rims width/ brand for 60 seris and MTR's

Submitted: Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 21:51
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Hi all, have ordered the MTR's in 265/75 R16 but now getting varying info from diff tyre dealers as to what rim width, some saying 7" best and others 8"?????????
help
also with the sunraysia mags are there any particular brands to go for?
waws going to order ROH, as one dealer said were ozzie made, but another said they are all imported.
would love to get an original toyata set but told they were only on 80 seris, only in 8" and bloody hard to find????????????????????
i hope this is the last time i have to annoy you all with this tyre / rim delema.
Thanks
ps dealer i ordered MTR's off had 2 in shop that were stuffed (down to wire) at 10,000km, a bad blend of young bloke, rum, turbo cruiser and bitumin lol
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 22:03

Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 22:03
Mine are on 8" Roh Track 2 rims. The only problem I heard of with 8" rims is
that if you brake the bead or have to change the tyre it could be very hard/almost impossible to seal the bead even with Max Air Compressor.
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Follow Up By: Member - G N (VIC) - Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 22:24

Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 22:24
hi Stan
never gave that one a thought! will enquire more about that, its quite a big reason against really.
the tyre dealer pushing the 8" recons they stand more square in the side wall and so are less vulnerable????
there is always more to consider than you ever expect
thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 18:33

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 18:33
I'll back up what Stan says - 7 inch is better for 265's.
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Follow Up By: Member - G N (VIC) - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:07

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:07
thanks Phil
would love to catch up one day and have achat
i dont see why 7" would increat staking side walls when it would hold in the walls a bit even though they might look more bulged.
GN
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 13:33

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 13:33
GN, catching up with eploroz people is always good fun! Hopefully out on the track somewhere.

Staking usually happens in the bottom half of the sidewall, and it wouldn't vary much (if at all) between 7 and 8 inch rims.

We had tyre repair (training) sessions at the club. Lots of vehicles ran 265's - The prados (16x7) rarely had trouble reinflating tubeless tyres while the 80/100series (16x8) often did, and needed all the tricks in the book to avoid putting a tube in.

Cheers
phil
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Reply By: Sea-Dog - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 12:14

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 12:14
7 or 8 is much of a muchance really!

Benefit of the 8 is that you can put a wider tyre on in the future if you wish and as the sidewall is more upright with the 265's it won't have as much wallow on cornering.

7's will do the job just as well though and will sit just as good with a 265 tyre... the bulging that you will see (if any) from the 7 will be a bulge going in towards the rim not the other way so staking won't be a problem..

If you are happy with the tyre size and don't think you will be upsizing any time soon I would say go with the rim you like the most.

As far as the Sunraysia (spelling) go the Austalian made ones are a lot more rust resistant than the imports... they don't cost much more but in my opinion are worth the money..

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - G N (VIC) - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 16:47

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 16:47
Thanks sea-dog
that all makes sence to me
dont want any bigger rubber i dont think so have ordered the aussie 7"
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