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Old March 4th, 2006, 02:35 PM
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Tire options after OME lift...

Will have the vehicle fitted with the OME next weekend.
I was just wondering about the tire I should get after !?
I know that i now can go with a (taller tire) but how about bigger !?
BFG mud terrain LT265/75R16 are whats on the truck now.
I would like to fit a bigger tire (but nothing overboard)
What size is most popular with everyone here!?
Muddterain, Alterian...does it really matter !?
I do go off road but nothing to serious (mainly greenlanding)!
I love to go for joyrides for hours on end and in the spring and summer
month it does become my daily driver.
As far as fuel economy, comfort (I dont care) I simply LOVE my D90
I spend all day in it if I could...just driving around OK, OK I;m rampling...
So...what's it gonna be..
How much bigger should I go!?
Stick with what I got ( size wise) !!??
Any ideas would be great, before I invest on this tire issue...
Oh yeah one more thingy, I do not like the giant rock crawly's or any other
"monster truck' look...just a heads up
Thanks
Christine
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Old March 4th, 2006, 03:11 PM
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Old March 4th, 2006, 05:41 PM
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Spring lifts should not affect wheel travel and thus tire clearance.....

285/75/16 will fit with the right backpacing.

Based on your description of needs, stay with the 265/75/16. You have no need for larger tires.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 08:38 PM
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285/75s are very nice size tire with a OME lift. I ran them with the stock lift for a short time before I had orginally put an OME 1.5" - 2" lift on it.
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Old March 5th, 2006, 09:37 AM
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Ditto the 285's.
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Old March 5th, 2006, 10:50 AM
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Spring lifts should not affect wheel travel and thus tire clearance.....

285/75/16 will fit with the right backpacing.

Based on your description of needs, stay with the 265/75/16. You have no need for larger tires.
I agree on this call as well. I would say forget the lift, buy quick disconnects and another set of tires and Nato wheels.
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Old March 5th, 2006, 01:24 PM
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I agree on this call as well. I would say forget the lift, buy quick disconnects and another set of tires and NATO wheels.
Do those NATO wheels come only in white or black !?
I thought about an even swap if anyone is interested (Black ones only though )
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Old March 5th, 2006, 01:58 PM
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Old March 6th, 2006, 08:39 AM
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Christine, I would do an all terain 285/75/16 .. they look nice with a mild lift and are just a bit taller. Good luck.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 03:01 PM
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Bfg 285/75/16

Hi,

I have 7.50/16 at the moment. I now have an OME lift and will probably buy BFG 285/75/16 mud terrain. I have heard some same they help with the Defender gearing and actually improve fuel economy slightly? Would you agree?

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Old February 11th, 2008, 03:22 PM
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I have heard some same they help with the Defender gearing and actually improve fuel economy slightly? Would you agree?
No! I have 34x10.50 LTB's (Close to 285/75's) and I desperately want 4.11's. The highway is terrible. 5th gear is very close to useless. They are knobby tires though, maybe an all terrain wouldn't be quite as bad. All the energy is converted into sound!
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Old February 11th, 2008, 03:29 PM
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I have Goodyear Wranglers 7.50/16 and I must say they are good all round tyre. However, after my OME lift they look a little pathetic.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 03:39 PM
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I just realized you have a Euro 110 with a 200tdi... Meaning you're probably geared differently. So disregard what I said.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 03:52 PM
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Tyres look too small?



Tyres too small?
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Old February 11th, 2008, 03:54 PM
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No! I have 34x10.50 LTB's (Close to 285/75's) and I desperately want 4.11's. The highway is terrible. 5th gear is very close to useless. They are knobby tires though, maybe an all terrain wouldn't be quite as bad. All the energy is converted into sound!
I don't know I just put a set of 285s on and the gearing seems fine on the highway. Any bigger and I'll regear.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:39 PM
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Tyres too small?
I don't think so. I have OME suspension on my 90 with the original 265/75-16 tire size and I think it looks fine.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:48 PM
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I don't think so. I have OME suspension on my 90 with the original 265/75-16 tire size and I think it looks fine.
Very nice!
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Old February 11th, 2008, 06:16 PM
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I have the stock tires on the OME HD/MD and I think they look fine. I am not sure 285 or 255 when I get tires next time.
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That looks good. I like the way 255s look on SW models.
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