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    Hi guys. So I've spent most of the morning reading through older tyre threads and just confusing myself more and more.
    The time has come and I'm looking to change to a meatier wheel on my 2012 outlander than the current 18's.
    90% percent of the time it would be regular tar roads but would like to be able to deflate a bit for when it's needed. Probably once a month for soft sand and twice a year for a bit of gravel. All in all only about 200km per year off the tar.
    KO2's are out because I feel they are too expensive for my needs and that I'll also need to get rims to go with my new tyres.
    I'm changing to 215x70x16 and have narrowed it down to these.
    What should I go for with respect to longevity, comfort and low road noise?

    Bridgestone dueler d697 @ R2007 each
    Dunlop at3 @ R1616 each
    Falken la/at @ R1543 each
    General grabber at3 @ R1607 each
    Yokohama geolandar go15 @ R1693 each.

    (All prices from errols tyres)

    Thanks

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    Hi Nabs

    If I understand correctly, you are changing from 18" to 16". So for any 16" tyre choice you will need new rims regardless. Most rims (when I looked for my daughter's Yaris) were sold in sets of 4. Keep that in mind whn you make the decision to change rim size as you will probably need to change the spare as well to match the rest.

    What about Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure for R1838 in your 215/70R16?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatspot View Post
    Hi Nabs

    If I understand correctly, you are changing from 18" to 16". So for any 16" tyre choice you will need new rims regardless. Most rims (when I looked for my daughter's Yaris) were sold in sets of 4. Keep that in mind whn you make the decision to change rim size as you will probably need to change the spare as well to match the rest.

    What about Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure for R1838 in your 215/70R16?
    Hmm, I didn't think about the spare. Is it completely necessary? It's not a full size spare anyway and truly only needed to get out of trouble for the next few hours or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabs View Post
    Hi guys. So I've spent most of the morning reading through older tyre threads and just confusing myself more and more.
    The time has come and I'm looking to change to a meatier wheel on my 2012 outlander than the current 18's.
    90% percent of the time it would be regular tar roads but would like to be able to deflate a bit for when it's needed. Probably once a month for soft sand and twice a year for a bit of gravel. All in all only about 200km per year off the tar.
    KO2's are out because I feel they are too expensive for my needs and that I'll also need to get rims to go with my new tyres.
    I'm changing to 215x70x16 and have narrowed it down to these.
    What should I go for with respect to longevity, comfort and low road noise?

    Bridgestone dueler d697 @ R2007 each
    Dunlop at3 @ R1616 each
    Falken la/at @ R1543 each
    General grabber at3 @ R1607 each
    Yokohama geolandar go15 @ R1693 each.

    (All prices from errols tyres)

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabs View Post
    Hmm, I didn't think about the spare. Is it completely necessary? It's not a full size spare anyway and truly only needed to get out of trouble for the next few hours or so.
    Just buy a 16 inch steel rim from errols tyres for the spare.

    I think the Goodyears are very good tyres for the price. Fantastic reviews.
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    Ek het nog altyd van die Grabbers gehou.

    Ook op my Hilux die GY Adventure Kevlars probeer en BAIE impressed, geen punctures of niks nie.
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    Wranglers or Grabbers would get my money
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    Wranglers or Grabbers.

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    Thank you good folk. I think I'm set on the wranglers if everything else falls into place. Been trying to get the 16" rim from the outlander with 5 spokes instead on the 7 on my original but it's been very difficult to find. Would prefer to have a mitsu rim rather than something from a wheel shop.
    I found 1 set from an accident damaged outlander on gumtree but that guy want 6k for the set. I think that's a bit too steep for a 2nd hand rim.

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    Default Re: Which to go for

    Grabbers. Get SA4x4's Januworry edition and check the comprehensive tyre article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    Grabbers. Get SA4x4's Januworry edition and check the comprehensive tyre article.
    Skimmed through the article briefly. The grabbers were one of my choices and may have just lost out by a tiny margin where I believe the wranglers are a bit more quiet (I've never had any these before so just going by heresay)

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    Done,
    Went for the wranglers and very happy.
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