Tyre swap.... (255/85r16)

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Tyre swap.... (255/85r16)

Post by SJC » 25 Apr 2016 20:55

After rotating the tyres on the 4.2pickup the last time, 2 different tyre fitment centres was unable to balance the one wheel - i was convinced that the wheel is buckled.

Anyway I need to put new rubber on the 4.5 and decided to see what the bakkie's cooper st maxx's (255/85r16's) would look like on the 4.5...

So after having the fitment center swapping the tyres on the two spare wheels, I was presently surprised that both wheels balanced perfectly. There was nothing wrong with the wheel that was buckled according to two fitment centers.... :surprised:

I fitted the 33" spare on the 4.5 to see what it look like.. not bad. Personally I recon 35" would look better... (this vehicle is standing quite high..)

Discovered that the 4.5 got 30mm wheel spacers on the rear wheels. Why would you put spacers on the rear only? I know the pickup's rear track is narrower than the front, but on the 4.5?? :think:

And I also discovered that the 255/85's fit onto the rear door spare wheel carrier without the need of a spacer... :woo:
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Re: Tyre swap..balancing, etc... (255/85r16)

Post by Michael » 25 Apr 2016 21:19

Check the front wheels, there might be spacers there too. If not it makes no sense and I would remove them. Its really not a good thing a broader track at the rear than in front.

The 255/85 will fit the rear door no problem......its quite a bit "thinner" than a 285/75
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Re: Tyre swap..balancing, etc... (255/85r16)

Post by SJC » 25 Apr 2016 22:04

No spacers in front...(did check).

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Re: Tyre swap..balancing, etc... (255/85r16)

Post by Tinus lotz » 25 Apr 2016 22:28

Nou haal uit die agterstes...ek onthou n stel steelies wat muddies op gehad het wat dalk nie mooi oor brieke gegaan het nie daarom die spacers toe ek na die kar ga kyk het vir jou .....dude daai tires mag dalk 33 omtrek hê maar is 85% van 255 mm wyd nie so hulle is nogal dunner as 285 75 16
Maar dit lyk nogal mooi op die 4.5 moet sê :thumbup:

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Re: Tyre swap..balancing, etc... (255/85r16)

Post by SJC » 25 Apr 2016 22:55

Ja hulle is 3cm dunner as 285's. Ek wil hulle op die kar te sit en dan "goedkoop" bande op die bakkie te sit.... vir nou.

Interressant die 265/70 spaarwiel wat nou op die bakkie se 6.5jj rims is, pas nie meer op die deur nie...seker agv van die rim se offset.

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Re: Tyre swap..balancing, etc... (255/85r16)

Post by Michael » 26 Apr 2016 05:34

Nou watse size tyres wil jy waar op sit Fanus?
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Re: Tyre swap..balancing, etc... (255/85r16)

Post by Tinus lotz » 26 Apr 2016 06:35

Wat van daai stel wat by micheal lè sal hulle nie werk nie?

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Re: Tyre swap..balancing, etc... (255/85r16)

Post by Peter Connan » 26 Apr 2016 06:58

It may be for clearance. The back end might flex enough that tires start rubbing in the inside face of the wheelwell.
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Re: Tyre swap..balancing, etc... (255/85r16)

Post by Herrie » 26 Apr 2016 07:44

Daardie bande lyk goed en ek wonder wat die groote verskil is tussen die 285x75R16 en die 255x85R16 want ek weet dat die 255 is smaller en dit is nie 'n probleem nie.
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Re: Tyre swap..balancing, etc... (255/85r16)

Post by SJC » 26 Apr 2016 08:31

Herrie wrote:Daardie bande lyk goed en ek wonder wat die groote verskil is tussen die 285x75R16 en die 255x85R16 want ek weet dat die 255 is smaller en dit is nie 'n probleem nie.
Die 255/85 is net smaller, die hoogte/radius is omtrent die selfde.

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