Fittment of 16x8 Roh Trak II rims
We are regularly asked what size tyres and
rims we are running on our KZJ120 (2003 Toyota Prado TD GX). The
answer is 285/75/16 Tyres on 16x8 Roh Trak II rims.
Being released with 17” rims, the front brakes on a standard
Prado will not fit a 16” Rim. This unfortunately leaves a
selected range of aftermarket rims and tyre combinations. The also
adds to the cost of the tyres, with the 17” variety being
uncommon you tend to pay a premium.
We decided to investigate whether it was
possible to fit a 16” rim, looking at where the Calliper hits
the rim. It was soon discovered after trying to fit a Toyota Prado
16x7 GXL rim, Toyota 80 Series 16x8 and an ROH Trak II 16x8 that
there were 2 lumps of casting on the callipers that slightly hit
Investigating these casting lumps we found
they were just excess steel used in the casting process, not
providing any structural or mechanical effect on the brake callipers
function. We decided that these could be safely removed to allow
the 16” rims to be fitted with no adverse effect on the vehicle.
A short 5 minute session on the Angle grinder quickly removed 2-3
mm of the steel from both the top and bottom of the calliper.
Fitting the 16x8 Roh Trak II, we found there was now 2-3 mm of
clearance and the rim fit well. After some 10,000kms we have found
no adverse effect from this modification. We have since been
advised that Toyota Dealerships also conduct a similar
modification to allow for aftermarket Alloy wheels to be fitted to
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