Toyota hilux SR5 Wheels

Submitted: Monday, May 03, 2004 at 10:03
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Can anylone let me know if you can get tyres to fit the standard rims on the SR5 ( 04 model), I was looking at the cooper st but the load rating is not as high as the toyota spec , I am looking at AT tyres so if any one can give me some advice it would be appreciated ,
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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 13:23

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 13:23
I have done some research on this issue also and found that aside from Bridgestone 691's there is very little available. Shame if you want something a bit more robust and aggressive in tread pattern.

For what it is worth I believe 16" is probably the way to go (say Prado rims) and the choices are more extensive. A 265/70/16" will fit under the SR-5 guards however it may need an Engineers Cert to comply with the licencing authorities requirements. The Insurers will always check compliance with the load rating so I value this above everything else. Some have fitted 265/75 series tyres however these are too big for a later model SR5, unless you raise heights, and interfer with the front guard mouldings.

Good luck in finding a solution. If you come across anything interesting please let me know. Thanks

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Reply By: Kenna - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 16:26

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 16:26
Thanks for the info , contacted local tyre store and was told the same , noticed in your vehicle discription that you have them fitted how do you find them as far as grip goes , also were have you mounted your CB.
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Follow Up By: Member - Luxoluk - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 20:15

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 20:15
The 691's are OK for general use but are probably a bit limited in more aggressive terrain. I have stuffed two so far with sidewall damage. Radio is mounted (pop rivetted) under the seat with head located forward of the gearstick on the lower part of the centre console.

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Reply By: bulldog - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 16:35

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 16:35
had the same problem with my sr5. Coopers make a 30*9.50r15lt AT checked with my insurance(AAMI) and the diference between the coopers and the original crap (b-stone d-duelers) was about 5mm, well within the legal limit. Double checked with the RTA and all was fine. Tyres fit well , a little louder perhaps but are wearing exttremely well.
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Follow Up By: bulldog - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 16:37

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 16:37
sorry forgot to mention that they are rated 1040kg per tyre well within the specs from toyota
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Follow Up By: Member - Luxoluk - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 20:09

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 20:09
Hi Bulldog

I'm not sure what your load rating is but my SR5 index is 112L. I have looked at the Coopers on my chart and the tyres you quoted only have a load index of 104 and load of 903 kgs for the S/T's. Have I missed something??

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Follow Up By: Jimbo (WA) - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 23:04

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 23:04

I went through this myself about 8 months ago.

You say "but my SR5 index is 112L" - but that is not strictly correct. 112L is the rating of the tyre that comes with the SR5, NOT the load rating specified by the tyre placard on your door frame.

The tyre placard says -

"Load carrying capacity per axle - 1180kg front - 1570 rear"

"The sum of the load carrying capacities of the tyres fitted to any axle or axle group of this vehicle shall not be less than the relevant load shown above" ; and

"The tyres fitted to this vehicle shall have a speed category not less than "L" (120 kph)"

That works out to 1180 / 2 = 580 kg per tyre on the front
and 1570 / 2 = 785 kg per tyre on rear.

Using the largest rating of 785 kg, that means you need a load rating of 99 or higher.

See here for load ratings
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Follow Up By: Member - Luxoluk - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 09:05

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 09:05
Thanks Jim. I will look a little more closely and read the fine detail. I have only been influenced by the load index so if you are right, and I hope you are, then my options have just opened up. Thanks for your advice, I will check it out over the next couple of days.

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Reply By: Kenna - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 06:27

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 06:27
Thanks for all the great info , sounds like I will have to give my insurance agent a call and find out what they will allow.
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Reply By: Glenno - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 20:18

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 20:18
The tyre placard on my mid '03 Hilux states a wheel load rating AND an axle load rating. This was due to Toyota coming to the realisation that only crappy Bridgestone HT types and Goodyear AT tyres had the load rating up to scratch.

Toyota changed the tyre placard to list an Axle rating which the Cooper AT's & ST's more than easily cover. I run 30*9.5*R15 Cooper St's and love them. When they get worn out ill suss out the 31*10.5's with the Insurance company and give them a go.

If you are in Brisbane go down to Fouby's at Moorooka. They had a wealth of knowledge on the subject and explained the wording on the new tyre placards. Plus they gave me a good $cash$ price for tyres :)


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Follow Up By: Kenna - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 06:47

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 06:47
Contacted vic-roads and advised that as long as the tyres have the correct load rating and speed rating then it is OK to fit them , RACV does not have a problem with the fitting of the tyres
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