Troopy Wheels/Tyres

Submitted: Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 12:04
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Just bought myself a 75 series Troopy 4.2D and starting to set it up. The old 750R16's and split rims are fairly tired so I'm looking to replace them with something that'll give a bit more traction and ground clearance.

I'd like to fit a set of 16x8 "Sunrasia" style steel wheels and 285/75R16's.

I'm not sure if they'll rub (vehicle has a 2" lift) or stay inside the guards (no flares). Does anyone else run this size on a 75 series Troopy that can help? Any info on rim offset would also help...

I'm not keen on 33x12.5R15's - too wide...
or 265/75R16's - less overall diameter than original tyres...

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 12:37

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 12:37
G'day Mate
I just replied to a post about this same subject and you can read my reply at the bottom of post 34155
Yes go for the 16x8 sunraysia wheels if your going to do outback trips, less likely to do damage with steel, Alloys might get cracked by rocks , I dont go for looks, I go for Reliabillity , in Women I go for both
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 12:39

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 12:39
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:04

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:04
So your ladies have to have diesel engines ? Hmm..more expensive to run and maintain :))))))))
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:21

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:21
Yeh Footloose but they go the distance
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:36

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:36
LOL Must be an interesting line, "excuse me but have you got a petrol or diesel engine? " heheh
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:46

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:46
Ohhh damn you Footsy , how could you be so mean,,,Naa I'm a Diesel too and therefor a real mean Redneck Racist , you don't think for a minute I'd play around with a petrol , they have real bad B/O that knocks ya out ...sniff sniff sniff ..AAagghh
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:49

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:49
hahahah, Doug , you've probably set back petrol liberation a hundred years ! I mean, even if you put chrome and flares on em they're still a pitrol...oops petrol :))
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:55

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:55
Tuff Lux,

Just had the tyres on the Troopie changed. I also have the 8" sunrasia rims and had 285x75x16 tyres. They did rub on the inner guards on full wheel travel and even thought the motor has a aftermarket turbo it was slowing going up a hill.

I also have a lift, 12 leaves on the back and 10 on the front.

I have just put 265x75x16 and the vehicle seems to go a bit quicker from start.

The 285x75x16 will be under the guards even with no flares.

The 265x75x16 are not that much smaller in OD and I think that they are more suited to the vehicle than the taller 285x75x16.

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Follow Up By: TUFF LUX - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 15:04

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 15:04
Thanks very much for the reply Wayne.

Can you tell me what brand and offset your rims are?

How bad did the 285's rub?

I initially wasn't too keen on the 265's when I compared them to the original worn 750R16's and they came up shorter.

- Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 15:36

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 15:36
Tuf Lux,

The offset is about 150mm

The tyres didn't rub that bad but you could see where the tyres had rubbed the inner guard. It didn't damage the tyre.

The 265 are a bit vertically challenged but I think after having the 285 that the 265 are better.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 22:35

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 22:35
Wayne,

6 inches of offset on an 8 inch wheel sounds pretty radical :-)))

I agree the 265 are a pretty good choice for the troopies for most people.
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