Tall Narrow Tyres - Recommendations

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 15:38
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My Landrover light truck runs 35"-36" (9" wide) tyres on 16" rims as standard fitment, but narrow large diameter tyres are hard to find these days. Modern tyres seem to be be wide for height which is an issue for me. Because of this I am running BFG 315/75 16 but these are only 34" in the rim and are too wide (look good though). They run well but I need a taller tyre.

So does anyone know of a modern radial mud terrain or even aggressive AT that is 35-36" in diameter but is about 255-275 wide. The reality is that because most driving is on the black top, even when offroading, they need to perform well on road as well as off road. The BFG KM2 MTs do this well but are not in the right size.

Thanks

Garry
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Reply By: Member - mechpete - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 16:16

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 16:16
wouldn,t you be better talking to the tyre companies
that is their core business .
mechpete
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 17:54

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 17:54
6" or 7" wide rims ?
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 18:07

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 18:07
Garry,

I'm assuming you have a FWD control Landrover that ran 9.00x 16's as standard.

I would think that what mechpete has recommended would be the go, and talk to the manufacturers rather than a dealer.

I would imagine you are looking for a tyre with close to a 100% aspect ratio. Because the performance of the modern vehicle on road, even FWD or AWD offerings are, with all due respect, light years ahead of your Landy, the trend is for lower rather than higher height to width ratios.

If tyres in the preferred sizes are getting a bit thin on the ground, no pun intended, why not look at fitting larger diameter rims? Gunna cost a bit, but maybe an alternative for the future.

Cheers
Pop
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 19:41

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 19:41
Just been on the Michelin site, as they seem to have something for everything!!

As per most sites these days you put in the make/model and bob's your uncle........well they didn't have the FWD Land Rover listed, so put in L/R Perentie. Just got a loud "????"

As what Mechpete says, ring 'em up.

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Reply By: gbc - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 20:13

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 20:13
Interco and simex do tall skinny muds in bias ply. I don't know about radials apart from michelins.
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Reply By: garrycol - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 23:43

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 at 23:43
Thanks for the comments.

Yes have contacted most of the major companies but they do not make taller narrower tyres - hence the post here to see if the brains trust may have some alternatives.

Michelin do make a 255/100 R 16 XZL but they are very very expensive and a bit heavier grade than is needed. The sidewalls stand up even when flat and little bulge when at reduced tyre pressure.

So - as indicated after other suggestions if any have any are on offer.

Oh - currently running 16x8" wheels rather than the standard 16x6.5" wheels.

Cheers

Garry
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Reply By: gbc - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 14:33

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 14:33
what about QR 78's ?
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 16:32

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 16:32
I googled QR 78 radial but nothing came up in Aust - do you have a link?

Cheers

Garry
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 16:44

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 16:44
What model Landy do you run? I have a mate in the UK who's big time into Landy clubs and older series. Rebuilt a couple of Camels. Might ask what they use over there......

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Follow Up By: garrycol - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 23:14

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 23:14
It is an FC 101
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 23:31

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 23:31
http://www.antiquetyres.com.au/16900
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 23:33

Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 at 13:43

Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 at 13:43
Thanks Scott but as indicated in my original post I am looking for modern radials - the old bar treads just do not cut it and are quite dangerous on the road

cheers

Garry
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