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    Tyre question

    I need to replace the tires on my bighorn they are currently running 245 x 70 x 16 and was wondering if it would be safe to run 245 x 75 x 16 instead as I am able to get a set of the 75 x16's at a really good price
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    yeah they will be ok

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    Thanks LR these are the ones I am wanting to get a set of
    4X4 TYRE $ 199 NOW $129 EA | Trade Me
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    That is only another 5% extra in profile.
    Surprisingly that makes it 3.3% different so your speedo will read slower than you are actually going.
    Max allowable without certs is 5%.

    Tyre size meanings
    245/75R16 = 245mm width of tyre / 75% of width is the profile/sidewall height R16 is of course the rim diameter.

    A mint tyre size calculator to use is Tire size calculator
    We use it a lot at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cambo View Post
    That is only another 5% extra in profile.
    Surprisingly that makes it 3.3% different so your speedo will read slower than you are actually going.
    Max allowable without certs is 5%.

    Tyre size meanings
    245/75R16 = 245mm width of tyre / 75% of width is the profile/sidewall height R16 is of course the rim diameter.

    A mint tyre size calculator to use is Tire size calculator
    We use it a lot at work.
    Thanks for that cambo that calculator is pretty darned good, last time I ran my GPS in the bighorn I had the screen set to tell me my actual speed and was doing 97 kph when the speedo was saying 100 Kph so this should bring me upto what my speedo should be reading at 100K if I go for the 75 profile correct me if I am wrong.
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    You shouldn't have any trouble with that small increase in size.
    Most speedo's are out by at least 5-7kph from factory as well.
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