Prado 17" wheels

Submitted: Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 12:55
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Looking at a new Toyota Prado turbo diesel 4WD, they come standard with 17" wheels are these a problem getting spares tyres in the outback? The camper trailer builders are scratching their heads.
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 13:14

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 13:14
The 16"old model steel wheels fit but with reduced caliper clearance. Some people have ground a little knob off the caliper to give extra clearance..
Old model wheels with 265/75/16 btyres have the same circumference as 265/70/17 as fitted to new model.
So if you have the new model you could use that spare on the old 16"trailer.We have so little time to enjoy our land
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Follow Up By: Scotty - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 20:05

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 20:05
how does the prado handle the outback are they a serious 4WD, the reason I am thinking of purchasing one is that it will replace my wifes car and she will have to drive it around town. The landcruiser and patrol are far too big for her around the suburbs.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 11:13

Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 11:13
The Prado will do the dirty as well as the clean, theyre pertty serious and a good compromise in the 'burbs.So many places to go!
So much work to do :0(
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Follow Up By: Outnabout David (SA) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 21:16

Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 21:16
Prado is great around town and perfect in the desert. Its light weight compared to a cruiser or Patrol makes it travel across sand effortlessly.
Plenty of Prado's crossing the Simpson etc.We have so little time to enjoy our land
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Reply By: Wil - Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 07:28

Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 07:28
Just to rub it in..Sam from NZ4WD Mag often say...His Project Prado (a 95 Prodo-front + back lockers plus all the goodies we want) will beat a defender by a country mile!!
He takes it everywhere in NZ for writing material.
By that it should be pretty good with the right upgrade.
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Follow Up By: srowlandson - Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 14:56

Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 14:56
I have 2 sets of 285/75/16 for my 2003 Prado GX (KZJ120)

17" factory rims an tyres are sitting there collecting dust

Steve
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Follow Up By: Wil - Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 20:53

Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 20:53
Must admit the new 17" rim & Bigger ones on the Ram & Ford trucks must creat a problem for tyre sizes around the Southern Region. Guess the new 4x4s are made with road handling in mind.
Like the Tourag & Porsche 4x4. They reckon it has a very very racy road handing and yet the techos to wonder off a little, which makes the real off roader less appealing to those yuppies. Which is where the "buck" is... I guess?
You might have gone beyond Toyo's specs for a Prado and how's your speedo reading? Might pay to check it out my friend.
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Reply By: srowlandson - Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 20:56

Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 20:56
I only ever use my GPS for my speedo, and i find 92 on the speedo = 100 on the GPS

Steve
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Reply By: Jol from Direct Four WD Awareness - Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 22:14

Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 22:14
17'' tyres are available at boulia and carnigie in 3 different brands, not

good for the city

jol
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