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alexatnd



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Recommendation required for replacemnt tyres
Hi,
For a long time now I've been running Grabber AT3s on my 2 110's Thanks to some faulty tracking I now need to replace 2 of them ... except ... apparently there are no 235/85*16 AT3s in the UK. Looking at the list of sizes available on the grabber web site ... doesn't menton the above size for AT3s either

Really was happy with those tyres so

1). Changing to 265/70/16 - there only about an inch difference in the diameter.... replace them with these ? downside ?
2). Anyone recommend other similar brands ?

3). Was really happuy with the Michellin climate tyres on our octavia, but theyre a bit too "roady" for our 110s

A Santa - 1977 Series 3 - new chassis, tub, disc brakes,SU Carb
Gertie - 1999 110 TD5 - like a Phoenix from the ashes back on road... almost
Effie - 2004 110 TD5 County
Post #1029931 31st Mar 2024 2:26pm
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34064



Member Since: 12 Dec 2023
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United Kingdom 2003 Defender 110 Td5 HT Alaska White
Not had any personal experience but I am also in the same boat with regard to Grabbers and no longer available in either X3 or AT3 in 235 85 16 but I've seen lots of good reviews of the Davanti terratoura AT which looks similar and is also three peak snowflake rated and considerably cheaper than the premium brands 110 Td5 Ex Utilities slowly converting into a pop top camper one day

Build thread:https://www.defender2.net/forum/post1024784.html#1024784
Post #1029942 31st Mar 2024 4:46pm
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MarkBrown



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United Kingdom 1983 Defender 110 Other HT Auto Keswick Green
265 75 16 are the same size as 235 85 16 and were fitted by land Rover to some models. They’ll be about an inch wider, but near enough the same diameter.
Post #1029949 31st Mar 2024 5:25pm
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custom90



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You could go for 255/85R16, but there is limited choice even with that.
This is a pain because they keep changing brands and types and it’s difficult to get a replacement pair.

When I’ve had to get replacements, twice I've had to get an entire set due to not getting a match.
Of which there is the method in their madness, makes sales sense too.

That’s why I stick with BFG, because they last, it’s not something you want to go through too often.
The downside is price, the rest are positives.
But this size might not suit you, and we all have our likes and dislikes of brands etc. Diesel$ Live$ Matter. ⛽️🛢️👨‍🔧🧰⚙️ RED, WHITE & BOOST! 🇬🇧
Post #1029955 31st Mar 2024 5:57pm
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geobloke



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As above the BFG AT's are always excellent tyres. However, if you are only looking for a couple of tyres then have a look at the Continental Cross Contact AT. It was standard on the Puma Defenders and a superb all round tyre. It took me as far as the BFGs have and in all weathers. You might be able to pick a few up on bay for little money.

Have a look at the Davanti Terratora as well, some folks on here rate them well.
Post #1029962 31st Mar 2024 6:30pm
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blackwolf



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custom90 wrote:
You could go for 255/85R16, ...


Not if he only wants to replace 2 tyres!
Post #1029964 31st Mar 2024 6:34pm
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custom90



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I mean as a set of course.Wink Thumbs Up Which is coming in price heavy when I last looked. Diesel$ Live$ Matter. ⛽️🛢️👨‍🔧🧰⚙️ RED, WHITE & BOOST! 🇬🇧
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MarkBrown



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Has anyone tried the Maxxis worm drive?
Post #1029982 31st Mar 2024 10:16pm
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34064



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Have a look on Tyre reviews.au at the Maxxis worm drive reviews intact it's a really good resource for tyre reviewing if your like me and love reading a review or 10000 110 Td5 Ex Utilities slowly converting into a pop top camper one day

Build thread:https://www.defender2.net/forum/post1024784.html#1024784
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MarkBrown



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Will do, thanks!
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Scotm



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Scotland 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 SW Orkney Grey
Censored - hadn't realised supply issue with the Grabbers - really like mine and was about to replace the spare to match the four I have on.
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alexatnd



Member Since: 19 May 2015
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MarkBrown wrote:
265 75 16 are the same size as 235 85 16 and were fitted by land Rover to some models. They’ll be about an inch wider, but near enough the same diameter.


Yeah was thinking about that... have to buy 4 though Santa - 1977 Series 3 - new chassis, tub, disc brakes,SU Carb
Gertie - 1999 110 TD5 - like a Phoenix from the ashes back on road... almost
Effie - 2004 110 TD5 County
Post #1030024 1st Apr 2024 9:51am
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