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Chockster 1st-May-2010 12:59

Pimp my Freelander - Massive wheels.
 
Hello Boys and Girls.

Just Bought some whopping 235/85/16's to replace my gay little 215/65/16's but...

What adjustments will I need to make?

If I put the new tyres against the wheel arches they will only fit with a bit of pushing and shoving And Im guessing when I turn they will rub the arches?

Has anyone els Pimped there ride and done the same?

Do I need a lift kit? wheel spacers? and to chop my wheel arches up?
Its fine if I do (Im actually looking forward to doing it)
But just after some input.

Let me know.

Pablo.

The Mad Hat Man 1st-May-2010 13:03

Re: Pimp my Freelander - Massive wheels.
 
wud it not have been wiser to check this before you bought them?:doh:

Series71 1st-May-2010 13:05

Re: Pimp my Freelander - Massive wheels.
 
ere we go again

Frazzles 1st-May-2010 13:12

Re: Pimp my Freelander - Massive wheels.
 
When you hit a corner, change to the 215's. When your back on a straight road, go back to the 235's :D

Disco01 1st-May-2010 13:24

Re: Pimp my Freelander - Massive wheels.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frazzles (Post 1074690)
When you hit a corner, change to the 215's. When your back on a straight road, go back to the 235's :D

Now come on, that isn't very helpful is it?

The answer is just don't go round corners. :D

fanatic 1st-May-2010 13:32

Re: Pimp my Freelander - Massive wheels.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chockster (Post 1074682)
Hello Boys and Girls.

Just Bought some whopping 235/85/16's to replace my gay little 215/65/16's but...

What adjustments will I need to make?

If I put the new tyres against the wheel arches they will only fit with a bit of pushing and shoving And Im guessing when I turn they will rub the arches?

Has anyone els Pimped there ride and done the same?

Do I need a lift kit? wheel spacers? and to chop my wheel arches up?
Its fine if I do (Im actually looking forward to doing it)
But just after some input.

Let me know.

Pablo.

Dear Cockster, If this a wind up it is fabulously poor, lift the body limit steering-or just burn it:D

freelander 1.8 xi 1998:eek:

RichM 1st-May-2010 13:40

Re: Pimp my Freelander - Massive wheels.
 
Why do you want big wheels? Haven't you noticed that most 4x4's have smallish wheels and big tyres?

Unfortunately my hippo came with silly wheels. I wish it had the normal steel wheels because it seems that I can't get decent tyres suitable for off-road. Either that or the guy from Hi-Q was talking out of his ass? I'm sure someone will clarify.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/...22edf900e6.jpg

EDIT: You bought new tyres and not wheels? If so, your thread title is misleading.

johnlad 1st-May-2010 14:32

Re: Pimp my Freelander - Massive wheels.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chockster (Post 1074682)
Hello Boys and Girls.

Just Bought some whopping 235/85/16's to replace my gay little 215/65/16's but...

What adjustments will I need to make?

If I put the new tyres against the wheel arches they will only fit with a bit of pushing and shoving And Im guessing when I turn they will rub the arches?

Has anyone els Pimped there ride and done the same?

Do I need a lift kit? wheel spacers? and to chop my wheel arches up?
Its fine if I do (Im actually looking forward to doing it)
But just after some input.

Let me know.

Pablo.

you need to fit a Defender to them, ha,ha

freebiker 1st-May-2010 14:47

Re: Pimp my Freelander - Massive wheels.
 
Won't fit. The biggest you can fit are 235/70/16's. 85 profile is just big and you'll need to make major mods to make them not rub when turning. Never mind wheel arches, you'll probably need to reshape the sump guard frame too, and they probably would catch on the struts.

Hippo 1st-May-2010 15:47

Re: Pimp my Freelander - Massive wheels.
 
215/65R16 = 686mm diameter

235/85R16 = 806mm diameter

So he's increased the diameter by 120mm or 4.75 inches.

235/70R16 = 735mm diameter

Changing tyres sizes - tyre size change calculator


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