On or around Wed, 6 Jul 2005 08:54:55 +0100, "Andy Sargeant"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>The std steel rim supplied from the factory is the same on 110 and 90 being
>5.5x16, unless "Wolf" steel rims which are 6.5x16, which will take a 235
>section tyre with ease, the 235/85x16 tyres supplied from the factory only
>come out on 7x16 alloy wheel rims, it is NOT recommended to fit 235/85x16 on
>the std 5.5x16 steel wheel rim.
in the old days, SWB and LWB had different rims, and I'm fairly sure that
still applies to the 90/110. I had 235/85s on standard LWB steel rims and
they didn't look wrong - after all, the standard fitment is 7.50R16,
compared to 6.00 for SWB/90 - the latter were replaced with 205R16 which are
about 2" wider nominally, by the factory, on the same rims, AIUI (if not
that, then they were a legitimate fitment). Thus I can't really see why
235s, which are nominally about 2" wider than 7.50, are a problem on LWB
>Disco steels as you say are 7J and do look a little strange with 205's on
>them, we do have a good selection of these Disco steels at present if anyone
out of interest: is there (and if not why not) a maximum rim size
recommended for any given tyre, as well as a minimum? Seems to me that
mounting a narrow tyre on a wide rim is just as likely to be dangerous as
mounting a wide one on a narrow rim.
 Since the writing of the main text of this manual, BL have issued a
great deal of information which relates to tyre makes and sizes...
BL state that any 88" wheelbase vehicle fitted with 5.50x16 rims can now be
equipped with the Range Rover 205R16 tyres...
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk
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