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Con_Twohig

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Hello Con and welcome , a very tidy and straight looking 95 , green is a great colour despite blue being considered the "best" colour for a 90/95.So straight into the thread hijack , i had black steel modular rims with MTs on my 95 for a while before realising that here in Spain i was uninsured because they didn't have a CE approval.This is defiantly one to check out in Ireland .
" then there are coned nuts which fit into a dish in the wheel to centre it. Neither really work well with steel wheels for example "
Chris i had steel rims from Paddock & the coned nuts fitted perfectly into the "rounded countersink - am i missing something ? genuine Toyota , 10 years ago were 6 euro each.

Thank you for the welcome. my family has a history of having forest green cruisers. from research done to this point and knowledge from modifying the car also, insurance do not consider changing wheels as a modification. for passing yearly inspection the standard wheels may need to be used.
Did you have any issues with the modular steel wheels other than being uninsured?
 

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If you google "off road 6 x 139.7" that should give you an idea of whats available regarding wheels though i can't help much with tyres because i bought the size i wanted and made my truck fit them :crazy:

Is 165 the biggest you can go without a lift ? someone here knows ......................

I was in touch with a specialist for an opinion in terms of tyre size. i have been told that a 175/70 on standard wheels and suspension would not cause any rubbing so i will probably look into getting a bigger size than 165
i have looked through off road wheels and think i have found a set that i do like.
thank you for the recommendation
 

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Adrian Flux takes a view we only spend money on upgrades and modifications because we intend to keep and care for the vehicle .

I have found through lots of trial and error that the 90's independent front suspension likes an offset wheel so -30ish 16x8 i would suggest should help visually elaborate on the fact its a capable 4x4 . That said it is all trial and error and i haven't tried what you aim to achieve .

Here's my first experiment , helen07 is me but i couldn't login so the mrs signed up Biggest tyres you can fit to a 90 without a lift kit . - [Leaving Land Cruiser Club] .
 

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I was in touch with a specialist for an opinion in terms of tyre size. i have been told that a 175/70 on standard wheels and suspension would not cause any rubbing so i will probably look into getting a bigger size than 165
i have looked through off road wheels and think i have found a set that i do like.
thank you for the recommendation
Sorry, am I being stupid? 175/70? mine runs 265 70 16. Am I missing something?
 

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265 70 16 is likely the size i was thinking of when i said 165 , mental block so it was a question rather than anything else i was hoping someone would post the size you just gave .
 

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" Did you have any issues with the modular steel wheels other than being uninsured? " no they were fine .I had a set of mud tyres on the steel rims & used to fit them for the wetter months here - i do forestry work sometimes.But in the end i stayed with the all terrains year round as they were better in the snow , ice and rain.OK so they're not as good as MTs in really boggy stuff but being careful and having a hand winch fixes that.
 
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By the sounds of it the all terrain are definitely a better choice than the mud terrains for general use. maybe some light off-roading or even some field work
 

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Toyo open country are the most aggressive looking hard wearing mud tyres i ever seen , reasonably priced to but size options are limited and they are heavy .

BFGoodridge are the most popular choice i reckon but expensive last time i looked , or Cooper STT
 

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Just fitted BFG KO2 on mine. Ordered through Asda. 265 70 16 just under £650 fitted for 4
 

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Toyo open country are the most aggressive looking hard wearing mud tyres i ever seen , reasonably priced to but size options are limited and they are heavy .

BFGoodridge are the most popular choice i reckon but expensive last time i looked , or Cooper STT

Thanks for the recommendation on the Toyo's. I need to replace the kumo kl71's on my 70 series. When you change down from 3rd to 2nd the rear tyre skids!

33x12.5R15 mounted on 10" rims.. will give a true 33" with this tyre it says! :thumbup:
 

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They lie !

I have them on 10" rims and they are smaller (in height) than the 285/75 on an 8" rim cooper stt they replaced . I wouldn't swap them back though :thumbup:
 
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Ah my mistake its my 35's that are shown in inches my Toyo's are 305/70 :doh:
 
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