285/75/16 tryes rubbing at full steering lock

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 06, 2002 at 00:00
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I have just purchased 4 tyres (285/75/16) for my Prado. At steering full lock they rub on the mud flaps. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what i can do to alleviate this problem. Would a 2" body lift help? any help would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Bernie- Sunday, Oct 06, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 06, 2002 at 00:00
I looked at 260/75/16 and they are about 38mm bigger in dia. than standard issue. and not enough clearance I dont think a 2" lift would change much , if the body goes down and the suspension is up u might rip of the flares try the "Prado site" u should get a good response from them yahoo "90scool "
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Follow Up By: Bernie - Sunday, Oct 06, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 06, 2002 at 00:00
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Reply By: Fred - Sunday, Oct 06, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 06, 2002 at 00:00
Peter I think you should stick to the right sized tyres! The standard tyres on a Prado are more than adequate.
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Reply By: Malcom McInnes - Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00
Check the steering stop adjustments, if adjustments cannot be made , stick to the original tyres.
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Reply By: Malcom McInnes - Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00
Check the steering stop adjustments, if adjustments cannot be made , stick to the original tyres.
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Reply By: steve - Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00
Get rid of them! If they rub now wait till you are at full lock travelling on rough ground.
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Reply By: Sambo - Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00
Peter, I have a 2000 Prado TX and have a second set of GXL steel wheels with 285/75/16 tyres fitted. I also have a 40mm suspension lift and have no problems with them rubbing on my guards. Clearance is tight but still enough even under extreme 4wd conditions on full lock with suspension fully compressed. If you really want to use them a 2" suspension and a 2" body lift should allow you more than adequate clearance otherwise you will have to go back to original size. Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00
Sambo,
If clearance is tight now, what happens when you get caught in a storm, on a blacksoil plain somewhere. You'll be cursing the 285's then. Regards, Bob.
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Follow Up By: Sambo - Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00
yes Bob that is very true but I am currently looking at a 4" suspension lift or a 2" body lift which will alleviate any problems in that regards. Tony
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Follow Up By: Kev - Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:00
Hi sambo, did you speak to Toyota before you put your lift kit on to see how it effects your warranty on the running gear etc.
Cheers Kev
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Reply By: Peter - Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00
As they havent been on the road yet, i think i will try and return them to the supplier where i purchased them. If he wont take them back i will try the body lift as i already have a 2" suspension lift. Thanks to you all for your input as it was most helpful.


Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Slunnie - Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 07, 2002 at 00:00
Peter, Is it possible to use alternative mud flaps? Regards Slunnie.
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Reply By: Peter - Tuesday, Oct 08, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2002 at 00:00
Slunnie, The mud flaps are a molded type amd unfortunately dont look as if they can be replaced with an alternative type or repositioned. I have spoken to the guys at Tyre power and they will gladely exchange them for the smaller 265/75/16. Thanks everyone for your help.




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Reply By: Peter - Tuesday, Oct 08, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2002 at 00:00
Slunnie, The mud flaps are a molded type and unfortunately dont look as if they can be replaced with an alternative type or repositioned. I have spoken to the guys at Tyre power and they will gladely exchange them for the smaller 265/75/16. Thanks everyone for your help.


Pete




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Reply By: RHYLDON - Thursday, Oct 17, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Oct 17, 2002 at 00:00
a coupled of things you could look at
1. 2" body lift 2. different wheels with a different offset
i put 32" on my 85 pajero with 2" body and lift kit and different
wheels with different offset. goodluck
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