Wheels & Tyres for 02 Hilux?

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 17:55
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Gday guys.

Ive got a 2002 cab chassis 3.0L diesel Hilux that im looking at doing some modifications to. i had planned to get a lift kit first but after getting a flat tyre and having no spare the tyres are going to have to come first. I am not sure what the biggest size i can fit under the car is without having to get a lift kit. at the moment it has 205/70r16 A/Ts. There very low on tread so need to be replaced anyway. Im not sure whether i can go 235/70r16? or as high as 265/75r16? any advice would be appreciated.

cheers Sam.
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Reply By: River Swaggie - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 18:14

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 18:14
Hiya Slozza

I hope you realise that tyre size you are using could make your Insurance Void if they dont know..So check with them..Its not supposed to be more than 2 inches more than the tyre placard..

Now i run Mickey Thompson MTZ's and there 31's..They rubbed at full lock on one side till i took a bit of plastic off the inner guard..about an inch by an inch..

Goodluck

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Follow Up By: slozza - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 18:38

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 18:38
Hey Mate,

So that means i can go roughly 50mm larger than what it says on the tyre placard? which means i can only go as large as 255/70r16?
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Reply By: Member - John G - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 18:22

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 18:22
G'day Sam

I have a 2000 SR5 3.0l TD which had Goodrich LT265/70 R16s on when I got it in 2003, and I've kept replacing that size. On full left hand lock on the LHS front wheel I occasionally get the scraping that River Swaggie refers to. I also removed the plastic guard at the rear of the wheel arch. I get around 70000km from the BFGs.

Cheers
John
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Follow Up By: slozza - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 18:40

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 18:40
Hey John,

Does your hilux have a suspension lift or is does it just rub with standard suspension?

Cheers sam.
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Follow Up By: slozza - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 18:47

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 18:47
Also do you need a particular offset wheel to fit those tyres?
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Follow Up By: Member - John G - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 20:25

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 20:25
G'day Sam

Standard suspension, but not standard rims.

Sorry, but I'm mechanically challenged, and I can't answer your question re offset.

Cheers
John
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Follow Up By: slozza - Friday, Oct 12, 2012 at 14:54

Friday, Oct 12, 2012 at 14:54
No problem mate.

Do you have all terrains or Mud tyres?
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Follow Up By: Member - John G - Friday, Oct 12, 2012 at 15:37

Friday, Oct 12, 2012 at 15:37
All Terrains, Sam
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Reply By: Bazooka - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 21:11

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 21:11
This doesn't answer your question and may not concern you but your vehicle's performance has (presumably) been maximised/optimised for the standard size tyres.
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