tyre size for 110 defender

Submitted: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 19:21
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We brought a 1996 Landrover Defender last week.

Does anyone know the correct tyre size?

It currently has 235 70R16 - but to my (untrained) eye they look too small (Diamater wise).

And when we check out the speed against our Garmin EMAP GPS it shows that the speedo is out about 10 to 15 km/h.

For instance:
90 kmh on the speedo = 80 kmh on the GPS.
110 kmh on the speedo = 95 kmh on the GPS
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Reply By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 19:34

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 19:34
drogger

Last time I looked at my mates 110, he had BFG AT's in 245/85-16 - I think. Not totally sure about the width, but I distinctly remember the 85 aspect ratio.
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Reply By: garrycol - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 20:03

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 20:03
Every thing you want to know about Landrovers is at this Australian discussion forum: http://www.aulro.com/

The tyre placard on the car should have the correct tyre size listed.

Gazz
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 20:26

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 20:26
Like Gaz says, look at the tyre placard.

I'd guess it will say 235/85R16. Your current tyres are too small.
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Reply By: drogger - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 21:13

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 21:13
Thanks everyone - your answers really helped
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 21:42

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 21:42
Drogger

At a guess I'd say it runs 6.5" rims, rather than the current 7" jobbies. In that event I reckon 750R16 are the max, however having said that, they are only a knat's bleep smaller in dia than 235/85 R16.

The doughnuts you mention are about 70mm smaller in dia so that would answer your question.

Cheers

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Follow Up By: drogger - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 22:18

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 22:18
Thanks Rosco

Wheel size is 7J x 16" alloys - so that would make them 7"

Cheers
Drogger
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 22:23

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 22:23
Now we're getting somewhere. In that case I'd suggest 235/85's are the go. Max legal size I believe for that rim, but in any event heaps bigger than the current jobbies.

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Follow Up By: drogger - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 22:28

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 22:28
Yep - that should makes things better

Thanks

Drogger
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Reply By: Member - Landie - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 09:31

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 09:31
HI

Roscoe is correct, 235/85 is the way to go. You can legally fit up to 25 above that which takes you to 260. You will find that there is not enough clearance to fit 265s.

regards
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Follow Up By: drogger - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 10:50

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 10:50
Thanks Landie

Drogger
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 19:15

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 19:15
Hi Landie,

The 25mm bit in the rukles is for track, and track doesn't change if you're fitting a wider tyre on the same rims.

I prefer 265/75R16 on the 7 inch rims. Same diameter as the 235/85R16, and fit up better. And its legal :-))

Cheers
phil
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