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  1. #1
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    Default Defender tire size

    So I realise this has been discussed over and over but I am still unable to confirm an answer as I have received lots of conflicting answers.

    I have a defender 300tdi quite heavy I was going to upgrade my tires I run a 6.5j wolf rim, and wanted to know if a 265/75R16 will be okay on this rim or will the side walls bulge too much.

    the 235s have been good to me BUT looks wise I have icarus roof so the higher roof makes the vehicle look like a giraffe and a broader stance on the bottom may help (I know we shouldnt change tire size for looks but it's a thing).

    please advise
    I was considering the Powertrac MT due to price and the 10 page thread here on happy users
    98' Defender Hardtop 110 (300tdi)
    54' Moto Rumi Formichino (project in progress)
    58' Vespa GS150
    62' Vespa GS160
    66' Vespa SS180
    69' Vespa Rally 180
    69' Lambretta LI150

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    Default Re: Defender tire size

    Last edited by ngweshla; 2019/11/10 at 08:55 AM.

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    Default Re: Defender tire size

    question your TD5 is it the Alloy wheels... if it is I think they are a 7J so 0.5 inch wider
    98' Defender Hardtop 110 (300tdi)
    54' Moto Rumi Formichino (project in progress)
    58' Vespa GS150
    62' Vespa GS160
    66' Vespa SS180
    69' Vespa Rally 180
    69' Lambretta LI150

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    Default Re: Defender tire size

    235/85/16 and 265/75/16 has the same circumference, thus is the same height.

    Only differance you will see is a tad higher fuel consumption.
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    Default Re: Defender tire size

    I know they are the same rolling radius but are they too wide for a 6.5J rim
    98' Defender Hardtop 110 (300tdi)
    54' Moto Rumi Formichino (project in progress)
    58' Vespa GS150
    62' Vespa GS160
    66' Vespa SS180
    69' Vespa Rally 180
    69' Lambretta LI150

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    Default Re: Defender tire size


    2010 Defender 110 Puma HCPU (Bostrok)
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    Default Re: Defender tire size

    315/75/16 on a 6J

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    Default Re: Defender tire size

    think 265 on wolf rims will be fine, might experience a bit of floating though.
    Im impressed to see 315 on 6j

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