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Old October 3rd, 2015, 06:35 PM
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Tire size wolf wheels for a disco

I know that Wolf wheels call for 235/85R16, but can you put 245s on alright?
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 09:59 PM
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Might be a bit tall for a Disco unless you plan on trimming fenders.

I've done 245/70-16 with a little rubbing.
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 11:09 PM
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Great tire size (245's). I go back and forth about dropping my ~2 1/2" lifted D1 running 255/85's (really ought to go 3"+ with that size but with selective trimming and bump stops it isn't too bad) back down to 2" or slightly less and 245's; I really enjoyed the set of MTs I had on in that size-especially with the 5 speed. I imagine with a 300 TDi they will match the truck well.
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Old November 5th, 2015, 11:55 AM
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Thanks fellas (sorry for the delay).
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Old November 5th, 2015, 12:02 PM
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Running 255/85s on wolfs on my Disco, 3" lift, very slight trimming
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I'd love to run slightly larger tires. But I refuse to cut or trim sheet metal to do it. 245/70-16 are the best I'll go.

Right now I went back to stock 235/70-16 in the Hankook AT.
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Old November 5th, 2015, 12:47 PM
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I know that Wolf wheels call for 235/85R16, but can you put 245s on alright?
235 85 16 is the biggest I have gone.
245s are very close to being too big and will scrape at times, but it depends on the second number on the tire size.
245 70 16 will fit, but 245 85 16 will scrape.
255s are too big.
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Running 255/85s on wolfs on my Disco, 3" lift, very slight trimming
But that is a D2, correct? The OP has a D1. They have more limited tire clearance.
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Old November 5th, 2015, 12:51 PM
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But that is a D2, correct? The OP has a D1. They have more limited tire clearance.
On my D1. D2 didn't need any cutting with 285/75 or 255/85
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Old November 5th, 2015, 01:06 PM
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I too am running 255/85's (not on wolf's, on RRC wheels) on about 2.5" of lift. Had already done the camel cut in the back for 235/85's (back when it was about 1.75-2" of lift), put in some bumpstops but am not having much rubbing at flex-though turning radius is reduced. This is what mine looks like with 255's; I love the stance (but am re-geared and the 5 speed does provide more control over power for the hills in my seat of the pants experience)

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I haven't finished making the cut "look good", but here they are

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Just Camel cut my '99 to fit 235/85's. I too think the 255's are too big for the D-I, but only due to wheel opening. Performance wise, great fit w/ 100" WB.
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On D1, I recommend that you trim the rear quarter in the fashion that mimics the rear quarter of the RRC. It looks right and allows enough room.
245/75-16 was the first bigger size people used on D1. Some went 750r16 and 235/85-16. At the end of my d1's life I went 255/85-15.
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I have run both 245 75 R16 and 235 85 R16

I noticed no additional cutting for 235 85 R16 and I think they look better.
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I haven't finished making the cut "look good", but here they are

^^ Are you sayin' that tire is balanced without any wheel-weights?? ^^


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^^ Are you sayin' that tire is balanced without any wheel-weights?? ^^


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Fixed weights are not much use if you use the wheels off road as the tires migrate on the rims
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Fixed weights are not much use if you use the wheels off road as the tires migrate on the rims
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When I took my 255/85 km2's to get balanced the guy looked at me, the tires, and wheels and asked if the truck vibrated on the way down 95 to his shop-I said no, not relay. He then asked if I wanted to give away $ as his advice was to run them till I got some vibes-so far that has been minimal though a few are starting to appear 10k in so maybe it's time but I am very impressed with the BFGs
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True.
True you don't wheel it? LOL...
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