tyres and wheels for hilux

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:11
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Hey all, just curious, what size to go, was thinking the standard 235/75/15 (if thats right) as its only a straight 3ltd and any larger will lose power, any thoughts?
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 11:57

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 11:57
The new Hilux runs 255/70R/15's and I went to 265/65R/17, about a 5% increase in rolling diameter, no problems at all. Depends what you want to do.?
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 17:45

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 17:45
I'm running 10.5/31/15s. Initially had 265/70/15s, but went for a bit bigger for clearance when I updated.

Interestingly, the bigger size has made the speedo accurate. When checking via the GPS, we are now close to spot on. Perhaps a bit faster (1 or 2 KPH) than on the speedo when we get over 100KPH, which is rare.

In theory, it takes a bit more effort t get going from a stand still, but we don't notice much difference, even when towing in sand.
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Follow Up By: troyza - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 17:50

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 17:50
yeh thanks guys, the 17" sound a bit big terrafirma, its not a turbo, which would make a difference, Its a bit rare for me to get over 100km Norm! does the tyre rub inside the wheel arch, and what about fuel?
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 18:37

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 18:37
No rub at all, including when off roading.

On a recent trip (first with new tyres) I got a touch better than 14 lt per 100KM while towing the (approx) 1500KG CT. Hard to judge whether this is much different to before, as I've continually changed my vehicle set up (ie I keep adding more weight!). It may be a bit worse, but of course, I'm now traveling a bit more distance for each recorded KM now. I used to get about about 10 lt per KM before I started loading it up with accessories and other stuff and adding the CT.

On balance, between a bit more ground clearance, a wider range of tyres available with the correct load rating, more suitable tyres for my use (Cooper STs), I'm pretty happy even if it is costing a touch more for fuel, but it wouldn't be much.

Mine is an '05 Lux.
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