Wheels & Tyres Options For Hilux 4WD

Hi,

Need some help please. I have a 1996 Hilux with the standard 5.5"x16" split rims. Want to get some new rims and tyres. Are 16" or 15" a better option for the Hilux (leaf springs front and rear)?

What is the best tyre width without having to get flares?

I was thinking of BFG ATR 235/70 R16, as also didn't want to increase the diameter of the tyre. (Hilux is a bit under powered as it is without bigger wheels!). But had some advice re Cooper AT 265/70 R15, but think these are too wide? Not too sure what size - or make - BFG, Cooper or Bridgestone Duellers?

Cheers
Mickos

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Reply By: MLB1959 - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 22:05

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 22:05
G'day

I live in the desert in WA, newar bnoth the Tanami Track and the Canning Stock Route. I have a 2000 HiLux, and use 16" split rims with SAVA 750R16 tyres on andf have never had a problem. They push out mud and water very well, and they have great grip on the muddiest roads. The tyres are not cheap, but I would not consiuder anything else now, and have been driving these roads better than 40 years. This is just my opinion, but I thought I would share it.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 19:17

Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 19:17
I thought sava was the cheapest tyres you could buy?

I see the fitted alot by caryards for sale because of this reason
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Reply By: Wherehegon - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 22:29

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2010 at 22:29
I had 89 sr5 with leaf front and back (no flares on that model) I had sunrasia (spelling) white in colour can buy new for about $40/$50 per rim and come white in colour, Bob Jane most tyre places, I had bf's a/t's fitted 31x15 sat under the guards nicely would just touch the mudflaps at full lock and full flex, and was a 2.8D non turbo so know where your coming from in regards to power or should I say lack of !! LOL Regards Steve
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Follow Up By: Mickos01 - Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 14:40

Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 14:40
Cheers Steve. But what was the width of the tyres?
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Follow Up By: Wherehegon - Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 20:56

Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 20:56
Sure they were 31x10x15 ?? not 100% but fairly sure that was the size if I can find a picture of it I will post it so it gives you an idea what they look like on the lux. Regards Steve
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Reply By: Member - Russler - Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 18:07

Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 18:07
I had a '94 2.8D Hilux, fitted with 30x9.5x15. I'd opt for the 16's, as there seems to be more 16's stocked at tyre dealers in remote places (I did one of my 15's, and the guy had a very limited supply of replacement 15's - could have had just about anything I liked in a 16 at the time, or so he claimed).
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Reply By: long haired nomad - Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 19:14

Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 at 19:14
Micko, ive got the same ute, i run 15" rims, with 31x10.5 x 15 bridgestone Dueller A/T 693 and for the past 15 years i get over 120000km per set. And there only about $180 per tyre in sydney at least. And i think you'll find most hilux of this vintage will be running the same combo 31x10.5 x15.
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