On or around Mon, 31 Oct 2005 17:08:38 GMT, "Richard"
<NO.SPAM@ATNO.SPAM.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:
>I need to replace all four tyres on my 95 V8 Discovery. At the moment they
>are 235's on standard LR ally wheels. What size (width) can I go up to? The
>tyres I will buy will be BFG all terrain T/A, anyone know the best place to
>get them ?
not much benefit in going wider than 235. 235/70 fit OK, obviously. If you
go much bigger on the diameter you'll have bodywork issues. Much more width
is mostly pose value, TBH - my series III 109 on 7.50 radials probably
performs better off road than the 110 used to on 10.5" wide ones. You do
get a bit more flotation on soft stuff, but the range of terrain where this
makes a meaningful difference is fairly narrow - If you got to 255 width
(say a 255/65 or something) then on softish ground it'll sink in a bit less.
On really soft ground it'll sink anyway, and on harder stuff you'll get less
bite due to the reduced ground pressure.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
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