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    Question Tires / Tyres / Rubbers for 4x4s

    Hello all.

    I need tire advice.

    Need to know whether 275/70R16 can be replace with 265/75R16 ?

    With tire prices skyrocketing and most good brands 'short' in the market the choices are really limited.

    Another thing that I wanted to ask was whether people look into the production date of the tires before buying ?
    I know I do and am very particular with the date, but then again shortage of goods leave you with not much of a choice.

    The tires I need to replace are on a 3 door Prado, they are 2006 production that we put on in 2006. No punctures ever since but the walls have started to crack and all. They need to be replaced. Earlier the vehicle was not in use much, now that its in my hands its going to be a daily driver.......

    TLC FJ90 SWB ~ 1KZ-TE ~ 50mm OEM Lift

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    Yes, they can be replaced. 265 75 r 16 will be less wide but a bit more in height. low rpm, good economy.

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    over a tubeless radial tyre normally 1st 3 digits are the width, by changing from 275 to 265 it is foot print you are reducing, nothing else., if & when you go off road or in snow lower the tyre pressure to increase foot print - grip and refill to normal when back on tarmac

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    Hey Sarmad,
    Been there, done that and the 265s can be replaced no issues, in fact I found my decision to swap the 275 with 265s to be the best decision for the jeep I had at the time,
    I agree the prices of tires are insane which makes the production date even more important, if I'm spending that sort of money on brand new tires I want to make sure I get max bang for my buck and get the most recent production date possibly available so that they last as long as possible,
    Regarding brand I haven't tried them my self but a very close and highly respected friend always told me that Savero tires were really not bad and were excellent value for money, didn't get a chance to try them myself but my friend also used them on several rallies,
    You need to replace the tires ASAP with new ones, I had a very bad experience once on my LC 80 series with a tire blowing out due to its age and my folly in not replacing it on time.
    PS: Also look at temp rating when selecting your tires
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    This will help you get to the right tyre size

    Tyre Size Calculator - Changing Tyres - Etyres

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    It so happens that a variation in manufacturer recommendations, disrupts the ABS and auto tranny shifting process. Basically messes up both.
    Takes longer to stop (ABS) and the shifting is sluggish if driven normal, so one has to really revv it to shift.
    Stuck to recommended tire size of 265/70R16, went in for Yokohama Geolander A/Ts.
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