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Our tips for fitting bigger tyres on your 4WD!

January 17, 2021   |   By Liam Arthur Our tips for fitting bigger tyres on your 4WD! - image 201119-CPT-80-Low-Range-Trip-123-of-374 on https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/news

Fitting big tyres to the family 4WD is always the first step that most people do to get more traction offroad, and with the range of issues you might encounter the most critical and potentially costly is the error you have introduced into your speedometer.

Not only do 4WD’s cop a seemingly unjust amount of attention from johnny law, but they also risk breaking the law by speeding, getting a heads up on your immediate speed can save you not only a lot of headaches but also a lot of cash in your pocket.

There is one extremely helpful accessory you can grab today from Australia’s favourite 4WD retailer, the Adventure Kings GPS HUD Speedometer is THE MUST HAVE accessory for your modified 4WD.

It uses a GPS module inside to calculate your speed using satellite signals to instantly triangulate your position and your changes in position, and then displaying this info through its automatically dimming LED display to project this straight onto your windshield, to remove all doubt about the new error you’re huge grippy doughnuts introduced into the equation.

The Adventure Kings GPS HUD Speedometer also calculates your direction and clearly displays your compass heading direction right next to your speed, to give you even more clarity of where you are and where you are heading.

Not only being extremely affordable, the clever Adventure Kings GPS HUD Speedometer includes everything you need to install into your vehicle, including wiring, a mounting option, and even a flexible windshield combiner for the device to project against the glass with a clear holograph allowing you to see your real time speed without taking your eyes off the road and without missing any info.

The kit is one of the best value 4WD upgrades you can do, if you are looking at upgrading your vehicles tyres to anything that is considerably bigger than stock size, then you definitely should consider grabbing a GPS Speedo, or consider much more expensive options like a complete regearing to regain your standard speedo.


Bigger tyres are a great upgrade they offer more clearance, usually if you are shooting for bigger, you will be looking for deeper tread pattern, heavier duty carcass and softer rubber for enhanced grip on harder surfaces like rocks and road. Despite being labeled as a fix all solution, there is more to installing upgraded tyres that just bunging big rubber under your rig, things like guard clearance suspension travel and lift kits, can play into just how big a tyre you can fit in reality, additionally big rubber wont instantly offer up its full potential to keen 4WDers, there are a handful of tips and tricks you need to implement, to get the most from your new investment.

Starting with dumping your tyre pressures down, this is an old trick, and does a handful of things to help you gain extra traction offroad, starting with allowing your side wall to sag, presenting more tread length to the track surface and reducing your overall down pressure on the track, this increase in surface area allows you to get more power down on the track surface and also protects your rubber from punctures by allowing rubber to flex and twist naturally over the terrain giving you stacks of additional grip, and performance.

The best way to drop your tyre pressures is to use a purpose made device to reduce your pressure, such as the Kwiky Tyre Deflator which like the name suggests quickly deflates your tyres, but unlike when your buddies pull out your valve core for a cruel and dangerous prank, the Tyre Deflator tool captures the core, and using an integrated valve and bourdon pressure gauge gives you full control and accuracy over your tyre pressures on the tracks.


Adding in a Thumper MKII Air Compressor will also help you preserve your tyre life by not having to drive onroad with reduced tyre pressures, this can cause excessive heat and potential de-seating of your tyres off your surely immaculate rims, causing all manner of damage.

To get yourself sorted after upgrading rubber, head to www.4WDSupacentre.com.au to see all the gear, call our expert team on 1800 88 39 64 to speak with our expert team or drop into one of our stores to see the range in person and head home with a bargain deal on your new 4WDing, tyre, or camping accessories.