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Old April 28th, 2015, 09:39 AM
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1984 Land Rover Defender Tires

I am restoring my 1984 Land Rover Defender and just put on new medium duty Old Man Emu suspension. I would now like to replace my tires with a military mud tire 7.5r 16. Any suggestions of a high profile tire or where I can get some at a good price?
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Old April 28th, 2015, 09:45 AM
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If you don't want or cant find the Michelin xzl or xcl tires try the Coker Firestone Military http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cok-682312/overview/ Usually seen on a J**p, but I'll throw them out there for you to consider.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 10:03 AM
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Do you want a tire that just "looks the part" for driving to the mall or something that will perform off road? It make a difference.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 10:55 AM
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Yes, I do want something that will perform off road.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 11:29 AM
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You will be hard pressed to find a better value than Goodyear Dura Trac 235/85R-16. Work great on and off road, look good, last a long time, not expensive.
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I would stay away from those cokers if you are driving on road at all or in rain.
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I like the Goodyear G90's on my Series, but they are probably not the best choice..and hard to get.

I put BFG Commercial Traction T/A's 235/85 16 on my 90. Great all around tire so far; tall & skinny and do not look too modern. Not a fan of crazy sidewall graphics.
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I nice serious tire that is narrow is the narrow SS. http://www.intercotire.com/tires.php?id=8&g=1. About the same width as a 7.5 but taller.
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You will be hard pressed to find a better value than Goodyear Dura Trac 235/85R-16. Work great on and off road, look good, last a long time, not expensive.
10x what Bill said, very good on road manners excellent off road. Love um
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I would stay away from those cokers if you are driving on road at all or in rain.
x2, I once drove a really old CJ with a set of them. Wow, it was like riding on a skimboard in the rain.
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Does anyone else have feedback on the Narrow S.S. | Interco Tire
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Does anyone else have feedback on the Narrow S.S. | Interco Tire
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No direct experience, but they are bias ply construction. That means that they will underperform in every way compared to a radial tire.
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Off road bias ply is better. They are a serious off road tire. Huge lugs.
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Choosing a tire is all about priorities, the Super Swampers are great off road tires, however if you are going to put in pavement miles getting to the trails or running around town I would go with a radial like the BFG KM2s in what ever size floats your boat (or truck).
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