Range Rover tyre size

Submitted: Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 14:40
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At present I have 205 / 70/ 16's tyres of various origins on my Rangie, I'm looking at putting something a tad larger on and at least getting two of the same brand of tyres on the same axle, before you think nasty thoughts this is the way I bought it. Initially I was looking at 245 / 70 / 16's now to throw me into a state of confusion I've been offered 5 X 255 / 70 / 16's BFG A/T's at a very reasonable price, almost to good to be true. So what effect is it going to have on everything that matters, I think it lifts the diff housing 35 mm or there abouts, so apart from my daughter having to use a trampoline to get in what else is there, speedo yes, fuel consumption, it's a Range Rover what fuel consumption!!! Power needed, something I already haven't got a lot of, I'm sure there is a lot more out there. Thanks to all up front for responses, I know there will be some, even if it's to slag of my Rangie. My GQ is running great just to add a bit of realism to this post. Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: Tony - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 15:01

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 15:01
Your biggest hassel with 255/ 70s will be the wheel arch clearance at the front when turning. You may need to look at removing lip on front and back wheel arches as well.

Pretty hard to nock the range rover for in the bush, it was the winning vehicle in this years Challange.
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 16:35

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 16:35
Tony,
I'll have to check that, from what I remember there seemed to be a truck load of room at the back and front of the arches, I did have concerns at full lock but I was hoping someone out there might have done the change and have first hand experience.
I have the Rangie as my "bush hack" and yes I have some great fun in it, I picked it up for a song, it's now got a locker in it and nothing else, no bull bar no winches, nothing and it goes most places I ask it to, not to worried about scratches, uses a bit of oil and uses a bit of water, still don't know where the water goes, I can see where the oil goes, I've painted the path so it's easier to get off. I'm looking for the water in between trips.
I like the "wolf in sheeps clothing" approach.... Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: Ferret - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 17:29

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 17:29
I had an 84 4 door for 7 years and I can tell you that anything bigger than 245/70's will rub. Unless you want to start looking at body lifts and offset rims that would be the way to go. I had BFG KO a/t's 245/70/16's on the 3 spoke alloys. Went pretty well
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 18:05

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 18:05
Ferret,
Where did it rub? Was it on full lock or at the front, back or the top of the arch, I've lifted the suspension 50 mm but no body lift and I didn't have any intention of doing the body lift, I've only got standard alloy rims on, looks like the 255 option was to good to be true, bugger!!!!!!!Keep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: Ferret - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 19:24

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 19:24
Front inner guards, frontlip. Can rub on your trailing arms, and can catch the lip of the rear guards.
I know its a pain. I had a 95 Disco for a couple of years after that and had to get the rear guards cut and rolled just to fit 31x10.5s. Rangies and Discos are very hard to fit big tyres to unless you take a jigsaw to them. If you go too big you have a much greater chance of breaking axles and diffs as they are not very strong, hence my move to a GQ.
Onya
Ferret
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:28

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:28
Ferret,
Your spot on, now I'm home and looking at it I can see what you mean, I'll stick with the 245 which was my original plan. Mine being an 85 I was told that the diff in this model was the stronger of the diffs installed in a Rangie thats why I bought this one and also put in the rear locker, don't ruin my day by telling me this isn't the case please............ I know what you mean about a GQ I also have one and recognise the strength of the truck like mechanics. Thanks for the help. Keep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: Ferret - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 01:15

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003 at 01:15
Is that you Mar-tee? You'll know if it is you!
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 20:47

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 20:47
Ferret,
I suspect I know who this is, Scott is that right? If not I give up!!Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: GOB member vic - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 19:08

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 19:08
martyn
if your having to much trouble with oil on the crete isaw a thing on telly a while ago they heated up kitter litter in a micro wave and then spread it on the oil (even old stuff) and it seemed to lift it straight out

steve89 nissan looking foward to august and more travelling
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Reply By: member-JB1 - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:00

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:00
Martyn, Have a look at fitting 235 X 85/16 size something. I have this size in BFG AT on our 80 Series. They have the same rolling circumference as the 7.50 / 16, dont affect the fuel consumption or speedo nor break axles. Good Luck with your choice.
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:22

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:22
JB1,
Thanks for that, I thought there was a 235 size out there but couldn't remember it. I've given up on the 255 X 70 idea the info above and now I've had a look at home they won't fit in a fit. Phew, nearly lost some cash there, next purchase would of been a jigsaw.Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: Brian - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:46

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:46
Martyn with a constant 4x4 RAnge Rover you realy need to run all 4 tyres the same diameter(same amount of wear) so as no to over work the centre diff!
I had a 110 and wore the centre diff out buy running odd tyres!

Brian
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:53

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 20:53
Brian,
They are all the same size I just have three different brands, none of them are much chop, saying that, two of them are slightly more worn than the other two, the Hankook thing keeps on going down on me, don't go there!!! At least the compressor is getting regular use. I'm changing them all this weekend for go 'ol BFG's, not sure about getting muddies or A/T's as yet, most of the time I use this beastie off road. Thanks for that.
Keep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: Brian - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:04

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:04
Martyn even slight difference in wear can make the diff work . If you have ever pulled a rover center difff(I have only worked on rover) you can see how fargile the are!
I am running BFG ATs on my 110 and have had excelent wear & proformance from them and am on track to get at least 80,000 out of them. If it is use mostly Bush I would go the Muddies.

Brian
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