Hilux tyre upgrade

Gday guys, I'm really not much of a tyre/rim expert but I have an 08 stock standard SR5 dual cab hilux ( no lift kit) and the tyres are at the replacement stage. I have standard 255/70R15 C's at the moment and have toyed with the idea of going larger. I need to spend money on new tyres and as there are plenty of guys on here with good knowledge, what do you think I should do ? Just stick to the same rims and replace with a good tyre ( recommendations please, I prefer an all terrain to cover most bases) ? or go slightly bigger but not so much that I need upgrades to suspension ? I do a bit of beach work and odd 4wd but nothing out of the ordinary. I have thought about a lift kit but I will not own the car long enough to justify spending more, just looking at options and seeking opinions.

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Wed, 2020-08-12 11:33


Hey Scotty,

Keep your rims and fit good tyres, I used to run 31x10.5R15 on my Hilux which was standard with no lift. Going to this size will increase wheel diameter from 29 up to 31" but only increase width by .5" so you shouldnt have any dramas with rubbing etc.

As far as tyres go, depends who you talk to and what they like but I am running Faulken Wildpeak AT3W on my current Ranger. Fairly aggressive all terrain tyre, good in the wet and on the beach and very quiet. Had on the car for 12000km so far and still look like new. Not sure what area you are in but I just went to Ian Diffen City Discount Tyres in Joondalup and managed to get 3 for the price of 4 for the Mrs Prado even after that deal ended at end of last month. Idea on pricing I got 265/65/17 @ $278 ea fitted, obviously smaller tyres will be a bit cheaper.




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Cheers Dan, I will look into

Wed, 2020-08-12 12:47

Cheers Dan, I will look into the Faulken's

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Yeah for the 15 inch rim and

Wed, 2020-08-12 17:52

Yeah for the 15 inch rim and stock lift I'd be going for a 31x10.5

And in my opinion you can't go past bf goodrich ko2 

my old man has ran both the ko1 and ko2s and have easily gotten over 100k per set, getting closer to 120k normally.

ive got 285x75x16r ko2s on my cruiser which replaced my old 31x10.5 ko1s and wouldnt go past them for any other all terrain tyre.

only problem is that they are a bit more pricey compared to others.



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3 sets of BFG AT's... 1 Lap

Thu, 2020-08-13 11:49

3 sets of BFG AT's... 1 Lap of Australia, lots of beach and desert driving, not 1 puncture.

1 set did 27,000km of towing with lots of dirt road (great central rd, gibb, Kulumbaru track) an i still got 112,000km from them.


$400 per corner is pricy, but total cost of ownership is unrivalled in my opinion!

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 after trying Mickeys , toyos

Thu, 2020-08-13 06:46

 after trying Mickeys , toyos and coopers 

i m back to BFG -bfg only bfg 

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Cheers Nathan & Shark1, I do

Thu, 2020-08-13 06:49

Cheers Nathan & Shark1, I do like the BFG's and was looking at the KO2's

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General Grabber

Thu, 2020-08-13 08:30

 Another option are the General Grabber AT3s. Ive got them on a prado in 265/70R17. No problems to date and great on the beach etc.  Ive done 80,000km and they have plenty of tread left so i'll easily get 100k. Anyway perhaps another option which is a bit lesser known the popular brands. 

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Cheers Darren & Jrod, I have

Thu, 2020-08-13 13:32

Cheers Darren & Jrod, I have asked around and the BFG KO2's are getting good reviews.

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 I have Mickeys and highly

Fri, 2020-08-14 21:10

 I have Mickeys and highly rate them but I think if I was to spend $400 a corner again I'd probably also go the BFGs as they just seem to be a killer tyre...


Having said that..... I told myself I wouldn't spend $400 a corner again because you can get 6 x tyres ( that perhaps aren't quite as good ) as the same price as 4 of both of the above mentioned.....


Maybe drop into more than one tyre place and quiz them, ask them for opinions on good mid price range rubber and also a price of the BFG's


Those fellas are dealing with bulk so they'll have the best idea.


I'm not sure if its been mentioned above but the key to lots of km's is keep them rotating pardon the punn, I know the new school way is not to go from side to side but I still do, I know they say the wire bends one way and you shouldnt send em back the other but until I have a failure or actually see a good reason not to I'll stick to my method...


Oh and obviously run the correct pressures....

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Cheers Timboon, I'm liking

Tue, 2020-08-18 07:10

Cheers Timboon, I'm liking the BFG's and just need to lok for a good deal as I'm pretty keen to get the front end aligned as well.

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Costco or

Wed, 2020-08-19 09:25

Costco or tyresales.com.au...

Costco was the cheapest by $30 per corner on my last set. Plus only 5mins from work!