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    Hey Chaps

    Would these work on a GU TD42?

    https://www.fundityres.co.za/235-85r16- ... r-114-111q

    Currently has Conti WorldContact 4x4 245/70R16 but they are almost finished and looks a bit small diameter wise

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    A nice size for the GU I think is the 285/75/16, I have that on my 4.8 and really like it, looks good and works very well on and off road.

    I used to have 265/75/16 on my diesel, but they did look a little small. I now have 315/75/16, it looks flippen lekker with these on, but, everything else has gone to sht, fuel consumption, handling, road noise, etc
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    235/85r16 would be a good size for a patrol. 32'' tall and shouldn't require a lift.
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    235/85R16's sound very narrow...

    Are these for standard rims ?

    You can jump up to 33" without a lift kit - with the wagons at least.

    Most of the guys I know are running 285/75R16's.
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    Just keeping the gearing in mind I would stick to a 32'' if you don't do extreme off-roading. A 265/75R16 is also a very common size and a lot of 70 series cruisers and defenders run this size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjf110 View Post
    Just keeping the gearing in mind I would stick to a 32'' if you don't do extreme off-roading. A 265/75R16 is also a very common size and a lot of 70 series cruisers and defenders run this size.
    It's not a cruiser or a Defender. It's a Patrol. The gearing will be fine.

    If it's a donkey 4.2, it will even be slow on 32". And that means it is time for the OP to install a hairdryer.

    I know of people running runs 35" on their 4.2 pickup. Lift kit required, but no body lift kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBester View Post
    Hey Chaps

    Would these work on a GU TD42?
    Dunno Paul but that is a crap 4x4, I'll take it off your hands...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Dunno Paul but that is a crap 4x4, I'll take it off your hands...........
    While you guys are fighting over it I will run with it
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    I just checked now, the little factory sticker on the inside of the drivers door of my td42 stating the reccomended tyre pressures refers to a 265/70/16 tyre.

    Iíd put at least a 265/75/16 on in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    I just checked now, the little factory sticker on the inside of the drivers door of my td42 stating the reccomended tyre pressures refers to a 265/70/16 tyre.

    Iíd put at least a 265/75/16 on in my opinion.
    you have a wagon, Paul has a ute
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    you have a wagon, Paul has a ute
    I was never one for details.
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    In my opinion, having owned a TD42 Pickup for 11 years and also owned a TD42 wagon:

    That tyre size does not work well on a Patrol, i know, because at one point i ran a set of 235/85/16 BFG KM2 muds on mine.

    I have almost always run 285/75/16 BGF KM2, and going to a 235/85/16 gave me a lot of instability issues both at speed, and in the bush. I run rear wheel spacers as well, so i'd hate to know what they would have bee like without.

    The stud pressure is obviously way higher than the stud pressure on 285's and i constantly dug in and sat, where my 285's would have dug in but pulled out.
    The rear end sway and driver steering feel at highway speed was not good, just felt like too much bakkie on too little tire.

    I sold them, went back to 285's and i think the width, and size just compliment the vehicle, both aesthetically, and dynamically.

    Also ran a set of 35" Dick Cepek Crushers (315/75/16) on my pickup. Soft compound and got about 65 000 km out of them. BFG i Get just short of 100 000km.

    Currently sitting on Cooper STT PRO's. both very good tyres.


    Furthernore, the tyres mentioned in your original post are simply not suitable for a purpose built 4wd.
    Weak sidewalls, VERY weak.
    Sure, they come out on Defenders as standard, and some fortuners etc, but thats not a benchmark for comparison in my opinion and should not be brought into the equation. They weak, soft tyres, meant for the road.

    If you need and all terrain, get something with strong 3ply sidewall, with a bit of beef on them, and rather go 285.

    Anyway, just my thoughts and experience.

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    Anything smaller than 265/75/R16 on a Patrol is just not right. No matter what that sticker in the door says..... UTE or Wagon

    I went from 275/75 KO1 (done 112000km) to 265/75 KO2 on my TD42 - Because I got the 265's for a very good price. If my wallet had a choice it would have been 275 or even wider

    I bought my CRD fitted with new 265/70 KO2's - so a while to go before they run out - when that time comes I will fit 285/75 to it. Enough torque there.
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    235/85/15 has the same circumference as a 265/75/16.
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    Dang, I hate this format of tyre size. Wish they would just stick to the old inch method. No guessing and calculating. You just knew what you were getting. Maybe at least change it to metric for the "new world". Sad part is, I asked about tyres for the Sani a while back at a tyre shop in Carletonville, and the guy at the counter tells me you don't get tyres in 35x12.5x15. He thinks only in America, lol. So I show him my 33x12.5 I have on, and he tells me they special import..

    Sorry, hijacking the thread, but very interested to see how tyre size, specifically side wall height, affects your handling. Is a 35"x12.5x15 at 2 bar on 8.5J rims going to have too much side wall flex to offer acceptable handling? Presently on 33s, and with my lift, and all that goes with it, my handling is already not what I am used to. Although the "upgrade" also took me to solid front axle, which I would think should give you a totally different feel. My one drive in a GU confirmed this, but I'm not getting quite the same handling quality.
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    Use this handy website, I always use it when I am thinking of a different size.

    JUst plug in your current size and it will show you possible other options and the error size.

    https://tiresize.com/calculator/

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