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Old January 18th, 2015, 04:45 PM
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Anyone running XZL 7.50 w/ OME 1.5" Lift

Hi all,

I'm due for a new set of tires soon and will probably get some 7.50 XZLs. I'm currently running Cooper 255/85s with a OME medium springs netting about 1.5" over stock ride height.

My question is does anyone out there have a reference picture of a Defender90 running 7.50 XZLs with a 2"-ish lift from OME springs or LR HD springs?

I've seen the 7.50s on Jack Quinlans 110 but I was looking for a the same reference on a 90. Just want to see how the set up would turn out.

Thanks!
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25+ year old oe Land Rover heavy duty rear springs: Click image for larger version

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Old January 18th, 2015, 05:04 PM
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25+ year old oe Land Rover heavy duty rear springs:
Excellent, I figure that's about my sag level as well. My springs are probably 8 years old.
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Using HD springs to "lift" your truck is a really bad idea unless you have 400 lbs of constant load in the back. Your shocks will never compress and you'll get a really shitty ride. Might as well lift it with leaf springs. Do a proper lift and install MD springs in the rear if you carry less than 400lbs of constant load.
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Mine came with them. It wasn't something I chose.
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The 255x85R16's are a solid 33" the 7.50's are 32" so you will have more lift and smaller tires. Personally I think that is a goofy look, but that's just me.
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255 on a lifted truck looks right.

But I wouldn't lift unless you really need to. Stock height with 235/85 looks right.
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The 255x85R16's are a solid 33" the 7.50's are 32" so you will have more lift and smaller tires. Personally I think that is a goofy look, but that's just me.
Not to mention the price difference.
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Robert, what are you talking about Rovers North has them on sale for $396.00 a tire. What a bargain! Heck, they are regularly $488.00 for each magical XZL.
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Robert, what are you talking about Rovers North has them on sale for $396.00 a tire. What a bargain! Heck, they are regularly $488.00 for each magical XZL.
What a deal!!!
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Another thing to consider is how much utility you can get out of an xzl. In your area of the country Im sure you get a little bit of every kind of weather.

In my experience the KM2 has been a great all around tire. Daily driving to fairly extreme rocks they've done very well. I'm in my third set in 8-9 years.

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X2 on the BFG KM2.
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