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Old July 24th, 2009, 06:47 AM
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I have about 16k on a set of Km2's 285.75.16. The tires show no appreciable wear and I love them off road.
Do you have any pics of them mounted and on your truck? Just curious on how they look and size on a Defender. Thanks.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 11:47 AM
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Probably should have guessed nothing but it's been a long day at the end of a lllooonnnnggg week and my brain is fried.
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Dry air contains roughly (by volume) 78.08% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.038% carbon dioxide, and trace amounts of other gases. Air also contains a variable amount of water vapor, on average around 1%.

I could have said all that but " air" is much easier and well understood. What is it you use to fill the tires? An "air" compressor. See, much easier. Anyway, I was told by a reputable tire shop not to mix the two. However that could just be their ploy to sell Nitrogen. Of course your tires will not explode if you do mix it up. You just lose the "benefits" of nitrogen. In general I would say stick with the "normal air" as concisely described above.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 04:14 PM
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I heard it gives you 10% more horsepower.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 05:19 PM
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Do you have any pics of them mounted and on your truck? Just curious on how they look and size on a Defender. Thanks.
all over my website- green 83 110 with snorkle

http://www.dividingcreekroverimports.com/gallery_1

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all over my website- green 83 110 with snorkle

http://www.dividingcreekroverimports.com/gallery_1

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Do you have gears?
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Old July 24th, 2009, 07:50 PM
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Not sure I understand what you are asking Phillip.
The truck has the stock 3.54 ring and pinions and a 1.4 tcase. My brother has tires the same height and same ring/pinion but a 1.2 tcase. Both work fine but his is better for highway driving.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 08:26 PM
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Thats what I meant. I drove a ST with 285's last week and it wasnt that bad. My truck does fine with the 255's.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 11:50 PM
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all over my website- green 83 110 with snorkle

http://www.dividingcreekroverimports.com/gallery_1

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Thanks. Beautiful truck! Looks like you had a fun time on the trail that day. How'd the tires do in that wet clay/cement looking mixture? That is some nasty stuff when wet.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 07:51 AM
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I think the size is perfect with the standard OME springs.
Does that mean you can run 285's without lifting a 90? I would love to switch but was worried about clearance / rubbing...
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Old July 25th, 2009, 04:32 PM
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Thanks. Beautiful truck! Looks like you had a fun time on the trail that day. How'd the tires do in that wet clay/cement looking mixture? That is some nasty stuff when wet.
Those shot are from the Uwharrie mountains. Its a very tame place when dry but slipery as eel shite when wet. North Carolina red clay and rock. Tires did great although not as self cleaning as the straight mud terrains.

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Thats what I meant. I drove a ST with 285's last week and it wasnt that bad. My truck does fine with the 255's.
There is very little difference in profile between a 255.85 and a 285.75.
Both will fit a 90 or 110 with no lift but what fun is that....
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Old July 25th, 2009, 07:31 PM
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I know they are very similar in proportions, I thought the extra width would have made the difference with the 285. I hope to do a cam soon, I imagine I wont notice the 255's as much on the long grades.
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So, finally got the BFG KM2s mounted on my wheels and on the truck. Size is stock, 265/75/16. Look thinner than I expected but I actually like that. Ride is really quiet and smooth. Posted some additional pics here:

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Old August 3rd, 2009, 12:16 AM
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So, finally got the BFG KM2s mounted on my wheels and on the truck. Size is stock, 265/75/16. Look thinner than I expected but I actually like that. Ride is really quiet and smooth. Posted some additional pics here:

http://s42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...ps1526/BFG_MT/
That is a very nice defender. Black is just so sweet.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 12:33 AM
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looks kind of gay!
kidding I saw the truck yesterday. Looks very cool
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 02:44 AM
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Very nice looking!
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 11:23 AM
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Brian, where did you get the A-frame and end-caps of your black D90? Thanks!
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 11:40 AM
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Those end caps wouldn't last one trip off road. From the look of the trucks condition they are in no danger though, looks showroom new.
What's with the tailpipe?
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 12:06 PM
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Thanks, all! (even Barry)

Lee, got the A-frame from another member on the board. I think it can be ordered from the UK as it's part of the new LR kit. The end caps I got from George at RDS. I believe they come on all new Defenders too. I got a replacement bumper which had the holes for the end caps already drilled from Bill at TLR for $90 plus shipping. My old one had some rust so I figured for $90 is was worth getting a new one.

Ha! Yeah, this truck only sees my garage and probably only gets out on the weekends.

Kevin, that's the original tail pipe...at least that's the one I got it with in '99 when it only had 16K miles so I doubt it was ever replaced.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 04:58 PM
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do people think those muds on a 110 in 235/85/16 will look too skinny? I like the skinny look of the factory michelins and mine are shot. These seem skinny looking in every size.
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