Max tyre size for LC100 spare underneath

Submitted: Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 13:32
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As previously posted I am expecting to put Dick Cepek 285/75/16's on the new 100 Series (still waiting ever so patiently for delivery) I know leaving the spare under the car is not much chop for off road. But for the normal round town I plan to leave it there and only take it out for off road use. This will keep the rear access more readily accessable for Mrs shopper.

Can anyone confirm whether the increased diameter tyre will fit underneath?

Also general view is that this diameter will fix the amount the speedo is usually out. Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks in advance.

gaz
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Reply By: fozzy - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 14:29

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 14:29
285/75/16 BFG all terrain will fit 100 ifs and rigid as well and yes it alters speedo reading slightly depending on speeds ie at 100 on speedo actually doing about 105 and 60 doing about 63
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Follow Up By: GaryW - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 14:41

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 14:41
Thanks fozzy - I'm getting the IFS. I had heard the speedo correction put it about right - I'll have to watch out given the low tollerance in Vic. for nudging over the limit.
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Reply By: Topend - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 04:31

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 04:31
I often read about the spare tyre on Cruisers reducing off road clearance. I can see this on 80 Series but not on the 100 Series. I've never had a problem with mine. If you draw a line from the diff to the towbar you will see that the tyre sits above this. I've scraped the rear bumper and towbar but have never noticed the spare tyre doing same.

I would just leave the spare where it is.

Topend.
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Follow Up By: Steve L - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 12:26

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 12:26
The spare has always looked to sit lower on a 100 than an 80 every time I've looked.

Maybe my eyes are deceiving me, as I've never actually measured it.
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 16:47

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 16:47
It all looks fine until you get a flat rear on a soft surface (sand/mud)........
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Follow Up By: Steve L - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 09:45

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 09:45
...which is why I had a rear wheel carrier fitted almost as soon as I got the car (that and I needed space for the LR tank!).

I'd recommend anyone looking at doing offroading to get a carrier fitted - even if you don't go down the route of LR tanks - I've seen a few people driving offroad and heard the tyre hit an obstacle and 'grind' over it. It's not a good sound, and can't do the tyre any good, let alone the problems as described by Gary.
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