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    Hi all. I'm new to Prado's, just bought a 2005 v6 Tuesday. My question is around suitable wheels and tyres for my soft floor camper trailer. It currently has 235/85/16 on 16x6 zero offset rims to be interchangeable with my 60 series landcruiser. However I want to run either 16 ( I know 16's foul the front calipers) or 17 inch wheels that will interchange with the Prado and not be too wide that they stick out the guards of the trailer or too much + offset that the rub on the sides of the trailer. I would appreciate some info on what some of you guys are running. Thanks in advance.
    Dave.

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    Congratulations on your new Prado.

    The 120 rims are a 17x7.5" +30 offset. Usually, owners would run the same rims and tyres on the trailer for interchangeability and extra spare on the trailer.

    So comparing to your current trailer tyres, the standard 265 wide Prado tyre will sit 45mm further into the guard of your trailer.
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      My trailer has 6 stud landcruiser hubs but its wheels are too small for the Prado so can't be used as spares. To get Prado wheels onto my trailer I need to fit a longer axle as they will touch the chassie. Calculate using http://trailerspareparts.net.au/axle-length-calculator/ . Luckly my wheel arches are easily big enough. Also my hubs have the very common 1/2 inch studs not M12x1.5 metric threads that the Prado has so the wheel nuts are not interchangable. Also steel wheels on the trailer use cone nuts not lug nuts for the alloys. So in all I have to get a new axle $200 replace 12x M12 studs which surprisingly are not easy to find, get 12 new lug nuts and then find 3 prado alloy wheels. Is it worth it? I think so but more to it that I thought it would be.
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      • #4
        ALKO at Yatala have the M12 studs as do Autobahn etc. Just make sure you get tge correct knurl size. As for the other question for me it is a no brainer but up to you.
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          Trailer wheels same as car certainly makes a lot of sense. Lastly I have to decide on tyres. I changed from the standard 265/65 to 275/65 and am now I'm thinking about 265/70. I will have to make a final decision and stick with it for a long time. Then steel or alloy? Do you still think a trailer with new 265/70 on mags is a no brainer? Could rotate with the car I suppose or find old tyres.
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            ...that is what I did...
            My 150 build - http://www.pradopoint.com/showthread.php?27423-A-Random-approach-to-a-Bluestorm-150-GXL-D4D-automatic

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