105 series Land Cruiser 2" Lift - Will 35's fit?

Submitted: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 13:20
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Hi all, I am new to this site and now a pretty happy cruiser owner. I have been looking about but nowhere, and no one for that matter except a couple of tire salesmen keen on a sale, is will to say whether 35's will fit under my cruiser with a 2" lift?

I am keen to get the maximum ground clearance i can and i am aware of the power it will take away from vehicle, I don't want to put 35's (315/75/16) under it and scrape to crap out of the wheel arches, ruin the tires or bend guards back onto doors etc.

Does anyone have experience with this or do i just settle for 33's (305/75/16)?
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Reply By: Mick O - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 14:53

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 14:53
No, you'll need a 4" lift for the 35's and I think you'll have difficulties with the 305's. The biggest you'll get away with on a 2" lift is 285/75-16 and even then you may scrub on big bumps.

Happy to be corrected.

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Follow Up By: MRhappy_86 - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 15:16

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 15:16
Thanks Mick,

It is sitting on 285/75/16's now and they are swollowed up by the wheel arches.

On 3/4 lock the rear edge of the front tires are at the closest point to guard, but still approximately 75mm clearance? It appears to have heaps of room, i guess the biggest issue is when it starts to "flex"?

Thanks for your help,


Tom

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Reply By: Member - Cruiser74 - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 15:13

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 15:13
Hi mate,

I have a 105 series Cruiser and in December I had a 2" lift put on and had 33's fitted and I have since been on some pretty hairy tracks especially on a recent Nullabor trip back in Jan/Feb. When the lift went on it came up a fair bit higher than 2" so bear that in mind as well. No problems at all with clearance. I have attached a pic of the vehicle straight after the new suspension and tyres were fitted (unloaded) to give you an idea of what it will look like with 33's (305/75/16). I am very happy with my decision.



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Craig

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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser74 - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 15:16

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 15:16
Sorry that was meant to be 285/75/16. Not sure why that link didn't work. Here is the pic.
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Reply By: Member - ironJosh - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 20:23

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 20:23
The 305/70/16 will just fit and may rub sometimes on full flex- without causing damage (at slow speed). However, the 285/75/16 tyre in a BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain is over $100 cheaper per tyre.

I talked my local Bob-Jane today actually, into $300 a tyre fitted and balanced for the 6 x 285/75/16. Can't argue with that.

Josh
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Reply By: Bob W5 - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 22:36

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 22:36
Hi Mr Happy-86. I have the same model cruiser with 305/75/16 tyres. Toyo Open country muddies. They fit well. To fit 35s you will need a 2 inch lift with a 2 inch body lift........... Or a 4 inch lift. And be aware that anything more than a 2 inch lift and a 2 inch increase in tyre size will need to be engineered ... Otherwise it,s unroadworthy and not covered by your insurance... But I'm happy to be corrected. If someone has one that's modified and roadworthy & fully insured ? All the best.
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 21:52

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 21:52
As far as I know...now in almost every state in the country, to get more than a total 3 inches lift....2 inches from suspension and 1 inch from a 2 inch increase in tyre diameter...requires engineering and that engineering includes actual lane change testing.

BTW...the actual rules are not in inches....and it does make a difference

In the past...in QLD body lifts could be done with a sinple inspection..they no require full engineering.

VSB14 has put some basic mods out of the hands ov engineers in some states but has more or less put all the more radical mods off the table for most people......that includes all lifts over 3 inches.

cheers
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