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18” tyres

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by lvdxd00, Mar 17, 2019.

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    lvdxd00 Member

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    I got myself some 18” mondial alloys for my 90, now I’m looking for tyres to go on them.
    275 65 18,
    285 65 18
    285 60 18
    What has everyone else fitted?
    Also which brand, how much and where from
    Cheers
    Dave
     
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    16" steels, so they can be straightened out with a rock when you bend them in the dessert :D:D
     
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    What are you wanting to use it for? Is it lifted?

    I know why people go for 18's, but personally think they usually look odd and wrong on a Defender. Plus they will likely make the ride worse. Disco2's ride way better on 16's than 18's.
     
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    Not too many deserts near me, a few sand dunes, but you’re not allowed on them.
     
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    Just using it as a run around. No off road stuff.
    Not sure about the lift, please see my other thread. Still working on if it is or not
     
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    Mondials are a nice wheel 2nd to Comets. IMHIO ;)

    the Ride difference on a fender between 16" and 18" is negligible, not that defenders are comfortable anyways regardless.

    Looks are subjective, go with what you like OP..

    My 18"s have 255/55 R18 Nexan Rodians.

    Not the quietest of tires but hardly the worst.
     
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    That's some pretty hardcore pudding.. :p
     
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    I use Nexen Roadians too, but mine are 235/85/16 ATs. I don’t think mine are noisy, but mine are on my 200tdi.
     
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    The lumps in custard can be dangerous!
     
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    Don’t forget the crumble
     
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    I have very recently had a very long chat with the guys at Twisted Automotive about wheel and tyres.
    I'm ordering a set to upgrade my own from 235/85/16's.
    Anyway.
    The BFG A/T 265/65/18's have been the tyre of choice for the street look that lots of companies use.
    But Michelin (who own BFG) have stopped producing the 265/65/18's and stocks are very low and hard to come by.
    What Michelin have done is start to produce the 285/60 tyre as more of a replacement, apparently that was the go to fat tyre before the 265/65, so it's all swung back around again.
     
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    I can’t makeup my mind to go for 65 profile vs 60 profile.
    60 are the cheaper option and are only a little bit smaller than the 235/85r16s that are currently fitted.
    Cooper do a 275/65r18 at that look good
    Dave
     
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    Go for the deepest wall tyre you can still fit under the wheel arch. That way you won't burst the tyre and shatter the alloy every time you hit a pot hole over 30mph. :cool:
     
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    That would bring you back to my suggestion of 16” rims :p
     
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