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Old 14-02-10
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Question MAXXIS TYRES 265/70x16 751

Some little known info for all who are considering a tyre renewal.
This tyre has a circumference which is up to 50mm larger than most brands of tyres of the same size. (265/70x16)
About a year back I considered a full set of these (5) until I noticed that they appeared to be larger. At the tyre shop we decided to measure them against other brands. (marked the tyre & the ground with chalk, rolled the tyre one revolution, marked the ground where each tyre finished then measured the distance, called the "rolling diameter") The tyres were fitted to a rim and inflated to 36psi.
Surprisingly the Maxxis tyre has a rolling dimention of 2470mm. Other brands measured were BF Goodrich AT, Yohohama Geolander AT, Bridgestone D694 and Cooper ATR. These brands ranged between 2420mm and 2430mm. The Maxxis was quite different, and had the longer rolling diameter out of the tyres we measured. Over a measured kilometer the Maxxis would turn 404.85 times. The others would turn between 411.52 and 413.22. One minor draw back is that the speedo would be out slightly, traveling faster than what the speeedo shows. I decided against the Maxxis for one reason. If we destroyed a tyre in an out of the way place it may not be easy to get another Maxxis. A mix would cause the limited slip diff to work overtime if on the rear and if on the front and in 4wd this would cause the "wind up" effect in the transmission of the vehicle.
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Hi dbomba, just want to say thanks for info. I will be up for a new set of tyres in next 12 mths and Maxxis were on list. Cheers.
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good heads up but i can not realy see an issue .
i am on to my second set of maxas no issue .
i know the winding up issue but common sense should prevaile.
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good heads up but i can not realy see an issue .
i am on to my second set of maxas no issue .
i know the winding up issue but common sense should prevaile.
Zacc!
You are absolutely correct, common sense should, and usually does prevaile.
I posted this primarily as something to consider when travelling, particularly to remote regions. This was the only factor that swayed me from purchasing a set.
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good heads up but i can not realy see an issue .
i am on to my second set of maxas no issue .
i know the winding up issue but common sense should prevaile.
The issue is pretty obvious. Try buying one of these tyres in the willderness.
It just wont happen.
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