Rim suitability for 265/70

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:45
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G'day all

Just wondering if there is any problem with the fitting and use of 265/70 R16 tyres on 6 inch rims. The intended use for the wheels will be for a camper trailer, not a vehicle.

Regards
Darren.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:03

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:03
Darren,

The tyre is too fat for the rim. It will fit up, but won't be "legal" as the 265/70R16 are supposed to go on 7-8inch rims. Up to you as to whether thats a concern. I did it by accident once, and the tyre looked "OK".

Cheers
phil
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Follow Up By: Dazz78 - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 17:21

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 17:21
G'day Phil

Thanks for your reply. You have confirmed my suspicions in regard to the legality of this rim and tyre combinaton. The rims I have are Prado rims which I bought sight unseen and at the time I did not realize some Prado models came out with 16x6 inch wheels.

Live and learn I quess.

Regards
Darren.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 18:06

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 18:06
Dazz,

You can find and fit some second hand 235/85R16's to those rims and use them on the trailer. They are a touch taller than your 265/70R16 and are the same diameter as the 265/75R16 that a lot of people fit to the 90series Prados.

Cheers
Phil
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