Big Tyres on Troopy

Submitted: Monday, May 22, 2006 at 23:01
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Hi All

I would like to know if anyone has fitted 285/75/16 tyres with steel wheels (ROH Sunraysia) to a standard coil front end Turbo Troopcarrier?

Do they poke out of the wheel arches much?

Do they rub on the guards over the rough stuff?

Do they use more fuel or create any other issues?

Would i be better off with 265/75/16 which I think is just slightly taller than the 7.50/16?

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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 02:02

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 02:02
Hi sonnyboy... 285/75/16 is 32.8", I thought, and am happy to stand corrected, that the 7.50R16 was 32"... My step father ran 33-12.5/15's on his troopy for a while without any rubbing. He has plastic aftermarket flares and I don't remember them sticking out beyond them... At this time his was a N/A 4.2 and he felt it struggled a bit with the bigger(wider) rubber...
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 02:06

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 02:06
Should add, he had new standard suspension and I have no idea what the rim offset was...
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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 07:39

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 07:39
My 265/75/16 protrude outside of the bodyline, buy only by a small amount. No flares required due to scrub bars. Next time I will go 255/85/16 to give it slightly taller gearing. Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 08:56

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 08:56
Mate really I reackon 265 / 75 / R16 is wide enough and even then at times maybe too wide , you have to think about the bearings , steering, the extra friction which will effect fuel consumption and last but not least the big grab when 1 front wheel runs a reasonable puddle cos if your not on the ball at highway speed you could loose it,Lot of owners put 15" on , thats ok if your just cruising around locally but on long trips the engine revs 200rpm faster at 100kph and the speedo will read near 6kph more at 100kph.
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