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Old April 27th, 2016, 09:01 AM
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Tire thread: interco ssr-41r or yellowsea 9.00-16

Looking for tall and skinnys again and trying to choose between the following:


Interco ssr in 35x10.50r16 these are radials




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Yellowsea Michelin xzl knockoffs, 9.00-16, I think these are bias ply




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I'd probably have to sipe the yellowsea tires for wet traction..
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Old April 27th, 2016, 09:36 AM
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I'd vote for the SSR's myself but they look to be an extra $100 per tire. I liked my SSR's in the 285 size I had on my 90.

What is the weight of the Yellowsea's?
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Why not real Michelin XL's 900R16?

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I'd vote for the SSR's myself but they look to be an extra $100 per tire. I liked my SSR's in the 285 size I had on my 90.

What is the weight of the Yellowsea's?
Yellowsea are 90lbz a tire

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I think they are rated for a vehicle way heavier than the defender, and just not a fan of the look. Have you used them?
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Yellowsea are 90lbz a tire

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I think they are rated for a vehicle way heavier than the defender, and just not a fan of the look. Have you used them?
Found them after I bought the KM2's, although not sure I want to jump up to a 36" tire. Though at my rate I'll need tires in a year haha.
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Same here., I really want taller, but I know I'll need a 1.4 case I'm running a 1.2 disco case right now with a 200tdi
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That is a real apples and oranges choice! The SSRs will do well is pretty much everything. The XZL style tires will do well in mud and be horrible everywhere else.
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I ran the 35/10.50 SSRs for years and had no complaints! I like the 8.25 XZLs but they do need siped and are very stiff. The SSRs were acceptable on road as well- I also ran them on my H-1 way back when...
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Good feedback peeps, I've never owned intercos butmaybe I shall.

Thank they will squeeze onto disco spare 16x7?
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Good feedback peeps, I've never owned intercos butmaybe I shall.

Thank they will squeeze onto disco spare 16x7?
I loved the SSRs. Great traction in everything, even pretty good on ice. Not that noisy and smooth.

They will fit a Disco rim, but the backspacing is not the best for a Defender. You will probably hit the rear spring mounts on a 110. An aftermarket 7" rim would be the best choice.
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Lol yea, well my truck has a unruffled side exit exhaust. Noise isn't an issue here
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Have you had SSRs? I had them and could not hear them above the the rest of the Defender noise.
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Same here., I really want taller, but I know I'll need a 1.4 case I'm running a 1.2 disco case right now with a 200tdi
With a 35" tire I would probably look at 4.1's in the diffs so low range isn't thrown off either.

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Yellowsea are 90lbz a tire ------ Follow up post added April 27th, 2016 09:48 AM ------ I think they are rated for a vehicle way heavier than the defender, and just not a fan of the look. Have you used them?
90 lbs for a tire alone is heavy. Interco site says the skinny 35's are 72 lbs. That is a huge difference as its outside rotational weight.
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Same here., I really want taller, but I know I'll need a 1.4 case I'm running a 1.2 disco case right now with a 200tdi
I would try the tires first. I did not have a problem swapping to the 34s.

You will have to trim the flares and have taller rear bump stops.
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Have you had SSRs? I had them and could not hear them above the the rest of the Defender noise.
I have 34 tsl's on wolf/nato wheels and used to have trxus 255.85's on my NAS 90. Admittedly no I have not run SSR's.
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I loved the SSRs. Great traction in everything, even pretty good on ice. Not that noisy and smooth. They will fit a Disco rim, but the backspacing is not the best for a Defender. You will probably hit the rear spring mounts on a 110. An aftermarket 7" rim would be the best choice.
When I tried mounting my 315's on Disco spares on the back of the 110 it hit the spring mounts where it cleared on my 90.

Being a 10.5" wide tire vs the 12.5" of my MTR/K the SSR may actually work with the clearance.

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I would try the tires first. I did not have a problem swapping to the 34s. You will have to trim the flares and have taller rear bump stops.
Be prepared to have people posting you need a 4"+ lift to run those SSR's, haha
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You have to watch the contact at full articulation which depends on your suspension setup. It is also affected by the springs you are running. Stiffer springs push the articulation point down and make the sidewall more likely to hit the spring mount.

The other thing is that, although, these are only listed at 10.5" wide at the sidewall, the tread is a lot wider than a "normal" tire and this causes rubbing issues that you won't get in other tires. The actual specs are 35.3" diameter, 9.0" wide tread and 11.1" wide sidewall.
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I have 34 tsl's on wolf/nato wheels and used to have trxus 255.85's on my NAS 90. Admittedly no I have not run SSR's.
When I went from 255 KM's to 285 SSR's it was a rougher ride and heavier / slower road feel but not much change in noise.
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I did run 4.11s asa mentioned above, extended bump stops and flare trimming- but all worth it to me. I don't recall noise being an issue even on Interstate. But after all those years in Defenders I can't hear anyway... Saves lots of money on stereo equipment!!
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