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235/85R16 tyres on standard LR 5.5J rims?

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by fredrikarnell, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. fredrikarnell

    fredrikarnell New Member

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    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 :eek:
     
  2. slim jim

    slim jim Active Member

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    They will be fine, 235 is as wide as you can go on those rims, any wider is unsafe.
     
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    fredrikarnell New Member

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    Thanks a lot!
     
  4. Arierep

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    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
     
  5. Paul D

    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire Events Planner

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    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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    chris200100 New Member

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    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.
     
  7. Arierep

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    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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    Aw thanks :). I visited Portugal once, it was ok :)