New Wheel recommendations needed!

Discuss modifications on your 1979 to late 1998 SFA 4x4 Hilux here.
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Town: Blacksburg
Vehicle: '89 Hilux DC Firetruck
Real Name: Simon

I currently have 15inch by 6inch wheels, but am looking for something in 15x7 or 15x8. I don't have much experience/knowledge in Backspace or Offset.

What wheels do you have on your rigs?

(I have yet to do a suspension upgrade, maybe I should do that before changing the wheels?)
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Town: Brakpan
Vehicle: '93 Hilux Raider 4x4 DC. Basic offroad frt bumper with Warn Tabor 9k winch, Roll bar, Towbar, std half door fiberglass canopy with roofrack. 2x 65 lt fuel tanks, 31x10.5R15 HT tyres
Real Name: Andre

Hi Simon,

Welcome to the forum.

For me the 30x9.5R15 (245/75/15) works best. I had a set of BF A/T's on my bakkie.
I recently changed to 31x10.5R15 (265/70/15)Highway tread, and, although people said they are not supposed to catch on full turn lock, mine does.

However, the 31" does look better on the bakkie. I guess a set of 15-20mm wheel spacers will sort out the catching issue.

Hope this helps.

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Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
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You should be OK with an 8J rim (15"). :winkx:
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I had 15x8 rims and 33 inch Maxxis buckshot mud tyres on my LN106. The hub and axle spacing is pretty much identical to the N65, but that was with a 6 inch suspension lift :D: :D: :dance1:
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