BFG's 254/70/ R16

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:23
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G-Day all, I'm considering putting BFG's size 254/70/ R16 on a DX 80 series. I would love to put on 265's but I'm concerned they would be too wide without flares. Does anyone have the 245's on their DX and how do you find them?

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Reply By: desert - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:42

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:42
Damien, you'll find the 245's, a wee bit too small in overall diameter. They work out at around 29inch in the old money. About the size you'd find on a Hi-lux. I would suggest the 235/75x16 which you can still run on a 7 inch rim (or a split rim) without needing flares.
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Follow Up By: desert - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 14:21

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 14:21
Opps, that should have been 235/85X16. Sorry
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Reply By: Redback - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:54

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:54
What about 235/85/16, there standard fitment to a Defender, which have 7" rims, also 255/75/16 and 245/75/16 will go on 7" rims.

These are all suitible for a 7" rim, the 235/85 being the biggest and basicly the same as the old 750/16 fitted to split rims

Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/Mile Difference
235/85-16 7.9in 15.9in 31.7in 99.7in 636 0.0%
255/75-16 7.5in 15.5in 31.1in 97.6in 649 -2.1%
255/70-16 7.0in 15.0in 30.1in 94.4in 671 0.0%
245/75-16 7.2in 15.2in 30.5in 95.7in 662 1.4%

metric sizes
Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/km Difference
255/70-16 178mm 382mm 763mm 2398mm 417 0.0%
245/75-16 184mm 387mm 774mm 2431mm 411 1.4%
235/85-16 200mm 403mm 806mm 2532mm 395 0.0%
255/75-16 191mm 394mm 789mm 2478mm 403 -2.1%

Hope this helps

Baz.

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Reply By: Turbo Diesel - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:57

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:57
Damien

I ran 26575R16 on my dx 93 80 series and they where fine, I picked up a set of the steel 16 x 7 prado rims. Perfect match the rim fitted ferfectly, tyres where flush with the guards but didn't protrude out at all. The 255/70/R16 in my opinion are a little small.
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Reply By: MrBreeze - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 16:11

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 16:11
Damien,
I run exactly the same size as Turbo on my '93 DX,no problems at all without flares.They look pretty good too.

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 08:54

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 08:54
I had 235/85 16's on my Mav and found them to be excellent, bit wider, bit higher and no flares required. I got BFG Radial Trac Edge's and did 50000 on them and they stilll had better than 50% of original tread depth. Most satisfying, I actually took them off when I sold the Mav and sold them seperately.
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