What are biggest tires i can fit on a stock 1993 LWB?????
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Thread: What are biggest tires i can fit on a stock 1993 LWB?????

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    FRESHMAN ROVER
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    What are biggest tires i can fit on a stock 1993 LWB?????

    Please excuse my inexperience.

    I have a 93 LWB with oem spring conversion.

    What size are are the oem tires on a 93 LWB? (i am lazy and dont have my manual with me)
    and
    what are the biggest tires that i can fit on the stock truck without "rub."

    I may consider a 2" body lift if needed. Any recommendations or concerns with any of the above?

    I am looking at tires, but dont know what tires fit which rim sizes, or how to read all that stuff. If anyone could give me a basic lesson on how to read tire/wheel/rim sizes, and what works with what.

    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks
    1993 "roman bronze" RR LWB
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    Don't be lazy! look right on this exact website, like one lethargic click away...

    http://rangerovers.net/outfitting/tires/index.html
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    Don't know about the largest tire size you can run, but maybe this will help...
    Tire sizes have 3 numbers, the first being the tread width in millimeters. The second is the "aspect ratio", a number which represents the heigth of the tire from the rim to the tread as a percentage of the tread width. The third is the rim diameter in inches. Thus, an oem tire with a number of 205/80/16 means you have a 16" rim with a tire of 20.5cm. and a heigth of 16.4 cm. (205 mm X 80 %)
    We run 225/75/16 Yokohama Geolandar AT+2's on our '89 so we have a tread widh of 22.5 cm., an aspect ratio of 16.875 cm. (225 X 75%) and a rim size of 16". I'll spare you the goemetry lesson, but this means that our tires are a little less than 2% larger circumference than oem.

    Erich
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    If you do not want to cut guards, the biggest you will fit on are 235/85/16's on stock rims. You will need a 1 inch body lift, but that is all. If you go any wider or larger, you will need to start cutting panels.
    Ian Matthews

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    hmmmmmmmm

    I run 265/75 MTR's with no body rub and yes I do go off road, but I would not fit anything larger than that as I am squeezing on articualation.
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    with a 2" lift you can fit on 265 35R22's, but no larger or they rub

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    I have put 235/85's on mine, but have not had the privledge of actually driving with them -- I only know that they do actually fit nicely in with the standard springs. I will be putting a 2" lift on before driving with them.
    RBBailey

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    Re: hmmmmmmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by nakedbarra View Post
    I run 265/75 MTR's with no body rub and yes I do go off road, but I would not fit anything larger than that as I am squeezing on articualation.
    Is that without a lift? Do you know if it would make a difference if it was a SWB?

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    Re: hmmmmmmmm

    245/75's maximum I would be on a stock height Range Rover. 225's fit stock and are acceptable with a 2" lift.
    Best4x4xfar

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    Re: hmmmmmmmm

    I fitted 235/70/16 Insa Turbo Traction Tracks to mine, tried to then fit the same tyres in a 235/85/16 size that my mate fitted on his Discovery (with arch trimming to his) and there was no chance of them fitting my 1994 RRC! So I would say anything with a great rolling radius than mine would not fit.

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    Re: hmmmmmmmm

    245/70R16 works perfectly for me, obviously you need to adjust the steering stops, but that's it.

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    Re: hmmmmmmmm

    Ive got 265/75/16's on mine and they rub.

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    Re: What are biggest tires i can fit on a stock 1993 LWB?????

    Quote Originally Posted by p76rangie View Post
    If you do not want to cut guards, the biggest you will fit on are 235/85/16's on stock rims. You will need a 1 inch body lift, but that is all. If you go any wider or larger, you will need to start cutting panels.
    so using that as a baseline, 255/85/16 = 2" body lift? with minor trimming being held as a potential hazard?

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    Re: What are biggest tires i can fit on a stock 1993 LWB?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Clydesdale4x View Post
    so using that as a baseline, 255/85/16 = 2" body lift? with minor trimming being held as a potential hazard?
    The problem with 255/85/16 are the guards. If you use standard rims they will rub on the inside of the wheel arches, if you use offset rims they will rub on the outside. I was able to fit 255's on the rear of the Rangie on standard rims without mods, but had to lower the bump stops by 1 inch. But the front would hit on the rear of the wheel arch. So 235/85/16's are the largest you can fit and still have wheel articulation.

    This mob have been modifying Rangies for 40 years and know their stuff. So read this http://www.lrautomotive.com.au/contents/en-us/d713.html
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    Re: What are biggest tires i can fit on a stock 1993 LWB?????

    Thanks for the link, much clearer now.

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