Tyres and rims for my parado

Submitted: Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 01:30
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Hi guys, I'm looking to put a set of tyres and rims on my 2012 altitude parado just wondering how big of a tyre and rim would fit.
I want to get the biggest that will fit width and height, the car will have a 2" lift kit on it and I'm looking to put muddy's on it.
Any help would be muchly appreciated

Cheers...
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Reply By: andoland - Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 08:59

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 08:59
265/70's and 275/65's will fit. The 265's will be larger diameter. Have a look on pradopoint.com, all the information you want will be on there. I'ts then a big step up to 285/70's (~30mm diameter larger than 265/70) and I don't think anyone has successfully fitted these as they rub on guards, but I could be wrong. You might be able to find a 275/70 somewhere which will be in between.
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Reply By: RobAck - Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 09:43

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 09:43
You are legally limited to the tyres you can fit to your 4WD, this varies across the States and Territories but not by much. So regardless of what you may hear for the sake of your insurance and roadworthy certificate I recommend you check with your local auto club and government registration body to get an understanding of what you can legally fit.

As well all reputable tyre supply and fit organisations will advise you of your options as well.

In our experience with Prado there is a danger in fitting the wrong size tyres as this puts a lot of stress on driveline components and premature failures have happened

Rob
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 10:30

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 10:30
In my state you can go up by 15mm diameter unless it's a 4WD - so I'm told.

There are other good reasons to avoid going bigger anyway.

So is a 'parado' a Toyota that's showing off?
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 13:05

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 13:05
Quite a few tyre services quite understandably refuse to fit illegal tyres to prevent future litigation.
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 21:04

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 21:04
As Far as i know ..... all states have now signed on to VSB14 ..... that means a maximum of 50mm increase in tyre size on 4wds ....... some states may permit larger but engineering will be required.

cheers
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Reply By: TomH - Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 13:05

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 13:05
Yes each state has a figure for oversize tyres which should not be exceeded.

Cons Ups the gearing putting more strain on components

Slower off the mark Muddies are noisy

Puts speedo out and it may legally not show less than actual speed.

Eg One of our cars speedo reads 107 at 100kph

To fix it to be accurate would take tyres 45mm diameter larger which in QLD are definitely illegal

In SA its 15mm larger or smaller

QLD "The rim diameter may be varied from the standard size but the overall diameter of the tyre must not vary by more than +15mm or -26mm."
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 13:09

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 13:09
Bigger wheels take more to get moving and to slow down than originals.

If folk want more traction it seems it's better to go for taller rather than wider, given the fore-aft bagging out on airing down.
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Reply By: TomH - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 21:23

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 21:23
Hers is detailed info on what you can and cant do In QLD at least and nationwide for wheels & tyres

http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Vehicle-standards-and-modifications/Vehicle-modifications/Frequently-asked-questions-vehicle-standards-and-modifications.aspx#accessdoor
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 22:04

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 22:04
If you are seeking better off road performance, go for smaller diameter rims and larger diameter tyres (higher profiles).
Unless you spend a lot of time in the high country, forget the muddies, in my opinion.

Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 Motorhome
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