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    Default FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    It's time fro new tyres for my FJ. I bought the FJ with 285/70/17 Yokohama's on.

    1. Any tyre that stands out from the rest or you guys and girls would recommend?
    2. Should I consider going back to the standard 265? What about half way to a 275?

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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    Depends what you are using it for. The 285 will certainly be heavier on fuel in town and tar, but will do better on off road with that tyres.
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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    Still on the standard rims? Go back to 265s...

    Put Michelin LTX2s on mine recently, super impressed.

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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    I went from Cooper ST Maxx on the hilux 265 / 75 R16's to the standard size General grabbers, 265 / 70 R16's

    The slightly smaller diameter together with the lighter tyres have reduced my average fuel consumption, improved wet tar grip and reduced road noise, all these changes were dramatic.
    Oh and with the difference of R9000 extra in my bank account on 4 tyres considering the price difference it was a no brainer for me.

    Go and have a look at the grabber's reviews online then decide. As far as the reviews go it looks like arguably the best all terrain out there at the moment.

    It's a less agressive looking tyre than what I had and yes the sidewall and thread is going to be easier to puncture but to me it just makes sense.
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    I put Pirelli Scorpions on my previous FJ, very nice tyre albeit a bit road biased, I can understand big wheels for the looks but the performance takes a huge knock.......drive a 2.2 Raptor with 20' tyres..............it feels like a 1.0L Yaris!!! All show and no go!!
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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    Hi, thanks for the responses. Unfortunately I use the FJ on tar most of the time, like most of us I sure. I do about 300km of gravel road a month on average. Normaly I those km quite fast.

    Has anyone done the conversion from 265 to 285, or the other way around? And what was the effect on power, etc?

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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    Just some feedback on this thread.

    I ended up fitting 265/70/17 coopers AT3 on my FJ, Working very well and I'm getting 70km more on a tank (150l) of petrol. And I still driving it like I stole it.

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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    I've got 265 70 R17 BF A/T on my FJ,bought it with them on, but I'm not a fan of BF's so I've been considering fitting 285 Maxxis Bighorn M/T tyres as I do like to play in da rocks

    But then I did a overnight trip of 1300km and got 12.5l/100km on the 265's and after coming from 23l/100km with my V8 with Maxxis M/T on,I'm a bit reluctant to change,and the BF's are still good.

    I'll probably do it anyway as I'm a impulsive chop
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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    These weren't available in FJ spec size until recently, think they will look very good on a FJ.
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    Just remember, if you fit a smaller tyre it will look like your fuel consumption imroves dramatically, but if you work out the actual distances you drive on a GPS you might be surprised. With the bigger tyre every rotation of the wheel goes further, the odo has no way of knowing that difference.

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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    Which tyre balances easily ? I find the file sensitive to tyres with a slight imbalance.

    Anyone experience this ?

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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by JJP View Post
    These weren't available in FJ spec size until recently, think they will look very good on a FJ.
    Eeish,they're around R4k each.......
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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by incrediblebob View Post
    Eeish,they're around R4k each.......

    Jip rubber is expensive, thats why I fitted GT Radial, so far so good. I have a Bots trip in September hopefully they behave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJP View Post
    Jip rubber is expensive, thats why I fitted GT Radial, so far so good. I have a Bots trip in September hopefully they behave.
    Can you post a photo fitted on FJ

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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    I've only ever had two brands of tyres on my 4x4's that I trust. Maxxis and GT Radials.

    I got rid of the BF muds ( I only lasted a month with them) I now run the GT radial Adventuro at3

    Yet to be Offroad but I'm very happy with them so far. Good ride, handles well, no noise and they are 265 70 17 @ R1700 a tyre fitted and balanced.


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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohanRoux View Post
    Just remember, if you fit a smaller tyre it will look like your fuel consumption imroves dramatically, but if you work out the actual distances you drive on a GPS you might be surprised. With the bigger tyre every rotation of the wheel goes further, the odo has no way of knowing that difference.
    ...correct..., also the speedometer is closer to true, so you are now driving faster too....

    and with taller but not wider tyres you could even see an actual consumption improvement on the open road (vehicle depending)
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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    Johnny, stay with the 285 70 17. The FJ looks horrible with small tyres. After all the 285 70 17 is only one size bigger than oem.
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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    Do the GT Radials balance easily ?

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    Default Re: FJ Cruiser - Time for new tyres - What do you recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenhorn View Post
    Do the GT Radials balance easily ?
    Compared to the BF's and Dunlop tyre I have on the spare rim it seems so yes. One rim only has 5g stuck on the inside of the rim. So I would say yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garreth G View Post
    I've only ever had two brands of tyres on my 4x4's that I trust. Maxxis and GT Radials.

    I got rid of the BF muds ( I only lasted a month with them) I now run the GT radial Adventuro at3

    Yet to be Offroad but I'm very happy with them so far. Good ride, handles well, no noise and they are 265 70 17 @ R1700 a tyre fitted and balanced.


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    How do the Bridgestone dueller 694 compare to the GT radial At3.

    When i needed 235/35/19 budget tyres, both twt and best drive opted I should take GT radial as they are the easiest to balance.So far so good.

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