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Old May 22nd, 2015, 02:28 PM
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tall and skinny?

going to make a trail rig out of my 1974 2 door rrc, what would you recommend for a nice skinny aggressive tire?

truck currently has 2 inches of lift and 7.5 r16 steelies



thanks tim,
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 02:30 PM
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 02:34 PM
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There's an awesome rrc tire thread on range rovers.net if you plug tires and rrnet in Google.
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 02:36 PM
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i have seen that thread, looking in the realm of camel trophy skinny
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 02:38 PM
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 02:43 PM
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215/85R16 or 235/85R16.
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 02:45 PM
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A set of 15 inch wheels from an 88 will open up some more choices.
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 02:56 PM
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Go Interco!

35x10.5-16 SSR's
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 03:12 PM
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35x10.5-16 SSR's
Ran these for years, SSRs, worked great!! Will be tight or require lots of trimming on a RRC
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 03:51 PM
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More information is needed... Do you care about road manners? What type of terrain do you want it to be good at? Does it need to run in the winter? Are you willing to trim?
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 03:57 PM
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off road use mostly, road manners arent a huge priority, mainly rocky and silty roads
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 06:51 PM
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Buckshot mudder. P78 16. 33 inches tall and bad ass off road.
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 07:06 PM
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Ran these for years, SSRs, worked great!! Will be tight or require lots of trimming on a RRC
Ah, did not see RRC in the orig post.

That look sweet on a Defender tho!
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 07:08 PM
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Without trimming and bigger bumpstops, you are pretty much stuck at 235/85R16. Taller will need some mods.
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 07:09 PM
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Troof 34x9.5-15 TSL's Stock Defender 5.5 wheels would work too if you want 16" -Jeff
Great pic! Is that on the Rubicon?
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 08:25 PM
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What country are you in? That makes a difference also. Go for simex if you want tall and skinny or the retread simex ripoffs if you want it significantly cheaper.

If you are in the US interco.
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