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Old March 1st, 2008, 12:42 PM
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What tires work well on the 110?

Hi,
We have a 110 that needs new tires. What tires would you guys recommend that wouldn't require any mods? It is a straight stock 110 except for new ARB medium duty shocks.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 01:18 PM
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235 85 R16 is just slightly wider than the stock 7.50 R16s that came on it, for the cost you are selling trucks at (ie high end nice trucks) I would purchase 5 BFGs, probably all terrains as it will likley be a street truck. You can still find the michelins if you look around. ECR sold some 7.50x16 XPCs a while back.

255 85 r16 BFG MT is +1in but would be my choice
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I think the 235/85-R16 BFG AT would maintain the "skinny tire" look of the factory.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 08:59 PM
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I just put the 235-85/16 BFG ATs on my 110 and they're great. Love them.
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I'm running Bridgestone dulers as a street tire and love them.
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 12:38 AM
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235/85 mimics stock most closely, but I prefer the 255/85/16 myself - BFG M/T.
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 06:48 PM
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I have BFG All Terrain T/A KO in LT 265/75 R16.

They look great, run well on highway and look "beefy" on the vehicle.

Only downside is some rubbing on hard lock.
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I vote for the MTs. The tire looks good on rovers, and I find the ATs aren't exactly quiet enough to merit the difference. If someone really wants something quiet and smooth, get an SUV tire.
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Dennis do you have any pics? I'd like to see what it looks like with that size. Are you still running the factory steel 110 wheels?

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I have 285.75.16 BFG Mud K2's on my 110 with no suspension mods at all and like them a lot.
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Andrew,

I will see what I can dig up that shows the tires clearly.

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Looks good Dennis. I was going to go with the 255/85s but now I need to decide.

Thanks for the pic!
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Is there benefit of 235/85R16 over 265/75R16?
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Is there benefit of 235/85R16 over 265/75R16?
width is different: 235 vs 265 millimeters (slightly over one inch wider [1.18"]).
The side of the 235 is 199.75 millimeter high and the side of 265 is 198.75 high. So, the 235 is a little less than one inch (0.75") taller than the 265.
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Good to know..thanks. It seems that over in the UK, 235/85's are popular on Defenders.
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Can 235/85's be used on factory LR 5.5" inch steel wheels with no problems? (as opposed to the wider stock NAS 110 steel wheel.)
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Yes.

You will hear different opinions about whether to run them with tubes or not, but they fit fine.
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Fans of the 255/85/16's - do they rub at all in the rear of your 110? I have a Foley's extended range fuel tank in the rear wheel well. It extends into the wheel arch slightly - 1/2" past where the aluminum and plastic eyebrow attach. I have ARB heavies in the rear and would love 255's - I just can't find any locally to test.

Anyone have photos of the 255's at full compression in the rear?


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