Mazda Bt50

Submitted: Friday, May 15, 2009 at 12:56
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I am looking for opinions on what size alloy rim and tyre combo and suspension kit to put into my new bt50 , was thinking of 16 x 7 rims with 245/70/16 all terrain tyres and a tjm 40mm lift , any help or thoughts and experience would be a great help
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Reply By: Geoff M - Friday, May 15, 2009 at 16:11

Friday, May 15, 2009 at 16:11
I'm running 31x10.5R15 tyres on my BT50. Have an Ironman 40mm lift.

Have had some problems with rubbing on the front mudflaps - nothing a bit of bending wouldn't fix.

Good luck.
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Follow Up By: fatboy - Friday, May 15, 2009 at 16:23

Friday, May 15, 2009 at 16:23
How do you find the ironman kit as far as ride goes, also has the bigger tyres adversly affected the fuel economy or power??
Thanks
Pete
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Reply By: Geoff M - Friday, May 15, 2009 at 20:53

Friday, May 15, 2009 at 20:53
Hi Pete,

The Ironman kit has been great - I noticed an improvement in the ride straight away and given the suspension a pretty good hammering on the Canning Stock Route and Kimberley last year. Still going strong, and the price and service with Ironman great.

There is a reduction in fuel ecomony with the larger tyres - approx. 1-2km/litre worse on average. Since I'm using the BT50 as my daily drive I've put the old tyres back on for the moment but I'll change back in a month when I head to the Simpson.

The tyres I'm running are Mickey Thompson FCII's with King rims (15x7). Got the 5 rims and four new tyres for around $1100 (put an old 31x10.5R15 on the fifth wheel for a spare). Really happy with the tyres & rims, and the truck!

Hope this helps - good luck with your BT.

Geoff
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Follow Up By: fatboy - Friday, May 15, 2009 at 21:30

Friday, May 15, 2009 at 21:30
Thanks Geoff , very happy with mine so far as well , hopefully will give trouble free service like my hilux
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