80 Series with 15" rims

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 13:55
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Hi Guys and Gals

I was wondering if anyone has run 15" rims from a 60 series on an 80 series.

I seem to remember that it could be done on a 1992 or earlier edition but after the front brakes changed and they would fowl (sp?) on the rims.

Any experiences and stories would be apprecieted as I have just purchased a 1996 80 series Std Diesel and have a set of 15" Muddies that have been used less than 3000K.

Thanks

Tony.

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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 14:01

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 14:01
Hi Tony
A 1996 L/C should be on 16 ins rims
From mid 92 on the discs and callipers wre quite a bit larger.
Most standard 15 ins rims will not fit
Ray
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Follow Up By: old_55 - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 14:11

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 14:11
Thanks Ray,

Looks like I might have a set of 15" muddies for sale soon.

Will have to have a think about this.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 14:35

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 14:35
Hi old_55,

I used to have a 1990 80 series Std with 15" wheels. My mate had a 1994 Std and when he went to Ayres Rock many years ago I lent him a spare tyre as a 2nd spare. Neither of us gave the 15" to 16" rim size a second thought as the rolling diameters were the same.

So, as fate would have it, he blew two tyres in short succession on the Warburton Rd. The 15" bolted up fine but when he went to move off, he thought his handbrake had siezed. It turned out the front 15" rim was up tight on the caliper. He then tried putting it to the rear hoping the rear calliper was smaller - no luck. Luckily a good samaritan came along and lent him a tyre so he could continue, but it could have been a lot different.

I suppose the moral of this story is to always test any borrowed equipment, even if its of a similair vehicle. Also, I think it means you have a set of 15" muddies for sale ;-)

Cheers

Captain
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Follow Up By: old_55 - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 14:46

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 14:46
Thanks Captain,

I probably will have a set of 15" muddies with rims (Purchased Complete new as spare set) for sale in the not too distant future.

Just have to workout how much a set of Maxxis Buckshot muddies is worth.

Tony
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 18:42

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 18:42
it's been covered already but I can tell you that the 15" rims will not fit on your '96 cruiser.
Been there done that as mine was fitted with 15's when I bought it and as luck would have it I had to fit the spare after a shredding of rear tyre. This was at beginning of Gibb River Road, the spare when fitted sounded like the handbrake was on so I drove back to Kununurra (initially just to replace the tyre I had shredded) and ended up having to buy a complete set of 16" rims and tyres. I traded the old set for the rims and only had to buy tyres so all in all I was fairly happy. The additional ground clearance is worth the exercise believe me and you'll be able to offset the cost of new tyres with the sale of your current muddies at least.
I actually have that complete set of 16x8 rims and BFG A/T's in the shed now as chance would have it. I was going to swap them around with my muddies every now & then but got too lazy and can't be bothered switching.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:59

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:59
www.lcool.com

landcruiser owners group.
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Reply By: old_55 - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 08:51

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 08:51
Thanks to all for your coments.

Have priced a complete set of Coopers S/T's with rims @ $1820.00

Seems a bit rich...will have to save my pennies.
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