Tyre width for my Disco

Tyre width for my Disco

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jezrider

Original Poster:

261 posts

174 months

Wednesday 20th February 2008
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Hi guys,

Just a quick one, I have a standard Discovery 300Tdi and am loking at a set of new tyres, I have been offered some 255/55/16 which should look considerably more purposeful than the 205r16 skinnies that it currently parades around on !! However, im sure i read somewhere that there is a maximum width you can run on a standard Disco - and i dont want to have to start lifting the body or fitting arches.

Does anyone know the maximum width ??

Hooli

32,278 posts

169 months

Wednesday 20th February 2008
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235 is the widest stock IIRC. it'd be a case of trying them & find out tbh. different tyres & treads are well different.
a mate & myself both had 235/85s on discos, his didnt need more than a camel cut. i had to take 2" out right around the arch.

Liszt

4,329 posts

239 months

Wednesday 20th February 2008
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Agreed. 235/85 is the biggest you really want to go as any wider and you'll really reduce your lock and need a football field to turn around with. If you don't want to trim your arches then go for 235/70. A 2" suspension lift with 235/85 is normally a good route to go. You get a bit more clearance under the axles and more articulation without binding in the wheel arches.

jezrider

Original Poster:

261 posts

174 months

Wednesday 20th February 2008
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will the fact that the profile is lower mean that i can get away without modding the car at all?? these ones i have been offered are a 55 profile and currently on a defender 90 ?

thanks for response so far guys

Liszt

4,329 posts

239 months

Wednesday 20th February 2008
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They are slightly smaller 205/70 = 143.4cm profile 255/55 = 140.25 profile, so you wont have a problem rubbing arches. If you don't fit spacers then you are going to have a problem with them fouling the steering rods, so you have to adjust the lock. This will worsen your turning circle. To be honest I wouldn't go for them. If you want a different tyre without mods go for a 235/70.

jezrider

Original Poster:

261 posts

174 months

Wednesday 20th February 2008
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yeh, you could be right, they sound like hassle to me and thats the last thing I want.

normalbloke

4,889 posts

188 months

Wednesday 20th February 2008
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Stop messing about and get the anglegrinder out.....