View Full Version : Series tyre sizes.

30th March 2004, 08:16 AM
A question from the brother.

On the standard series rim that normally has the 750R16 tyres on, what larger sizes can be run on the series 3???

30th March 2004, 09:15 AM
Don't quote me on this but I think you can run 235/85 16inch on the standard rims

adam :twisted:

30th March 2004, 09:27 AM
Originally posted by agrojnr
Don't quote me on this but I think you can run 235/85 16inch on the standard rims

adam :twisted:

but i want to!

yeah 235's fit just fine on my series ii rims

30th March 2004, 01:06 PM
I Run 235/85 r16LT on my standard 2a 88 rims, Currently using Dunlop MT2s, they work an absolute treat in the mud, not too bad in the wet either

30th March 2004, 05:11 PM
Lucy I have heard good reports about those tyres how much did they charge you for them????

adam :twisted:

30th March 2004, 06:03 PM
Would have to check tyre and rim association manual, but i think on a standard 6 inch rim you can go out to 235 but id suggest that is the absolute maximum legal width - id be more inclined to go no wider than a 7.50r16 especially in a 16x5.5 rim


31st March 2004, 07:51 AM
Adam, MT2s were about $250 a pop, made a huge difference to ability of the vehicle, and can swap them between the 2 series vehicles I have. They are fitted on 16 x 5.5 rims with no problems. I run them at 17psi, also haven't had a problem, thinking about going lower (they are a LT rated tyre, and the Landys aren't that heavy or fast style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif ) I spend most of my time off road in the s2a shorty they are on at the moment.

31st March 2004, 07:52 AM
I wouldn't change the tyre size myself, but the brother was thinking about it. In the end, finance is doing him in. He was going to go for a set of the sime Konvoys like incisor, but not sure what he is doing at the moment. He isn't the best with money :roll:

31st March 2004, 01:20 PM
Lucy thanks for the info on the tyre's mate I will start saving the dollors for them

adam :twisted:

2nd April 2004, 09:03 PM
I have just bought Bridgestone Desert Dueler 750R16.
$185 each. Its too early to say anythink about them...

5th April 2004, 01:48 PM
G'day, I used to run 750/16 Dunlop Road Gripper retread tyres on my iia ute. Found them to be just fine in sand, mud and on the road. They were onlly costing about $100 a pop compared to $300 a pop quoted by one tyre mob in town. style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif

6th April 2004, 10:43 PM
If fitting larger tyres to series landrovers first check that all the rims are matching as 88's and 109 had different widths, The 88's were fitted with 5,0 inch rims part No 239601 it had a different offset to the 109's The 109's were fitted with a 5.5 inch rim Part No 272309 Later Series 3's had a part No of AYG 3038 I think from memory ALL ARMY LANDROVERS WERE ORIGINALLY FITTED WITH R272309 RIMS with 7.50x16 6Ply non-directional Bartread tyres style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif

8th July 2004, 03:20 PM
Originally posted by adamv8
I have just bought Bridgestone Desert Dueler 750R16.
$185 each. Its too early to say anythink about them...

Ok, dredging this back up, Adamv8, do you have the 604b, or the other one, and what do you think of them now??

Also, 235/85 are the largest you can go on a series rim, what is roughly the equiveland of a 750R16 in the metric measurements??

8th July 2004, 05:06 PM

235/85s have rolling diameter equivalent of 750/16s so this is the maximum diameter you can easily fit on a standard Series provided you have wide enough rims. 235 is just over 9 inch. 1 ton 109 were fitted with 900x16 - same width as 235s but much taller...

To get 750 type tyre in metric you'd have to look for something like 190/100x16 to get the same diameter.

Basically the old imperial trye size implies ?100% profile and it seems metric tyres keep to 85% profile maximum.

8th July 2004, 09:14 PM
you can get many radials as 750R16 and they are the same profile etc as 750x16

235x85 is wider but usable on standard 5.5" rims

8th July 2004, 09:36 PM
Hi Phoenix
Have a look at some of the pics of my landy on the powerline track(not when they were underwater!!!)
They are 8.25x16 Dunlop Supergrippers,on standard 109 rims.Although they only have just over legal tread they are working awseome in mud/ rocks and giving me aprox 10% overdrive as they are around 34 inches tall.All driving last weekend was on 40psi and I was really impressed at how much traction I had.They are wider than a 7.50,but much more importantly have a long footprint.Sunday was the most I have pushed my landy and it really impressed me,in a month or so I will tell you how it goes in the sand(next trip cant wait!!!!!!!!!)

9th July 2004, 08:02 AM
Ok, now i've got the picture a bt better. I thought there might have been a direct equivelant, but it seems that isn't the case really. I've noticed the profile thing and been rather confused as to why it only goes to 85% profile.

750-16 and 750R16 seems to be a disapearing size in many respects, although I have found a lot of tyres in that size, just not most of the major patterns, but that is of no concern.

9th July 2004, 10:34 AM
offroad stuff is slowly moving to 15" it appears to me..

i bought a couple more of the sime konvoy's for spares

they are going very well... impressive stuff for the money.

9th July 2004, 10:59 AM
Seems to be the case, but yet the trend in 4x4's is for larger and larger rims. What is the current RR riding on, 19"??

The konvoy are looking good in my books for a replacement tyre, especially for the dollars.

so far my shortlist is (with prices for 5 tyres):

Sime Konvoy $812.50
Sime Frontier $805.50
604V $1245.00 (should be able to get better than that)
Steeltrek $1250

So far the sime options are taking the lead. Current rubber should see me through untill 2005 with luck.

9th July 2004, 11:00 AM
the frontier looks like this (taken from LRhybrids pics ). They don't look much on the webpage, but going by this pic they might be OK.


9th July 2004, 07:24 PM
Sorry Phoenix for no answering so long. I moved from Sydney to Victoria and I didn't have internet for some time; I was very busy too.
Mine Duellers are604. I did some 7000km with them, unfortunately most on tarmac :cry:, but some light off-road too style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif . Despite relatively agressive tread, they are quiet. I am satified, especially because of price ($185), but have to underline that I didn't really test them hard (sand, mud,...).
On the other hand, 109 with extra heavy duty springs and with those 7.50x16 looks quite stupid - I would like to have wider and generally bigger.