Muddies for GUIII

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 16:40
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I need some help

Newbie with a 2004 GUIII

the wheels and tyres are 16x8 (standard) and bridgestine ATs 275/75/16

What does this mean in inches diameter?

I am looking at a set of 15x7 rims with simex centipedes 31x10.5x15

Is this a good idea?

The other option is 16x8 steel wheels with recap mudies from motorway.

Advice?

Zach
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Reply By: 120scruiser - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 16:49

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 16:49
Stick some 275/75x16 Goodyear MTR's on your standard Alloy (I presume) wheels and you won't be disappointed.
Nothing but good raps on this forum and others.
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Follow Up By: GUIII Ringwood - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 16:53

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 16:53
Thanks cruiser

I want to have a second set for the weekends that's why I was asking about the sizing....that's what I confused about....

The size of the ATs is I think 29 inches.....want to go up to 31 and maybe coil lift as well....by 2 inches?

Will that effect hoses and stuff?

As I said....new at this....after advanced course last weekend will have to get lift and get rid of ATs for the weekends!

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Follow Up By: 120scruiser - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 17:09

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 17:09
15's won't fit.
Next size up is the 285/75x16.
Bear in mind this will put your speedo out. I have them on my 80 series diesel and would never do it again even though I just bought a new Prado.
My next set was going to be 265's. I lost too much low down grunt off the mark.
2 inch lift is no probs at all.
You wont have to extend brake lines or fit castor correction kits, unless you want to. Get the castor checked after fitment. Most GU's need a correction plate on the left side to stop them pulling left so that may be required.
As for shocks. Sky is the limit but don't make the same mistake I did. I removed the standard Toyota ones which are of an excellent quality. I won't replace them on my Prado. Toyota's are made by Tokico so try and find a set of them. Good price and great off road. You buy all the top name products but IMHO its a waste of good money which can go elsewhere.
A mate of mine has an 02 GU and had nothing but dramas with wheel wobble. Put ROH steelies on and still wheel wobble. With the wheel on a balancer and a dial guage on it, ran off the scale. He put after market alloys on , no more wobble. Same tyres. I have a customer with an 02 TD42 with bad wheel wobble. Has Sunraiser rims. I don't know how they drive it.
Moral of the story is be very careful what rims you put on.

Cheers
120s
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Follow Up By: 10 Para (Qld) - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 18:05

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 18:05
120scruiser
I run 285/75/16 on my 2003 gu11 patrol 4.8 and my speedo is now right my the GPS with the 275/77/16 as stock the speedo was out.
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Follow Up By: 10 Para (Qld) - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 18:08

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 18:08
120scruiser
I agree with ya on the rims had to balance my rims and then the tyres on the rims great now do it that time we each change now not a problem
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Reply By: Leroy - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 16:59

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 16:59
the 15" rims will not fit on your Patrol. Plus 31" isn't all that big either. I have BFG muddies on my factory alloy rims in 285*75*16. You wouldn't want to go smaller than that for a second set of rims and tyres.

Leroy
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 17:14

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 17:14
31???? That would look like a 1970 model rollerskate..

You can fit 36s on without too much hassle (eg 2inch lift). so 33s should be a walk in the park on a stock GU.

Goto procomp in narre warren, adn try some tires on rims, they will do this for you. see what you can fit on there.
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Reply By: Exploder - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 17:14

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 17:14
2 inch lift won’t effect brake lines hoses etc you may need a wheel alignment thou.

Why 2 sets’ you may as well just drive around on the MT’s the whole time I can’t see the point in having AT’s as road tyres.

Like the others have said 15 inch rim’s will not fit and 275/75 are bigger than 31’s any way I think.
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