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Thread: A/T tyres for Hilux 17" alloys

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    A/T tyres for Hilux 17" alloys

    I'm told there is an issue with fitting BFG A/Ts to the 17" alloys on a Hilux, rub on the inner arches on full lock I think ? Bound to be some of you out there with the 17" alloys, what have you gone for in wheels/tyres to replace the woeful standard issue Bridgestone Duellers ?

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    had same issue on an new invincible I bought last year

    I didn't go the just let it rub option which I know some stalkers do - ok if you're never over 30 mph in remote Scottish roads and offroad, but I use mine as a main vehicle as well and didn't want to infringe the warranty which this will undoubtedly do - having checked! So I ended up using General Grabber ATs They have been fine for me and I do use it in sticky fields and not quite axle deep mud. I have been stuck only once which was having got thru cr4p a freelander behind me got stuck and I went back to pull him out Got part way then bogged down With hindsight a reckon if I had two blokes sat on the tail gate to overcome the slightly light back end that wouldn't have happened either

    Once its out of warranty I plan to:

    lift 2", put on wheel spacers to get BFGs on and do a rechip to improve mpg and power upgrade

    D

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    Done this on my 2007 HL2 yes they do rub when on full lock, turning left seems worse for some reason & when reversing it sounds like they are trying to rip the front off the pickup, but after 10,000 miles the tread has worn down a bit & the mud flaps worn through as well as the inner part of the front wheel arch. Oh & it's an MOT failure Doh! As I found out but better than getting stuck all the time, does get a few funny looks when turning as everything is crunching away
    Wingy

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    Got a set of cooper A/Ts on mine, not the worst!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingy View Post
    Done this on my 2007 HL2 yes they do rub when on full lock, turning left seems worse for some reason & when reversing it sounds like they are trying to rip the front off the pickup, but after 10,000 miles the tread has worn down a bit & the mud flaps worn through as well as the inner part of the front wheel arch. Oh & it's an MOT failure Doh! As I found out but better than getting stuck all the time, does get a few funny looks when turning as everything is crunching away
    Wingy
    I thought the HL2 had 16" steel wheels, and so wouldn't have had the same issues as the Invincible 17"alloys ? My mate had 16" alloys fitted to his specifically so he could fit BFG A/Ts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malxwal View Post
    I thought the HL2 had 16" steel wheels, and so wouldn't have had the same issues as the Invincible 17"alloys ? My mate had 16" alloys fitted to his specifically so he could fit BFG A/Ts.
    The HL2 comes with believe it or not 15" steel rims, or at least mine did it also had the extended arches as the invincible does which I haven't seen on many HL2's, don't know if this is how the King cab comes or if it was because it was a Toyota demo vehicle, I bought with 600 miles on the clock, but I put 17" Dick Ceepek Alloys on with 265 70 x 17's
    Could have got away with 265 65 x 17 as fitted on the Navara though
    Wingy
    Last edited by Wingy; 08-01-2015 at 07:55. Reason: Added information

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    I have just put General Grabber at2's on mine, no problems after 1000 miles, 61 plate Invincible 17" wheels. No rubbing so far, traction off road transformed, road noise not bad, fuel consumption appears slightly higher.

    Got them from a German company, Tyreleader.

    Do get a power chip as well, that transforms.the vehicles performance, fuel, towing and speed. I got mine from Lindop Toyota.

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    I've used a set of 16" alloys on my 2012 invincible no problems at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by rg7mm View Post
    I've used a set of 16" alloys on my 2012 invincible no problems at all
    Aye, the problem is with the 17" alloys.
    I have just put General Grabber at2's on mine, no problems after 1000 miles, 61 plate Invincible 17" wheels. No rubbing so far, traction off road transformed, road noise not bad, fuel consumption appears slightly higher.
    I used GG AT2s on my other motor, very hard wearing, the newer ATs not so much. AT2s aren't in production anymore unfortunately, so when I had two brand new AT2s ruined by glass, I couldn't get spares in the size I needed, hence two ATs on the front. At the price on that site it might be worth a punt if they can supply five. I always thought they were really just copies of the BFG A/Ts, so surprised they aren't rubbing, must just be a wee bit smaller in rolling diameter ?

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    Maxwell. The BFGs are actually bigger. They don't manufacture the correct size specced for the car so people go a size up 70 rather than 65

    GG AT do manufacture a 65

    d

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