15 inch rims on a 99 GU

Rags90mod

Well-Known Member
Righto all you Patrol gurus, got a question for you - a mate has a 99 GU (think it's a 2.8L diesel) that currently has 265/70/R16's on it and her bf spied a set of 5 Mickey T Baja MTZ's in 31x10.5R15 on black sunnies on Facebook for $700 ono.
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Just went and had a look at them, 1 is brand spanking new (still has green paint on the tread) and the other 4 are pretty evenly worn (approx 10mm tread left). 4 of 5 rims have a red + yellow stripe, pretty sure they're 0° offset. The last 1 has a red stripe and had 15x8 N26 stamped on the inside so guessing it's a -26 offset. Now they're going to offer $600 & old mate seems keen.

The real questions are:
1. Whether or not the 15's will fit with no issue?
2. How much of a drama it'll be rotating in 1 brand new tyre amongst the others that are worn
3. Is it safe and/or is it going to cause issues having 1 rim with a different offset compared to the other?
4. Should they just pass on them and get a whole new set of fresh tyres an be sure of everything?

Cheers

Rags
 

typhoeus

Well-Known Member
The 15" rims may foul the brake caliper on the front, and if the offset is wrong, they may foul the tie-rod ends or other suspension parts. you're going to have to jack her up and try the 2 different types on there and see for your self. a small difference in offset wont substantially affect handling, as long as everything clears suspension parts.
 

abw

Well-Known Member
15s will fit no worries (only 4.8L Patrols with the larger brakes need 16" or higher). You can't run different offsets though.
 
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