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Old 12-26-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
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Tire choice POLL

Hi i have a newly acquired S11A 88 and want to change to the 16 inch
rims regular type. What tire choices can any one recommend. also how
much are 16 inch rims factory type going for. are they a direct
replacement?

Canadian Land Rover enthusiast
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Old 12-27-2005, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
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On or around Tue, 27 Dec 2005 00:42:44 GMT, anon <dfdf@df.fr> enlightened us
thusly:

>Hi i have a newly acquired S11A 88 and want to change to the 16 inch
>rims regular type. What tire choices can any one recommend. also how
>much are 16 inch rims factory type going for. are they a direct
>replacement?
>
>Canadian Land Rover enthusiast


dunno about Canada... but in general:

standard size tyres for the IIA would have been 6.00x16 or 6.50x16 crossply.

The factory at some point said that all SWB series vehicles could be fitted
with 205R16 radials.

A popular fitment is to get the wider LWB rims, and fit either 7.50R16 or
235/85R16, as per the LWB models, which increases your diff clearance and
may make your speedo inaccurate, but that's easily checked if it bothers
you. You can keep to standard SWB wheel diameter by fitting 235/70R16 on
LWB rims, but there's not much point - if you're going up to LWB width rims,
you might as well have the extra height and clearance.

if you go with standard SWB rims, you're restricted in the tyre width - 205
are OK, but any wider look a bit wide for the rim. Not that this means some
people don't fit 'em, but you wouldn't, ideally.

There's still a reasonable choice in 205R16, although even they seem to be
diminishing. If you go with the LWB rims, there's more choice.
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Old 12-28-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Tire choice POLL

anon wrote:

> Hi i have a newly acquired S11A 88 and want to change to the 16 inch
> rims regular type. What tire choices can any one recommend. also how
> much are 16 inch rims factory type going for. Are they a direct
> replacement?
>
> Canadian Land Rover enthusiast


That's a 'how long is a piece of string' question!

If you want any sensible replies you should define how and in what
conditions you intend to use the vehicle.
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Old 12-28-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Tire choice POLL

To shorten the piece of sting for you!

Question 1:
Are 16 inch rims a direct replacement for a 1969 Series 11A ?

Question 2:
What offset are 16 inch rims to fit the above model?

Question 3:
What tire sizes fit with the 16 inch rims that would not cause any
rubbing.

Question 4:
Through experience, are there any particular makes/models that have
proven themself to be a good off road tire, mud e.t.c.?

Awaiting sensible replies.





On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 20:36:23 +0000, Dougal
<DougalAThiskennel.free-online.co.uk> wrote:

>anon wrote:
>
>> Hi i have a newly acquired S11A 88 and want to change to the 16 inch
>> rims regular type. What tire choices can any one recommend. also how
>> much are 16 inch rims factory type going for. Are they a direct
>> replacement?
>>
>> Canadian Land Rover enthusiast

>
>That's a 'how long is a piece of string' question!
>
>If you want any sensible replies you should define how and in what
>conditions you intend to use the vehicle.


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Old 12-28-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 00:38:38 GMT, anon <dfdf@df.fr> wrote:

>To shorten the piece of sting for you!
>
>Question 1:
>Are 16 inch rims a direct replacement for a 1969 Series 11A ?
>
>Question 2:
>What offset are 16 inch rims to fit the above model?
>
>Question 3:
>What tire sizes fit with the 16 inch rims that would not cause any
>rubbing.
>
>Question 4:
>Through experience, are there any particular makes/models that have
>proven themself to be a good off road tire, mud e.t.c.?
>
>Awaiting sensible replies.
>


I don't think BF Goodrich can be beaten for wear or performance. If
your driving conditions are likely to risk punctures then a cheaper
remould may be a better option.

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Old 12-28-2005, 19:01   #6 (permalink)
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anon wrote:
> To shorten the piece of sting for you!
>
> Question 1:
> Are 16 inch rims a direct replacement for a 1969 Series 11A ?


It's what they left the factory with, so yes they are a direct replacement.

>
> Question 2:
> What offset are 16 inch rims to fit the above model?


http://www.roversnorth.com/techtips/ttwheelstires.html

AFAIK this info is incomplete as I am aware of at least one more offset
available on original LWB wheels, but the wheels in question are 100
miles from here so I can't measure them.

>
> Question 3:
> What tire sizes fit with the 16 inch rims that would not cause any
> rubbing.


A 1969 SWB would originally have had 600x16 tyres. The radial
replacement is 205R16.

A 1969 LWB would have had 750x16 tyres. The radial replacement is
either a 750R16 or a 235/85R16.

Either of the above sizes will fit on a SWB and no cause any rubbing or
fouling. Be aware that the larger sizes should be use don LWB rims that
are wider than those originall fitted to SWB models.

That said, a lot of Landrovers here (including one of mine) are running
on 31/10.5R15s which give a wider footprint that is useful when driving
in sandy conditions.

>
> Question 4:
> Through experience, are there any particular makes/models that have
> proven themself to be a good off road tire, mud e.t.c.?


I have a set of 235/85R16 Dunlop MT2s that are an awesome mud tyre, but
wear abominably on the road. I've also got a set of Kumho Powerguard
MTs that perform well off road (but are not a particularly aggressive
mud tyre) and seem to be wearing well on the road.


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Old 12-29-2005, 01:01   #7 (permalink)
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On or around Thu, 29 Dec 2005 00:38:38 GMT, anon <dfdf@df.fr> enlightened us
thusly:

>Question 1:
>Are 16 inch rims a direct replacement for a 1969 Series 11A ?


yes. standard tyres were 6.00x16 or 6.50x16.

If I were you, I'd talk to LR owners clubs. Generally, standard series rims
are easily got - there are always people who decide to fir 8-spokes, or 15"
rims, or whatever. May not be so easy in Canada, but it's a place to start.
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:01   #8 (permalink)
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On or around Thu, 29 Dec 2005 00:38:38 GMT, anon <dfdf@df.fr> enlightened us
thusly:

>Awaiting sensible replies.
>
>


I've already said it once, I don't generally reckon on repeating meself.
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Old 12-29-2005, 19:01   #9 (permalink)
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hi,
the "Awaiting sensible replies" comment was reserved for the the
abrupt person who answered after you had answered me initially, and
not whatsoever intended for you.
Thank you very much in your response as it has made the sizing issue
quite clear to me now.

Canadian 11A owner.

On Thu, 29 Dec 2005 08:59:30 +0000, Austin Shackles
<austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:

>On or around Thu, 29 Dec 2005 00:38:38 GMT, anon <dfdf@df.fr> enlightened us
>thusly:
>
>>Awaiting sensible replies.
>>
>>

>
>I've already said it once, I don't generally reckon on repeating meself.


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Old 12-30-2005, 02:01   #10 (permalink)
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On or around Fri, 30 Dec 2005 02:21:29 GMT, anon <dfdf@df.fr> enlightened us
thusly:

>hi,
>the "Awaiting sensible replies" comment was reserved for the the
>abrupt person who answered after you had answered me initially, and
>not whatsoever intended for you.
>Thank you very much in your response as it has made the sizing issue
>quite clear to me now.


's OK. You get the odd one or tow that asks a question, patently fails to
read any replies and then asks the same question again.

I'm glad to see you're not such a person.

BTW, might add that my comments on tyre size refer to standard LR series or
90/110 rims. If you get wider 3rd party rims, then you can fit monster
tyres.

Disco steel wheels are wide, too: 7J16. But they have a different offset,
and may not fit right on a series without a spacer kit.


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