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question for the guys who are running 35" tyres.

looking at the next project for the defender. probably go with the challenger 16 x 10 wheels.

firstly. what is the general consensus for a good tyre for road and mud (not heavy mud plugging, just farmers fields etc)i  use cooper sst at present and have no complaints. l'll also extend the arches, will go for the spectre type 160mm.

secondly what off sets you guys running to push the wheel out to give plenty of clearance for turning. ta (PS before anyone jumps in, its lifted 2" already)

PS it is already lifted 2".

thanks

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On 6/12/2020 at 9:02 PM, Chicken Drumstick said:

What width tyre are you going for? Do you have a budget for tyres? The new Km3 MT from BFG looks nice. But not the cheapest. 
 

Will you be regearing at all or are you modified already? Also do you have uprated drivetrain? And what sort of engine. 
 

A 35 is pretty chunky. But doable.

Every seems to come up 12.5 so quite wide on the rims. Gear train etc is standard. It’s td5 with around 200bhp.

regards budget. Not bottomless but would rather buy something right rather than a it’ll do.

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On 6/13/2020 at 1:26 AM, landroversforever said:

Got to ask if you’re planning that kind of off-roading, why the 35” decent 33” will do all of that and more.

Fancy big. Was originally looking 37 but they seem to bring all sorts of other problems.

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On 6/13/2020 at 1:26 AM, landroversforever said:

Got to ask if you’re planning that kind of off-roading, why the 35” decent 33” will do all of that and more.

🤣🤣🤣says the guy who is building a vehicle which is completely over engineered for any of the type of off roading he is likely to do 🤪

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just looked at terrafirma beed lock wheel. they recon upto a 12" wide wheel on 7 inch rim more if you use the bead lock set up. seems a lot of excess tyre.....

would have thought 10" wheel would be more suitable??

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On 6/12/2020 at 2:34 PM, Jut said:

use cooper sst at present and have no complaints

Surely you've answered your own question here? 🤷‍♂️

I've always had BFG, one set of KOs and two sets of KM2s over the past 13 years and 150kish. The KOs were already into the 50k mark when they went on the 110. Only time I've driven with Coopers were on a friends P38 and by comparison I found them quite skittish on the road in the wet. Not sure if it was the vehicle or the tyres but wasn't impressed.

Thats my personal take on the matter. Found the KM2s wear very well for a mud pattern, only swapped mine out because age and scarring from off road. There was a reasonable amount of tread still left on them (probably comparable to most all terrains news).

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You need wider arches to cover and clear a 35x12.5. Around -10 mm offset to maintain clearance inside.

A lift by itself does not affect clearance.  You need taller bump stops.  You need at least 1" higher bumpstops.  2" is better, especially if you have flexible suspension.

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Should sap a lot of that power on sand too.  They’ll give great aqua planing on wet roads.

Big tyres are a huge drain on performance and capability, as well as handling, economy, comfort and practicality in all but very specialised cases.  There is a reason that all the emergency services, military forces and Camel Trophy stayed with 7.50s or 235/85s all over the planet, with some very rare but extraordinary exceptions

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All tyres in the same class eg.MT/ AT/ ATR perform the same, the tread is just designed to look cool / different.

Land rovers Bigfoot 110's drove like **** and twisted rear shafts like crayons. Proceed with caution. 

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