70 series troopy max tyre size with stock suspension

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70 series troopy max tyre size with stock suspension

Unread post by jman87 » February 7th, 2013, 9:26 pm

hi all
have a brand new 2013 GXL Troopy on the way from Japan
i was wondering if anyone knows if i will fit 33s straight under its stock suspension or stick with some 31s
i intend to lift it with probably a tough dog 50mm lift. but was goin to try throw the tyres on asap and save for the lift.
also while on the topic who has found the best lift for it.
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Re: 70 series troopy max tyre size with stock suspension

Unread post by monkeybucket » February 7th, 2013, 10:16 pm

I think the GXL is legal to go 33 max. Not entirely sure, But the workmate is good for 35s. Legal
I have 33s on my 76 an love em. They rub on the exhaust but I have a plan to fix that.
HDJ has a taller tire on his troopy almost a 35 its a BFG M/T 255/85/16.
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Re: 70 series troopy max tyre size with stock suspension

Unread post by stretch60 » February 7th, 2013, 10:22 pm

Wear out the dunlops whilst you save for the lift,tyres and new rims. 33's cannot legally be fitted to the stock GXL rims. I will be getting new tyres shortly and the factory fitted tyres will have done nearly 37,000 k's with possibly 3k life left if one wanted to push it. That will give you three years to save. :)

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Re: 70 series troopy max tyre size with stock suspension

Unread post by HDJ78R » February 7th, 2013, 10:45 pm

monkeybucket


There's no difference in wheels on GXL or Workmate troopies. They all come on split rims, so you can fit the same size on the GXL as the work mate.

The 255's I've got on my troopy are 11mm taller than the 285's (33"). The factory size tyres (on split rims) is about 32" tall, so that's a 265/75. 255's are 4cm taller than the 265's.

Considering you're going to get bigger tyres, you'll going have to get other rims as well. I suggest you get 8" rims, they can have 255's, 265's, 285's and 305's fitted to them. A 33" tyre probably can be fitted without suspension lift, but I would suggest to get -20 off set rims minimum to get the tyre away from the chassis which gives you a wider track.

And if you go and buy aftermarket rims with a minus offset, don't let them tell you that you need different offset for the front and rear (rear axle being skinnier). All factory toyota rims are 0 offset anyway, so all rims you buy can have the same -offset.

The 76 and 79's are different, GXL has alloys and workmate has splits from factory.

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Re: 70 series troopy max tyre size with stock suspension

Unread post by xpusostomos » June 27th, 2015, 6:24 pm

HDJ78R wrote:All factory toyota rims are 0 offset anyway, so all rims you buy can have the same -offset.

Cheers
Actually, Toyota split rims are a +20 offset wheel.

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Re: 70 series troopy max tyre size with stock suspension

Unread post by xpusostomos » April 14th, 2016, 8:08 pm

"33's cannot legally be fitted to the stock GXL rims"

Yes they can.

255/85s can be fitted and they are 33"

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