Hilux Wheels

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016 at 14:45
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Greetings all
I have a standard Hilux 2013 SR 4wd dual cab. The vehicle came with standardDunlop AT20 tyres (225/70R17C) on the standard Toyota rims. The tyres will need replacing within another 2,000km so I am thinking of changing the rims to the standard SR5 alloys they people are advertising on eBay. The alloys are 17x7.5" with a 30+ offset, most rims are carrying 265/65R17 tyres on them. The rolling circumference is 5% higher than what I'm driving on now but will be corrected with 245/65R17 tyres.

Question is, will these new rim/tyre combination be legal without having to fit flares onto the vehicle?
Thanks in advance :-)
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Reply By: Member - mechpete - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016 at 15:09

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016 at 15:09
the rims will be ok only
if they do not protrude outside the line of the mudguards if they do then its a roadworthy issue ,
cheers mechpete
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016 at 16:57

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016 at 16:57
think this is a common thing asked in the hilux forum, if you elect not to go with the flares then you will see extra mud and dirt flicked up onto the doors.
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Reply By: TomH - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016 at 21:15

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016 at 21:15
Check the weight capacity of the rims. Some alloys are lesser rated than equiv steels
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Reply By: Andygp - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 11:34

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016 at 11:34
Thanks for your feedback fellas, much appreciated. Yes, I didn't even think about mud and dirt kicking up onto the doors, may have to rethink this over again. BTW, just saw a hilux SR5 with flares. This guy's tyres were protuding way out past the mudguards. He'd be an obvious target for the authorities.
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