City Racer 16” wheels with Yokohama M/T G2003s

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  1. wngrog

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    This one has been in the works for a while.

    I’ve been running 700-15 bias ply tires.

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    I recently was able to spend some time with the Yokohama team out in California. We talked tires a lot and I told them I was a huge BFG homer.

    They wanted me to test out a set of their new MT003s for the type wheeling I do.

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    I really wanted to use them on Patina but I did not want to run 31x10.50’s or 33x10.50s. I wanted a bit more diameter to lower my RPMs but narrow to keep my nice manual steering feel.

    I settled on 235/85/16’s.....

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    16’s you ask?

    Well @Racer65 is kind enough to broker some really cool wheel some Australian dude designed. Solid steel 16’s built like OEM steelies with hubcap clips made in Japan.

    16" Wheels / Rims for Land Cruiser FJ40 FJ45 FJ60 70 Series

    I also got a reproduction set of Toyota acorn hubcaps. The 68 was a transition year for black rims and acorns and after @treerootCO sent me the factory brochure with them on a 68 I had to transform Patina

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    City Racer says 2-3 weeks to ship. They arrived FedEx International 2 days later. That’s insane.


    Being this is Project Patina it seemed fitting I should just use my local tire guy to mount them up

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    Not Road Force ......

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    I’m super impressed with the wheels. They feel and look exactly like OEM 15” steelies but they balance us better than any I have had.

    Great quality wheels.

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    Tires are marked with a green dot to line up with the valve stem. They all took just one tiny weight for balance.

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    I have the same size BFG KO2 on my M416 and the Yokohama are much taller.

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    They dwarfed my 700-15s
     
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    Got them mounted up and they drove so nice.

     
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    This size worked out perfectly on my non lifted 40. Steering is manual and it steers just as good as before.

    Very very pleased with both tires and wheels.

    I’ll keep reporting in on the tires

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    So retro and cool at the same time!! :steer:

    Cheers!
     
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    Been wanting those rims for a while now...nice to see them on a mud member's rig.

    Tires are fly too!
     
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    WN,

    You might want to share the typical price of the tires for those who'd like to know and are considering them vs BFG M/T etc..
     
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    KM3’s will be out this month. I don’t thing the price changed much.

    I’m getting a set of 33x10.50s for my FJ60 on a preorder deal.

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    Me too. The tires gave me an excuse.

    The quality is outstanding. The powder is thick. Made in Japan. Really really nice
     
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