15" wheels

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Skeeter2u
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15" wheels

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Post by Skeeter2u » 7 years ago

I have a 82 720 with 14" wheels. I would like to change to 15" wheels for the add clearance and roll-ability. Has any one else done this, and are wheels readily available?

dn29626
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Location: Anderson, SC

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Post by dn29626 » 7 years ago

Do you mean OEM 15" wheels or any 15" wheels that fit the truck?
There are many 15" wheels that fit. Just be careful the center hole is large enough.
I have 205/60/15 on my truck
82 King Cab 2wd (nice)
82 Reg Cab (body damage)
Anderson , SC
Since Fall 2009

Skeeter2u
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Post by Skeeter2u » 7 years ago

Thanks, I'll check out some junk yards. Do Toyota wheels fit? Or is that too easy?

Cmdr.Ron
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Post by Cmdr.Ron » 7 years ago

:arrow: Very common 6 Lug x 5.5" bolt circle, just watch for clearances.

I bought a set of 5 nice 16" x 7" aluminum Isuzu wheels with 3 very good tires on a wrecked Trooper at less $ than used aftermarket wheels.
- No more skateboard ride. :D
245/70R16 on the rear are 29.5" tall & 9.65" cross section with plenty room to spare.
My new 245/75R16 E-range are 1" taller & 1/2" less fat
Fronts were a different matter.
The 215/70 x 16" made contact at full turn & large bumps, ate paint. :evil:
2 Lb. hammer helped.
225/60R16 cop tires were too short and I could actually feel the drag of the extra width = reduced mpg. While patching the floor, I reshaped for clearance. Now 215/65R16 replacements will clear nicely.

Datsun gave us very little overdrive in 5th, but my effective ratios improved much. 1st gear became useful, road noise dropped tremendously, and I still got 32mpg combined (mostly full pedal) during the 2 years before the Injection Pump went berzerk.
'82 Datsun 720 SD22, '81 Toyota HiLux (proj)'77 Fiat 124 Spider trike project.
The Blessing of Abraham is mine.

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