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Old October 27th, 2003, 11:02 PM
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okay so trying to figure out tires.. it what ways would a 265/75/26 be different than a 235 or 245/85/16. would the later just be taller and more skinny? I am thinking taller and skinny for my next set of tires. anyone ever bought tires from the UK and had em shipped over. got my eye on some michelins not XZL's
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265/75/16. 265 is the width in milimeters, 75 is the % of the width that represents the side wall height and 16 is the rim height. so 265 * 75% = 198.75. 265/25.4=10.4 inches for width.
198.75*25.4=7.82 inches for tire height 7.84*2+16=31.6 inches tall for tire height. This may vary a little as tires are not exactly the size they say they are.
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thanks.. so the 235/85 should be the same hieght just a little narrower??
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in case your looking here in North America....a 7.50R x 16 tire is almost the same size as a 235/85/16

i see that Rovers Down South has the Goodyear G90's ...i have these on my truck and they are great tires....quiet on pavement and good offroad

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I currently run 255/85 tires. I think this is a great comprimise, because it's taller than stock, and only a little bit narrower. It really looks great, yet increases your cleance.

It's about a 33" tire, so a slight lift (OME, etc) is probably called for, although I'm not sure if its required.
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