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Old 03-24-2005, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
Hootie
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255/85/16 tires on RR Classic

Anybody have experience with this size? I have OME medium shocks and
springs installed. Also looking at the 235/85/16. Going on a 1990 RR
classic.

Thanks,
Doug


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Old 03-24-2005, 14:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 255/85/16 tires on RR Classic

On or around Thu, 24 Mar 2005 19:03:32 GMT, "Hootie" <dougbea@swbell.net>
enlightened us thusly:

>Anybody have experience with this size? I have OME medium shocks and
>springs installed. Also looking at the 235/85/16. Going on a 1990 RR
>classic.


255/85 is going to give you bodywork clearance problems, I'd think.

If you've got say a 2" lift, the 235/85 might be OK - check the lock stop
settings, too, though - the larger tyres may get nearer the radius arms.

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Old 03-24-2005, 19:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 255/85/16 tires on RR Classic

In article <rv9641d84l6cn6coe69gb78phst8aidt3r@4ax.com>,
austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net (Austin Shackles) wrote:

> If you've got say a 2" lift, the 235/85 might be OK - check the lock stop
> settings, too, though - the larger tyres may get nearer the radius arms.


Also a lot will depend on the offset of your rims.

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Old 03-25-2005, 03:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 255/85/16 tires on RR Classic

On or around Fri, 25 Mar 2005 02:19 +0000 (GMT Standard Time),
niamh@4x4cymru.spamtrapped.co.uk (Niamh Holding) enlightened us thusly:

>In article <rv9641d84l6cn6coe69gb78phst8aidt3r@4ax.com>,
>austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net (Austin Shackles) wrote:
>
>> If you've got say a 2" lift, the 235/85 might be OK - check the lock stop
>> settings, too, though - the larger tyres may get nearer the radius arms.

>
>Also a lot will depend on the offset of your rims.


yeah, more offset (i.e. further from the chassis) and they're more likely to
modify the bodywork for you...

Mind, I was thinking about that WRT the disco, and wondering about
offsetting the rims an inch further (with spacers, I reckon - I don't fancy
trying to modify alloys :-)), thereby allowing better steering angles. I
daresay the wheels would still be "inside" the arches. On the 110, when I
fitted the 8-spokes (which were offset a lot more than standard) I got
enough extra angle (after machining the lock stops a bit) that it would turn
in the same space as a 100" chassis, which was nice :-)

Given the way the studs/nuts on alloys work, it'd be possible to make
replacement special long wheel nuts, rather than have extra bits on the
studs or extra-long studs. Wonder what spec steel the wheelnuts are? My
experience of car wheelnuts is that they're probably ordinary mild...


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Old 03-26-2005, 00:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 255/85/16 tires on RR Classic

In article <ggn741dm0c91dm4o5c7lnvrqhf5o76kud0@4ax.com>,
austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net (Austin Shackles) wrote:

> yeah, more offset (i.e. further from the chassis) and they're more
> likely to
> modify the bodywork for you...

And the les offset the greater chance one will need to reset the lock stops.

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