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    I lost one of my Bridgestone HT's and now face the dilemma of ordering two new HT's so that both sides are new, or swop completely to AT's on all four. Anyone that changed from the 18" HT's to AT's? I got prices for Yokohama Geolanders and Hankook Dynapro's. Salesman is pushing for the Hankooks.
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    If it was me and could afford it I would go the AT way. If not then buy one new tyre and bring the spare into use so that you have two new tyres on one axle and the other used one go to spare,
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    Thanks Andre, probleem is die spaar is n 16 duim
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    My 2 cents for what its worth. I'd get rid of the 18 inchers altogether and fit 16 inch rims with 265/70/16 tyres. They are 2mm larger then the 265/60/18 you are running now. Then get rid of the 245/70/16 on your spare wheel and fit 265/70/16.

    16 inch tyres are quite a bit cheaper then 18 inch
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    Damn there is a Trailblazer I might get soon in Cape Town, I saw the spare tyre is a 16 inch, I am worried, I like the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sechaba View Post
    Damn there is a Trailblazer I might get soon in Cape Town, I saw the spare tyre is a 16 inch, I am worried, I like the car
    Go for it, its a brilliant car. The 16 inch tyre can always be changed fairly cheaply, its not enough in my opinion to give such a brilliant vehicle a miss.
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    Why not 265/70 R17 vs. 265/70 R16 ?

    Seems the 17" tend to have more stock availability than 16", and price wise not much of a difference.

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    The 16s on the blazer look tiny, 17 definitely look better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bundutrailer View Post
    The 16s on the blazer look tiny, 17 definitely look better
    17s are often cheaper than 16s. Due to the volumes at OE.

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    Also damaged the two front H/T's on a resent trail.
    I am considering the same size Bridgestone Dueler A/T's D697, can get them for R2580 from Supaquick.

    Don't know if it is worth changing to 17"s
    It seems that 18" is the new size a lot of cars comes standard with now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJWM View Post
    Also damaged the two front H/T's on a resent trail.
    I am considering the same size Bridgestone Dueler A/T's D697, can get them for R2580 from Supaquick.

    Don't know if it is worth changing to 17"s
    It seems that 18" is the new size a lot of cars comes standard with now.
    With the ever popular Toyota 4x4 on 17 availability better hence cheaper. If doing trails woul dump the HT get some Bfg ATs Ko2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bundutrailer View Post
    With the ever popular Toyota 4x4 on 17 availability better hence cheaper. If doing trails woul dump the HT get some Bfg ATs Ko2.
    My thinking is, that if the new Fortuner is launched with 18" wheels, that will become the popular tyre.
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    the current 17 on toyota will stay in demand for a very long time, so 17 in not a bad option, however 18 will be the size on big demand in near future

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    If one keeps the 18" rims and switches to AT tyres, will there be any adverse effects on off-roading? Increased susceptibility to blowouts, snakebits, lower deflation limit, etc. compared to 17" ?

    Also, there's still the issue of not being able to fit an 18" tyre in the spare wheel well (currently occupied by a 16" tyre). If there's a puncture in an 18" tyre while offroadng or overlanding, and it is replaced with the 16" spare, one won't be able to engage 4x4 high or low range.

    Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devnull View Post
    If one keeps the 18" rims and switches to AT tyres, will there be any adverse effects on off-roading? Increased susceptibility to blowouts, snakebits, lower deflation limit, etc. compared to 17" ?

    Also, there's still the issue of not being able to fit an 18" tyre in the spare wheel well (currently occupied by a 16" tyre). If there's a puncture in an 18" tyre while offroadng or overlanding, and it is replaced with the 16" spare, one won't be able to engage 4x4 high or low range.

    Thoughts?
    Good questions, on AT tires on lower profile tire don't under inflate that much you should be fine as for the 4x4 system on point two not sure on blazer what effect would be.

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    I wonder how much the rolling radius and the footprint will differ on 265 65 17 and 265 60 18 if both is deflated to let's say 1 bar.

    My logic say that the 18"s will have a higher rolling radius (which would mean better ground clearance), but that the 17"s will have a better footprint (which would mean better traction).

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    I'm looking at putting General Grabber AT's on, the 255/60R18's. Unfortunately they don't have that size in 265's. A little more than R2500 per tyre at Errol's tyres. Still waiting for quote from TWT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornellMans View Post
    I'm looking at putting General Grabber AT's on, the 255/60R18's. Unfortunately they don't have that size in 265's. A little more than R2500 per tyre at Errol's tyres. Still waiting for quote from TWT.
    Won't this reduce your ground clearance? How about Coopers, Bfg, Maxxis, etc as option, seen they have this tire size.

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    Yeah, still shopping around. Costing is a concern, since Mini-me was born 3 months ago...
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    Why did Chev decide to include a 16" spare. I thought it was dangerous to drive around with different tyre sizes.
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