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Submitted: Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 16:47
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I have 16 x 7 rims and have bought 265/70/16 a/terrain tyres, is it better to have 8" rims or does 7" rims do the job, they are on a Prado 90 series
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Leroy - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 16:56

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 16:56
Peter,

Look on the tyre manufactures website and they usually specify what size rim for their tyres. I would say those tyres would fit without a prob if they are sitting on the stock rims as I have seen others fit that size to theirs.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: old-plodder - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 17:04

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 17:04
Peter,

As Leroy says, check with the manufacturer.
But from what I have seen of the tyre charts while I have been looking for new tyres in this range, 7" seems to be about minimum, and 8" is also mentioned.

Keep them on 7" if you want to pull the side walls in a bit for off road staking protection, 8" if you want to spend the money and maybe get better handling on the road with less side wall squirm.

John C
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Reply By: GazzaS (VIC) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 19:37

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 19:37
Hi Peter

From the LCOOL (Land Cruiser Owners On Line) web site, 90 series Prado section

GXL,TX,VX models come standard with the 16x7 inch rims and 265/70R16. Steel on the GXLs.

RV models come with 16x6 inch rims and 215/80R16.

so if you have a GXL, TX or VX model then you should be fine. there is a very good discussion on tyres for Prado 90's at this site
link text
(hope the link works - have not done this bit before)

what sort of tyres did you buy? I am looking and researching

Cheers

Garry
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Follow Up By: GazzaS (VIC) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 19:39

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 19:39
looks like th link might work but if it doesn't then here it is in text

http://www.lcool.org/technical/90_series/tyres/tyres.html
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter A (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 15:50

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 15:50
Thanks Gazza I bought bfg a/t

Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 20:08

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 20:08
IMHO 7" are better. The tyre stays on the rim better, is less likely to roll off the rim when deflated and is easier to reinflate tubeless.

All 265 width tyres specify 7 to 8 inch rims.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter A (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 15:52

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 15:52
Thanks alot Phil you and Gary have answered my questions that I have not been sure of for a while
Cheers Pete
See you both out there
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