Cruiser rims on a Prado

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 20:34
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Excuse me if there have already been posts on this topic, but I did a search of the archives and couldn't find an answer. There appears to be general agreement that Prado rims can be fitted to Cruisers without too much hassle, but does the opposite apply. Can I fit Cruiser rims to my Prado?

I have a 2000 model Prado TD with steel rims. I recently bought an off-road camper trailer and, even though I specifically asekd for Prado rims, I got "Sunraysia rims with Crusier stud pattern". I was hoping to be able to use the trailer rims as emergency spares for the Prado and vice versa

Although stud pattern is indeed the same, someone told me they wouldn't fit as "the dish is different".

Would appreciate any relevant info on the subject as I haven't had any luck in getting a definitive answer. I have tried the local Toyota dealer who is not interested, probably because my warranty has already run out and I no longer service it there!
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Reply By: Waynes - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 21:08

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 21:08
Looks like you and I are going through the same issue here. I had replys to my similar question post 12368. It appears that you have to make sure the rim clears the brake clipers and check out the depth of the dish as you say. Also it is wise to check both front and rear fitting as there is a little more clearence on the front. I was able to buy a secondhand Prado rim today as a spare but I think I might of well bought a new rim as it took all day to find and forty K out of my way.

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Follow Up By: boycey - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 22:17

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 22:17
Thanks Wayne

What you say is more or less what I have been told. My tyre shop has suggested I bring one of the rims in and he will try them front & rear on the Prado, so this seems like a logical next step.

Will post another follow up when I get an answer from him.
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Reply By: prado_95 - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 23:09

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 23:09
Definite answer is:

factory 80series rims & factory Prado rims will interchange, but not with tyres larger than 265/75/16 when fitted to prado.

Applies only to 16" rims of course.
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 23:10

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 23:10
I run cruiser offset ROH track 2 16x8 rims on my prado, and 80 series GXL 16" rims fit on prado's as well as the royale alloys from the GXL 80's.

The offsets are different, but with standard tyres should still be ok.
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Reply By: boycey - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 07:53

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 07:53
Thanks to all the very useful feedback

Think I'm now happy that I can indeed use the Cruiser rims on the Prado which is great news as I won't have to go out and buy more!

Leaves some dosh left over for other toys to buy...
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Reply By: tessa_51 - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 08:41

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 08:41
Have you thought about going the other way. My Toyota dealer (Maitland Toyota) sold me a virtually brand new steel Prado wheel for $45. Apparently they have a stock of them from purchasers of new vehicles who want to upgrade to alloys which are dealer fitted. Maybe the Prado wheels will fit the CT.

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Follow Up By: boycey - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 22:16

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 22:16

If I could get them for $45 each, that might be worth pursuing. From other posts to my original query however, it would seem that the Sunraysia/Crusier rims will work
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 15:33

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 15:33
The thing that is different is the offset, all cruiser wheels will bolt up to the prado, but if they are sittong out too far, the tyre may hit the wheel arch on turns or large bumps.
If the camper wheels are 15's however, you may have brake fouling problems on the rear...the company obviously wanted to save some $$ if this is the case and you asked for Prado fitment. Both tyres and rims are more expensive when you talk 16's.
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Reply By: Phil G - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 21:46

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 21:46
All 16inch 80series rims will fit the 90series Prados (same 120mm backspacing).
The 15 inch 80series rims may not clear the rear brakes.
Sunraysia type wheels (16x7 and 16x8) often have about 105mm backspacing, but fit up well to Prados.
60/75 series splits fit up, but the backspacing is only 60mm so they sit out a lot, and I would imagine they would touch the front mudflaps on full lock.

The 16x6 Prado rims are rarely wanted and are good for fitting 235/85R16 to a trailer. The 16x7 steel Prado rims are becoming scarce now, because they fit a large range of vehicles and trailers. New 16x7 Kimberley alloys from the 2002 Prados are available in some tyre places for as little as $500 a set of 4.
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Follow Up By: boycey - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 22:18

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 22:18

From what you and others have said, it looks like I should be OK with these rims. They are 16", so will be compatible with rim size on Prado

Thanks for the info

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