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My X-Trail currently has 215/60 R17 tyres and to be honest I think they look to "small" for the X-Trail, so when they need replacing I'm hoping to buy something a little bigger.

Does anyone know what the largest size tyres are that you can fit to (T31) X-Trail 17" RIMS?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi Bambus,
Your comments on the tyres are noted. On my third x-trail now and they all came with Dunlop ST 20's so obviously a good bulk contract with Nissan.
They don't look very good and they are poor quality tyres. On my T29 ? the Dunlops lasted 19,000 miles having rotated them. I fitted Michelin Syncrones of the same size (16") but they looked better and the handling and grip in the wet was much better. My T-30 came again with Dunlops on 17 " wheels and the only same size tyres I could find when replacing were Pirelli Scorpions which again were much better . Now on my T31 with Dunlops(again) The tyres genuinly struggle with the power of the 173 dci engine and on wet roads even with traction control will slide(I know I should be in four-whell drive!) Now on 10k the fronts are allready looking thin, so I have been looking around at whats available. The only larger size tyre that you can go to which should not effect performance is from 215 60 17 is 235 55 17 which will give the same overall diameter. They are and will look wider. You can fit larger tyres if you want subject to mudguard clearance but it will effect your speedo reading(a bit) but will also jepodise your warranty if you have any problems with the 4 wheel drive system and could effect your insurance in the event of a claim. The Australian x-trail club website have some good info on them for outback use! Hope that helps.
 
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Hi all,
must agree with comments on 17" tyres on the T31 X-Trail. They look small in comparison to vehicle and affect performance in wet conditions. I was thinking of fitting 18" rims and tyres. Any ideas if this will affect four wheel drive sensors and speedo accuracy? I have seen X-Trails with 18" fitted and look the business but not sure of the warranty issues.
Any advice / help appreciated

Madgolfer
 

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Does anyone know if fitting larger tyres affects the warranty (T31)?

I did email Nissan UK and they referred me to my local Nissan Dealer but when I asked them they said they were unsure so would probably recommend to sticj with the standard size :headbang:

I'll see if I can track down the email address for Nissan UK Warranty division and hopefully get a definitive answer.

Bambus
 

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Just got a reply from another dealership which has been highly recommended :bow:, thay said;

"There is no reason why the tyres should not fit but this should be confirmed by a tyre specialist. It would only affect the warranty if associated parts failed i.e. wheel bearings or transmission components. The final decision would lie with Nissan."

Still not a definitive answer but going in the right direction.
 

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At my dealer having 12500 mile service on my 173 hp x-trail. Front tyres (Dunlops)down to 3mm and front pads have 5000 miles left in them! I noticed in the showroom alongside the X-trail with Dunlop str 20's was the Quashqia which is fitted with the same size wheel and tyre 215/60 17 but with Continental conti premium contact 2. They have a much better tread pattern and they look wider and more asthetically pleasing! The X-trail and Quashquia apparently share the same floorplan!
On the subject of larger wheels and tyres you would be handing Nissan a good "get out" for any warranty claims re transmission, wheel bearings , suspension etc, not to mention invalidating your insurance unless notifing your company of any changes.
 

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Hi I had Dunlops, didn't like them, also conti's - nice and quiet and a more aggressive pattern, but now have Bridgestone duelers - alittle more noisy and about £250 fitted an axle but seem better so far. so far getting about 30k out of a set. lets see what the bridgestone do...

One has to watch out when going up in size in all ways though -I have done this on my landy, the speedo will be out,so its illegal if not adjusted, turning circle will change, sometimes the wheel arch will interfere, if you go wider than arch then you need arch extensions or again its illegal, need to notify insurance but they dont usually charge but at least its listed if you need to claim!!! Never heard of warrenty problems as long as the tracking/speedo etc is adjusted correctly...

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It's funny how a different dealer can have a different perspective. I bought a 173bhp last year second hand and it came with Hankook Dynapro AS 225/65/R17's. I pointed out that this was the wrong size and was assured there would be no issue. Sure enough, speedo is accurate, no rubbing on trim and no turning circle issues. Just dont go for these tyres because you will skid in the snow.
 

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General Grabber AT2's are the babies to go for - superb grip on and off road. I had absolutely no problems in the snow last winter, good rain cleraring and 30K miles later, still legal :D. Worth every penny.
 

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Just had a look and they do look good. If you don't mind me asking what size did you go for - could not see anything smaller than 245/70/17 ?! thanks.
 

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I agree with Mad Hat Man - the Grabber AT2 tyres size 235 55 17 are a good tyre. However, there are issues with them. Like everyone else I found the Dunlop Grand Treks useless - and they were worn out around the edges after 21000km, despite rotating the tyres every 6000km. I then went to Continental Premium Contacts and they were toast after 35000km, again around the edges. I felt the edge wearing was going to bankrupt me so ignored the Nissan dealer who said the tracking was fine, and took the XTrail to a 4x4 dealer with a proper 4x4 rig. He found the geometry was indeed out at the front and adjusted the set up. Pirelli Scorpions came next - great roadholding in the snow and green lanes and lasted 45000 km, but when it came to change, the prices were silly. I then went to 235 55 17 Grabbers and ran these for 51000km. Excellent on smooth roads but up here in the Massif Central the tramlining and understeering on sharp corners became a real pain and it quickly became apparent that the tyres needed regular rotation to balance out the wear. I've just switched back to 215 60 17 with Falken car biased tyres. A little noisier, but grip on grass and the roads seems fine and for the price I'll easily afford snow tyres come November. I have heard superb things about Michelin latitudes - but have you seen the prices!!!
 
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