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Old October 24th, 2007, 01:16 PM
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Question Euro Offset Steel Wheels

I'm considering mounting LT 235/85 R16 BFG AT's on LR 5.5 J x 16 steel wheels that are Euro offset, (not NAS 110 style offset). Part number stamped on the wheels is RRC503600...

I am thinking about the 235/85 size because it is the same diameter as the stock 265/75R16, (no issue w/ speedo error.)

Is a 235/85 R tire too wide for a 5.5 inch rim?

Bigger question, am I likely to encounter any inside clearance / turning issues?
Wheel back spacing is approx 4 5/8 inches. (Stock height NAS '97 SW)

Any experiences/opinions much appreciated...
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Old October 24th, 2007, 01:21 PM
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I think a 6 1/2 rim is better, that's what I run - a LR Wolf rim (Also know ae nato rims) very strong and you can get tubed or tubeless versions
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Old October 24th, 2007, 05:21 PM
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It will be fine. It is probably the most common wheel/tire combo found on a Defender.
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235's are a bit wider & taller than 7.50R16's so the tyres might rub on full lock. Although I've got a set of 235's on wolf rims that rub on full lock - it just depends how your lock stops are set. Mine are all the way in for the best possible turning circle
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I've run 235/85R16 tires for years on what you are calling the Euro sytle steel rims and they work fine though in a perfect world a 6" or 6.5" like the wolf/nato rim is better for the 235 size.
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