Tall skinny tires (5 Viewers)

Joined
May 25, 2007
Messages
4,438
Location
Nashville
We are getting closer. I mounted one 35x10 up on my spare wheel. Waiting on my spare 35” tires i ordered to show up to the local tire shop then i will get my 33’s swapped over for the 35’s.

Likely going to need some lift shackles bumpstop adjustments, and maybe some spacers on the front, or just bite the bullet and do saginaw. I was really hoping i could throw my factory FJ40 PS box on this truck to keep it looking OG.

The tires measure 34.125” mounted.

Sorry for the sideways photos, ive about had it with this GD website and rotating my photos when uploading from phone.

View attachment 3071997View attachment 3071998View attachment 3071999View attachment 3072000View attachment 3072001View attachment 3072002View attachment 3072003View attachment 3072004View attachment 3072006
Thanks for the pics, awesome looking 40!
 

EWheeler

4 Cruisers, No Garage !
GOLD Star
Joined
Apr 5, 2008
Messages
2,190
Location
Menifee, CA
Got the 35x10x15 kanati mud hogs mounted up on Saturday. Drove the 40 in to the shop to work on my car trailer today. Some more stats:

Fj40 15” welded steel wheels with 33x10.5 Dick Cepek mud terrains: just over 70 lbs.
5116C359-6CEC-4EF6-AC4B-5788124AC766.jpeg


Same fj40 wheels with the kanati mud hog 35x10: just under 80lbs.
8DB5727D-62EE-4A34-9815-A90E3CB7AB20.jpeg


Installed photos. I now realize these are kind of poor with the truck being in the shade of a tree. One note, and it may just be because these tires are brand new, but they are super quiet. No howl or hum can be heard at all over the noise of the air moving past the open cab.

6A49A133-8091-47EA-A77A-D3E433F97576.jpeg

F84AA15C-8157-4997-A87F-01ADC09617B7.jpeg

C3FCA790-D4C7-4BD5-832E-ADA7DA6D3542.jpeg


Truck is sitting on SOR lift springs with what looks like factory length shackles.
 
Last edited:
Joined
May 25, 2007
Messages
4,438
Location
Nashville
Got the 35x10x15 kanati mud hogs mounted up on Saturday. Drove the 40 in to the shop to work on my car trailer today. Some more stats:

Fj40 15” welded steel wheels with 33x10.5 Dick Cepek mud terrains: just over 70 lbs.
View attachment 3074630

Same fj40 wheels with the kanati mud hog 35x10: just under 80lbs.
View attachment 3074631

Installed photos. I now realize these are kind of poor with the truck being in the shade of a tree. One note, and it may just be because these tires are brand new, but they are super quiet. No howl or hum can be heard at all over the noise of the air moving past the open cab.

View attachment 3074632
View attachment 3074634
View attachment 3074635

Truck is sitting SOR lift springs with what looks like factory length shackles.
Really a nice stance, and great looking 40, man!
 

EWheeler

4 Cruisers, No Garage !
GOLD Star
Joined
Apr 5, 2008
Messages
2,190
Location
Menifee, CA
Joined
Mar 11, 2007
Messages
2,455
285/75r17 Yokohama G003 on FJ Cruiser/4 runner 17x17.5 rims and Spidertrax spacers.
I upsized from 255/85r16's G003
Looks fantastic, I wish I could get that size in the G003 here in Aus, best I "might" be able to get is a Nitto in the same size, or I might get stuck with 295/70R17's.
 

FJBen

SILVER Star
Joined
Apr 1, 2004
Messages
6,331
Location
Northern Colorado
Looks fantastic, I wish I could get that size in the G003 here in Aus, best I "might" be able to get is a Nitto in the same size, or I might get stuck with 295/70R17's.
Yeah that sucks. I really like this size. Big enough but still looks like a skinny. The 255s looks a little too small on my 74, especially with the soft top.

Maybe they will bring that down in the future to aus.
 
Joined
Apr 3, 2019
Messages
27
Location
Philippines
Still waiting for the correct rims to mount these tires on. The other 6 tires are still in transit so opted to use a temporary spare tire for the mean time.

7.50 R16C Michelin XZL for the 1974 FJ40 Build and 1982 BJ40. Despite all the lackluster performance review for the XZL aside from being tough and robust, I think it fits the bill for my stock'o period correct-ish 40 builds. I was going to get Bridgestone Mighty Rib or the equivalent Yokohama Rib tires which I understand are the factory offered tires but most current ones are ranging from 12 to 14ply rating which I'm not very keen on with the already stiff riding springs on the oem fj40 springs.


1659862240323.png
 
Joined
May 25, 2007
Messages
4,438
Location
Nashville
Bad comparison pic.

non level ground, different wear, unmounted vs mounted.

285/75r17 G003 vs 255/85r16 G003 vs 235/85r16 BFG.


tempimage504ijp-png.3046573




I'll have to thank @wngrog for the Yokohama love. This is my second set, got the 255s 3 years ago and found the 285/75r17 size because of his :poop: 80.

View attachment 3046598
Great looking 70 series!
 
Joined
Mar 11, 2007
Messages
2,455
Looks fantastic, I wish I could get that size in the G003 here in Aus, best I "might" be able to get is a Nitto in the same size, or I might get stuck with 295/70R17's.

Ended up ordering 285 75 17 Nittos, 34''s, Probably will use 17x8 -22 Steel wheels. Will post up in ~20 weeks when they get here.
 
Joined
May 25, 2007
Messages
4,438
Location
Nashville
Got the 35x10x15 kanati mud hogs mounted up on Saturday. Drove the 40 in to the shop to work on my car trailer today. Some more stats:

Fj40 15” welded steel wheels with 33x10.5 Dick Cepek mud terrains: just over 70 lbs.
View attachment 3074630

Same fj40 wheels with the kanati mud hog 35x10: just under 80lbs.
View attachment 3074631

Installed photos. I now realize these are kind of poor with the truck being in the shade of a tree. One note, and it may just be because these tires are brand new, but they are super quiet. No howl or hum can be heard at all over the noise of the air moving past the open cab.

View attachment 3074632
View attachment 3074634
View attachment 3074635

Truck is sitting on SOR lift springs with what looks like factory length shackles.
Wonder what these would look like on a 60?
 
Joined
Dec 7, 2019
Messages
799
Location
North Carolina, USA
Bought another 235 85r 16 "extra grip" recap from tirecappers to replace the one where I cut the sidewall on a rock running 12 PSI on The relic run in uwharrie. The cut tire will go to spare duty. These tires continue to be awesome on slippery clay mud, rocks, and in the woods. I drive conservatively in my LC and haven't had any issues on wet pavement with these tires. They are loud and I don't think you'd get 50,000 miles out of them 35000 probably. For less than$130 with free shipping they're still a good deal depending on what you want.

IMG20220917124722.jpg


IMG20220917124619.jpg
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom