Re: Re: land rover defender
On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 22:32:54 -0000, "Richard Brookman"
>...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....