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As discussed in another thread, looks like I've got a 2 inch lift on my classic

http://rangerovers.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=40163

I'm going to buy some new tyres over the next month or so, and I was planning to go with 215/85R16.

Now it looks like I have a 2 inch suspension lift, so are there other sizes that would be better suited? I realize I'm going to have the same problem if I go much wider that 245 of rubbing, but was looking for opinions of what to get.

Currently running 235/70R16.

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Hi James. I run 235/85 r16 tyres on my green one. They're only 50/50 all terrains, but not bad on the road. The 205/55 r16 road tyres I run on black bodge are way more positive on road, and smooth as the missus's merc, but completely useless off road (by rr standards).

For a short time I did have some 245/85 tyres on the green one, but as you already found too....they rubbed very occasionally at full lock with the axle at articulated angles. Personally I wouldn't go wider than 235s but I guess much depends on the alloys/steels fitted too (mine are both on the factory spec vogue three spoke/diamond shaped alloys.)
 

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Hmm, 235/85 That's a big tyre.

Anyone else run this size? To big for a mere 2 inch lift?

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J
 

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Mess.

Give us an idea of the year round terrain you're Rangie is likely to encounter, as from your avatar image - snow is quite apparent in your parts of Wisconsin dude ?

I've got a second set of rims which are 15"x7" running 31/10.5R15 Dick Cepek FC2's, that originally had 235/75R15 Bridgies which would understeer badly on-road.

My Tri-spoke 16"x7" wheels have 205/80R16 rubber which was OEM spec. when it came out, but I want to bolt some 31x10.5R16 Mud tyres for good measure soon.

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Perth, W.A.
 

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james said:
Hmm, 235/85 That's a big tyre.

Anyone else run this size? To big for a mere 2 inch lift?

Thanks,
J

That's the size that was on my '95 when I purchased it 2 years ago. They were fine.

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245/75 is about a 31" I have a full 2" with 225/75s and its not so bad but I really wish I would have gotten the 245's I think a 235 is a lot of tire even with a 2" Id be looking to re gear or a 4.2 with a cam to move those down the road.. This is just based on my experience. There are thousands of guys running the 235s, it wouldnt be bad with a R380 but the ZF autobox is a complete POS
 

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rover4x4 said:
I think a 235 is a lot of tire even with a 2"
Do you mean the 235/85?

I don't want to go crazy with size, but if I can get a tyre a little larger than those I have I'd be happy. I don't really want to go wider than 235, as I'm concerned about rubbing.
 

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james said:
rover4x4 said:
I think a 235 is a lot of tire even with a 2"
Do you mean the 235/85?

I don't want to go crazy with size, but if I can get a tyre a little larger than those I have I'd be happy. I don't really want to go wider than 235, as I'm concerned about rubbing.
hey james, what did you end up settling on ?
 

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Ended up getting 245/75 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar. They're nice, surprisingly quiet on highway and surprisingly grippy off-road.

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Eastw77 said:
Any problems with rubbing?
I had to adjust the steering stops to stop the rubbing on a tight turn.

The rear wheels foul the bodywork slightly at full articulation, but I don't get to FULL articulation very often so it's not too big of a problem. I did some gentle folding of bodywork around the rear wheel arch, but not been off-road in a few months, so can't be sure if this has fixed it yet.
 

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james said:
Ended up getting 245/75 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar. They're nice, surprisingly quiet on highway and surprisingly grippy off-road.

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i am usually pretty decisive but i am so torn on this subject and dont want to make make the wrong move. for a while it was the 235/85 then the 265/75 now you throw the 245 into the mix and now i am lost !!! lol have to decide soon, cuz its wheelin season !! i will post a pic when i have em thanks for the input
 

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please post more photos, I am going with these or KM2's next. Thats a nice looking classic



I would love to sell my 225/75 KM2's to help finance 245's. They have 70% left, and are a set of 5 that have all worn evenly. Hijack off.
 
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