1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

Tyres!

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Bern, Feb 4, 2019.

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. Bern

    Bern Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2019
    Posts:
    84
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Wells, Somerset, UK
    They were white, I painted them Limestone. But they were in very good condition anyway.
     
  2. 300bhp/ton

    300bhp/ton Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011
    Posts:
    2,773
    Likes Received:
    739
    Location:
    Near MK
    Are you sure the STT’s weren’t 31.x”? I have some in the shed and there is no way they are over 32” tall. And I’ve not worn an inch and a quarter of tread off them.
     
  3. dieseldog69

    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Posts:
    7,665
    Likes Received:
    5,604
    Location:
    Back in the UK, Sunny Hampshire.
    100% 235/85 r16 :)

    €200 each at the time too :eek:
     
  4. rob1miles

    rob1miles Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Posts:
    1,703
    Likes Received:
    533
    Location:
    Slough and Bath
    I measured my BFG ATs at 32" on std LWB/110 rims. I've got them on now and I've also got one on a modular (6 or 7J?) I'll do some measuring and report back.
     
  5. 300bhp/ton

    300bhp/ton Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011
    Posts:
    2,773
    Likes Received:
    739
    Location:
    Near MK
    BFG say 31.7"
    https://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire/bf-goodrich/all-terrain-t-a-ko2

    I think it is actually hard to measure a tyre accurately, due to the shape. You'd really need a slider or something to know you are measuring the top and not looking at the measure from an angle.
     
  6. 300bhp/ton

    300bhp/ton Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011
    Posts:
    2,773
    Likes Received:
    739
    Location:
    Near MK
    Ok, not wanting to dispute you, but 32" 5/8th is a lot bigger than any 235 tyre I've seen rated or measured. If it was 31" 5/8ths I'd believe it.

    I'm currently running a set of Bronco Grizzly Claws in 285/75R16, I've measured these and they are shy of 33", but a lot taller than the Cooper STT's.

    235/85R16 Cooper STT and a 33" Simex. The Cooper is a lot shorter.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. dieseldog69

    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Posts:
    7,665
    Likes Received:
    5,604
    Location:
    Back in the UK, Sunny Hampshire.
    These are my coopers next to the 225/75 r15 that came off.

    DSCN0285.JPG
    According to tyre size calculator the 225/75 r15 is only 9/16 smaller than stock 235/70 r16, they're a huge tyre in comparison.
     
  8. 300bhp/ton

    300bhp/ton Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011
    Posts:
    2,773
    Likes Received:
    739
    Location:
    Near MK
    A 225/75R16 by the numbers should be 29.29" where as by the numbers a 235/85R16 should be 31.73"

    Are you sure your STT isn't a 255/85R16? By the numbers these should be 33.07"

    Looking at the Cooper site for the current STT Pro in 235/85R16, they are way smaller than what you are quoting. Just seems really odd otherwise.
     
  9. rob1miles

    rob1miles Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Posts:
    1,703
    Likes Received:
    533
    Location:
    Slough and Bath
    I've done some measuring:
    All 235/85 16
    BFG AT nearly new on LWB / 110 tube rim 32 1/4
    BFG AT nearly new on modular wheel (7J?) 31 1/2
    YKX on LWB / 110 tube rim 31 1/2
    The BFG AT are definately a bigger dia than the YKS (it came off a Discovery) but the rim width makes a big differnce to the overall dia for the BFG ATs
     
  10. Riggwelter

    Riggwelter Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2016
    Posts:
    145
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Sweden
    When I got my Landy, it was on 235/85 R16 tyres. The car looked like a German Shepherd puppy with huge paws and was a nightmare to steer. Nowadays, my S3 sports Micheline Latitude Cross on new tubeless OE wheels. Great for spring-to-autumn use up here, and on-road, if you don't want to climb mountains. My (highly personal) view is that wheels and tyres are not supposed to be some cheap cr*p anyway, it is a matter of safety. Oh, and it has been tested on farms as well, so I can strongly recommend this solution.
     
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >