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Sensibly priced all terrain tyres for Def90?


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I bought a set of Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S in 265/70R16 for a little over €400 delivered a few years ago. They do a very good job on road (much, much better than the in my eyes horrendously hard BFG AT), and not too bad off-road, although I've not really used them in anger yet.

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Go with whatever size you want ;)

A common upgrade is to go to 235/85/16 which raises the gearing slightly. 

You need to check what rim you have to make sure they are wide enough beforehand. 

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Rims marked in what way? 

LR made wheels have a part number & wheel sizes stamped or cast into the material. 

For standard 5.5 inch wide steel wheels 235/85 tyres are about as wide as you can fir, any tyre wider needs wider rims. 

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If you’re only replacing two tyres then I’d keep them the same size. If you want to change the size then best to swap all four.

235/85R16 will fit on a 5.5” wide rim, but it’s probably better on a 6.5” or 7” rim. If I recall correctly BFGoodrich state that 6.5” is the minimum width for a 235/85R16 all-terrain.

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If you're changing sizes you've got to do all 4 or you'll break something.

235/85R16 or 255/whatever are incredibly common (just search back through the 1,000 previous "which tyres" threads on here!), if you've got the skinny SWB rims you *might* need to upgrade but wheel & tyre packages mail-order are an easy win.

Only other gotcha is steel rims and alloy rims need different nuts.

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On 12/29/2019 at 9:17 AM, orangebadger said:

Sorry to be dim, but can I only replace them with 205r16's or can I (or should I) use wider (?) tyres? Haven't really got my head around the tyre technicalities.

I just noted the size I got because that's relevant to the price. You get the size you want/need :)

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On 12/29/2019 at 12:08 PM, western said:

Rims marked in what way? 

LR made wheels have a part number & wheel sizes stamped or cast into the material. 

For standard 5.5 inch wide steel wheels 235/85 tyres are about as wide as you can fir, any tyre wider needs wider rims. 

I bought the current wheels/tyres as a set second hand on ebay. I don't know what size the wheels are to know what tyres I can put on them!

Also am now short of a spare - what term do I need to search to find a cheap tyre as a spare that will fit the standard steel rim I need to fit it to? It needs to be tubed doesn't it?

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