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96er Bighorn - Bigger tires

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96er Bighorn - Bigger tires

Postby Itstime » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:37 pm

Hey guys,

Got a spare set of AT tires off a Navara. Size 265/70/16. I am currently running 245/70/16 more highway pattern tires.
I'm aware the 265er have a bigger diameter.

I am running 70% in town, pulling trailer, also odd camping trip and across country.

Wondering if it's worth putting them on my rims. Will there be a noticable difference in
- speedo reading (actually it is showing more than GPS shows)
- shifting gears (auto trans; will change 3rd/4th gear be affected much?)
- general handling/wear
- fuel economy

I am also being offered another set of 4 tires coming off a ute. Highway pattern. 235/70/16. Like new. $200 incl. rims all together. Might have just the opposite effect?

Thanks for your comments and sharing experiences.
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Re: 96er Bighorn - Bigger tires

Postby geeves » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:06 pm

Probably wont even notice the difference. Speedo will still read higher than gps speed but not by as much. Are you using the Navara rims? Double check the offset just in case. Make sure the tyre tread remains within the guards. AT tread will use a fraction more fuel but you might not even notice.
My Bighorn running 265/75/16 muds has a speedo spot on to the gps
Sanding your knuckles before starting work can help. That way you cant skin them
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Re: 96er Bighorn - Bigger tires

Postby Itstime » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:35 pm

Thanks Geeves. I always like to post here. You always get a quick reply, that's great :-)

geeves wrote:Are you using the Navara rims? Double check the offset just in case. Make sure the tyre tread remains within the guards.

=> The Navara rims don't fit on the Bighorn. Centre bore is way too small. I'll be using the factory Isuzu ones.

Thanks for sharing your experiences. Cheers.
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