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20th June 2012, 12:42 PM
Hi All,

Can anybody suggest where to get a cheap All Terrain tyre for a Series Land Rover?

My 1961 LWB Series 2 is currently at the mechanics getting a road-worthy-certificate so that he (The Grey Ghost) can go back on the road!

One of the last items is tyres - I need 5 of them (all of the tyres are cracked and won't pass a roadworthy).

I said to the mechanic: "I will be using the Landy rarely - on the road and in the paddocks, so just put an All Terrain tyre on it for me"

The mechanic said to me today "These tyres are a weird size - the best I can come up with is $205 per tyre, which is $1,025 for 5!"

As the car isn't meant to be a daily, and it won't be going mud bashing, I was hoping to spend less than $205 per tyre!

Any suggestions or is this a reasonable price?

The Grey Ghost.

20th June 2012, 12:47 PM
I think you'll find $205 is a fairly good price for tyres ...

You could try looking for second hand tyres.


20th June 2012, 12:48 PM
You could try retreads, such as those offered from this bloke:
CHEAP MUD TYRES FOR ALL items - Get great deals on items on eBay Stores! (http://stores.ebay.com.au/CHEAP-MUD-TYRES-FOR-ALL?_trksid=p4340.l2563)

Or there are Steeltreks if you are happy with only four, and act quickly
Olympic Steel Trek 7.50 R 16 LT Tyre landrover tyres 4x4 off road mud steeltrek | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Olympic-Steel-Trek-7-50-R-16-LT-Tyre-landrover-tyres-4x4-off-road-mud-steeltrek-/350560135846?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item519f032aa6)

20th June 2012, 01:06 PM
You need to approach one of the bigger tyre chains and see if they have any secondhand tyres in the correct size. Often people will replace tyres before they are worn out so you may be lucky & score a cheap set.
There are also companies that specialise in s/h tyres.

Give these guys a call, I can always check them out for you.
In fact I need some tyres for my S2 109 because the ones fitted have been re-cut !

Lucas T W & B B Pty Ltd - Tyres--Retail - Dandenong, VIC - Yellow PagesŪ (http://www.yellowpages.com.au/vic/dandenong/lucas-t-w-b-b-pty-ltd-12305379-listing.html)



20th June 2012, 01:08 PM
If you're happy with 205/80R16 rather than 7.50R16, I've got 5 all terrains with decent tread left on them (probably about 8-10mm from memory) that I keep meaning to put up in the market place.
You can have them for a lot lot less than $1025....;)
Send me a pm.


20th June 2012, 01:24 PM
...................."These tyres are a weird size ........................................

The Grey Ghost.

How weird ?

Obviously not 7.50 X 16's, from memory my old series landy had 6.50 X 16's on skinny rims and the maximum I could go was 7.00 X 16.
What size rims have you got and what is the existing tyre size ?


20th June 2012, 01:30 PM


I think that my Series 2 is running standard rims/tyres - 7.50 R16?

The Grey Ghost

20th June 2012, 02:21 PM
How weird ?

Obviously not 7.50 X 16's, from memory my old series landy had 6.50 X 16's on skinny rims and the maximum I could go was 7.00 X 16.
What size rims have you got and what is the existing tyre size ?

Deano:)88" has 5" rims (Part No 231601) which are specified as max tyre size 7.00 16 but the vehicles were usually fitted with either 6.00 or 6.50 tyres OEM.

If you want to go to 7.50 on an 88" then you need to acquire wider rims like the 109" rims (Part Number 272309 or 569690 English rims)

Belted radial ply or bias ply tyres.
Most modern tyres are radial ply with a steel belt. In these tyres the walls are weaker and less puncture resistant than the tread. The other issue is that if the vehicle sits for long periods (months) particularly on grass or dirt, the pores in the rubber will allow moisture to attack the steel belt which can lead to de-lamination and loss of tread blocks on the highway.

If your vehicle is to be used in this manner, you may want to consider using bias ply tyres, which have stronger side walls and no steel belt. You can get light truck lug pattern tyres from many agricultural and truck tyre services. Korean Hankook brand have a good name Chinese Triangle Brand, Indian MRF brand seem to have reasonable reputations at a lower original price.

20th June 2012, 05:22 PM
Have a set of 5 245/70/16 Ironman all terrains that are brand new
You can have them for $100 each but diameter will be smaller than your 7.50/16

20th June 2012, 07:10 PM
I used the retreads in isuzutoo-eh post from Penrith. 7.00 x 16 on the 5 inch rim but they are 10ply rating because he uses a light truck case, But I got 4 for $350 but have to fit them yet - tubes + fitting.