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Hello everyone, Hope all's good where ever you are. Just for clarity, could I fit a 255/65 x16 tyre on a 7" x16" standard rim without any problems?. My Rangie is a uk spec 1996 4.0 SE standard spec. I've read the threads on here but most of our friends seem to be talking about the 8" rim as on the 4.6 here in uk or for all in the USA. Thanks in advance for your input. Regards Steve.:roll:
 

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A 7.5 rim might do. On my p38 I used to fit 245x75 on the standard 7" rim. It was great as it gave me more clearance under the diff . Mine was a 1995, diesel manual with a lot of Annette's little engine mods

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One of mine has the 7x16 inch wheels and standard fitment on them is 235/70x16, same as a Discovery. Going up to a 255 is a bit wide for a 7 inch rim.
 

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Hi everyone, particular thanks to everyone who gave advice. Looks like a 245 is the best bet as it's been tried and tested,(although I suppose there's not much that hasn't sometime ,somewhere). Brilliant photo's Annette, Thanks once again, take care,Regards Steve.
 

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Hi Kretslopp, the rims I have are the stock uk ones, the Tudor Rose on the attachment you posted, Annette has had the 245/75s with success so I think that's where I'm going. Not a serious mud plugger just need a bit more room underneath and get where I want to go without getting stuck. some of the more out of the way places get abit ****ty over here in winter, not snow unfortunately just crap. Regards Steve. P.S hope it stops raining.
 

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I have been running 255/70 with no problem on standard rims. Bag out nicely when needed and good flexibility for off road. We do many miles on Aussie roads with no problems
 

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Hi stevesal, thanks for your comment, when you say standard rims, are they the 7" wide ones or 8". I understand that 8" where fitted to the 4.6 as standard to use 255, but the 4.0 like mine had smaller 7" fitment as standard for 235. Thanks again, Regards Steve.
 

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By 2001 I think they had dropped the 7 inch wheels on all but the base model diesels, so likely you have the 8 inch ones. Simple enough to look here https://www.cxmdunord.nl/rims-land-rover/ and see which you have. If that's your car in your avatar, they are probably Typhoons so 8 inch.
 

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Me and some friends run 265/75 on 7x16 rims, without trouble. In the specs of the tyre it should say what the minimum and maximum rim width is.
 

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replaced my spare wheel with one of these 265/70 R16. Gonna buy the other 4 rims this week as i have a set of 18"s. Its a great tire didn't have the wallet at the time for mt-kl71
 
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