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Old April 16th, 2010, 01:54 PM
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Tires on Boost Rims

I am in need of some new tires and have some Boost rims that I'll be putting the new tires on. The suspension is stock but I will eventually be replacing the springs/shocks and it will probably have a 1" lift with the rubber shock tower mounts I'll be using. But the suspension will be stock for the most part.

I'll be honest and say this Defender sees mostly asphalt but occasionally gets out for a few days of off roading. So I have been looking to just get BF Goodrich All Terrain TA's. Any other tires out there people like that have good street manners and still decent off road?

And lastly what is the best size to go with for Boost rims with a pretty close to stock suspension?
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Old April 16th, 2010, 02:38 PM
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try 265/75/16 BFG KM2s. I think any larger will rub since you're not quite at a 2" lift.
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Old April 16th, 2010, 03:17 PM
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Stock tire size is 265/ 75S / R16 right?
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Old April 16th, 2010, 03:27 PM
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Stock tire size is 265/ 75S / R16 right?
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235's are too thin for rover aluminum rims.... 265 is the minimum..

285 / 75 look really nice with a small lift... I have pix of that setup
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Old April 19th, 2010, 01:15 AM
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If you have time to post a pic that would be great. My plan is to get tires put on later this week.
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235's are too thin for rover aluminum rims.... 265 is the minimum..

285 / 75 look really nice with a small lift... I have pix of that setup
I call bullshit
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285/75's look great on the boost wheels.
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I call bullshit
Have you seen 235's on Alum. rims? I have made this mistake in the past for a project..... The rim ends up being Wider then the tread on the tire... It looks stupid... I would not go smaller then a 255 on one of those rims..

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285/75's look great on the boost wheels.
I actually have a set of Boosts for the white truck.. they will go on in the near future..
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Old April 19th, 2010, 10:54 AM
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255/85 is a good choice, as the 285s sometimetimes rub IF not lifted. The 255 is 33.3" while the 285s are 32.8", but the 255 is an inch narrower, giving a good fit and no rubbing stock height, and look sweet with 1 to 2" lift.
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I have 285/75s on the D90 with stock suspension and bump stops. They rub on the radius arms, the rear tailpipe hanger of the Borla and slightly on the inner fenders at the front in a very few extreme articulation situations. It may be partially because I have Toyos and they have a very agressive sidewall patttern though. That said I think the size fits the look of the truck very well. Pic 1.

When I got the truck it had a nearly new set of Mitchelin LTXs in the stock 265/75 size. I think they looked too small and wimpy for the truck. Partly because of the type but also just because they looked too small. Maybe stock BFGs would look better/larger because of the more aggressive tread pattern? I must admit they where great on road, but the type of use I put the truck to, thay had to go. Pic 2.

Last pic is of my D1 LSE with 235/75s on Boosts. looks OK on the Disco, but I think they would look silly on the D90. Pic 3.

Its all perception though.....

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Im pretty sure that new Defenders come with 235/85's. I've never noticed the rims being wider than the tires?
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Not sure if you can notice the rim being wider then the tread or not in this pic.....
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I decided to keep a stock look and went with the 265/75/16 with the boosts.
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Nice truck. Looks good. Looks like you're missing a front crossbar on that SD rack?
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I am missing a crossbar and have been trying to track one down. I know ECR has them but I can't afford what they want for it.

Anyone out there want to sell me one?
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Im pretty sure that new Defenders come with 235/85's. I've never noticed the rims being wider than the tires?
This is correct.
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7in rim width approved tire section width sizes courtesy of the RMA:

195-275


...also simple math prevails here

235 divided by 25.4= 9.25

A 235 section width tire is 9.25in wide, a 5 on 6.5 land rover alloy is 7in wide, 9.25 > 7.00

Even accounting for production differences in measured tire size a 235 tire is never going to be too narrow for a 7in wheel.

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