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Re: Is your rubber any good..?? A tyre guide for your 4x4...

Postby lighthammer » June 28th, 2010, 2:50 am

Guys,

Look a good website with a large number of tire reviews.

http://www.offroaders.com/reviewbox/showcat.php?cat=4

and also:

http://www.4x4review.com/Reviews/ProductReviews/TiresandWheels/tabid/263/Default.aspx

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Postby RNR66 » July 15th, 2010, 11:17 pm

4 new Nexen 265/70/16 Rodians - paid $650 each installed. They seem decent so far.

The Duelers I had before lasted me 2.5 yrs and I got about 25000km from them. Smooth ride but poor traction..

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Postby civic minded » July 16th, 2010, 3:20 pm

the duelers are the worst - i don't think it is a tire for our tropical climate - amazingly the cheaper brand tires are holding up better than the brand name ones - i don't know if it is the climate or the type of road conditions we have here but this is what i experience first hand..even the H/t Tires - the Roadstone hold the road better than the Michelin's - again - just my opinion

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Postby Cooper » July 16th, 2010, 3:25 pm

Bridgestone Duelers are the BEST TIRES!!!!.......













....for drifting in wet weather :lol:

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Postby lighthammer » July 16th, 2010, 7:47 pm

Made a pass in LDG this afternoon.

Kumho roadventures 265/70/R16 and 265/75/R16 going for $987 + Vat. These are the whitewall A/T and H/T rated tires.

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Postby Cooper » July 18th, 2010, 7:40 am

current ratings from tirerack.com

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BTW, "top of the list" does not necessarily mean "top of the line"

...compare the total miles reported to the ratings on the tire

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Postby civic minded » July 18th, 2010, 8:05 am

best thing to do is - buy a set of H/T then a set of M/T's - once my A/T needed replacing thats what i am going to do. :)

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Postby *Phoenix* » July 18th, 2010, 11:11 am

I wonder if they have Firestone Destination A/T's to work on the Hilux....
Stock tires are 265/65/R17 Duellers H/T 684 II
Kinda wondering whats the biggest size I can go with on the Stock 17 rims without touching the fenders when on full lock etc.....
A/Ts of course.
Anyone?
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Postby Cooper » July 18th, 2010, 1:38 pm

Yeah Phoenix, that looks about right, smaller wheel --> higher profile. But check to see if there is any major suspension/brake differences between what you had before and what you have now.....

......or you might get the "one way rub" RT is having on his D22 :lol:

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Postby *Phoenix* » July 18th, 2010, 3:05 pm

Will do Cooper...
I did a lil edit to the info in my last post...
It makes more sense now.

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Postby Rutless Tiida » July 27th, 2010, 12:40 pm

Cooper wrote:Yeah Phoenix, that looks about right, smaller wheel --> higher profile. But check to see if there is any major suspension/brake differences between what you had before and what you have now.....

......or you might get the "one way rub" RT is having on his D22 :lol:


Hey I don't understand it myself...
Maybe it is the extra weight of the driver.... :D
I would love to go back with 275 70 but I work in POS so I need the extra lock at times. :(

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Postby Rutless Tiida » July 27th, 2010, 12:47 pm

I know a lot of people HATE duellers that come with alot of the new trucks but do any come with the Dueler A/T REVO 2.
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If they don't come with this tyre has anyone ever used one in Trinidad. This is getting alot of good reviews out there.

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Postby lighthammer » July 29th, 2010, 3:54 pm

To those who bought rims for their truck,


- Where did u buy them?
- How Much?
- What tyres do you use
- how long you had the rims now?
- any suspension problems for rims over 17-inches?


Thinking of getting some 17's or 18's for the frontier, but wanna know where has the best prices. Nothing chrome though - going more for the alloy or polished aluminium look. More "sporty" than "bling".

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Postby civic minded » July 30th, 2010, 6:47 pm

^^ well i don't need to tell you where i got mines -

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Postby lighthammer » July 31st, 2010, 6:23 am

civic minded

Where exactly is your brother's shop?

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Postby civic minded » July 31st, 2010, 2:40 pm

wheel wizards - on ramsaran st chaguanas

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Postby lighthammer » July 31st, 2010, 7:01 pm

Ah ok. I'll have to pass there to see if he has any 17's or 18's for my frontier.

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Postby civic minded » July 31st, 2010, 9:41 pm

i saw he have some Maxxis A/T 265/65/17 - i don't know the price tho.

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Postby lighthammer » July 31st, 2010, 9:58 pm

civic minded wrote:i saw he have some Maxxis A/T 265/65/17 - i don't know the price tho.


:shock: :shock:

Nice! I'll def. pass by him one of these weekends. I liked the rims on your Ranger, I hope he'll have some polished aluminum rims in 17's/18's.

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Postby civic minded » August 1st, 2010, 6:30 am

Dem thing does move like hot bread - I only saw one set he have left like mines - he unloading a container today so by Tuesday there should be some new ones- I will find out what he have and let you know- and work out a discount

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Postby badart » August 6th, 2010, 10:49 pm

any1 knw where sells firestone destination AT tires ? saw a lux wit some today n it look real bess

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Postby lighthammer » August 7th, 2010, 8:13 pm

Passed in quickserv today.

They have the BF Goodrich 265/70/R16 A/T whitewalls for $1840.00, after discount it comes up to $1540.00 per tyre.


Laughlin & Degannes has the Kumho Roadventure 265/70/R16 and 265/75/R16 A/T whitewalls for $977.00 per tire.

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Postby Rutless Tiida » August 13th, 2010, 6:42 am

Hey guys there are ways to get an automatic discount at some of these tyre shops.
Master Serv Limited (5% off on all parts & labour)
Mileage Mack Ltd. (10% Discount applies to all services i.e. balancing, fitting, alignment, and all front end work. Discount does not apply to any of their products)
The Tyre Centre 12%
http://www.medicardlimited.com/
A medicard cost $200 for the most and you could save more than that at some of these tyre shops.
(I do not work for Medicard)

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Postby lighthammer » August 13th, 2010, 7:27 am

Thanks for the info Rutless. I already applied for the Medicard online but they sticking with the reply.

Where did you buy your BFG's?

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Postby civic minded » August 13th, 2010, 6:16 pm

i have a medicard - got it free with my medical ins. plan

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Postby lighthammer » August 15th, 2010, 10:50 am

Passed in Masterserv, Laventille yesterday morning.
They are now dealers for Pirelli tires.

Went and priced a set of Pirelli Scorpion ATR's - $1135 each, 245/70/16 (non-white lettering)


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Also available in white-lettering
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They don't have any 265/70/16's in stock right now though.

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Postby vharripersad » August 16th, 2010, 10:07 pm

I saw pricesmart Trinidad Online website selling tyres to. U guys should check it out, but I find the site cost is high. I have some experience to share with u, I am not an expert so don't bite my head off.

Frontier 4x4 2.5 turbo- came with BRIDGESTONE, never hold the road good especially in wet road. DUNLOP- Best ride and comfort, last only 6 months. ROADSTONE good ride, can't take bad road or off road this tyre bends easily. MICHELLIN- excellent, disadvantage is very VERY rough ride when the beads are low, rougher than other brands of tyres that had low beads and Michelin low beads take forever to wear out at a stage for the tyre to be replaced

So in my ranger, I am trying to run out the bridgestone, which seems as though its never going to get runout cause I am doing 25K and the tyres are like new. I am considering TOYO, KUMHO or NEXEN when installing new tyres. Which brand do u guys suggest? (I am not a off road driver so I want something that last long, but holds the road and rides comfortable.

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Postby lighthammer » August 16th, 2010, 11:29 pm

From anecdotal reports - Kumho >>> Nexen. The Roadventure A/T from kumho are excellent on the highway, haven't had much of a chance to test them off-road yet.
Got the set of Kumho Roadventures All-Terrain with white-lettering back in Christmas 2007. Got about 50,000 km's out of them so far, and I estimate another 10,000 - 15,000 before they need to be changed.

From my experience with the Kumho's:
- Treadwear = Excellent. It's rated at 500, so it's got a good amount of thick rubber on the treads
- Traction = Dry Tarmac: Very Good. Takes a lot to break them loose from their grip, but they do protest a bit when you corner hard. Wet Tarmac: Above average. Holds well but will lose traction if you push them too hard.
- Off Road: Haven't had much chance to test them off road but the couple times I've driven on the beach and through a track, they held well. Has a good aggressive tread for an A/T so you get adequate traction on loose surfaces.
- Comfort: Very comfortable ride. I got 265/70R16's, and there's enough sidewall available to handle most bumps and irregularities in the road with ease. The sidewalls do flex a bit though, but not enough to concern the regular driver.



Remember to check your alignment every 10,000 km's or so. This is the number 1 thing you can do to prolong your tire's lifetime.

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Postby *Phoenix* » August 18th, 2010, 4:37 am

badart wrote:any1 knw where sells firestone destination AT tires ? saw a lux wit some today n it look real bess


Them is the tire i want...
Sign me up for a set if you find out bro... 17's for me eh!
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Postby vharripersad » August 18th, 2010, 8:40 pm

265/70R16 is what my dad got on his HiRider Hurricane 2009 when he changed tyres and it touches the mudguard area when he locks too much.
My 4x4 XLT 2010 came with 245/xx/R16. SO what size of tyre so I upgrade to? I like bigger tyres once they ride comfortable and are broad.

Any suggestions on the size for my 4x4 XLT 2010 ranger?

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