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Submitted: Monday, May 29, 2006 at 10:44
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Hi,
Will 235/85/16 fit on a 2000 Rodeo? Thanks
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Reply By: guzzi - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 11:37

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 11:37
Dornbus,
short answer is a qualified "maybe".
245/75/16 DO fit but will rub on full steering lock if the suspension has sagged with age, this will also effect your speedo between 5 and 10% depending on its original error the error for the 235/85 will be even larger, near 15% from STD tyre sizes, and they will also effect you overall gearing especially in low range..

Tire Size Comparison

Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/km Difference
235/85-16 200mm 403mm 806mm 2532mm 395 0.0%
245/75-16 184mm 387mm 774mm 2431mm 411 -4.0%

I think they'll rub, can you try before you buy?

The link is www.miata.net.

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Follow Up By: dornbus - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:52

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:52
Thanks Guzzi,
Found coupla 235/86/16's going cheap in very good condition, interested in the extra ground cearance they will give me. Will they fit on standard rodeo 16" rims?What overall effect will they have on my low range, good or bad?? Would you fit this size tyre if it was your 4x4?
Thanks very much for your reply, much appreciated
Dornbnus
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Reply By: big fella - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 16:48

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 16:48
hi dornbus yes they will fit i have 2 extra leaves on the back and the front torision bars wound up (i think that is what they are) and they fit know worries they rub at full compression you will also have to get your speedo re calibrated

Regards BigFella
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Follow Up By: dornbus - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:58

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:58
big fella,
Thanks very much for taking the time to reply to my question. What benefits have u noticed by having this size tyres fitted, not to worried if they rub only at full compression, any difference in fuel consumption that u notice, whats the pro's & cons of this set-up, i will mainly be doing beach driving, a liitle around town
Thanks big fella,
Regards
Dornbus
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Follow Up By: big fella - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 21:30

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 21:30
Dornbus there is a slight difference in fuel economy for the better but you tend to driver it that little faster at the 110-120km where as before 100-110 was as good as it got pros are that you have that little extra ground clearence and the better mileage cons are that you have to get your speedo recalibrated as for the legal thing as a far as have been able to find out through the rta and tyre places is that it is not illegal they are really only concerned about is the width of the track of the new wheels

Regards BigFella
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Reply By: AS/KS - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 20:13

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 20:13
Dornbus,

235/85R16 might be bit tall without any lift..

245/75R16 look good on a rodeo.
One thing to consider, these tyres are probably illegal for your Rodeo.
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Follow Up By: dornbus - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 20:32

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 20:32
Thanks 4 ur reply,
I think venturing into improbabale territory me thinks, due 2 insurance probs, lift kits, scraping speedo ,etc. Worth a try!!
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Reply By: Muzzgit (WA) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 01:35

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 01:35
The main benefit you will get is better traction in sand, and ease of general off road driving, at the expense of usable torque.

However, rubbing on the chassis or body may end up being a bigger PITA than you want.

Plus legals ??????
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