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    Default Advice Needed Max Tire Size, Landcruiser 80 Series

    Hi guys,



    I need some advice,
    I have a Toyota Landcruiser 80 Series (91 through 98) and need to replace my tires,
    Im thinking of up-sizing the tires to improve clearance, I have a 2" Lift kit installed but due to the length of the vehicle it still sometimes rubs its belly on steep hill ascents and rocks during offroading,
    Could someone please advise me on the maximum tire size I can go for without having to do any other adjustments like panhard rods / control arms / castor correction etc.
    The rim size I will be using is 16" and the stock tire size is 275 / 70 / 16 but I'd ideally like a little more lift without going ridiculously big.


    Any advice would be really appreciated.
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    @farazarif


    OEM....always!!!
    MEN DO IT AT DAKAR!!!

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    Thanks Mitsu-man, it seems like thats what I'll end up getting...B-)
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    OEM size is ideal, but if you want small increase in height, just enough so it doesn't affect the gearbox and clutch load, you can try the following for comparison

    275-70/16 has height/diameter of 31.3inches
    265-75/16 has height/diameter of 31.8inches
    235-85/16 has height/diameter of 31.9inches

    285-75/16 has height/diameter of 32.8inches

    The last one probably would put considerably higher load and increase consumption. Also tyre choices will be limited in it.

    Finally the speed ratings availability is also limited with non-oem sizes. I recently stayed with 275-70/16 size as that had highest speed rating available (more safety margin)!

    Good Luck.

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    @nn what is the height/diameter of 315-70/16?
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    @ Jeepaholic,


    315 /70 / 16 would be 33.4 inches tall and the sidewall would be 8.7 inches creating 605 revs per mile.


    @ Mitsu_Man


    I ended going for the new set of BF Goodrich as you suggested, it just eats up the little lumps and bumps on the road like no body's business, a seriously awesome tire, I didnt think I'd say this but its even better than my pet Yokohamas! The shoulder is very flat and aggressive which gives a strange feel on cornering or very uneven tarmac but I guess that will just take getting used to and granted the Goodyears I was using were old and tatty but these things literally have more than twice as much tread depth, Ive married them up with Centerline 8.5 depth rims so it opens up the tire nicely, Can't wait to try them out this Sunday in the rough stuff. I was also expecting some tire noise with such an aggressive pattern but there's virtually none.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farazarif



    I have a 2" Lift kit installed but due to the length of the vehicle it still sometimes rubs its belly on steep hill ascents and rocks during offroading,



    I apologise if this is slightly off-topic, but have you considered rock-sliders or skid plates? They might give you some peace of mind when tackling the really rough stuff, because even if the tyres are slightly bigger you'll still end up grinding its underbody parts.
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    we are also running stock sized BF Goodridge tyres on our HDJ80 and no other tyre has performed better overall (have tried pirellis, yokos, michelins etc.

    BF's were the cheapest too(Y)
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    @ Storm


    I totally blew my budget with the BFGs but they're def worth it


    @ sami_voodoo


    I have considered all the under body armour but have not installed much of it as yet, thats the next phase of the project, I have installed diff guards and will be installing skid plates in Sept Inshallah.
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    you shoudl also consider rock sliders, they were a god-send in my defender.
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    @farazarif


    Now thats the second wisest thing you've done.....suspension being the first( wipe that grin off your face amigo....buying the TLC won't make you move any notches up my stock....heheh). You won't regret this leap. Taken care well they'd last you a 100.000 kms......the traction, grip, reliabilty are a plus.....are the best of the best!!!
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    @ Jeepaholic





    for tyre sizing knowledge and comparasion




    go to google




    type " tire size calculator " and go to any of the numerous sites..




    U will get all the answers




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    Ironman Coils & Foam Cell Shocks
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    Yokohama 315/75 R16

    Advice Needed Max Tire Size Landcruiser 80 Series -1188290

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    Michelin 325/85 R16

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    Michelin 325/85 R16

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    Michelin 325/85 R16

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    Ironman Coils & Foam Cell Shocks
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    Yokohama 315/75 R16

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    80 Series with Stock Suspension
    275/70 R16

    &

    80 Series with Iron Man Suspension (NO LIFT KIT)
    315/75 R16

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    Quote Originally Posted by farazarif View Post
    Hi guys,



    I need some advice,
    I have a Toyota Landcruiser 80 Series (91 through 98) and need to replace my tires,
    Im thinking of up-sizing the tires to improve clearance, I have a 2" Lift kit installed but due to the length of the vehicle it still sometimes rubs its belly on steep hill ascents and rocks during offroading,
    Could someone please advise me on the maximum tire size I can go for without having to do any other adjustments like panhard rods / control arms / castor correction etc.
    The rim size I will be using is 16" and the stock tire size is 275 / 70 / 16 but I'd ideally like a little more lift without going ridiculously big.


    Any advice would be really appreciated.
    I experienced the same problem, even after installing an Ironman Suspension which gave me an extra 2 to 3 inch lift (NO SPACERS OR LIFT KIT)
    The differentials would mostly get rubbed on bigger stones or pavements
    But after I changed the tire size from 275/70 R16 to 315/75 R16
    the problem was solved and the articulation is also good

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    Quote Originally Posted by orange17 View Post
    I experienced the same problem, even after installing an Ironman Suspension which gave me an extra 2 to 3 inch lift (NO SPACERS OR LIFT KIT)
    The differentials would mostly get rubbed on bigger stones or pavements
    But after I changed the tire size from 275/70 R16 to 315/75 R16
    the problem was solved and the articulation is also good
    But now I have changed the tire size from 315/75 R16 to 285/75 R16
    Because the 315s were way too wide (THOUGH THEY SEEMED VERY COOL) and they were affecting the vehicles pick on road, and also they were too heavy & wide for the suspension while articulating & going on bigger rocks & especially when the vehicle bogged down in deep mud .. (they would get stuck because of being too wide & heavy)

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