245 vs 265 tire

mario.fredericks
Vehicle: 1992 Pajero 3l V6
Country: South Africa
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245 vs 265 tire

Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:17 am

Good morning,

I have just acquired my first Pajero, a 5 door 1992 3l V6. I am hoping that someone can shed some light on my issue...

The factory size tire on this vehicle is a 265/70/15. Would I be compromising anything if i replaced these with 245/75/15 tires?
Does the 20mm difference have a significant off-road performance impact? I will mainly be using the vehicle to tow a trailer for my food stand but I do also camp on the west coast with the 5 children quite often so would really only be doing some sand driving.

Any and all feedback is appreciated!

Cheers

Mo
Bakkies
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Re: 245 vs 265 tire

Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:01 pm

Subscribed. The slightly higher tirewall will not reduce the ratio too much as you have sufficient oomph in the v6. In terms of safety i do not know. You will lose some grip...

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Vehicle: 2014 Pajero 3.2Di-D SWB
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Re: 245 vs 265 tire

Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:08 pm

To be honest, the Jeep Wranglers all come with a 245 wide tyre and the Defenders all come with a 235 so I cannot see that it will cause any issues. Go for it.
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2014 Pajero SWB 3.2 GLS | EFS Suspension | Stofpad Bashplates
2008 Pajero LWB 3.2 GLS (Sold @ 243,000km)
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Re: 245 vs 265 tire

Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:58 pm

Like he said

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mario.fredericks
Vehicle: 1992 Pajero 3l V6
Country: South Africa
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Re: 245 vs 265 tire

Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:10 pm

I thank you sincerely for your insight and feedback... Guess it just boils down now to what suits the budget best...

Shot a lot!

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