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Kst80



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Tyre size advise....not the usual

From other threads I think I am correct that 265,s will fit boosts.
If I search tyre sites by the Reg number 265 comes up as the tyre size I require. Does that mean the bump stops will be right on my early 2005 TD5? I know someone said they were the standard fittment at one time? Or are the sites just set for common sizes.
Thanks.

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Mike c



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265s were a standard fitment for a while but that was on the earlier freestyle alloy, I would imagine it would be fine but sure somebody can confirm this.

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BogMonster



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265/75R16 will fit Boosts which are a 7x16 wheel. That size were fitted for a short time on the 90s which had 265/75R16 BFG ATs on Tornado alloy wheels as what was called the 'Freestyle Choice' pack. I am afraid with the passage of time I can't remember if it was offered as late as 2006, I think perhaps not, as I remember nearly buying a vehicle with that option in around 1998. 110s were never offered with that, only with 235/85R16 tyres on Deep Dish alloys if you specified the option, which I think was something to do with the turning circle. Having said that, my smaller set of wheels are a set of Tornado alloys with 265/75R16 Hankook MTs on, and they don't rub, even though the vehicle originally came new with 7.50R16 on steel wheels and I've never changed anything in the steering, so you may not have a problem at all.

However ... it really doesn't matter even if they aren't right. The 33x12.50R15 tyres on my Defender (and the last one, and the one before that) rub on the radius arms on full lock, but unless you make a habit of driving round in circles holding the steering wheel hard over it doesn't cause any issues, just a 'brrt' to remind you to back off a fraction Smile

I'd rather have the extra lock (and accompanying noise) when I need it, than not. ---
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Retroanaconda



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The tyre rubbing on the radius arm is an MOT failure in the UK.

However it’s easy enough to adjust the steering stops if required.

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LandRoverAnorak



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BogMonster wrote:
110s were never offered with that, only with 235/85R16 tyres on Deep Dish alloys if you specified the option, which I think was something to do with the turning circle.

110's were only offered with the Deep Dish because the Tornado wheel isn't rated for the all up weight of a 110. Darren

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BogMonster



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Retroanaconda wrote:
The tyre rubbing on the radius arm is an MOT failure in the UK.

However it’s easy enough to adjust the steering stops if required.


Ah ok. Not a problem here!

LandRoverAnorak wrote:
BogMonster wrote:
110s were never offered with that, only with 235/85R16 tyres on Deep Dish alloys if you specified the option, which I think was something to do with the turning circle.

110's were only offered with the Deep Dish because the Tornado wheel isn't rated for the all up weight of a 110.


Sorry, I wasn't clear, the comment related to the tyre size difference being due to the turning circle. AFAIK all the genuine alloys are the same offset so turning circle is unaffected but as you say, at the time the Deep Dish were the only ones weight rated for a 110.

Many years ago when I worked as a dealer I once tried to find out the actual weight ratings for various wheels and even Land Rover's technical department couldn't tell me, the answer was eventually along the lines of "it's approved for whatever the factory fit it on"!!

The limiting factor is the max rear axle weight and there is very little difference in rear axle weight between a 300Tdi Discovery (supplied with Tornados ex factory - max rear axle weight 1650kg or 825kg/wheel) and a 300Tdi 110 (max rear axle weight 1850kg or 925kg/wheel). Based on that my guess is that the Tornado and some other alloys are rated at 850-900kg and the DD/Boost probably at 950 or 1000kg. ---
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