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Old March 26th, 2013, 05:35 PM
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I'm surprised that there isnt alot of talk about the Kevlar MTR's (285/75/16). I think they are great. I've had two sets on the 90's
Did you ever measure the real height once fitted?
I'd like to know if they're 33" or a little bigger.
I love my SSRs, 285/75 which are actually 34"...an extra inch is always a good thing.
But they're damn heavy...

I like the new MTR Kevlar, would think about it next time I'll be on the market for new tires.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 06:12 PM
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That size will probably need a bit of flare trimming. No big deal. It won't be simple finding 17" rims for the 90 though.
Yup - the only 17" wheels I know of are those Walker Evans jobbers. It would be nice to have a couple of options in that rim size - it might be easier getting tires in that size in the future.
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Any problems running the stock shafts/diff in the front with the 315's?
I have an ARB in the rear with Rovertracks axles. Just wondering if my front will be ok with the 315's until I can upgrade the front?
Its a risk. You're loading up both the stock axle (which is a wet noodle wrapped with metalicy bits for good measure) and the 2-pin diff (well, single pin really...and its an even weaker wet noodle wrapped with metalicy bits) with the additional tire weight. Neither of those components handle the stock tyres under aggressive conditions. So a degree of caution would be wise with larger tyres.

My two bits anywhoo.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 06:20 PM
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Did you ever measure the real height once fitted?
I'd like to know if they're 33" or a little bigger.
I love my SSRs, 285/75 which are actually 34"...an extra inch is always a good thing.
But they're damn heavy...

I like the new MTR Kevlar, would think about it next time I'll be on the market for new tires.
My 315 MTR's were exactly 35"on the rim but off the vehicle. And the weight of them with Disco steelies was just under 100 lbs ( which was slightly lighter than the 285 SSRs on Wolfs that I had prior).

I know you were looking for 285 info but just in case you wanted to compare.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 06:39 PM
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That size will probably need a bit of flare trimming. No big deal. It won't be simple finding 17" rims for the 90 though.
17" rims for 90:

http://lucky8llc.com/Search.aspx?CategoryID=1084
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Just fitted a set of 900 x 16 ( 255 / 100 / 16) Michelin's on my Defender 90 .... see pics attached. Truck has 4 inch lift kit
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nice Mike! I was looking at some 9.00s the other day.
36" is getting high. But the 10" fits perfect on a 6.5 wide rim. same width as 255/85s
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I know you were looking for 285 info but just in case you wanted to compare.
Always good to know. Thanks.
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nice Mike! I was looking at some 9.00s the other day.
36" is getting high. But the 10" fits perfect on a 6.5 wide rim. same width as 255/85s

We cut up the 6.5 " Wolf rims and banded them to 8.5 ". Then blasted and powdercoated in high gloss black. The overall diameter off the MIchelin XZL profile is almost 36 ", quite a increase from the 30 " ( 235 / 85/16).
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Update: I bought HeloBubba's 315/75 KM2's and had them shipped to my work. They sent out a USPS truck to deliverthem and the only thing on the truck was my tires, haha.
I also sold my rear ARB locker and bought 2 Ashcrofts, as well as Justin's first set of Tibus HD front axles/CV's, and installed 4.12 Ashcroft gears.
The Bad: KM2's run small. These are probably closer to 34".
The Good: A larger tire would create a lot of rubbing where the cargo floor meets the wheel well, without more lift. Tread is great and they perform very well.
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Just fitted a set of 900 x 16 ( 255 / 100 / 16) Michelin's on my Defender 90 .... see pics attached. Truck has 4 inch lift kit
This setup looks f@@kin bitchin!! A true 36" tire would be too much for me but I really wish there were more skinny / tall tires available.

For shits and giggles what is the weight of those and the price tag?

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We cut up the 6.5 " Wolf rims and banded them to 8.5 ". Then blasted and powdercoated in high gloss black. The overall diameter off the MIchelin XZL profile is almost 36 ", quite a increase from the 30 " ( 235 / 85/16).
Rivermike - you are showing off some really cool stuff!

I would love a set of Wolfs in a wider width for my 315 Goodyears. Do you have any pics/info on the process?
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This setup looks f@@kin bitchin!! A true 36" tire would be too much for me but I really wish there were more skinny / tall tires available.

For shits and giggles what is the weight of those and the price tag?


The Michelins are about 300 euro a piece ...

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Rivermike - you are showing off some really cool stuff!

I would love a set of Wolfs in a wider width for my 315 Goodyears. Do you have any pics/info on the process?


No pics, I have a specialist shop nearby that is cutting / welding them up.


I have attached some photos of the same rims on my 1983 Frozen Grey 110 V8 project
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