Landcruiser Rim size ???

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 23:02
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i have a 1995 80 series landcruise with the standard 16x8 steel rims, i am trying to find out if a set of 15" sunrasias fit onto these cars without the need to grind the calipers?

i have heard that the earlier 80 series had the 15" rim as standard and the later with 16" dont take the smaller rim, has anyone with a similar year model had 15" rims on theirs?
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 23:56

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 at 23:56
While it is my understanding that they wont I dont know for sure but my question is why would you want too?
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Follow Up By: Mark L - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 07:32

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 07:32
i want to fit larger off road tyres and buying a set of 37x12.5x15 is a lot cheaper that buying 315/85R16
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Reply By: SAoffroader - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 08:49

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 08:49
Hey Mark
Toyota increased the rear brakes from mid 92 on so no will not take a 15"
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Follow Up By: Sea-Dog - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 11:55

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 11:55
Yeah that is correct... August 92 onwards have the bigger calipers so you need the 16 inch rims without grinding!

Having said that, a guy I know says that he ground the calipers down and it didn't harm anything..... not for me though!

Besides the 16 inch tyre is a stonger tyre from all reports that I got when I was considering the same thing a while back.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 14:28

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 14:28
I personally wouldn't be grinding a caliper even though some people do. Heard of someone doing this to a 120series Prado, then they struck oil!!!! Expensive problem.

I would always prefer 16 inch to 15 inch. The tyres for 16 inch always have a higher load index and are therefore much stronger. You get what you pay for.

Cheers
phil
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Reply By: Mark L - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 19:36

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 19:36
Thank you for all your responses, i will be staying the 16" rims, after taking to a few tyre retailers and mechanics, the 15" definitly dont fit standard, and all the mechanics i spoke to would not go near the calipers with a grinder, and the R16 tyres do have a greater load rating
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