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Old 5th-January-2012, 21:39
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Default 235/85R16 tyres on standard LR 5.5J rims?

Has anyone put 235/85R16 tyres on standard LR 5.5J steel rims? Normally 6J is recommended, but the difference in width is very small so is will fit - just a question whether the tyres will stay on the rims in turns
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Old 6th-January-2012, 00:01
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Default Re: 235/85R16 tyres on standard LR 5.5J rims?

They will be fine, 235 is as wide as you can go on those rims, any wider is unsafe.
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Old 6th-January-2012, 13:22
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Default Re: 235/85R16 tyres on standard LR 5.5J rims?

Thanks a lot!
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Old 25th-May-2014, 09:27
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Default Re: 235/85R16 tyres on standard LR 5.5J rims?

Here goes a little thread ressurection!

Are there any more opinions on this issue?
I'm currently running 235/85r16 BF ATs on 16x7 modular rims. I happen to be a big fan of original parts and the black, wide rims with plastic fake studs annoy me quite a bit. I can get a set of traditional white 5.5j tubeless LR rims almost for free, but I'd like to keep the curremt tyres
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Old 25th-May-2014, 13:57
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Default Re: 235/85R16 tyres on standard LR 5.5J rims?

My opinion, they're probably OK .. but ...

They probably won't look right, a tad like balloons, and I wouldn't do too much off-roading with them as they'll possibly roll over the rims .. In North Yorks a friend had at least two, possibly more, large tyres roll off his rims on a Disco, though different sizes. I think they were something like 33" x 12.5's on 8" rims, so not that far off in relative terms to what you want to do. However, we were off-roading in fairly extreme circumstances!
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Old 25th-May-2014, 15:09
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Default 235/85R16 tyres on standard LR 5.5J rims?

I had 235/85/16 on 5.5 wheels and found them terrible they kept going flat and. They aren't recommended for that size wheel. Your better off getting wolf/HD wheels which are 6.5 wide they are much better.
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Old 25th-May-2014, 23:40
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Default Re: 235/85R16 tyres on standard LR 5.5J rims?

So the general opinion is that I'm better with the current modulars?

I love the Wolfs, but they don't come along cheap here in Portugal.
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Old 26th-May-2014, 00:27
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Default Re: 235/85R16 tyres on standard LR 5.5J rims?

Aw thanks . I visited Portugal once, it was ok
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