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Old 19th October 2009, 04:59 PM
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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???

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Old 19th October 2009, 05:16 PM
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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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Old 19th October 2009, 05:18 PM
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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....

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Old 19th October 2009, 05:20 PM
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Are they genuine LR alloys?
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Old 19th October 2009, 06:32 PM
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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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Old 19th October 2009, 09:18 PM
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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.
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Old 19th October 2009, 09:22 PM
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No they're not Genuine alloys - but I think Scouse has just answered my question.

Cheers all for your help.

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