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Old 01-11-2006, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
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hi, wondering what the standard rear tyre size is for my 110 lwb 1987
defender, and would a pair of 215/65/16 tyres be alright on the back.
thanks jock
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Old 01-11-2006, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: land rover defender

jock wrote:
> hi, wondering what the standard rear tyre size is for my 110 lwb 1987
> defender, and would a pair of 215/65/16 tyres be alright on the back.
> thanks jock


7.50/16

215/65R16 sounds a bit hairdressy IMO. Apart from which, and without
checking the dimensions properly, they sound as if they are not tall enough.
To check for compatibility just type 'tyre calculator' or 'tire calculator'
into a search engine.

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Old 01-11-2006, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: land rover defender

....and jock spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...


> hi, wondering what the standard rear tyre size is for my 110 lwb 1987
> defender, and would a pair of 215/65/16 tyres be alright on the back.
> thanks jock


Standard tyres on a 110 are 750R16 (metric equivalent 235/85R16).

The tyre you mention would be almost five inches less in diameter (27"
against 31.75"). If you kept the standard tyres on the front, you would
wreck the transmission in no time at all, and look very weird into the
bargain. If you fitted the 215s all round, it would still look odd, have
less ground clearance, accelerate like mad and have a lower top speed.

Don't do it.

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Old 01-11-2006, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
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On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 22:32:54 -0000, "Richard Brookman"
<newsboy@nowhere.com> wrote:

>...and jock spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...
>
>
>> hi, wondering what the standard rear tyre size is for my 110 lwb 1987
>> defender, and would a pair of 215/65/16 tyres be alright on the back.
>> thanks jock

>
>Standard tyres on a 110 are 750R16 (metric equivalent 235/85R16).
>
>The tyre you mention would be almost five inches less in diameter (27"
>against 31.75"). If you kept the standard tyres on the front, you would
>wreck the transmission in no time at all, and look very weird into the
>bargain. If you fitted the 215s all round, it would still look odd, have
>less ground clearance, accelerate like mad and have a lower top speed.


It takes more than small tyres to make a 110 accelerate like mad....

Alex
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Old 01-11-2006, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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Alex wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 22:32:54 -0000, "Richard Brookman"
> <newsboy@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>> ...and jock spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...
>>
>>
>>> hi, wondering what the standard rear tyre size is for my 110 lwb
>>> 1987 defender, and would a pair of 215/65/16 tyres be alright on
>>> the back. thanks jock

>>
>> Standard tyres on a 110 are 750R16 (metric equivalent 235/85R16).
>>
>> The tyre you mention would be almost five inches less in diameter
>> (27" against 31.75"). If you kept the standard tyres on the front,
>> you would wreck the transmission in no time at all, and look very
>> weird into the bargain. If you fitted the 215s all round, it would
>> still look odd, have less ground clearance, accelerate like mad and
>> have a lower top speed.

>
> It takes more than small tyres to make a 110 accelerate like mad....
>


I would imagine that small tyres would do wonders for the 0-30mph time.

Huw


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Old 01-11-2006, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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....and Alex spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...

>> weird into the bargain. If you fitted the 215s all round, it would
>> still look odd, have less ground clearance, accelerate like mad and
>> have a lower top speed.

>
> It takes more than small tyres to make a 110 accelerate like mad....
>
> Alex


Everything is relative...

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Old 01-12-2006, 03:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: land rover defender

On or around Wed, 11 Jan 2006 22:07:41 GMT, "jock" <u17536@uwe> enlightened
us thusly:

>hi, wondering what the standard rear tyre size is for my 110 lwb 1987
>defender, and would a pair of 215/65/16 tyres be alright on the back.
>thanks jock


they'd be undersized.

235/85R16 is the equivalent metric size.
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