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Old March 8th, 2008, 11:03 PM
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Question Yet another tire question...pls don't shot me!

I am thinking about going with 235/85R16 BFG AT KO's on my D90. Will this size tire fit on the original 16x7 tornado alloy rims? I have noticed this size tire on the stock D110 steel rims, but not on the tornado rims. Anybody out there have this set-up? Would this be a problem? I kinda dig the skinny tire look...

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Old March 9th, 2008, 01:00 PM
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I kinda dig the skinny tire look...
You and me both! I've done exactly that and it works just fine. Pics can be seen at http://picasaweb.google.com/Geurin/D90
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Thats a really good look!
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Thanks! I've got a set of freshly painted Alpine White 110 wheels that I was going to use instead, but the Wife actually put her foot down. Since she so rarely has an opinion on the Rover, I acquiesced and kept the alloys on.
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That is a great looking truck! The tan Badger II top looks great against the Alpine White. Since the D110 Steel wheel is 5.5" wide and the Tornado alloy is 7" wide, I didn't know if the difference in width would be a problem. It's good to know someone else has this set-up. I figure since I am going to replace all 5 tires, why not go with something different? I kicked around the idea of other tire styles and brands, but I'm going with the BFG AT KO. I had these tires on my Jeep TJ. I rotated all five tires every 6k miles and got 55k miles out of them, then I sold it (to get the D90).

I am greateful that my wife likes my D90, she actually wanted me to buy it...now she wants a Rover...an LR3...I drove a loaner LR3 while the D90 was being serviced at the LR dealership...once she drove it, she said she must have one...

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Old March 9th, 2008, 04:45 PM
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That is a great looking truck! The tan Badger II top looks great against the Alpine White. Since the D110 Steel wheel is 5.5" wide and the Tornado alloy is 7" wide, I didn't know if the difference in width would be a problem. It's good to know someone else has this set-up. I kicked around the idea of other tire styles and brands, but I'm going with the BFG AT KO. I had these tires on my Jeep TJ.

I am grateful that my wife likes my D90, she actually wanted me to buy it...
Hey thanks! Actually, the NAS 110 wheels are 6.5" wide. I have the same size AT KOs on the 110. The stock D90 size tire is the same diameter (within a tenth or so) as the 235/85, so if your D90 spare is like mine (i.e. never used), you can get by with 4. I've always used the BFG AT; great all around tire. Especially in snow. The skinnier the better.

Be careful; my Wife wanted me to buy my 90 too. And then she claimed it as her own...
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Hey thanks! Actually, the NAS 110 wheels are 6.5" wide. I have the same size AT KOs on the 110. The stock D90 size tire is the same diameter (within a tenth or so) as the 235/85, so if your D90 spare is like mine (i.e. never used), you can get by with 4. I've always used the BFG AT; great all around tire. Especially in snow. The skinnier the better.

Be careful; my Wife wanted me to buy my 90 too. And then she claimed it as her own...
Do you think that skinnier tires will do better in the rain as well?
My wife can't drive a manual vehicle...so she can't claim it...
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Do you think that skinnier tires will do better in the rain as well?
My wife can't drive a manual vehicle...so she can't claim it...
Hmmm, dunno if I've ever noticed a difference in the rain.

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