35 inch tyres, 100 series IFS

Submitted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 18:44
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Hi, has anyone out there tried to fit 35 inch tyres on a 100 series with IFS. Currently running 33 inch tyres. Thanks.
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Reply By: blue one - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 19:24

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 19:24
why would you bother????
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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 14:46

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 14:46
More diff clearance.
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Follow Up By: Stevecolette - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 18:21

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 18:21
Exactly right Lionel A, more diff clearance. Also, you are limited to what you can do in relation to lifting a 100 series IFS.
Blue one, why would you bother posting anything if you have nothing to contribute???
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Follow Up By: blue one - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 19:27

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 19:27
Well it's just these lifted, bigger wheeled 4wd from the hard core crew that are buggering up the tracks in my area with the result of shutting down tracks as the locals jackup. I fail to see why you need bigger everything other than to go hard and wreck the tracks for everyone else.

I have seen such clubs at Stockton destroying a dune for no other reason than to say yep we did that.

A standard Patrol or similar can cope with any reasonable track. If you need more than that then you should get some driver training.

These people would be the same inconsiderate drivers that pass you on a gibber track without slowing down.

Contribution enough??
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Follow Up By: Stevecolette - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 20:10

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 20:10
So blue one, what your saying is that people like myself and others with large are inconsiderate to others. You are quick to pass judgement!
I grew up camping on the beach at Stockton(1970,s) and 4wding in the Watagan mountains with my parents. I was tought manners(something which you obviously missed out on) instead of sarcasm.
These manner's include slowing down for others, always stopping to help another driver/rider in trouble and 'treading lightly'.
As for driver training. I don't need to be the world's best 4x4 driver to know that when I am dragging the bottom of my 100 series over rocks, I need to pick it up, just as I did with my 40, 60 & 80 series.
Since you were so quick to pass judgement on myself, here is my assessment of you.
I bet you don't have many friends, are quick to stab anyone in the back who dissagree's with your point of view and complains about anyone enjoying themselves, or has anything better than you. But the reality is, you do this out of jealousy! So buddy, contribute elsewhere. Your imput is not needed here! :)
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Follow Up By: blue one - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 20:32

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 20:32
Not really

I just don't think you know how to drive a 4wd. I didn't mean to upset you, though if you had as much experience as you say you wouldn't need track killer additions.

Cheers

Steve
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Follow Up By: Stevecolette - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 21:08

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 21:08
You haven't upset me at all. But seriously mate, save it for someone else.
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Follow Up By: blue one - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 21:18

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 21:18
I can recommend some clubs which have advanced driver courses.

Let me know if you want their contact details.

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 16:47

Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 16:47
I can see both sides of this discussion.
There is a hoon element associated with over sized tyres and blue one describes them to a tee. I have seen these morons in action.

However, there are certain benefits, I feel, to running over sized tyres.
a: the aforementioned diff clearance.
b: gearing in certain vehicles does improve.
c: leave less footprint than narrower tyres. [weight concentration]
d: dont have to air down as much in the soft stuff.

Im currently running 315/75x16s [35s] for all these reasons and they work for me. The overall diameter is only 50mm greater than the OE tyres [750x16].

Doing a lot more off track driving these days, although not as robust as the 750s my current tyres seem to be causing less 'collateral damage', tending to ride over rather than dig in.

Having said that, Im a great believer in 'responsible hooning'.....lol.
You would have to be clinically dead not to enjoy burying your boot once in a while.....hahaha.

Cheers.....Lionel.
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Follow Up By: Tonyfish#58 - Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 18:30

Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 18:30
I agree to the point where the big lifts and the big tyres wreck it for everyone else.

But they only do that if an inconsiderate driver uses the track when it is too wet ruts it up.

In the rocky country no issues
In the sand no issues - standard cars hooning will destroy dunes.

Personally 4" combined tyre & suspension lift on any car is more than enough.

25mm over sized tyre is more than enough.

My 1 cents worth & Cheers
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Follow Up By: GlennD - Friday, May 21, 2010 at 00:06

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 00:06
Seeing people write stuff like

"Well it's just these lifted, bigger wheeled 4wd from the hard core crew that are buggering up the tracks in my area with the result of shutting down tracks as the locals jackup. I fail to see why you need bigger everything other than to go hard and wreck the tracks for everyone else. "

Gets on my nerves ALOT !, This as just the same as "Greenies ' writing that four wheeel drivers destroy the enviroment.

Unfortunatley its the 'retard' behind the wheel that does all the damage to your local tracks not what he is driving.

Someone sensible with a locked ,lifted, 35" wheeled 4WD will do less damage to your 'local tracks' than a preson with a stock car determined to get through at all costs!

Obviousley you have no use for a modified 4WD at the bowling club car park or getting your shopping , so they must be to blame, personally I think its the soccer mums !

Kind regurds,
Glenn.
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Follow Up By: GlennD - Friday, May 21, 2010 at 00:07

Friday, May 21, 2010 at 00:07
NO I DIDNT USE SPELL CHECK
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Follow Up By: blue one - Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 09:38

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 09:38
Glen,
Get some

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Follow Up By: GlennD - Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 10:26

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 10:26
So where is it I might have already "had some'
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Reply By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 20:38

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 20:38
yep they fit OK,just need a bit more offset so they clear steering geometry and the inner rear arches,using aftermarket rims makes it easy.
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 21:18

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 21:18
and probably totally illegal due to tyres being oversized and rims with incorrect offset. Would also subject running gear, steering and suspension to loads they were never designed to take and degrade the brakes into the bargain.
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Follow Up By: Stevecolette - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 18:33

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 18:33
Thank you Paul & Mel, much appreciated. I have just purchased front and rear ARB diff locks and the cruiser is going to become a beast! The 35's will give me that little bit more clearance I am lacking over certain rocky sections in particular.
Ozhumvee, I don't really care if it wear's certain componants out quicker. How many people load there Lancruiser's up to the hilt, put a tinny of the roof rack and hook up a 30 ft van to there cruizer and travel round the top end of Australia! I am increasing my tyre by what, 10%.
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 18:29

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 18:29
More ammo for Scrubby.. :-((
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Reply By: Bob the - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 21:18

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 21:18
Hi stevecollete, I have an IFS V8 cruiser. last year had it lifted 75mm in the rear and 65mm in the front,they used a diff spacer I think its called, I had mine done by a 4wd workshop in Geelong, Autocraft , ask for Darren, I spoke to him about a lift big enough to fit 35s on and he said no worries, however I did not want to drive around in a vehicle that was unroadworthy and as you start to ask about insurance I found I could not get my vehicle insured with a bigger lift with 35s on it. I don't know which state you are in, I also have to add that at the time Darren at Autocraft had a 100series with a 6inch lift and 35s, and told me he had no problems with insurance... So give him a call he is a very articulate man.
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Reply By: Member - Robert G (WA) - Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 18:00

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 18:00
Steve,
I've done nearly 30k kms on 35's on my IFS cruiser now. I went from 33's to try and get rid of rear bar scraping on deep washouts/severe departures, bash plate and diff dragging in heavy sand with tyres down to 10-12psi and it has worked so happy with that. It has taken a lot of mods though (read lotsa $$ and time) and the work is ongoing and not completely without issues.

Its far easier, cheaper and stronge to do the mods to a live axle vehicle if you want 35" tyres, but if you can't be swayed, then yes it can be done. I can PM with more details if you really want to know.

I am not Hoon and do my best to provide good example for the 4wd fraternity at large.
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