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I have aquired a set of 285/75 -16 BFG MT's. Is there any point in me trying to run them on the disco?

I am currently running 255/70's and desperatly need a bit more ground clearence. The 285's are silly wide, but initial calculations say they come up at just over 33" diameter - ie the same as 235/85s

I know there will be gearing issues (anyone got a 1.4 transfer box kicking about?? ) and the bodywork will need some trimming, but will it require flares?

In fact are they just too wide for laning, play days and the odd punch challenge that I do?

Opinions please...

ta

Mark

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I have aquired a set of 285/75 -16 BFG MT's. Is there any point in me trying to run them on the disco?

I am currently running 255/70's and desperatly need a bit more ground clearence. The 285's are silly wide, but initial calculations say they come up at just over 33" diameter - ie the same as 235/85s

I know there will be gearing issues (anyone got a 1.4 transfer box kicking about?? ) and the bodywork will need some trimming, but will it require flares?

In fact are they just too wide for laning, play days and the odd punch challenge that I do?

Opinions please...

ta

Mark

Hi Mark, I'm running 255x85x16 BFG's MT's on my Disco, I've fitted them on reversed Disco rims so I need flares, but personally I wouldn't like to run anything wider unless I was going for a serious lift system, perhaps body lift as well, plus steering lock I would think could be a big problem, one of the reasons I went for reversed rims, anyway if you've got em just stick them on and try them out, I'd be interested in your comments, but personally I'm not going to go bigger than what I've got fitted now.

Cheers Bill

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a friend used to have some 285/75r16 cooper discoverer STT's on his disco

he didnt bother trimming his arches :rolleyes: he let the tyres do the modyfying for him :lol:

but he did have a 4 1/5 inch lift on it :rolleyes:

he had them fitted to std 200tdi disco ally wheels so the offset wasnt brillaint, so he ended up fitting 30mm spacers to regain a resonable steering lock

they didnt stick that far out of the arch really 2BH

dan

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I have aquired a set of 285/75 -16 BFG MT's. Is there any point in me trying to run them on the disco?

I am currently running 255/70's and desperatly need a bit more ground clearence. The 285's are silly wide, but initial calculations say they come up at just over 33" diameter - ie the same as 235/85s

I know there will be gearing issues (anyone got a 1.4 transfer box kicking about?? ) and the bodywork will need some trimming, but will it require flares?

In fact are they just too wide for laning, play days and the odd punch challenge that I do?

Opinions please...

ta

Mark

Hi I em new to this but I runn my dico one GREENWAY MACHO 4x4 TYRES 265/75/16

and I have now broblems whit them at all.

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