Troopy wheels

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 18:17
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Hi All,

Just having some trouble figuring out the options I have for spare wheels on my troopy.

The previous owner has fitted some sunraysia style wheels to replacing the old split rims. However the spare is still a split rim.

I have upgraded the tires to a 265 BFG M/T and need to replace the spare with a similar wheel to whats fitted on the rest of the car.

The sunrasia wheels fitted to the car are a 16x6 and I've had to measure the offset myself. I got about -4mm but I'm thinking maybe my measurements were out by a little and it is a 0 offset.

All the wheels I've seen on the net for Toyota's claim they are a 22mm offset and just trying to find a 16x6 sunraysia is proving hard enough. I've got a felling these wheels are pretty old, the also had a stamp "made in Brazil" which I thought was a little odd.

Has anyone had any similar size wheels fitted and could confirm what offset they were or better yet can recommend someone that sells such a thing.

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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 19:34

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 19:34
I have 265/75R16 Coppers fitted to my 2008 model Troopy.
I didn’t check - but my tyre supplier said that they were the same outside diameter as my original splits which are ok for use as a spare.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 21:48

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 21:48

I've got a set of those Brazilian made rims, and they seem alright for all but hard core work. My wheels are 16" x 7" fitted with 235.85R16 tyres fitted. Your 265's would be feeling the squeeze on 6" rims!

Can't help you with offsets at moment, but I'll be home in about 2 days, so will have look then. You'll find 265.75r16, 235.85r16 and 750x16 are all very close in diameter.


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Follow Up By: rb30e - Wednesday, Oct 09, 2013 at 06:16

Wednesday, Oct 09, 2013 at 06:16
Yeah it's odd, I assumed they were 7" wide until I popped them off yesterday and measured them up. Very narrow for a 4x4 rim. They were originally fitted with 235's but I got the BFG 265's for a little more traction.

Have got one of those R & R bead breakers which aren't much good on a split rim. Figured I'd just carry one spare wheel/tire on the rear and an extra tire on the roof to keep the weight down. Can just swap the tire over easily if need be.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Oct 09, 2013 at 20:59

Wednesday, Oct 09, 2013 at 20:59
As above, it'll illegal to fit 265 tyres to 6" rims. They need to be 7"-8" rims so I suggest you change all your rims to 7" and keep the tyres.
The 16x6" 5stud Landcruiser sunraysias are a rare item - only one manufacturer I can remember and that is CSA:
Link here
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Follow Up By: rb30e - Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 17:42

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 17:42
Hi there,

I've found a joint in vic that do 16x6 sunraysia's with a 0 offset which seem to be what's fitted to my troopy.

Illegal to fit these tires to the 6" rims?
Is that because there is a potential for them to pop off. I know my GU had 265's standard but fitted to 8" rims.
Need to get this sorted before I go ahead an order this spare. Might be looking at 5 wheels instead of one dam it!
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 18:08

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 18:08
"Illegal to fit these tires to the 6" rims?"

Have a look at the spec sheets for the BFGs you've bought: LINK HERE

There are columns for minimum rim width, max rim width and optimal rim width. For a 265/75R16 the minimum is 7".
If you fit a 265 to a smaller 6" rim, the edges of the tyre don't contact the ground = less grip = more wear in the middle and the tyre will not sit on the road as intended and may cause it to delaminate.

You would have paid good money for BFG Muddies. 16x7" sunraysia rims are relatively cheap. Your 6" rims were ideal for the 235 tyres, but even 6" rims are the minimum width for a 235.

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Follow Up By: rb30e - Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 11:06

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 11:06
Thanks for that mate, your a dead set legend. As I said before I assumed the wheels were 7" as I wouldn't have thought the previous owner would replace the standard wheels with and aftermarket set that were so narrow. I had the bloke at the dealership measure them up for me before I bought it and he told me they were 7" wide. I guess the only way to do it properly is to take the Rim off and look.

Dam I'm very surprised the tire fitter never said anything to me about that as they need to measure the width before balancing the rim properly. He charged me to fit, balance and align them even though they are illegal. Definitely won't be taking it back there again.

Going to price up some 8" sunraysia's now so I have the option of going for a 285 in the future.

Thanks again mate who knows how much trouble you may have saved me.
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