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BJ 74 wheel replacement

Discussion in '70-Series Tech' started by Phil in BC, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Phil in BC

    Phil in BC

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    I'm looking to replace the tires on my BJ 74 but the options available for the stock 15" rims are not what I want. The tire shop says I need to go to a 16 or 17" rim to increase the options available.

    The original rims that came with the truck have a 3 1/4" backset. My summer tires have a 3 1/2" backset and I need to use a 1/4 shim on the front tires to allow the rims to clear the calipers. The tire shop is saying that the rims they can get me have a 4" backset so I would need at least 3/4 or 1" spacer to allow the rims to fit and clear the calipers.

    Problem is, I don't want to use a spacer. None of the tire shops or tire manufacturers recommend using spacers above 1/2" maximum, and highly recommend that you do not use a spacer at all. So what are my options from here? I cant be the first one to go through this so looking for advice from you guys. I use my truck for fishing, camping and wheeling so I don't want to spend a bunch of cash on fancy wheels that are going to get banged up. Your advice on this would be appreciated.

    Phil
     
  2. bj70_guy

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    How big a tire are you going to run?
     
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    I have a set of Mickey Thomson aluminum rims with proper backspacing
     
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    Standard Toyota 16" steel wheels are a good choice. They can be ordered from the dealer.
     
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    Hello,

    x2.

    Most aftermarket wheels are a pain.





    Juan
     
  6. Phil in BC

    Phil in BC

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    I stopped in at our local Toyota dealership and they are a POS to deal with. Absolutely no help at all and rude to boot. Because I imported my truck and I don't use them for service they will not help me in any way. Bottom line they said, if I don't have a part number they will not help me. I asked if they could at lease confirm the backset on their standard 16X8 rim. No way, there is nobody that can measure this for me. Are they returnable if I order them and they don't work? Yes but a 50% return fee will be applied, they are special order from california.

    So I come back to you guys. Do any of you have the ability of finding out what part # I should be ordering? I cant believe that ordering a standard rim from Toyota for a Toyota truck could be so difficult. What a PITA
     
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    What standard steel rim are you looking for exactly?
     
  8. Phil in BC

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    I want to get a set of Toyo M55 tires and about 33" tall. They don't make them in a 15" rim size.
     
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    42601-60262-03 are 16x7 direct fit to your truck. 7x steelies

    42601-60361 would need spacers but would work great. 8x steelies.
     
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    an M55 in 255/85R16 (33x10.5) will work great with the 16x7s Beno gave you the number for, if you like a narrower tire.
    FWIW a 3.5" BS will fit fine with a 16" rim. More than that... likely won't.
     
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    beno Gihee Arakawa Moderator GOLD Star

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    Yessir. They look sexy indeed.

    You can see the side by side here of both the 16x7 (on a BJ40) and the 16x8 on my 70:

    IMG_4758.JPG
     
  13. bj70_guy

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    Looks great on both trucks.
    And I want to go to there.
     
  14. Phil in BC

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    You guys are AWESOME. Thanks so much.
    How much of a spacer would i need with the 8" Beno?
     
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    Someone needs to get a container load from Australia or somewhere. Aftermarket heavy duty rims in black or white for landcruisers can be got for $70AUD each. They are almost free in used condition.
     
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    I stopped in at Toyota and they found the 16X7 part number in their system but the part # for 16X8 (42601-60361) could not be found.
     
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    beno Gihee Arakawa Moderator GOLD Star

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    Probably because the steel wheel was not intended for this market.
     
  18. Phil in BC

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    Then 16X7 it is. They want $195.80 per rim, just an FYI
     
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    Good price. Less than MSRP
     
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    I presume you were visiting a Canadian dealer?

    The 42601-60361 is available through US dealers. There are 7 of them at NAPCC in Ontario CA at the moment. The published list price is around 215 USD a copy.

    Here is the 16x8 on a BJ74 with 1.5 inch Spidertrax spacers.
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