split rims and max tyre size

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 10:49
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i have an 01 hilux with standard 16" split rims on it...
i've been thinking about getting a set of sr5 rims (15") mainly so i can fit wider tyres...
however, after doing a trial run with typrepliers on a split rim versus a standard rim i'm a little hesitant to let go of the splits :)
what's the widest tyre i can fit to a set of skinny little hilux split rims? anyone know?

cheers,

KG
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 10:55

Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 10:55
KG,

Have got Wrangler MTR's 235/85r16 on landcruiser splits, which I think are same width as Hilux. 235's are same circumference as 750's. Might be a bit tall for hilux unless it was turbo, or petrol.

Hooroo...

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Follow Up By: Member - Peter [SA] - Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 12:14

Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 12:14
I believe the cruiser splits are an inch wider than hilux splits
Cheers Peter
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 21:54

Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 21:54
Hi Peter,

I think all the 6 stud Landcruiser splits were 5.5 inch wide, taking the 750R16 tyres. Maybe the 5 stud 100 series and 78 series splits are wider, but won't fit a Hilux.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 11:07

Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 11:07
gday kg.
some different tyre options .
HiLux Single Cab Ute 205R16 735 225/75X16 744 9
HiLux Single Cab Ute SR5 255/70R15 738 255/70R15 738 0
30/9.50R15 743 5
HiLux Single Cab Cab Chassis 205R16 735 225/75X16 744 9
HiLux Single Cab Cab Chassis SR5 255/70R15 738 255/70R15 738 0
30/9.50R15 743 5
HiLux Xtra Cab Ute & Chassis 205R16 735 225/75X16 744 9
HiLux Double Cab Ute 205R16 735 225/75X16 744 9
HiLux Double Cab Ute SR5 255/70R15 738 255/70R15 738 0
30/9.50R15 743 5 .
the first numberes are original tyre size.
the next number is overall diameter.
the next is optional size followed by overall diameter .
and last number 0/9/5 is difference in overall diameter.šqUC3<BuIL
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 20:36

Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 20:36
Now how did I know you would be a expert here lol hehehehe

keep up the good work
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Reply By: Phil G - Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 22:04

Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 22:04
KG,

225/75R16 would keep your smaller diameter, 235/85R16 would increase the diameter and are often used.

But, the only people getting flats on our club's desert trips over the past few years have been running split rims. These are usually tube failures (not punctures) and pretty frustrating for the owners. Seems like its pretty hard to buy quality tubes these days. Many are coming from Korea.

Don't be scared by tubeless - overall, they are less hassle, balance up better and give better mileage. Many Hilux owners go for 15x7 white spoke rims and 31x10.5R15 tyres, which are a cheap alternative to splits.

Cheers

Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter [SA] - Monday, Sep 08, 2003 at 10:37

Monday, Sep 08, 2003 at 10:37
The tubes from my local Bridgestone dealer are made in Japan, maybe worth a look.
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Reply By: Slammin - Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 22:20

Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 22:20
G'day KG, got 99 extracab.
I went with the 225/75 16 and have found them to be better in soft sand. Live in the desert have never had tube failure seen one that was caused by a sticker that had perished the rubber but had plenty of fencing nails, tech screws etc etc etc. Unless I lived on a beach wouldn't go for fats - but plenty do.
The hilux and cruiser splits are all 5.5'.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter [SA] - Monday, Sep 08, 2003 at 10:36

Monday, Sep 08, 2003 at 10:36
My 100 series splits are 6.00 '.
Cheers Peter
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