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235x85 tyres

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by jonathan leason, Feb 19, 2022.

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  1. jonathan leason

    jonathan leason Member

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    Any one fitted 235 x85 on wolf wheels to a series 2.
     
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    Bobsticle De Villes Advocaat

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    Everyone. It’s the smallest people go.
    You can’t steer and it will handle like a bucket of vomit but the need to make it look like a Jeep is overwhelming. Ignore the fact that the designers had decades of know how and experience backed up by proven engineering principles so halfwhits could add Americanisms to their monster truck.

    ;):D
     
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  3. jonathan leason

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    Does that mean you don't like
     
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    wireman Well-Known Member

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    I think Wolf wheels have a greater offset requiring longer wheel studs. I have wolf wheels fitted (prior to my purchase) to my ex MOD 90 and the wheel studs aren't quite long enough. My MOT man comments on them each year, the MOD and Land Rover Ltd came to an agreement that increasing the torque setting of the wheel nuts to 125 lb/ft compensated for this. You can buy longer studs but they are eye wateringly expensive for the extra length you get. See here:
    Wheel Stud - 60Mm - Paddock Spares
    That's for 1 stud - not a set of 5 or a complete set of 20!
    Compare that price to a standard stud:
    Stud - Paddock Spares

    Those are for a Defender, they may not fit a series
     
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    Exactly this, the boys with the sliderules knew what should go on it. Stick with that.
     
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    Lots of people haven't bothered putting longer studs on guess that's because of price. Put I have read you don't have to?
     
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    wireman Well-Known Member

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    "...the MOD and Land Rover Ltd came to an agreement that increasing the torque setting of the wheel nuts to 125 lb/ft compensated for this..."
     
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    jonathan leason Member

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    Yeah I read that something to do with been well over enginerd
     
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    I have hd/wolf wheels fitted to my series 3 and just use the higher torque spec. I have proper 7.50's fitted though rather than oversized metric tyres! but despite @Bobsticle complaining the 235/85 are the closest metric equivalents you can get to a proper 7.50 but they are not very consistent and the actual size of the metrics seems to vary hugely.
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    I’ve never complained in mi life. ;)

    out of the thousands of threads on wheels and tyres we suffer repeatedly I still just pop down the local fitters and get a replacement rangemaster as required. :rolleyes:

    If only for the reason it offends the balloon brigade. :D
     
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    Don't misinterpret me, there is a reason I run 7.50's ;). I have a nice supply of ex mil zxl's so they are what I run. There is plenty of choice in the correct size, and as you say rangemasters are still avaible and if you are after something a little more aggressive there are several proper series tyres being remade now. you can get modern versions of the old goodyear extra grips and if you really want extreme (and for the tyres to be louder than the old series diesel) you can even get modern versions of the old super all grips. All, of course, in the proper size.
     
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    Just a little bit of info about the torque on the HD rims:
    If you put a straight edge across the back of any steel wheel face where it bolts to the hub. You will find it is concave, when looking at it from the back.
    A steel wheel is designed like this. When you tighten the wheel nuts to the correct torque it pulls it flat - or as flat as the hub anyway.
    The HD rims are much thicker, and guess what? They need more torque to pull them flat.
    This may well have been missed when first fitted for the mod. If not pulled down fully the nuts come loose.
    Hence the increase in torque.
     
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    Ive never used a torque wrench to tighten wheel nuts, I just do em up as tight as my puny muscles allow, I havent lost a wheel yet. I imagine if I ever do it will have a similar excitement facter as when the door suddenly springs open on a.bend.

    Col
     
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    You just do them up to a couple of rusty screeches don't you, I thought that was what they meant with all this talk of wrench clicks?
     
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    Put 235/85 on S3 and steering is fine. Got longer studs. These are 235/85 vs 7.50 pics.

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    They look good
     
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    Are 235x85 the biggest you can put on wolfs with out having to change things.some one said there the smallest
     
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    There is no such thing as 235x85!!!!!

    A 255/85R16 should fit a wolf rim, but is quite a lot taller.
     
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    I am guessing you are just being pedantic about "235x85" not "235/85"?
    235/85 is a very common size.
     
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