o4 SR5 Hilux Dual-Cab Wheel/Tyre Dimention's

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 20:36
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Hiya Guys

What i have at the moment is the standard 15 inch Bridgestone Dueler H/T 840 Wheels...

Now what i want to do is when i go away have a second set for off road.

Maybe 70% dirt 30% road..Now i want to change them to 16 inch rims for starters..I read something about being allowed 2 inchs above Toyoto's Specs..Other words it has to be legal for Insurance purposes no questions asked..
ill be using around Vic High Country etc etc

Now the Toyota manual states:

205 R16 Reinforced
205R16C - 6PR

Now i havnt a bloody clue what this all means,as a guess can i go 2 inches bigger than the 205 ??????

Information would greatly be appreciated,and a suggestion on preferred tyre brand also please..

I thought last time i spoke to the great man (Willem) he said people where getting good results from Mickey Thompson MTZ !

Cheers Guys
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 21:18

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 21:18
I have always gone to my local Bob Jane dealer, if he is any good he will know. That's part of their business...silverback
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Reply By: splits - Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 00:27

Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 00:27
205 is the overall width of the tyre in millimetres. My Hilux came factory fitted with 205R16C Bridgestone 694 tyres in 8 ply, not 6 ply as listed in the owner's handbook. The load rating is 110 but the 205R16 is heavier at 112. They are 732 mm in diameter.

These are the standard tyres that come with split rims. No doubt there are 16 inch wheels available in one piece designs if you prefer those.

As far as High Country tracks go, the stock 205 tyres on split rims will do the job nicely. I have driven over many of the popular tracks with stock suspension and 205 Goodyear Wrangler TG tyres on the stock 16 inch splits. I am not suggesting they are the best tyres because I am sure any similar type of tyre that will fit those rims would have done just as good a job. All I am saying is the standard rims and tyres will work well in that type of country but so will many after market wheels with different size tyres. It all depends on what you want.

As for going up larger in diameter, you are right about legalities and they questions you should ask your insurance company and State registration authorities if you want to be 100% sure you are doing the right thing and not heading for big problems later on if something goes wrong.

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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 21:34

Friday, Apr 11, 2008 at 21:34
Thanks Brian for such a comprehensive reply

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