Got or want bigger tyres? Come in here!

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Anybody running 33's in a manual RG Colorado?

Unread post by DI.57.BD » March 26th, 2015, 4:13 pm

As the title says, anyone running bigger tyres having any problems with the manual box and how is the clutch holding up?

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Re: Got or want bigger tyres? Come in here!

Unread post by SneakyPete83 » March 28th, 2015, 10:00 am

Hey guys, pretty new to this whole 4x4 thing but have a 2013 LX Colorado with no lift and looking at getting some BF All terrains, took it for a service and told me to stick to the stock 245/70/16s but wanna go a bit bigger, any thoughts???

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Unread post by Budz26 » April 1st, 2015, 1:13 pm

Hi there,
I have 2014 dual cab colly currently running 265/65/17 tyres on 17x8.5 rims. Would anyone be able to tell me if it's possible to fit 33s onto these rims without any issues with tyre rubbing. Or what offset would be need to run 33s on these rims.

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Re: Got or want bigger tyres? Come in here!

Unread post by Peter Aawen » April 1st, 2015, 4:19 pm

Duck in to your local reputable tyre/rim dealer & ask them to look up the recommended/legal tyre sizes that fit on that size rim in their Aust Tyre Industry Handbook (altho the latest editions seem to have lost a lot of the info that used to be in the earlier editions!!!) That will give you a good idea of what tyres can fit on the rim, altho you'll still need to trial fit tyres on the rims & vehicle to work out if they fit the vehicle without rubbing - a good tyre dealer should also be able to help with advice on that sort of thing, max sizes, offset required, etc, but you'll never know unless you ask them!! ;)
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Re: Got or want bigger tyres? Come in here!

Unread post by mattyc91 » April 5th, 2015, 12:09 pm

Not far off being due for new tyres on my RC, currently have 245/75R16 on standard LTR rims. Keen for something a little wider but not that keen on worse fuel economy. Looking at going with a 265/70R16,i have a 2" lift so they will fit easy just wondering if anybody has this size and how their fuel economy is?

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RC Colorado - wheels/tyres

Unread post by Claydo » April 9th, 2015, 7:36 pm

G'day, new on here, just after some advice.

I'm keen to go for some larger tyres, new wheels and a possible lift kit on the RC and I'm pretty sure I know the setup I'm after, but I'm unsure how to stage the work (its all dependent on available funds!)

I'd like to go for some slightly larger tyres, either 245/75R16's or 255/70R16's, not too interested in going as large as I can as I'd like to keep things legal, insurable. I'd also like to maintain as much flex as I can (I've heard large lifts decrease downward travel??)

Fist off, I'm looking at 16x8's with a +30 offset. Has anyone out there put wheels on at this size without a lift? Any scrubbing etc? I've tried online calculators for different wheels/offset/tyres, but they only tell me the change in size etc, there's no info detailing issues I might face (as I'm sure this is vehicle specific)

Or, if you think I'll struggle to clear the 16x8's without, should I go the lift first???

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Re: RC Colorado - wheels/tyres

Unread post by scruffy 01 » April 9th, 2015, 9:19 pm

Hi, Im running 245x75x16 tyres on mine and find that they are good for size economy. I believe that some are running 265 size. I would go a 2 inch lift first then go tyres when funds allow. Bob
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Re: RC Colorado - wheels/tyres

Unread post by STEELJOCKEY » April 10th, 2015, 7:20 am

245/75-16's fit fine without the lift, and give you marginally more ground clearance due to the larger diameter. I put these on first, as I needed better offroad traction, and putting in a lift without suitable tyres won't improve offroad traction. These tyres fit fine on standard 16x7 rims. No problems with clearance with standard factory setup and get me everywhere I need to go.

Lift came next, 4 new shocks first (front OEM are woeful), then new medium rate lifted leaves for the rear and wound up standard OEM torsion bars at the front, as these are great out of the factory, saves money there too. 7 turns on the adjuster gives 40mm lift. Check drivers side is about 10mm more than passenger side due mainly only driver onboard. I did a top ball joint flip at the same time to get back 10mm of downward travel - then get a wheel alignment ASAP. Make sure you get someone who can do caster and camber properly. 3 degrees caster, and for better wear I've got up to -1 degree camber on passenger side and +1 degree camber on drivers side.

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Re: RC Colorado - wheels/tyres

Unread post by Claydo » April 11th, 2015, 10:03 am

Thanks guys for the quick info, its much appreciated! Any comments on 16x8's? The offset/width of wheel I'm looking at will push it out some 20mm. I'm guessing this will increase the turning radius on the fronts. Do you think I will have an issue with scrubbing with these wheels on before the lift?

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Re: RC Colorado - wheels/tyres

Unread post by CASH476 » April 13th, 2015, 6:06 pm

I have 16x8 rims with a +20 offset & 265/70 tyres. They do not hit the body on mine regardless of the suspension travel/height etc

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Re: Got or want bigger tyres? Come in here!

Unread post by mka93 » May 27th, 2015, 4:50 pm

I'm looking at getting some 16x8 Sunnies with 0 offset. i will be fitting them to 265/75/16 Summit Mudhog tyres
stock height.
but will look for a cheap way to lift maybe pedders springs?

will i face any issues with this setup?

EDIT:

just got told by bobjane that the 16x8 with 0 offset won't fit around the brakes?

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Re: Got or want bigger tyres? Come in here!

Unread post by ColoradoinOz » May 31st, 2015, 7:09 pm

Can someone post the measurements (wheelwell & fender clearance) for a stock & or lifted RG guard to wheel clearance with the stock wheels or bigger wheels, As shown in this link>
http://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?wheel1= ... m&scl=50mm

This would be a good base to view to get an idea of width of tyres & rims (& offsets) that will work

A good way to sort out the largest tyres that will fit with & without lift or simply put some specs with the pics we see in here like those running 0 offset wheels etc

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Re: Got or want bigger tyres? Come in here!

Unread post by mattyc91 » May 31st, 2015, 8:28 pm

I have an RC, will 265/70r16 fit on the standard LTR rims with 2" suspension lift and not scrub?

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Re: Got or want bigger tyres? Come in here!

Unread post by amtravic1 » June 1st, 2015, 7:52 am

^

Yes.

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Re: Got or want bigger tyres? Come in here!

Unread post by mattyc91 » June 1st, 2015, 7:11 pm

^cheers

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