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Old December 16th, 2014, 02:12 PM
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Land rover 90 tyre size

Good evening
I have a land rover 90 with a 2" lift and the tyres are bf goodrich 35x12.5x15
Ive just bought a set of landrover alloys and want to put Some all terain tyres on to tone it down a bit but unsure of a size to fit i was thinking fitting 235x85x16. Whats people's thoughts on this.Thanks Sam
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Old December 16th, 2014, 02:37 PM
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That's the size I'd use or maybe 255/85R16. Will your alloys work with your axles?
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Old December 16th, 2014, 02:41 PM
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How are you planning to use the truck?

As above, normal alloys won't work with the old axles without spacers...
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Old December 17th, 2014, 01:58 PM
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Hi Sam, welcome the the source.
235's are the closest size to the original 7.50"X16" size fitted as standard to the 90 & 110, it's also a very common carcass size so lots of different tyre patterns are available.

if your 90 has drums on the rear you will need to fit spacer rings to both axle hubs to run LR alloys, unless it has had an axle swap - common on the early 90's to get discs in the rear.

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Old December 17th, 2014, 03:44 PM
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IMO 235's will look undersized with a 2 inch lift. Especially on a 90.

Here is a 255x85 which fits more proportionally IMO on 90's with a 2 inch lift. There are additional pics of my 90 with 255's in my registry if interested.
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Old December 17th, 2014, 04:10 PM
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I concur, 255's look nice on a 90.
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I ran 255s with. 2" lift... Was a great combination...


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Old December 18th, 2014, 12:21 PM
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On my stock height vehicle I run 235x85x16 (E rated) which when new are 31.5" tall. With a 2" lift I'd think you'd be able to get a taller tire.

By the way the BFG 255's mine came with when new were the same height as the 235x85x16's I run now
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Old December 18th, 2014, 01:27 PM
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On my stock height vehicle I run 235x85x16 (E rated) which when new are 31.5" tall. With a 2" lift I'd think you'd be able to get a taller tire. By the way the BFG 255's mine came with when new were the same height as the 235x85x16's I run now
The bfg 255/85r16 mt2 is just over 33" measured.on a wolf rim (16x6.5 I believe)
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