Will these fit or are they too fat? tyre experts please!

Hi all

My 80 series cruiser has the standard alloy wheels it came with on the 40th aniversay edition. They currently have Mickey Thompson 265/75R16 tyres.

Can someome please tell me if some 305/70R16 will fit.

A simple yes or no from someone who really knows would be greatly appreciated cheers Dave
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Reply By: nowimnumberone - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 19:35

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 19:35
yes they will fit but not the right size should be on 8 inch rim.
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Reply By: Falco80 - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 19:36

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 19:36
If they are 16x8" alloys then yes they'll fit. I run that size tyre on my 80 with the standard GXL 16x8" steel wheels.
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Reply By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 20:49

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 20:49
yeah i have 305s on my std steelies and are a nice fit.
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Reply By: Rockape - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 22:13

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 22:13
Better size would be 285/75/16's and I hope your engine has a turbo or is a petrol, the old 1HZ diesel with bigger tyres will struggle and use fuel.

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Follow Up By: happycattle2000 - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 23:14

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 23:14
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Reply By: Sea-Dog - Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 12:11

Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 12:11
I believe the 40th Anniversary is around the 1996 period and the GXL have a 16 x 8 rims.

I also have the 305/70/16 tyres (BFG Muddies) on my 1HDT 80 series and think they are the best thing I have done... the tyres fill the guards that little extra and look good... and you can still use a 285/75/16 as a spare so that it is not haning down too far under the back of the car.

cheers
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 17:07

Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 17:07
www.1010tiresize.com
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Reply By: hotfishez - Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 17:50

Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 17:50
Slightly off topic..

Just an opinion from the other side. I have 305/70r16 on my 80 and I am taking them off on Saturday after 2500kms. Mabye it is just the brand of tyre I am using, but the car is all over the road. have lowered suspension and re adjusted front arm bushes with little improvement. They look great but personally not my preferred choice. I am selling the them and going back to 285's.
Fuel consumption also went up, there is alot more weight to push around.

Tyres are pro comp all terrains.
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