wheel replacement - 'normal' rims for split

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wheel replacement - 'normal' rims for split

Postby bulwynkl on Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:10 +0000

Hey Folks,

I'm looking for a close-to-drop-in replacement for the wheels on my 2002 Hilux 4x4 (turbo, KZN165). Currently fitted with 205R16 tires on 16x5.5F SDC rims (~ +30mm offset, PDC 6x139.7). Overall diameter of tyre ~ 709 mm or 29 inches.

I'd like to replace them with standard steel rims.
Almost all the driving I do these days is on road.

The claim is that this will make tyre replacement cheaper and give me a wider range of models to choose from...

I'm having trouble getting my head around what would be a suitable rim and tyre replacement size that...

1) keeps a similar offset (+30)

2) keeps a similar overall size so I don' have to futz with the Speedo (29 inch or 709mm)

and 3) isn't so wide it requires flares (or interferes on the inside clearance) (currently 8 inches/205 mm)

I'm happy to move to a different sized rim (presumably 17 inch)


Can anyone advise on if I'm making a mistake and or if its a good idea, what combo of tires and rims would be sensible (in terms of availability and presumably cost)
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Re: wheel replacement - 'normal' rims for split

Postby hiluxxury on Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:22 +0000

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Re: wheel replacement - 'normal' rims for split

Postby bulwynkl on Sun, 29 Nov 2020 10:58 +0000

hiluxxury wrote:Have a look here:

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=11918



Tanks for that, but that thread doesn't seem to address my actual question. - it's about 32-33 inch tyres and body lifts of around 2 inches - neither of which I am after.
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Re: wheel replacement - 'normal' rims for split

Postby bulwynkl on Sun, 29 Nov 2020 11:00 +0000

another question - it seems the various folks we've had servicing the car have not actually rotated the spare tyre into use at any given time - which means I have a 17 year old pristine tyre sitting there -

At what point does a tyre get too old to use? and if one used it, what would the failure mode look like?
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Re: wheel replacement - 'normal' rims for split

Postby Gipsy on Mon, 30 Nov 2020 5:02 +0000

If it's 17 years old keep it as a spare and only use it for emergencies. Tyres grow hard when old and should by rights be replaced but as a spare not so bad for short distances. Some countries mandate replacing tyres at 6 or 7 years. If it was fitted on the car it would possibly be illegal. Check your local regulator, or tyre dealer, they can give you the actual regulations.
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