Hilux with IFS Front Suspension Limits to tyre size...

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 15:18
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Wondering about bigger tyres for my Hilux Rig. sick of 205 16r's, any one with thoughts on the subject. Looking at 31x10r BF Goodrich all Terain's $209.00 each or other possible good quality ones....
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 17:09

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 17:09
Your sick of them in what way?

Lacking grip? Lacking clearance, or lacking the 'cool' look of bigger tires?

I would go with Cooper ST's over BFGs.
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Follow Up By: Paul - Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 13:59

Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 13:59
Thanks Truckster ,
I find the 205's in 16 to be a bit too hard a ride. I'm thinking that the 10r 15'' set up would give a smoother and possibly more stable ride due to more air under my bum feeling.

Thanks again
Paul
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Reply By: goodsy - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 17:42

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 17:42
G'day Paul
Have just gone through this. 31's fit no problems. I decided on 265/75r16 cooper st's. Had to cut a little plastic from rear of front guard after that they fit easy. Great tyre expect to pay about $250 each. Very happy with the coopers, the st's are sort of an aggressive all terrain just returned from a months holidays, did fraser island and a few parks in northern NSW/ southern QLD.
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Reply By: jason - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 20:40

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 20:40
paul not sure what state you are in, but most states have limits on increasing the tyre size.in qld it's 25mm in diameter.remember if you exceed this limit (which 31x10.5's will be borderline)your vehicle may be considered illegal which means no insurance! 30x9.5's & 235/75/15 are the 15" equivelent to keep your vehicle legal.talk to the RTA & insurance company to find out more.
regards
jason
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Follow Up By: Paul - Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 14:02

Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 14:02
This must mean 95% of the 4x4 Utes I see on the road must be with out insurance then.
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Reply By: diamond - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 20:40

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 20:40
we do heaps of wheel pacages at work for hilux most comon would have to be 31x10.5-15 i would also recomend cooper st we cant sell them as bendigo alrteady has a cooper dealer but seen the st on hilux do 100000 i also use 31x10.5-15 st on my patrol exelent tyres you should get them for about $240
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Reply By: Time - Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 07:20

Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 07:20
31 X 10.5 X 15 will foul against mud flap/ back of inner guard when turning with suspension in compression. If you want to keep the mud flaps on then be aware this will happen. Not a "major" problem, but the noise of contact can give you a fright if your not expecting it. Like above I got over the problem by taking off the mud flaps (side steps work to keep stones off the body). Depending on the wheel offset you will also more than likely require flares.

Cheers

Buggerlux
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Reply By: Paul - Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 13:53

Friday, Mar 14, 2003 at 13:53
Thanks guys for all the replys on the tyre issue.

I have heard quite a lot from some frinnds on the Coopers, they all love the wear they get out of them due to Cooper having such a hard rubber compound. The St and Stt look the part so I may do some more investigating in them.
Still I do like the look of the Bfg's in the all terain as well as the Muddies.
Currently running on 205/16R Dueler's not a bad tyre but tend to wear quite fast after 25- ,30000K'S.
Going off to Stradbroke Island at Easter hopefully with my new Treds attached.

Kind Regards
Paul
Brendale Queensland

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Reply By: jaycee - Sunday, Mar 16, 2003 at 19:26

Sunday, Mar 16, 2003 at 19:26
Try putting 31x10.5x15 on nissan patrol steel rims, they gave me the right amount of clearance. Ive also given mine a 75mm lift at the back and increased the torsion bar setting to get 30mm extra up front, it does make the ride a bit harder but when loaded the ride is great and the bum doesn't sag either.
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