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I've noticed that the tyres on the front of the range rover are rubbing on the plastic arch liner just infront of the airbag. I believe the tyres are the stock size on a 16" rim, both sides are doing it. Is there any reason for it?
 

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If they are indeed stock size and rubbing your liners may have dropped. They are only held in with plastic rivits. However the chances of several rivits coming loose and the liner not being noticeably out of place is very slim. Double check your tyre size.
 

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Thanks, I had taken the drivers side arch liner out so thought I had perhaps put it back wrong or distorted it, but then checking the passenger side that had a wear mark in the same place.

It's only slightly catching and a quick cut would solve it but was more concerned incase of a problem.

Both liners are fully in place with all plastic clip things in place.

What is the stock tyre size to compare to?
 

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Thanks mine are correct then at 255/65/16.

Could they have been rubbing when it was on the bump stops?
 

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Also whilst on the subject of tyres (tires) at some time in the future I need to purchase a tyre for the spare wheel.

I'll be after the cheapest possible as it's just a spare, does anyone know what other sizes I could fit to an alloy rim?

I checked an online calculator which gave me the following alternative (with smaller width) sizes which should be roughly the same diameter (within 1% tolerance):

195 85/16 (same size)
235/70/16 (-0.34%)
205/80/16 (-0.47%)
225/ 75/16 (+0.81%)

Does anyone know which of those will fit on a standard alloy rim?

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It's probably cheaper just to find one on ebay in your area. They're always selling rims with a half tread tire on there. I got a whole set of 5 for $100 once, with 90% new tires. A second time I got a set of 5 with 99% tires for $220.
 

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I was aiming for ebay or similar for a part warn, there is also a place nearby which specialises in part worn tyres - I was just trying to broaden the possibilities to make it easier.
 

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I'm already watching the first one in derby!

I'm hoping that the rubbing was just whilst rolling off the vehicle transporter on the bump stops
 
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