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Old 12-27-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
corby thomas
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255.85.16 tyres on wolf rims

Hi

Has anyone had experience of using 255/85/16 (Goodrich MT is the only tyre
in this size I am aware of currently) size tyres fitted to Wolf rims on a
110 Land Rover? If so are the wolf rims wide enough for these tyres and is
the 2-3% over gearing that noticeable?

Many thanks

C Thomas


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Old 12-27-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
Steve
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Re: 255.85.16 tyres on wolf rims

corby thomas wrote:
> Hi
>
> Has anyone had experience of using 255/85/16 (Goodrich MT is the only tyre
> in this size I am aware of currently) size tyres fitted to Wolf rims on a
> 110 Land Rover? If so are the wolf rims wide enough for these tyres and is
> the 2-3% over gearing that noticeable?


Hmm. Anyone know if those fit on 101 rims ? 255 x .85 = 8.5 " ?

Steve
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Old 12-27-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
Tom Woods
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Re: 255.85.16 tyres on wolf rims

On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 20:21:58 +0000, Steve
<steve@thetaylorfamily.org.uk> wrote:

>corby thomas wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> Has anyone had experience of using 255/85/16 (Goodrich MT is the only tyre
>> in this size I am aware of currently) size tyres fitted to Wolf rims on a
>> 110 Land Rover? If so are the wolf rims wide enough for these tyres and is
>> the 2-3% over gearing that noticeable?

>
>Hmm. Anyone know if those fit on 101 rims ? 255 x .85 = 8.5 " ?


Yes they will fit on a 101 and there are a couple of people with them
(there are a few references to them if you search on here or the 101
yahoo list).

I reckon that theyre as close in overall diameter to a 9.00x16 as you
can get in a normal metric size.

Craddocks sell a couple of different makes of this size tyre including
wildcat's i think.

I plan to buy a set of this size tyres for my 101 when i get it back
on the road.
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Old 12-27-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 255.85.16 tyres on wolf rims

Tom Woods wrote:

> Craddocks sell a couple of different makes of this size tyre including
> wildcat's i think.
>
> I plan to buy a set of this size tyres for my 101 when i get it back
> on the road.


Any idea of price Tom ?

Steve
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Old 12-27-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 255.85.16 tyres on wolf rims

On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 21:10:29 +0000, Steve
<steve@thetaylorfamily.org.uk> wrote:

>Tom Woods wrote:
>
>> Craddocks sell a couple of different makes of this size tyre including
>> wildcat's i think.
>>
>> I plan to buy a set of this size tyres for my 101 when i get it back
>> on the road.

>
>Any idea of price Tom ?
>
>Steve


from craddocks' web site:

'all terrain' type
255/85R16 WILDCAT LT ALL TERRAIN 83.19
255/85R16 WILDCAT RADIAL LT 112.76

'mud' type
255/85R16 WILDCAT/DURANGO M/T 91.25
255/85R16 BF GOODRICH MUD TERRAIN T/A KM 97.87

I'm not sure what to go for. I dont know how much of a 'mud' tyre the
BFG's are. I'm really impressed with the trac edges i have on the 2A
but i guess they are an all terrain not a mud tyre.
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Old 12-27-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 255.85.16 tyres on wolf rims

On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 22:59:01 +0000, Tom Woods <tomarse_@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>from craddocks' web site:
>
>'all terrain' type
> 255/85R16 WILDCAT LT ALL TERRAIN 83.19
>255/85R16 WILDCAT RADIAL LT 112.76
>
>'mud' type
>255/85R16 WILDCAT/DURANGO M/T 91.25
>255/85R16 BF GOODRICH MUD TERRAIN T/A KM 97.87
>

bronco have a few too. pricier though

'mud'
255/85R16 Cooper Discoverer STT :- 124.29
255/85R16 BF Goodrich MT :- 134.52

'all terrain'
255/85R16 Cooper Discoverer LT :- 107.15
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Old 12-27-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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On or around Tue, 27 Dec 2005 20:17:44 GMT, "corby thomas"
<corby.thomas@virgin.net> enlightened us thusly:

>Hi
>
>Has anyone had experience of using 255/85/16 (Goodrich MT is the only tyre
>in this size I am aware of currently) size tyres fitted to Wolf rims on a
>110 Land Rover? If so are the wolf rims wide enough for these tyres and is
>the 2-3% over gearing that noticeable?


no, should be, doubt it. Might even make the speedo more accurate.


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Old 12-28-2005, 05:01   #8 (permalink)
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"corby thomas" <corby.thomas@virgin.net> wrote in message
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> Hi
>
> Has anyone had experience of using 255/85/16 (Goodrich MT is the only tyre
> in this size I am aware of currently) size tyres fitted to Wolf rims on a
> 110 Land Rover? If so are the wolf rims wide enough for these tyres and is
> the 2-3% over gearing that noticeable?
>
> Many thanks
>
> C Thomas
>


The wolf rims are good, but beware - I think they are thicker metal than
normal rims.
You may need longer studs.

Joskin


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Old 12-28-2005, 13:01   #9 (permalink)
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On or around Wed, 28 Dec 2005 12:46:24 -0000, "Joskin" <reply@to.group>
enlightened us thusly:

>"corby thomas" <corby.thomas@virgin.net> wrote in message
>news:Ijhsf.4442$W4.2370@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net...
>> Hi
>>
>> Has anyone had experience of using 255/85/16 (Goodrich MT is the only tyre
>> in this size I am aware of currently) size tyres fitted to Wolf rims on a
>> 110 Land Rover? If so are the wolf rims wide enough for these tyres and is
>> the 2-3% over gearing that noticeable?
>>
>> Many thanks
>>
>> C Thomas
>>

>
>The wolf rims are good, but beware - I think they are thicker metal than
>normal rims.
>You may need longer studs.


still pressed steel, can't see 'em being that much thicker. I put 3rd party
8-spokes on my 110, which are thicker, without trouble.

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Old 12-28-2005, 14:01   #10 (permalink)
Dougal
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Re: 255.85.16 tyres on wolf rims

corby thomas wrote:

> Hi
>
> Has anyone had experience of using 255/85/16 (Goodrich MT is the only tyre
> in this size I am aware of currently) size tyres fitted to Wolf rims on a
> 110 Land Rover? If so are the wolf rims wide enough for these tyres and is
> the 2-3% over gearing that noticeable?
>
> Many thanks
>
> C Thomas


What size is a Wolf rim?
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