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33x12.5x15 4 2.34%
35x12.5x15 5 2.92%
235x85x16 41 23.98%
265x75x16 24 14.04%
255x85x16 48 28.07%
285x75x16 35 20.47%
305x70x16 2 1.17%
315x75x16 2 1.17%
7.50x16 15 8.77%
Other 8 4.68%
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 12:27 PM
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I have a '94 Defender 90 with stock 265x75x16 tires on them right now. I have not changed the suspension and want to know what size tires can I go up to without causing problems; 285x75x16?, 295x75x16? 305x70x16?
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I have a '94 Defender 90 with stock 265x75x16 tires on them right now. I have not changed the suspension and want to know what size tires can I go up to without causing problems; 285x75x16?, 295x75x16? 305x70x16?
Trouble meaning rubbing or breaking axles and falling outside of an ideal power band?
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 01:41 PM
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I have a '94 Defender 90 with stock 265x75x16 tires on them right now. I have not changed the suspension and want to know what size tires can I go up to without causing problems; 285x75x16?, 295x75x16? 305x70x16?
The stock suspension is well worn. The springs have sagged leaving you with less clearance than you had new. If determined to stay stock height and ride quality get more LR springs, plus Bilsteins, plus replace any worn suspension bushings. That will give it as tight a ride as possible.
As for tires, as is I wouldn't do anything. With new springs, 255/85-16 and adjust the steering stops to accommodate the taller fatter tire.
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Old November 26th, 2015, 09:22 AM
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Running 6-ply 9/32-16LT TSL Bias Ply at about 30 psi hwy/12-20 psi trails. Love them. Little squirrelly on the highway, but fine as long I'm not in a hurry (which I rarely am) they handle just fine. On the trails they are like tank tracks. Scramble over some stuff with open diffs that folks with lockers and KM2s were winching through. Open Diff was more of a limitation than the tires. Putting in rear Detroit Locker/ front Truetrac combo right now. Can't wait for the results. Click image for larger version

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Old November 26th, 2015, 09:36 AM
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As for tires, as is I wouldn't do anything. With new springs, 255/85-16 and adjust the steering stops to accommodate the taller fatter tire.
Taller yes, fatter no, about 1/2" narrower- and about 1.5" taller....
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Old November 26th, 2015, 11:13 AM
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i was able to run my steering stops in a bit when i moved up to the 255/85, mine rub the rear eyebrows at full tuck. 37" look good with the flares removed
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Old November 30th, 2015, 03:02 PM
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I've been running 265/75/16 on my dd 110. Pretty much only road use, and the 265/70/16 Yokohama are a good bit cheaper than the 75s.

I know I'll be revving a bit higher, and sitting about an inch lower. Will this look silly? Yes--it matters OTH, I should accelerate a wee bit faster, and that NA needs all the help!

Any photos/thoughts on 265/70/16 on a 110?
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Old December 28th, 2015, 02:01 PM
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I would love some feedback here as I am struggling with what I want to do.

I am running 285/75/16's on steel rims that have a bit wider backspacing. They don't rub so I am good. They are currently the older MTR's.

I need to replace them and struggling with what to do. I want a tire capable of doing some good off roading, but to be honest, drive this truck on pretty days in Dallas. Here is my list.
-Goodyear Duratrac E ratings (although the sidewall ply has me concerned, as I think it is 3-Ply)
-The new Cooper Discoverer ST Pro. Looks like a hybrid mud/AT but it is pricey.
-The KM2's but they are also pricy and probably heavy.
-Just do the KO2's AT and live with the fact that they may not be great off road.
-What am I not thinking about?

BTW. When I do go off road, I will likely be in CO for a vacation, or in East TX on red clay sand at Bardwell.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old December 28th, 2015, 02:13 PM
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-Goodyear Duratrac E ratings (although the sidewall ply has me concerned, as I think it is 3-Ply)
Heard good things about these tires, but no personal experience.
-The new Cooper Discoverer ST Pro. Looks like a hybrid mud/AT but it is pricey.
I really like the STT MAXX i have on my Disco. I would look hard at these for the 90 next time around.
-The KM2's but they are also pricy and probably heavy.
KM2s are really heavy. I like mine. I want to say they are E range. I air them down to 13 and the sidewalls dont bulge all that much. I would probably go 255 if I got these again.
-Just do the KO2's AT and live with the fact that they may not be great off road.
Depending on what you are doing, KO2s are a hella good tire in most conditions
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Old December 28th, 2015, 02:26 PM
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Maybe I am a Luddite thee KM's are easily one of the best tires ever made. I am runningd KM 255's in a D load range. I need to replace them as they are cracking from age. I have been really happy with these tires, E load range is a bit much for a Defender
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I would love some feedback here as I am struggling with what I want to do. I am running 285/75/16's on steel rims that have a bit wider backspacing. They don't rub so I am good. They are currently the older MTR's. I need to replace them and struggling with what to do. I want a tire capable of doing some good off roading, but to be honest, drive this truck on pretty days in Dallas. Here is my list. -Goodyear Duratrac E ratings (although the sidewall ply has me concerned, as I think it is 3-Ply) -The new Cooper Discoverer ST Pro. Looks like a hybrid mud/AT but it is pricey. -The KM2's but they are also pricy and probably heavy. -Just do the KO2's AT and live with the fact that they may not be great off road. -What am I not thinking about? BTW. When I do go off road, I will likely be in CO for a vacation, or in East TX on red clay sand at Bardwell. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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looks good
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Lostchord. Those look awesome. How do they drive. Do they feel heavy?
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Lostchord. Those look awesome. How do they drive. Do they feel heavy?
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i don't know yet - story for another thread on another day

will post back once i can answer that question

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Old January 6th, 2016, 10:25 PM
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I have some stt's waiting on me. Planning on getting them mounted tomorrow.
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Well. I have about 1 mile now on my Cooper STT's. Theses dudes were pricey. But I can truly say I was surprised at how much quieter they are than the old style MTR's that came off the truck. They look sweet also.
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Old January 8th, 2016, 04:58 PM
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Lostchord. Those look awesome. How do they drive. Do they feel heavy?
no 'heavy' feeling and nice road manners

that said, they're on a truck that caps out at 70 mph and has some play in the steering
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I'm just about to pull the trigger on 275/75/18's - thoughts anyone? Definitely nicer/cleaner on a 90 then 285/65's right?

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I'm just about to pull the trigger on 275/75/18's - thoughts anyone? Definitely nicer/cleaner on a 90 then 285/65's right?

Jim
Just my opinion but if you are going for the mall crawlin' JK look 18" or even 20" rims on a D90 will do the trick. Literally every JK at my local mall is running them.

**The opinion I just expressed is solely my opinion and not those of Defender Source or its members, any likeness or similarity to the opinions (on JKesque low profile tire/rim combos) of other members is purely coincidental and does not constitute me being a "hater."
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