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Old May 23rd, 2016, 08:05 PM
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RRC Tire Sizes

I am sure this has been covered, very confident. If the site would fix the search function to search for more than one word, I would have tons less post count, probably like 36.

Stock 95 RRC. Can't decide if I want to do 2" lift or just leave stock.

If I go the 2" route, what is the best size and fit that produces no rubbing?

If I stay stock, what is the LARGEST size and fit that produces no rubbing?

Pretty sure my current springs are as close to stock air suspension height. Plan is 80% road, 20% trail, no muddin'.

Previous RRC had 245/75/16 BFG's and didn't rub, no lift that I recall.

Don't need tire brand recommendations, I hate the newer BFG all terrains, look like shit with that sidewall action. Undecided on this as of yet.

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Old May 23rd, 2016, 08:25 PM
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I'm running 265 75 with 2 inch lift. The taller tires ride smoother. i like the stance.

Was my daily and then my daughter took it....
It's in Northern Virginia somewhere.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 08:56 PM
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If you want to go 1" more... I did 2" springs with 1" pucks and 255 85 16s. True 33" tires. My truck's a beater/trail rig. But here's a link to what I did and another guy with a RRC that is much nicer than mine but did the same lift and tire size. If you're thinking about it now would be the time if you decide to do springs. But then again I have a 2nd RRC with stock suspension with 245 65s and that works just fine too.

http://www.gunsandrovers.com/showthread.php?t=8062

I meant to add 235 85 16s would work really well with 3" lift and I suspect they would also work with 2" of lift. Your mileage may vary...
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 10:49 PM
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I'm running 265 75 with 2 inch lift. The taller tires ride smoother. i like the stance.
Love that stance! Nice truck Uncle D.

Great question! Thanks for asking, Matt. I'd love to know the max too! Here's my +2" coiler on 245/70. They were new when I bought the truck and are obviously too small. I want to go bigger and am simply waiting for them to wear out ;-)
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 11:14 PM
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1993 LWB with 3" lift and 265/75s KM2

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Old May 24th, 2016, 12:22 AM
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255 85s with 3" lift. I radiused the front wheel openings but could've gotten away with much less trimming.
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My picture sucks, but badvibes is right........I have 2" springs and 1" pucks with 255/85 BFG MT's.


I need to put some more miles on it before I decide if they are the "perfect" fit or not. However, I do love a little larger tire on the truck.......taller, not wider.




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Oldie but goodie article on rangerovers.net.... Range Rover Classic Tire Choices
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With stock air springs you can fit 235-85 16 if you adjust the turn stops a little. I find that they corrected my speedo so that it is dead on now (by GPS) so other sizes would definitely change your gearing in some (probably negative) way.
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Just put on new 245/75 KM2s yesterday. No rubbing -- I have coil conversion w/ no lift so stock height, but definitely could not go any larger without a lift, though I am not planning that.
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Just put on new 245/75 KM2s yesterday. No rubbing or coil conversion w/ no lift so stock height, but definitely could not go any larger without a lift, though I am not planning that.
Photos or it didnt happen,
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Was my daily and then my daughter took it.... It's in Northern Virginia somewhere.
Maybe you want to look into that further
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That looks great, I am thinking same size 245/75, no lift.
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Really liked 245/75's on my D1 when she had about a 1" OE HD spring setup. Great tire size.
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I have some 245s that I run occasionally---I dont recall any steering rub.

The 265s will definitely rub the radius arms when turning full lock.


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On my 95 RRC, I ran 235/85/16 with 2" lift and no rubbing. Angles got a bit wonky and needed diffs shimmed a tad.
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I had a classic with 245/75 MT/Rs. Good tread pattern but the size is all wrong for classics and they do rub if you use the car off road. 235-85-16s will properly tuck on steelies and give you an extra inch of ground clearance over the 245's. The 245 was popular for a while with the $1000 beater RRC crowd since they came on jeeps and none of the mall crawler types wanted the stock tires. I'm not a fan of short and fat tires.
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With stock air springs you can fit 235-85 16 if you adjust the turn stops a little. I find that they corrected my speedo so that it is dead on now (by GPS) so other sizes would definitely change your gearing in some (probably negative) way.
That is what I have (235/85R16), barely 2 inches lift though, agree on the speedo correction, spot on.

Before rear lift:


After the lift, heavily loaded (HD springs):

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I'm running 265 75 with 2 inch lift. The taller tires ride smoother. i like the stance.

Was my daily and then my daughter took it....
It's in Northern Virginia somewhere.


Is she in McLean? I've seen a similar truck twice in the past month.

I'm running 245s only slight rubbing. There's a good RRC tire size write up on rr.net
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