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    4x4 Tyres - Needing some understanding

    Hey guys,

    Since I've got my D1 on the road, I've found I've needed to get some new rubber on the wheels. I've currently got 235/70/16 Pirelli Scorpions on there (from what I've been told they're not to great anyway) and from what I can tell they have been stationary for a while and got either lumpy or the belts have gone a bit crappy in them.

    ANYHOWS, I have an option on some new 275/70/16 Bridgestone AT's..

    Was wondering whether they'd be ok or would I most likely need to get a wider rim? The rims I have a quite big and the tires dont sit out over them too much but when it comes to 4x4 tyres I'm a little wet behind the ears...

    Your thoughts???

    Cheers,
    -Adam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutley View Post
    Hey guys,

    Since I've got my D1 on the road, I've found I've needed to get some new rubber on the wheels. I've currently got 235/70/16 Pirelli Scorpions on there (from what I've been told they're not to great anyway) and from what I can tell they have been stationary for a while and got either lumpy or the belts have gone a bit crappy in them.

    ANYHOWS, I have an option on some new 275/70/16 Bridgestone AT's..

    Was wondering whether they'd be ok or would I most likely need to get a wider rim? The rims I have a quite big and the tires dont sit out over them too much but when it comes to 4x4 tyres I'm a little wet behind the ears...

    Your thoughts???

    Cheers,
    -Adam.
    How wide are the rims you have?
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    Not sure if they're 7 or 8 - this is my dilemma - I couldn't see any markings on these mag wheels that came with the car to identify this, hence asking for a little guidance....

    Cheers,
    -a.

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    Are they genuine LR alloys?
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    We probably need to know your intentions.

    • Bitumen?
    • Mud up to the doors?
    • Sand?
    • Trip to central oz?
      etc etc etc


    Post up a pic - if they are originals someone here will be able to tell you the width.

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    and how modified your Disco is too.

    275/70/16s are quite big & will not fit on a standard D1 without a lot of cutting. I dare say they'd be very tight even with a 2" lift.
    Scott

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    No they're not Genuine alloys - but I think Scouse has just answered my question.

    Cheers all for your help.

    -Adam.

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