Author Topic: Big Tire Thread  (Read 17086 times)

April 17, 2012, 06:43:29 PM
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Manfred

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I have no idea V.
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April 18, 2012, 08:41:53 AM
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TWT came back

they don't make it in 225/60 R17
or 225/65 R16
The ones I checked
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April 18, 2012, 09:15:55 AM
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Lovely, so its made more for the bakkies with a wider tread.
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April 18, 2012, 09:20:55 AM
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Yep seems that way
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April 20, 2012, 10:05:35 AM
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Quote from: Veneficus;3959
TWT came back

they don't make it in 225/60 R17
or 225/65 R16
The ones I checked


What about 215/60/R16 or 215/70/R16. TWT does seem to come back to me on those sizes.

December 22, 2012, 08:33:10 PM
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Ok guys, so whats the latest on tyres for Namibia.....
         .....on 16" rims with 25mm lift kit installed?

December 23, 2012, 04:52:28 PM
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You will be doing majority gravel roads. A lift is not needed. Geolander ATS would be preferred, but the HTS on the X is perfectly fine too. The G900 (on the XT) gave very little grip.
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January 03, 2013, 10:45:46 AM
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I have Geolander HTS on my 05 (MY06) XT (17"). Returned from a 4500km Nam holiday on Monday. Included the scenic Sesriem to Walvis stretch, yet on some of the worst gravel roads Nam has to offer.  The HTS's harder compound handled them like they were made for it. I'm very impressed. They're great in sand also.

February 18, 2013, 06:36:25 PM
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Quote from: XT05;8649
I have Geolander HTS on my 05 (MY06) XT (17"). Returned from a 4500km Nam holiday on Monday. Included the scenic Sesriem to Walvis stretch, yet on some of the worst gravel roads Nam has to offer. The HTS's harder compound handled them like they were made for it. I'm very impressed. They're great in sand also.
On my second set of Bridgestone Dueller H/P Sport 225/55R17. (After atrocious stock Geolanders) Been southern Moz, Bot (2), Namibia (2) Lebombo Echo Trail and do a lot of SA gravel. Never had a flat. Better than the stock Geolanders at everything. Don't really need to mod the Foz too much. Rather fit a bash plate (or two). Would love to fit 225/60R17 A/T's though, but I understand that it would not fit the 2007 model?

February 20, 2013, 01:48:23 PM
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"You can get Geolander G012’s A/T  215/65-R16’s for R1440"
Where Steve?
I was Quoted R2070 at Autoquip in Tygervalley

February 20, 2013, 03:58:36 PM
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Quote from: dirkpieters;9809
"You can get Geolander G012’s A/T 215/65-R16’s for R1440"
Where Steve?
I was Quoted R2070 at Autoquip in Tygervalley

Perhaps it is worth mentioning that the 225/55R17 only just fits into my 2007 XT Auto spare wheel well and then only when deflated. The 215/65R16 is about 6mm taller, but should still fit with a bit of encouragement. http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp Otherwise, I am told, bigger sizes can be made to fit with a hamer, blowtorch and a strong will (seriously!)
When traveling through Nambia, you are unlikely to get spare tyres (or rims) at all but the biggest places. Thus I travel with my spare wheel (and jack/puncture kit) on my roof and a spare tyre in the tyre well. Learned the hard way, when still using my stock Geolanders. (Any tyre CAN, however, puncture)
Foz is great for traveling in Nam or Bot. Takes even the worst roads in its stride. Personally I would go for, at least, front bash plate, if you are going to drive on deap sand (Sossusvlei/Sandvis Hawe/River Beds) or any high Middelmannetjie. First thing that gave way on my trip was the Tupperware, not the tyres. Can do running repairs with ample supply of cable ties though.

April 21, 2014, 09:16:40 PM
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Fitted a set of Achilles Desert Hawk H/T in 215/60R17.

Tried them out on the farm and the grip on gravel and sand is immense. Went fine through the bushes, etc and didn't pick up any punctures, I did however get myself very stuck on a steep incline with tiny marble like stones. :D
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April 21, 2014, 10:48:26 PM
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Pics or it did not happen  8)
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April 22, 2014, 07:09:37 AM
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The tyres or getting stuck? :D
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April 22, 2014, 07:17:43 AM
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Some pics of the new tyres:


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