Hilux SR 2005 - largest wheel tyre overall diameter

Submitted: Friday, May 19, 2006 at 10:09
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Oh no another wheels / tyre question for the hilux ...

I've got the dual cab sr. I have fitted ARB flares and Phoenix 17" x 7.5" rims (Toyota aftermarket rims for the Prado) with Cooper ATR 235/70/r17 to keep it within the +15mm total diameter rule - 762mm total diameter.

However, I'd like to put on an OME lift and higher profile tyres on it.

What is the largest overall diameter that has been put on this car? A saw a post from tuff_IFS_hilux that mentioned 265/70/r27 (810mm total diameter). Can ayone comment on whether this diameter rubs? ARB have bfg muddies 265/75/r16 (same diameter) and apparently this does rub but I have spoken to a few shops tat are installing this size 'with no problems'. Can anyone comment on whether the tyre contacts the arches when going over lumps off-road?

Legal issues:
Has anyone tried getting an engineer's report for oversize wheels / tyres? How did you go?
Does anyone know if the national standard bulletin 14 on tyres and suspension (1/2/2006) has been accepted? This seems to allow greater differences than 15mm for off-road or commercial vehicles.

And finally:
Has anyone had a Prado or Hilux (ie electronic type) speedo re-calibrated in or near Melbourne? Could you pl recomend a workshop to do this.

A lot of questions here, my thanks in advance.

Mark
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Reply By: blown4by - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 10:31

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 10:31
The new National Code of Practice for light vehicles allows +26mm dia increase for 4x4's. See www.dotars.gov.au
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Follow Up By: T.C - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 19:42

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 19:42
Could you please help me find that report !
I click on the link and it goes to home page and can not find the info. I would be interested in this. As i have a 2006 SR5 hiulux.

Thankyou. Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: blown4by - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 11:32

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 11:32
Yeah: www.dotars.gov.au/transreg/vsb/index.aspx and it is VSB 14. i.e.Vehicles Standards Bulletin. Lots of other good informative other stuff their too. Good luck.
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Reply By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 12:18

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 12:18
"265/70/r27" Man that would look cooooollll!!!!
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Follow Up By: Wags - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 12:48

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 12:48
Well done, you spotted the deliberate mistake...
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Follow Up By: Member - David B (QLD) - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 13:01

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 13:01
Any tyre and wheel combo looks good on a Hilux :)
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Reply By: Rigor - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 16:10

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 16:10
Where do you intend going to use all that clearance/height? I thought the average Hi Lux would be higher than most 4bys anyhow. Remember the higher you go the less traction as you transfer weight on a rough track. Maybe need a set of lockers to remedy that side effect!

Dave L.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 22:37

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 22:37
Have you seen the latest Lux, it's rather low compared with previous models.
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Reply By: Member - Peter D M - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 18:34

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 18:34
mate has 2005 hilux twin cab fitted 265/75/16 =810mm with 55mm lift no problems.

regards peter
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Follow Up By: Wags - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 08:06

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 08:06
Peter,

Could you ask your mate for a couple of photos. I would like to look at the clearance at the clearance between the front wheels and the body / mud guards. What lift kit did he use?

Thanks, Mark

mark.j.wagstaff@exxonmobil.com
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Reply By: Member - David B (QLD) - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 18:52

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 18:52
Clearance is everything.!MPG:26!
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 22:42

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 22:42
yep this lux is a 4x4


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Follow Up By: Member - David B (QLD) - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 09:16

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 09:16
Ray love those rims.
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Follow Up By: Paper Planes - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 15:21

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 15:21
Not keen on those rims sorry.
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Follow Up By: Paper Planes - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 15:28

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 15:28
I just don't understand why you would do that to a 4*4 ?? Looks terrible. A 4*2 with clean lines , a good set of rims kills that for looks.
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Follow Up By: Member - David B (QLD) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 16:35

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 16:35
To each there own, i suppose. But it is a Hilux, it could be on pram wheels, it still looks good. :)
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Reply By: TUFF IFS LUX - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 19:42

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 19:42
G'day Wags,

Im from Melbourne aswell, and I had to recalibrate my electronic speedo on my 2003 Luxi because of my 265/75x16 that I have fitted. Ring Marks Adaptors and ask for a "variable speedo ratio box". This comes with instructions and is very easy to install and setup yourself. You have two settings so you may run two different tyres on your car and have the correct setting for each different tyre size. You basically wire it into one of the three wires that comes off the speedo pickup off the transfer case. No probs!

Yeah me mate has 265/70x17 on Prado GXL rims which are 17x7.5" and he says they dont rub driving around town but when he goes off road, they tend to rub when turning over bumps. He hopes to get a suspension lift one day. Yeah, I know 7.5" wide rims, his insurance wont cover him if he has a bingle coz most wont insure past 7" width.

Im about try and sell me fully equipped 2003 v6 hilux (again, I know, but this time I really want to f@#k it off), and get meself the new SR hilux 4x4 D4D dual cab and i'll start it off by fitting 31/10.5x15 BFG MT's on black sunraysias and the Ironman suspension lift, best bang for your buck. 2" rear lift and just under that on the front.

Cheers all,

TUFF_IFS_LUX
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul S (VIC) - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 20:42

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 20:42
You are most likely aware.....the new hilux has a 30mm offset which is quite different to the previous model. I have not checked for a couple of months but when I did the only wheel available, alloy or steel, was original Toyota.
I have the new SR5 extracab turbo diesel. spent an extra $20K, mostly ARB stuff, preparing it for extensive outback travelling; runs and handles a treat.
Will be fitting diesel/gas system next week and then give the credit card a breather.
Good luck with YOUR plans.
Cheers,
Sheps
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Follow Up By: Member - David B (QLD) - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 22:26

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 22:26
Hi TUFF IFS LUX, from memory, the sunraysias 15"x7" will not fit because the front break callipers hit on the rims.(i hope this helps)

Dave.
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Follow Up By: TUFF IFS LUX - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 22:41

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 22:41
David B,

Im assuming your talking about putting the previous model hilux sunraysias onto the current model, which if you are then you are absolutely correct as Paul S, mentioned previously the offset is different and I dont think many manufacturers have made wheels yet for the hilux's offset, I could be mistaken but I havnt seen any sunraysias on the newer model.

Max.
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Reply By: TUFF IFS LUX - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 21:13

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 21:13
Paul S,

I dont suppose you could post a pic of your Hilux, with all the ARB gear you've put on it, and maybe an itemised list so we may see what it's got?

Thanks mate, should look good.

TUFF_IFS_LUX
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul S (VIC) - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 21:55

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 21:55
Thanks for your interest TUFF_IFS_LUX
You've stirred me into action. Melbourne weather permitting, I shall take some pics & fill in the rig profile tomorrow. Been meaning to do it since becoming a member.
Cheers,
Sheps
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Reply By: bigcol - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 07:45

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 07:45
If it's the latest model Hilux i have a spare set of mower wheels if you' d like them i understand they're bigger than the standard wheels
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