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Old 11-22-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
Glen
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Tire question for Disco

My wifes 95 we recently aquired is in need of tires, and I would like to
put a slightly taller tire on it, and also am considering not going with
an H rated tire like it calls for.

I usually buy tires at Costco, which rules out both of the above, unless
I want to install them myself.

I see no real need to have an H rated tire on this vehicle, but to be
safe should I stick with them?

I am also curious as to how tall of a tire I can go with in wheel wells
without going to a lift kit..

TIA
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Old 11-22-2005, 15:02   #2 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
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Re: Tire question for Disco

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


> My wifes 95 we recently aquired is in need of tires, and I would like
> to put a slightly taller tire on it, and also am considering not
> going with an H rated tire like it calls for.
>
> I usually buy tires at Costco, which rules out both of the above,
> unless I want to install them myself.
>
> I see no real need to have an H rated tire on this vehicle, but to be
> safe should I stick with them?
>
> I am also curious as to how tall of a tire I can go with in wheel
> wells without going to a lift kit..
>
> TIA


Largest standard size is 235/70. I have recently fitted 245/70 with no
problems, and it's had a good workout offroad to show up any problems with
rubbing. These are 10mm wider and slightly taller. I have standard
suspension.

http://members.shaw.ca/jbarge/tires.html has some helpful info. You can go
as high as you like, but when you get to 235/85 some bodywork mods will be
required.


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Old 11-22-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
Glen
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Re: Tire question for Disco

Richard Brookman wrote:
> ...and Glen spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...
>
>
>
>>My wifes 95 we recently aquired is in need of tires, and I would like
>>to put a slightly taller tire on it, and also am considering not
>>going with an H rated tire like it calls for.
>>
>>I usually buy tires at Costco, which rules out both of the above,
>>unless I want to install them myself.
>>
>>I see no real need to have an H rated tire on this vehicle, but to be
>>safe should I stick with them?
>>
>>I am also curious as to how tall of a tire I can go with in wheel
>>wells without going to a lift kit..
>>
>>TIA

>
>
> Largest standard size is 235/70. I have recently fitted 245/70 with no
> problems, and it's had a good workout offroad to show up any problems with
> rubbing. These are 10mm wider and slightly taller. I have standard
> suspension.
>
> http://members.shaw.ca/jbarge/tires.html has some helpful info. You can go
> as high as you like, but when you get to 235/85 some bodywork mods will be
> required.
>
>


Thanks - did you go with H rated tires?
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Old 11-23-2005, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Tire question for Disco

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


> Richard Brookman wrote:
>> ...and Glen spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...
>>
>>
>>
>>> My wifes 95 we recently aquired is in need of tires, and I would
>>> like to put a slightly taller tire on it, and also am considering
>>> not going with an H rated tire like it calls for.
>>>
>>> I usually buy tires at Costco, which rules out both of the above,
>>> unless I want to install them myself.
>>>
>>> I see no real need to have an H rated tire on this vehicle, but to
>>> be safe should I stick with them?
>>>
>>> I am also curious as to how tall of a tire I can go with in wheel
>>> wells without going to a lift kit..
>>>
>>> TIA

>>
>>
>> Largest standard size is 235/70. I have recently fitted 245/70 with
>> no problems, and it's had a good workout offroad to show up any
>> problems with rubbing. These are 10mm wider and slightly taller. I
>> have standard suspension.
>>
>> http://members.shaw.ca/jbarge/tires.html has some helpful info. You
>> can go as high as you like, but when you get to 235/85 some bodywork
>> mods will be required.
>>
>>

>
> Thanks - did you go with H rated tires?


S rated.

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Old 11-23-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Tire question for Disco

On or around Wed, 23 Nov 2005 21:50:44 -0000, "Richard Brookman"
<newsboy@nowhere.com> enlightened us thusly:

>
>
>S rated.


hmmm. I forget what S translates to. 's probably enough, though. I've
only ever had a disco up to 100 on the clock, and then only briefly.
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Old 11-24-2005, 01:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Tire question for Disco


"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
news:gdt9o1djgcobsouq9pd1o8caf97f5562hv@4ax.com...
> On or around Wed, 23 Nov 2005 21:50:44 -0000, "Richard Brookman"
> <newsboy@nowhere.com> enlightened us thusly:
>
>>
>>
>>S rated.

>
> hmmm. I forget what S translates to. 's probably enough, though.


180km/h (112mile/h)

(L is 120 km/h, then in 10km/h steps through to U (excluding O), then H
(210), V (240) and others of even less relevance to Solihull's finest.


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Old 11-24-2005, 02:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Tire question for Disco

Austin Shackles wrote:
> On or around Wed, 23 Nov 2005 21:50:44 -0000, "Richard Brookman"
> <newsboy@nowhere.com> enlightened us thusly:
>
>>
>>S rated.

>
> hmmm. I forget what S translates to. 's probably enough, though. I've
> only ever had a disco up to 100 on the clock, and then only briefly.


Although if you plough into a queue full of old grannies at a bus-stop
and your vehicle is wearing tyres of a lower rating than the
manufacturer advises you would probably find yourself in deeper doo-doos.

John
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Old 11-24-2005, 11:01   #8 (permalink)
Glen
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Re: Tire question for Disco

John Greystrong wrote:
> Austin Shackles wrote:
>
>> On or around Wed, 23 Nov 2005 21:50:44 -0000, "Richard Brookman"
>> <newsboy@nowhere.com> enlightened us thusly:
>>
>>>
>>> S rated.

>>
>>
>> hmmm. I forget what S translates to. 's probably enough, though. I've
>> only ever had a disco up to 100 on the clock, and then only briefly.

>
>
> Although if you plough into a queue full of old grannies at a bus-stop
> and your vehicle is wearing tyres of a lower rating than the
> manufacturer advises you would probably find yourself in deeper doo-doos.
>
> John


That was my thinking, I can see why Costco only will stick to
manufacturs spec's, but an H rated tire on a Disco seems like ridiculous
overkill IMHO.

Btw, is the H rating right on the tire? The michelins I currently have
dont have anything on the sidewalls implying that they are H rated...
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Old 11-24-2005, 11:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Tire question for Disco

Glen wrote:

> Btw, is the H rating right on the tire? The michelins I currently have
> dont have anything on the sidewalls implying that they are H rated...



It should be after the size eg: 235/70R16 96H <---- being the bit you want.

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Old 11-24-2005, 15:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Tire question for Disco

On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 17:22:58 GMT, Glen wrote:

> I can see why Costco only will stick to manufacturs spec's, ...


What are Costco's prices like for tyres?

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