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    Default Tyre Upgrade Advice

    Hi

    I have recently got a 2018 Triton and am looking to upgrade the tyres and rims as the factory setup is garbage. I am thinking of going up to a 265 from the standard 245 but am not sure if I should stick with a 17" rim (stock rim size) or go down to a 16" steel rim (not a huge fan of alloys for he bush). I am basically looking to get a little more traction and ground clearance for the diff, without destroying the fuel economy completely. Basically 265/70R 17 or 265/75R 16?

    Any advice on the best tyre and rim size combination would be most welcome.
    Last edited by SkootyB; 2018/10/12 at 06:15 AM.

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    Default Re: Tyre Upgrade Advice

    Have a look at the Triton 2.4 did fuel consumption thread under the Mitsubishi section. I got a set of 265/70/17 tyres which I fitted for a short while for 4x4 solo trips to Mozambique which worked quite well save for the higher fuel consumption. With this tyres the speedo runs true speed. I tow a xcape carvan and went back to the 245 toyo tyres which works well for bad dirt roads as well as limited off road travelling. I'm extremely happy with the toyo tyres as a general overall tyre. We just came back from a 5000km Namibian trip where we did some really bad corrugated roads and experienced no punctures.

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    Default Re: Tyre Upgrade Advice

    Hi

    Check the following links. I had the same questions. I've decided to stay with the Toyo until I have to replace them.

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...t=#post3997868
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...33#post3896933

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    Default Re: Tyre Upgrade Advice

    245 70 to 265 70 will be a nice compromise.

    I doubt you'll even feel a difference.

    Going to 265 75 is a larger jump.
    Andrew

    2010 Mazda BT-50 3.0 CRDi

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