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Old November 30th, 2015, 01:48 PM
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Yokohama Super Steel TY025 7.50-16 G Tire

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Anyone had any experience with these Yokohama Super Steel TY025 7.50-16 G Tires?

Super Steel Tires at Tire Rack

Looking at replacing the existing Avon RangeMasters (7.50 x16).

Fitting to the standard 5.5" wide tubed wheel (ANR4636)

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Old November 30th, 2015, 02:36 PM
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$308 per tire?

That's a great deal, Steve!


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Old November 30th, 2015, 03:11 PM
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Wow, load range G! That's going to be a stiff tire, not that you'd notice on an old rover.
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$308 per tire?

That's a great deal, Steve!


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Jeff……you can surprise me! You can wrap them up for me for Christmas!

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Wow, load range G! That's going to be a stiff tire, not that you'd notice on an old rover.
Hi Dan
Open to advice……looking for a tall, skinny tubed tire that will fit properly on the 5.5" rims.
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Old November 30th, 2015, 04:31 PM
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Jeff……you can surprise me! You can wrap them up for me for Christmas!
bah--- humbug!


What truck are these tires for?

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Old November 30th, 2015, 04:37 PM
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Whoa !
I had a set of 4 of these, pretty much brand new. I gave them to Dave Stauffer to put on his ex mod so he could tow it out to Colorado with his motor home last month and not wear out his KM2's. Had no idea they were so pricey. He did give me a tub, roof sides, doors, and roof, from a 110 5 door for them though....
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Old November 30th, 2015, 04:39 PM
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215 85 16's are very close to 7.50 R16's. And some are built without the load range Z 19 ply stiffness.
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Old November 30th, 2015, 05:42 PM
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Hi Dan
Open to advice……looking for a tall, skinny tubed tire that will fit properly on the 5.5" rims.
Cheers
Steve
I used to have a set of "Coop Grip Spurs" on my 109 that were awesome tires for mud and such off road and look quite proper on a Series truck. They are sold through Southern States stores if you can find one that is willing to order them for you. I sold that set to Lyle McMullen who still has them on his 88".
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215 85 16's are very close to 7.50 R16's. And some are built without the load range Z 19 ply stiffness.
235/85-16 is closest to 7.50r16
215/85-16 is close to 7.00r16

Had Cooper STT 7.50r16 on my D1. Great size.
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Old November 30th, 2015, 07:45 PM
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235/85-16 is closest to 7.50r16
215/85-16 is close to 7.00r16

Had Cooper STT 7.50r16 on my D1. Great size.
Okay with tubes fitted?
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Old December 1st, 2015, 09:46 AM
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No. That was years ago. Its a really rare size these days.
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English, I had 235/85's on the standard Series rim and Trevor is still running those today.

Also, someone here had Michelin XZL's in 7.50 x 16 for sale. Might be easier and cheaper to find a set of XZL's as take offs from an MOD truck.
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English, I had 235/85's on the standard Series rim and Trevor is still running those today.

Also, someone here had Michelin XZL's in 7.50 x 16 for sale. Might be easier and cheaper to find a set of XZL's as take offs from an MOD truck.
Problem with XZL's and most 7.5's available these days is that they are Tubeless, and tubes do not fare well with tubeless tires, because from what i am told the inside of the tire is rougher and more likely to punture the already lower quality tubes.
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Power King Super Traction are tube type (the Super Traction II are tubeless). I've never used them, but they are about $100 each.
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215 85 16's measure closer to 7.50's than 235's. simple numbers.

235's may be more commonly used but 215mm is better if you're going for the 7.50 look or feel.

They make specific tubes for use inside tubeless tires. Finding a tire shop to mount tubed tires may require a bit of shopping around. (Did for me)

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Old December 1st, 2015, 11:38 AM
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There are a few trailer tires out there 750r16 and 235/80-16 (not a typo) and 225/90-16. On my to do list for trailer tires if I need to go up that far to level the M416
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Thanks for all the input. The decision is getting narrowed down to probably a radial 215/85/16 with radial tubes.
For reference I found radial tubes at:

https://www.universaltire.com/tubes-...rass-stem.html

The manufacturer has told me that radial tubes are thicker than bias tubes so they can cope with the additional heat generated by radial tires. You can use a radial tube with a bias tire, but shouldn't use a bias tube with radial tire.

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Interesting. That tube might be a good idea for the countless tubeless, radial XZL installed on old tube-type wheels.
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Steve,

I wouldn't put anything smaller than the 7.50 16. I think you will find the 215 and 7 x 16 sizes are too small and look lost in the wheel well. Also, you'll be operating the engine outside of the intended rpm range.

Have you seen the Yokohama Y742S? Some of the folks on Guns and Rovers seemed to like them.
http://siteground237.com/~gunsandr/s...ead.php?t=7038

Personally, I am a 235/85/16 fan. Its the factory tire for 90/110 and looks and feels right on the vehicles. AND is a much better stand-in for 7.50 16. Rover engineers thought so too, that's why they used it. 215 series tires might look and perform ok on a stock disco or RRC (they built them with a 1.2 transfer box to account for the smaller stock tire) but not on a 90 or 110.

And yes I know NAS 90s came with a 1.2 also. but not NAS 110s.
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Steve,

I wouldn't put anything smaller than the 7.50 16. I think you will find the 215 and 7 x 16 sizes are too small and look lost in the wheel well. Also, you'll be operating the engine outside of the intended rpm range.

Have you seen the Yokohama Y742S? Some of the folks on Guns and Rovers seemed to like them.
http://siteground237.com/~gunsandr/s...ead.php?t=7038

Personally, I am a 235/85/16 fan. Its the factory tire for 90/110 and looks and feels right on the vehicles. AND is a much better stand-in for 7.50 16. Rover engineers thought so too, that's why they used it. 215 series tires might look and perform ok on a stock disco or RRC (they built them with a 1.2 transfer box to account for the smaller stock tire) but not on a 90 or 110.

And yes I know NAS 90s came with a 1.2 also. but not NAS 110s.
Many thanks. The issue I have is that the 110 came with standard 5.5" tubed rims (ANR4636), fitted with Avon Range-Master 7.50 x 16's.
Can someone post a picture of a 235/85/16 fitted to a tubed 5.5" rim so I can get a visual?
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