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Hi.

Its nearly time for a new set of tyres on my 90. Its all standard except for a set of disco steel wheels. Whats the biggest size tyre you can have without catching the arches and not having to adjust any thing.

Thanks Stewart

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Largst factory option is 265/75x16 which works very well while leaving a decent turning circle.

Having said that, I believe the offset of Disco steel wheels increases the turning circle so if that is an issue for you, you might be better off changing the wheels.

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Largst factory option is 265/75x16 which works very well while leaving a decent turning circle.

Having said that, I believe the offset of Disco steel wheels increases the turning circle so if that is an issue for you, you might be better off changing the wheels.

I ran 255/85/16s on Wolf rims on a standard 90. They never rubbed when I drove round Asda's carpark.

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235 is the width in mm and the 85 is the percentage of height to width, ie. The height is 85% of 235mm = nearly 200mm so the overall height is 200mm+200mm+16"(406mm)= 806mm (31.7")

OK?

Will :)

Yep thats fine thanks.

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ive got 265/70's on mine on rangie rims and i had to adjust the turning lock nut thingy.

my turning circle hasnt changed enough to notice and ive still got a bit before id need wheel arch mods.

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Hiya steward

I run 265/75/16 dirt devils on mine and although there good on sand gravel & off road - they throw a lot of Cr*P up the side of the vehicle even on-road

I have put front mudflaps on and that reduces the the problem

At the end of the season they will probaly come off & some 235/85/16s will go on reducing the width but keeping the hight

am mentioned watch out for body rub if you ar going to off -road it (mine has a lift so eleminates the problem)

and just remember to avoid tyre rub jut adjust the stops (20 min job) on the front axle

hapy trail

Abe

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7.50x16, 235/85x16, 265/75x16 are all standard fitment from LR and

are roughly the same height 32".

If you want taller tyres then 255/85x16 would be good but may rub

during axle articulation off road.

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7.50x16, 235/85x16, 265/75x16 are all standard fitment from LR and

are roughly the same height 32".

If you want taller tyres then 255/85x16 would be good but may rub

during axle articulation off road.

My 90 has no problems with turning on or off-road with 33x12.50x15 but the Mach5 Wheels fitted have quite a large offset

LJC

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Just to briefly dig up an old thread:

AFAIK my defender has the standard steel rims (R16 I presume).

I don't want to have to adjust steering stops, cut bits of my arches away or anything like that, I just need some better tyres as my A/Ts are quite worn, and just fill up with mud/water very quickly.

I'm looking at Premier M/T 235/85/16. Are these any good, and could I get away with wider/taller?

P.S. I'm a poor student,do not want to spend more than around £50 per tyre.

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My 90 has no problems with turning on or off-road with 33x12.50x15 but the Mach5 Wheels fitted have quite a large offset

LJC

are the the maxxis creepy crawlers if they are do you recommend them?? been thinking about getting a set of 33" or 35"

thanks

dave

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