Width:


    Problems/Issues:
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    Me first

    Amarok
    Model: 2011 120kW
    Trend-/Highline: Highline
    S/C or D/C: DC
    4Motion: Yes
    Std or H/Duty rear: H/Duty

    Tyres
    Type: AT
    Make: Kumho KL78
    Size: 235/85R16

    Rims
    Type: Steel
    Make: VW Single Cab
    Diameter: 16"
    Width: 6.5J

    Problems/Issues: None, cleared all body parts and was good performer on rocks, sand and wet tar. Less brilliant performance on clay and mud, but not an MT.
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    Me again

    Amarok
    Model: 2011 120kW
    Trend-/Highline: Highline
    S/C or D/C: DC
    4Motion: Yes
    Std or H/Duty rear: H/Duty

    Tyres
    Type: MT
    Make: Kumho KL71
    Size: 265/75R16

    Rims
    Type: Steel
    Make: VW Single Cab
    Diameter: 16"
    Width: 6.5J

    Problems/Issues: Front tyres do not clear the frame at the back of front wheelarch; it does rub, but only under full lock. Upper wishbone is cleared as well. Tyres handle well on dry tar, wet tar, dry rock, clay and gravel. Tyres are noisy, but very aggressive and directional tread pattern.
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    Amarok
    Model:
    Trend-/Highline: Highline
    S/C or D/C: DC
    4Motion: Yes
    Std or H/Duty rear: Std

    Tyres
    Type: Hankook Dynopro ATM
    Make: Hankkok
    Size: 265/65/17

    Rims
    Type: Magwheels
    Make: VW
    Diameter: 17
    Width: 7J

    Problems/Issues: None, perfect fit and improve ground clearance good grip and no noise
    Last edited by RynoB; 2012/10/22 at 02:41 PM.

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    Amarok
    Model: 2012
    Trend-/Highline: Highline
    S/C or D/C: D/C
    4Motion: Yes
    Std or H/Duty rear: Std

    Tyres
    Type:AT 3
    Make: Cooper
    Size: 265/70/17

    Rims
    Type: 17'
    Make: VW
    Diameter: 17'
    Width:


    Problems/Issues: None, perfect fit and improve ground clearance by 25mm.

    Only done 5000kms, excellent tire in dry and as good as any AT tire in the wet. Far more aggressive than BFG's and Duelers.
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    Amarok
    Model: 2011 BiTDi Double Cab
    Trend-/Highline: Highline
    S/C or D/C: D/C
    4Motion: Yes
    Std or H/Duty rear: Std

    Tyres
    Type: Dueler D694
    Make: Bridgestone
    Size: 265/65R17

    Rims
    Type: Magwheels
    Make: VW
    Diameter: 17"
    Width: 7J (thanks RynoB)


    Problems/Issues:None so far. Good offroad (except mud, understandably). Good grip on wet road and good handling. Not noisy. Done 15 000 km, 1 Puncture (nail, suppose that would have happened with any tyre).
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    Amarok
    Model: 2012
    Trend-/Highline: Highline
    S/C or D/C: DC
    4Motion: Yes
    Std or H/Duty rear: Std

    Tyres
    Type: MT
    Make: Maxxis Bighorn
    Size: 265/70/17

    Rims
    Type: Aldo
    Make: VW
    Diameter: 17"
    Width:8J


    Problems/Issues: slight Rubbing on chassis at full lock, will be fitting 33x12.5x17 with wheel spacers next.
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    Amarok
    Model: 90kw TDI
    Trendline
    S/C
    4Motion: no, 4x2

    Tyres
    Type: AT
    Make: Firestone Destination AT
    Size: 245/70R16

    Rims
    16" standard alloy wheels

    Problems/Issues: none, standard rim & tyre size

    Tyres perform much better on dry & wet tar as well as on gravel than the standard Bridgestone Dueler H/T. They are quieter too.
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    Amarok
    Model: 2012 - 132kw
    Trend-/Highline: Highline
    S/C or D/C: D/C
    4Motion: Yes
    Std or H/Duty rear: Std

    Tyres
    Type: AT
    Make: BFG
    Size: 265/65/18

    Rims
    Type: 18" Durban
    Make: VW
    Diameter: 18'
    Width: 265mm


    Problems/Issues: None, perfect fit and improve ground clearance by about 20mm.

    Only done 3000kms, excellent tire in dry and as good as any AT tire in the wet. Not noisy
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    Amarok
    Model: 2011 - 90 kw
    Trend-/Highline: Trend
    S/C or D/C: D/C
    4Motion: Yes
    Std or H/Duty rear: Std

    Tyres
    Type: AT
    Make: Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA
    Size: 245/70/16

    Rims
    Type: 16" standard alloy
    Make: VW
    Diameter: 16'
    Width: 6,5J

    Problems/Issues: None, The best in Sand, and really good on the rough stuff as well as wet tar roads. These tyres scored a 4th place over all in a tire shoot out earlier in the year.

    1. General Grabber AT 96.95%
    2. Conti CrossContact AT 95.64%
    3. Apollo AT 94.49%
    4. Goodyear ATSA 93.27%
    5. Bridgestone Dueler 92.76%
    6. Hancook Dynapro AT 92.70%
    7. Pirelli Scorpion ATR 91.66%
    8. Khumo Road Venture AT 91.46%
    9. Yokohama Geolander AT 91.41%
    10. Cooper Discoverer AT3 90.57%
    11. Maxxis 700 Bravo AT 90.47%
    12. Dunlop Grandtrek AT3 90.33%
    13. Velocity Raptor 88.21%
    14. BFG AT 87.14%
    15. Mickey Thompson Baja STZ 85.59%
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    Amarok
    Model: 2012
    Trend-/Highline: Highline
    S/C or D/C: DC
    4Motion: Yes
    Std or H/Duty rear: Aftermarket Old Man Emu suspension. New leaf springs included

    Tyres
    Type: AT
    Make: Cooper A/T3
    Size: 265/65/17

    Rims
    Type: Aldo
    Make: VW
    Diameter: 17"
    Width:8J


    Problems/Issues: None. Slight height improvement, low road noise, so far good in both wet and mud.
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    Thumbs up Pirelli Scorpion

    Amarok
    Model: BITDI
    Trend-/Highline: Highline
    S/C or D/C: D/C
    4Motion: Yes baby!
    Std or H/Duty rear: Std

    Tyres
    Type: AT
    Make: Pirelli Scorpion
    Size: 265/65R17

    Rims
    Type: Std mags, Aldo I think
    Make: VW
    Diameter: 17Inch
    Width: ?


    Problems/Issues: None, but could be better in Mud


    Nice all rounder tyres, perfect for daily use! Done 38K on them now. Gained 13mm ground cleance when fully inflated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky View Post
    Ja , well, you know!
    the 18" Rims was intended for the Low Profile tyres! Like in Europe!
    But we are in Africa.
    We need a reasonable tyre size which gives us the power and "with the reduced" pressure for the middle mannekj, or what you call it in Afrikaans.
    reduce the Tyre size to 16" with higher profile you get more active tyre threat out of it.
    Amarok
    Model:
    Highline:
    D/C:
    4Motion:
    Sportvans Mad Max Suspension

    Tyres:
    Type: Mud Terrains
    Make:Herculas
    Size:285x75x16

    Rims
    Type:Sportvans Offroads with 30mm offsett
    Make:Sportvans
    Diameter:16
    Width:8.5

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    Found a very good deal:
    Cooper Discoverer ATR 245/75/17 @ R1100 each fitted. Asked Champion Tyres to keep a set for me, as my wife got my Rok in Messina. Will fit in a week or two. What do you think about the deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scirocco View Post
    Found a very good deal:
    Cooper Discoverer ATR 245/75/17 @ R1100 each fitted. Asked Champion Tyres to keep a set for me, as my wife got my Rok in Messina. Will fit in a week or two. What do you think about the deal?
    Sounds very cheap! You'll pay for any tyre between R2 to R3K on the rok.
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    I saw them, and they look very good. Apparantly they bought a whole batch. There other brands are also very well priced - between R1600 - R2200.

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    Amarok
    Model: BITDI
    Trend-/Highline: Highline
    S/C or D/C: D/C
    4Motion: Yebo yes
    Std or H/Duty rear: H/Duty

    Tyres
    Type: AT
    Make: Cooper Discoverer ATR
    Size: 245/75/17

    Rims
    Type: Std VW Mags
    Make: VW
    Diameter: 17Inch
    Width: ?


    Problems/Issues: Still new, but very happy. Gained about 50mm in height.
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    Amarok
    Model:
    Highline:
    D/C:
    4Motion:
    Std rear:

    Tyres
    Type:AT
    Make:Yokohama Geolander
    Size:275/65/18

    Rims
    Type: OME
    Make:OME
    Diameter: 18 "
    Width:


    Problems/Issues: Performance down, fuel consumption up. Good gravel road handling good in the sand, not so good on Tar. No extra noise. 5000 Km done and minimal signs of wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbaron View Post
    Amarok
    Model:
    Highline:
    D/C:
    4Motion:
    Std rear:

    Tyres
    Type:AT
    Make:Yokohama Geolander
    Size:275/65/18

    Rims
    Type: OME
    Make:OME
    Diameter: 18 "
    Width:


    Problems/Issues: Performance down, fuel consumption up. Good gravel road handling good in the sand, not so good on Tar. No extra noise. 5000 Km done and minimal signs of wear.
    I found that my speedometor is about 100% accurate after the fitmeny of the bigger tyres (about 10% out before). This means that the fuel consumption is a bit up - but still very good!

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    What is the PCD on the Amarokko? Is it the 5/100 or the 5/112 ? And offset?

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