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I have a new Hilux Invincible and want to put bigger all terrain tyres on it idealy 35" . As the back of the front wheels are so close to the rear of the wheel arch bigger or wider causes a problem. Has any one done this yet ? is there a kit ? . I was lucky enough to look round the top gear one which has 37" tyres on but there has been major mods to the whole suspension arrangement ie: moving the whole lot forward 40mm ,and the serious wheel arch cutting . I thought about making new lower arms repositioning the wheel centre forward 30mm and widening the track but this would mean lengthening the drive shafts and would affect the castor angle . Would that be a problem? castor could be counteracted by making new hubs i guess . Starting to get expensive, but if a bolt on kit could be designed then maybe people would buy it? . I dont know what you lot think but i recon the hilux looks great but the wheels are to small and the track looks too narrow . They should have made them all look like the polar explorer.

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I have a new Hilux Invincible and want to put bigger all terrain tyres on it idealy 35" . As the back of the front wheels are so close to the rear of the wheel arch bigger or wider causes a problem. Has any one done this yet ? is there a kit ? . I was lucky enough to look round the top gear one which has 37" tyres on but there has been major mods to the whole suspension arrangement ie: moving the whole lot forward 40mm ,and the serious wheel arch cutting . I thought about making new lower arms repositioning the wheel centre forward 30mm and widening the track but this would mean lengthening the drive shafts and would affect the castor angle . Would that be a problem? castor could be counteracted by making new hubs i guess . Starting to get expensive, but if a bolt on kit could be designed then maybe people would buy it? . I dont know what you lot think but i recon the hilux looks great but the wheels are to small and the track looks too narrow . They should have made them all look like the polar explorer.

Hi Paulu

The standard wheel/tyre combo does look too small. You can fit 31x10.5s on with no lift which fills the rear arch out a bit better.

One of the members Adam (Intimidator) on the Hilux Pickup Owners club is building and selling Polar Replicas running 33's as standard so he'd be a good contact in the first instance. Here's a pic of Adams own one at Abingdon 4x4 recently.

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Hope that helps.

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I have a new Hilux Invincible and want to put bigger all terrain tyres on it idealy 35" . As the back of the front wheels are so close to the rear of the wheel arch bigger or wider causes a problem. Has any one done this yet ? is there a kit ? . I was lucky enough to look round the top gear one which has 37" tyres on but there has been major mods to the whole suspension arrangement ie: moving the whole lot forward 40mm ,and the serious wheel arch cutting . I thought about making new lower arms repositioning the wheel centre forward 30mm and widening the track but this would mean lengthening the drive shafts and would affect the castor angle . Would that be a problem? castor could be counteracted by making new hubs i guess . Starting to get expensive, but if a bolt on kit could be designed then maybe people would buy it? . I dont know what you lot think but i recon the hilux looks great but the wheels are to small and the track looks too narrow . They should have made them all look like the polar explorer.

Hi Paulu

The standard wheel/tyre combo does look too small. You can fit 31x10.5s on with no lift which fills the rear arch out a bit better.

One of the members Adam (Intimidator) on the Hilux Pickup Owners club is building and selling Polar Replicas running 33's as standard so he'd be a good contact in the first instance. Here's a pic of Adams own one at Abingdon 4x4 recently.

cimg1698qw1.jpg

Hope that helps.

i think they were 35s mate

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i run a 3l invincible on standard wheels/tyres in the summer, in the winter i fit a set of 16 x8 alloys with 165/70/16 bfg all terrians, as i do most of my off roading etc in the winter, truck sits higher, wheel/tyres fill the arches better only problem is occaisionally in a lock going over uneven ground front tyres catch the wheel arch liner very slightly, have checked with wheels off no damage is done, could be a cheaper option.

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I run 22's normally (trucks a bit of a streetpimper) but have a set of 31's for off road, which i found were superb

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I have a new Hilux Invincible and want to put bigger all terrain tyres on it idealy 35" . As the back of the front wheels are so close to the rear of the wheel arch bigger or wider causes a problem. Has any one done this yet ? is there a kit ? . I was lucky enough to look round the top gear one which has 37" tyres on but there has been major mods to the whole suspension arrangement ie: moving the whole lot forward 40mm ,and the serious wheel arch cutting . I thought about making new lower arms repositioning the wheel centre forward 30mm and widening the track but this would mean lengthening the drive shafts and would affect the castor angle . Would that be a problem? castor could be counteracted by making new hubs i guess . Starting to get expensive, but if a bolt on kit could be designed then maybe people would buy it? . I dont know what you lot think but i recon the hilux looks great but the wheels are to small and the track looks too narrow . They should have made them all look like the polar explorer.

Hi Paulu

The standard wheel/tyre combo does look too small. You can fit 31x10.5s on with no lift which fills the rear arch out a bit better.

One of the members Adam (Intimidator) on the Hilux Pickup Owners club is building and selling Polar Replicas running 33's as standard so he'd be a good contact in the first instance. Here's a pic of Adams own one at Abingdon 4x4 recently.

cimg1698qw1.jpg

Hope that helps.

I have a new Hilux Invincible and want to put bigger all terrain tyres on it idealy 35" . As the back of the front wheels are so close to the rear of the wheel arch bigger or wider causes a problem. Has any one done this yet ? is there a kit ? . I was lucky enough to look round the top gear one which has 37" tyres on but there has been major mods to the whole suspension arrangement ie: moving the whole lot forward 40mm ,and the serious wheel arch cutting . I thought about making new lower arms repositioning the wheel centre forward 30mm and widening the track but this would mean lengthening the drive shafts and would affect the castor angle . Would that be a problem? castor could be counteracted by making new hubs i guess . Starting to get expensive, but if a bolt on kit could be designed then maybe people would buy it? . I dont know what you lot think but i recon the hilux looks great but the wheels are to small and the track looks too narrow . They should have made them all look like the polar explorer.

Hi PauluThe standard wheel/tyre combo does look too small. You can fit 31x10.5s on with no lift which fills the rear arch out a bit better. One of the members Adam (Intimidator) on the Hilux Pickup Owners club is building and selling Polar Replicas running 33's as standard so he'd be a good contact in the first instance. Here's a pic of Adams own one at Abingdon 4x4 recently.cimg1698qw1.jpgHope that helps.

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Hi what size is the alloys and tyres on your hilux she looks well.did you have to lift her to make them fit. Where can I buy the wheels and arches . Is there a kit I can buy thanks can you reply by email to rachycrawford@yahoo.co.uk

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Ali you do realise this thread is 6yrs old ?

One or two of the posters are still in the Hilux Pickup Owners Club if you want to contact them there ;)

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