Wheels/Tires for 1972 FJ40 Land Cruiser
I know this must be a newbie question, but I didn't find this info in the FAQ so here goes...
I recently acquired a 1972 FJ40 Land Cruiser where prior owner replaced stock wheels with larger rims and some SuperSwamper tires. It sits a bit higher than I'd like as "the first step's a doozy" for someone with an achy knee.
Sadly, although the tires look new on outside and still haven't worn off the new tire "spiky" things, the poor car has been deprived of the road and there is rubber rot on them. Looks like they'll need replacing soon and if I'm going to have to spring for some new tires, I want to get back to wheels which are the same size as the stock wheels the FJ came with in 1972 (but looking for an alternative to those charming gray steel wheels).
My questions are:
What size wheel did the 1972 FJ40 originally come equipped with?
If I covert brakes from drum brakes to disc brakes, will the car stop with considerably less force applied to the pedal than the existing drum brakes?
Will a wheel that is the same size as the 1972 FJ's originals fit with both the existing drum brakes and on the same spot if I convert over to disc brakes?
Where's a good place to find the wheels at a cheap prices?
Last edited by FJ40Tiger; 05-27-10 at 08:53 PM.