Rim sizes for Hilux

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:20
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I have a 2003 Hilux running factory rims and wish to replace the rims and tyres. The factory tyres are 205 x 16's. When enquiring at the tyre shops they are suggesting going for either 15" or 16" rims - but the 15" are much cheaper and apparently so are the tyres as they are more common.

As long as the rolling diameter is kept the same, why would I choose 15" or 16" rims apart from price? How do I guage what width to buy?


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Reply By: TUFF IFS LUX - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:45

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:45
firdt question mate, is the hilux at stock height or raised? At stock height depending which brand tyre you choose as they are all slighlty different, the 31/10.5x15 should fit. Some brands may rub on the inner tyre when turning. Just wind up the front torsions a tad if thats the case. My 2003 hilux is raised 2" and I run 265/75x16 BFG AT's on a 16x7" rim. Why a 16" rim you ask, coz there is a wider selection of tyres for the &' width rim. Insurance won't alow a wider rim to I fit the biggest tyree that I can at the moment on that rim

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Follow Up By: Jabberwocky - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 23:32

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 23:32
Thanks for the tips - yes I am running completely standard suspension - no lift at all.
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 23:45

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 23:45
Your insurance won't allow a wider rim but I bet they also won't allow a tyre that much taller than standard. Neither will the transport authority. Might want to check on that.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 07:27

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 07:27
The 90series (1996-2002) 16x7 Prado rims fit up perfectly on the IFS Hilux.

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Reply By: BBails - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 15:42

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 15:42
15" * 7" Speedy rims are a really common choice. 31 * 10.5 R15 tyres will fitted on mine without a lift no probs. These are too large to be 100% legal but you see a lot of them on hiluxes. If you want to keep it strictly legal 30 * 9.5 R15 comply in NSW
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