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Date Registered: 02-2004
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I have just done 1100k/s on my new Maxxis a/t tyres from Bob Jane.When i changed them over my exy was tracking straight and was very easy to steer.It was suggested that i have a wheel alignment,but i said i will try a drive first and see how they go.The tyres were pumped up to 36psi when i first tried them and wandered all over the road.I let them down a little and they do not wander now.I have noticed that i am now steering oh so slightly to the right,holding the wheel that way and the exy will go to the left if you take your hands off the steering wheel on a flat road.I will take it to pedders to check out my problem as the traralgon branch are very fussy and take time to get it right.Can any body tell me what made a difference between two different set of tyres?Has anybody has any trouble getting the exy to be aligned ok,what i mean is the front end that is fixed and has only tow in or out adjustments.cheers
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Just had a four wheel alignment done,and the figures were in line and nothing wrong.Still steered to the left,then pedders in Traralgon victoria changed tyres from left to right(front only) and exy steered not to bad.I am worried by this as the tyres are unidirectional.Conclusion do not buy Maxxis A/t tyres from Bob Jane as they have the worst wandering habit i have ever struck,and i am hoping that when they wear down at bit and square up the problem might go away,my daughter has maxxis tyres on a honda crv,same size but slightly different tread and has no worries.The maxxis ride well and do not have the noise problem that i had with the coopers.Moral of story,should have stuck with Coopers i am a silly boy for sure.Leave the maxxis A/T for some one else.cheers
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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Extract from Stockton 6/1/07 Trip Report:

I can now say that having the deep-treaded BFG's is a disadvantage on the sand. The sidewalls alot stiffer, therefore lowering pressures didn't seem to make much difference (20PSI, then down to 18PSI later in the day, but probably should've tried 16PSI). Because the tread has such a prominent square shoulder, when they did finally bag-out, it wasn't as good as the factory or H/T tyres as the tread pattern left behind was still quite distinct. The deep tread and wider grooves was also bad as it had a tendency to bite in and dig it's way through the sand rather than float on top of it like other tyres would. I would have to say that if anyone was intending on doing alot of sand driving, these would not be the best choice of tyre due to the reasons above.

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Date Registered: 10-2004
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After reading all the good comments and opinions offered in this forum I have bitten the bullet and today replaced the factory Toyo's (at 45000K) on my ST with a set of Cooper Lifeliners (215/70R15) from a Brisbane Bridgestone dealer for $800 all-up incl. full alignment.

Will be interesting to see how the Coopers perform. First impression is that the steering seems a little heavier. I am running them ay 38psi.
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steveham,
 38psi appears a little too much and may be your problem. Most guys run between 28 and 34psi. I run 32 around town and 34 on the open roads. Try reducing the pressures and see how you go.

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Brett,
Thanks for your suggestion.
I dropped the pressure in the new Coopers back to 33PSI and its lightened the steering considerably. Will adopt your pressure choices from here on. Thanks again,
Steve.
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  Hi i am also considering the coopers H/T in the 225/70R15 as only get off the black top about 10-15% of the time. I believe the OD in this pattern is 692mm, well within the legal limit. How are they wearing and what sort of noise level are you getting compared with the OE tyres? emoticon

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I have just replace 4 tyre to Cooper STC. I'm impressed how quiet they are and the X-Trail feels much smoother than when it was new.

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My maxxis tyres have settled in and ride quite nice now,and now go where they are pointed.I had a look and the yellow dots were not in line with the valves,and when they were new had no lines on the tread.The tyre fitters just slapped them on.Bob Jane traralgon for you.cheers

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  Hi fellow members,
           I just received an email from a Cooper's tyre distributor with information on treadwear rates.

  The lifeliner 225/70R15 has a wear rate of of 620 and tread depth of 8.7mm.

  The H/T 225/70R15 has a wear rate of 520 and tread depth of 9.5mm.

  They claim the lifeliner has around 19% more life than the H/T, both are supposed to have similar handling characteristics.

 Compared with the toyo's at 300 treadwear rate, the Coopers look the goods at a reasonable price. May be a few months before i need to make a decision, any feedback appreciated.

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