Welcome to the Arbtalk.co.uk | Discussion Forum for Arborists.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.


General chat Discuss every day issues in the tree care industry. If you're unsure where to post your topic please choose this forum.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-02-12   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
D.M.Taylor Firewood Supp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Morpeth Northumberland
Posts: 318
255 60 R18 tyres looking for chunky tyres

Looking to replace tyres on my isuzu rodeo been running on a set of general grabbers rear tyres did 25k mostly towing trailers.But as far as im aware they stopped making them.Idealy i want a set of chunky off road tyres as do alot of lamping.Any you guys know who makes any what ive been told nobody does any is this true??Thanks
D.M.Taylor Firewood Supp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-12   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2011, 2012
 
Mark Bolam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hamstreet, Kent
Posts: 12,743
Re: 255 60 R18 tyres looking for chunky tyres

4x4 Tyres.co.uk have your size General Grabber AT's for £154.51.
__________________
Talking bollocks since 1968

www.foregroundtreesurgery.co.uk
Mark Bolam is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-12   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
D.M.Taylor Firewood Supp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Morpeth Northumberland
Posts: 318
Re: 255 60 R18 tyres looking for chunky tyres

Thanks mark i Just found them after i put post up.there a new design to What ive got on maybe better.Would still like a chunkier set if there are Any out there.if not it'll be them.
D.M.Taylor Firewood Supp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-12   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2011, 2012
 
Mark Bolam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hamstreet, Kent
Posts: 12,743
Re: 255 60 R18 tyres looking for chunky tyres

No worries mate.

Drop a free load of logs off to my Dad and Mam in Otterburn and we'll call it quits.

__________________
Talking bollocks since 1968

www.foregroundtreesurgery.co.uk
Mark Bolam is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-12   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2011, 2012, 2013
 
little green woodchopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mortimer Forest
Posts: 1,474
Re: 255 60 R18 tyres looking for chunky tyres

Quote:
Originally Posted by D.M.Taylor Firewood Supp View Post
Looking to replace tyres on my isuzu rodeo been running on a set of general grabbers rear tyres did 25k mostly towing trailers.But as far as im aware they stopped making them.Idealy i want a set of chunky off road tyres as do alot of lamping.Any you guys know who makes any what ive been told nobody does any is this true??Thanks
I am having exactly the same problem my old isuzu had b f goodrige on but i cant get any in 255 60 r18 general grabbers are ok but i would all so like something more chunky ive been looking for ages
little green woodchopper is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-12   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
 
rovers90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Posts: 1,086
Re: 255 60 R18 tyres looking for chunky tyres

Hi Darren, yes the General Grabber has changed pattern style due to new European laws regarding off road tyres and whilst it doesnt look as good as the old style, it still got rated very highly in the Land Rover magazines. Doesnt appear BF Goodrich do the all terrain in that size but it might pay to ring the usual suspects - John Craddock, Paddocks and Silverline.

Good luck,
Derek
__________________
"Sometimes in life you just have to put your trust in the least likely candidate!"
rovers90 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-12   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2011, 2012
 
WorcsWuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tenbury Wells, Worcs
Posts: 3,063
Re: 255 60 R18 tyres looking for chunky tyres

That is a funny old size...! Cooper STT is close, may or may not fit, will be a bit bigger than what you're running... closest is LT275/65R18, 50mm taller/25mm larger radius and 20mm wider/10mm each way than existing 255/60R18... all things being equal [discounting additional tread protrusion and apart from the fact that it might foul bodywork etc,] you will lose just under 3 degrees from your maximum steering angle in fitting this larger size. Good tyre though....
__________________
Not much happening here...!
WorcsWuss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-12   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2011, 2012, 2013
 
little green woodchopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Mortimer Forest
Posts: 1,474
Re: 255 60 R18 tyres looking for chunky tyres

So can i put 255 55 18 on instead of 255 60 18 with out affecting the handling or steering i no nothing about tyres
little green woodchopper is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-12   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member, Raffle Sponsor 2011, 2012
 
WorcsWuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tenbury Wells, Worcs
Posts: 3,063
Re: 255 60 R18 tyres looking for chunky tyres

55 is just a slightly lower profile, basically 55% of the width rather than 60%...

here is a useful bit of 'rithmetic for you...

255 - width of tyre in mm = 255mm
55 - aspect ratio, or height of sidewall as percentage of width, 55% of 255 = 140.25mm
18 - Wheel diameter in inches, or in mm it's times 25.4 = 457.2

Add that lot together, 457.2mm + 140.25mm [x2 for top and bottom of tyre] gives you a diameter of 737.7 diameter [doesn't allow for variations in tread depth & projection, all tyres are different]
A 255/60R18 has a sidewall height of 153mm, so 13mm taller than a 55 profile near as makes no difference... That's not a lot but bear in mind you're losing that space beneath your diffs...
__________________
Not much happening here...!
WorcsWuss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What tyres are you using on your 4x4? BobG Arb-Trucks 48 26-10-11 01:43 PM
Tyres Freeman General chat 10 11-09-11 02:50 PM
Looking for BFG Tyres firewoodman General chat 10 02-05-11 01:08 AM
I need new tyres!! _tc Picture Forum 17 15-01-11 09:51 AM


Find tree care advice
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0