What Rims & Tyres

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I have an 80 Series Wagon with split rim wheels and would like to change to wider safety rim steel wheels. I do alot of remote travelling and was wondering if I should go 15" or 16" rims, thinking that 15" tyres might be harder to obtain in more remote areas, what does everyone think ?
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Reply By: Matt(WA) - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 09:11

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 09:11
I have a 80 series and run 6 x 285 75 16's on 8 x 16 steel rims. I have had no dramas getting tyres anywhere.

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Follow Up By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 09:21

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 09:21
Have the same size tyres, and no problems either.

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Reply By: prado4x4 - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 09:54

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 09:54
If you compare the specs between 15" and 16" tyres (from same manufacturer/style/size), it seems the 16" always seem to have a higher ply / load ratings also.

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Reply By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:12

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:12
Hi Lloyd

Suggest you stick to 7 X 16 inch ROH Trak 2 steel rims with Toyota offset, this allows you to take tougher 235/85/16 or wider 265/75/16 tyres which are approx same diameter.

These are very common sizes and allow you to keep the unsprung weight down on each wheel by several kilo's over bigger 285s and helps with reliability in the bush .

Guessing you have diesel with the split rims , so above sizes will not load down the cars performance either.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 17:17

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 17:17
Hi Robyn.
I have 7" rims and oginally fitted 235/85x16 but the bulge a bit too much so now have fitted 265/75x16. But I should have got 6" rims and fitted 235/85x16. Only a minor change but I think a better setup....just.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 13:17

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 13:17
The 90series Prado rims (1997-2002) fit the 80series perfectly and without the need for flares.

You can either use the 16x6 Prado RV rims and use 235/85R16 tyres or the Prado GXL 16x7 rims and run 265/75R16. If you want a taller tyre than this, you can use 255/85R16 on the 7 inch rim.

15 inch rims will not fit over your brakes if you have a post 1992 80series.
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 21:11

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 21:11
The other rim that dits a non flare 80 well is a nissan 16x8 rim.....their offset is a bit further in....the prado rim is probably the better one to get...if you want to flare it, std gxl rims are tough as nails...roh are ok, but only 50% the strength of Toyota stuff.
Reconend you go with whatever the placard inside the door suggests, if the 80 is pre 8/92 you can run 15x8's after this you need 16x??
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Reply By: happytravelers - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 19:45

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 19:45
I've just done this exercise last week. I got rid of the old split rims as I needed new tyres. I went for ROH 16x7 rims and fitted 235/85R16 tyres. To keep the same rolling radius as the old wheels and tyres I had two choices, 235/85 16 or 265/75 16. As my 80 series does not have the guard flares I found the 265 tyres stuck out too far where as the 235's are a good fit.

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