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    What size to choose.
    Taking into acount the on road power drain of wide tyres.
    Both the same diameter, brandand type.

    265/75*16 or 235/85*16.

    Of course for my D2.

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    I'd take the 265/75 - looks better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christo Davids View Post
    I'd take the 265/75 - looks better
    I agree 100%
    The Disco has about 230000Km on the clocks so upping the power to drag those lekker tyres along is not a nice option.

    BUT!!! I also want those lekker 265's

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    Gents I know this has been discussed a thousand times already but I have reached the point where I want to purchase a set of 31's MT for my 1999 HB with the standard suspenstion.

    Yes we know that once you hit the 31" mark consideration has to be taken for wheel clearances. If I tweak the torsion bars and cut away part of the front bumper will this help or do I need a suspension lift?

    If a suspesion lift is required, would it not be better for me to get a set of 30" MT?

    Personally I would prefer the 31" but I don't want to buy the tires and sit with issues fitting them.

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    Rudlolf. I would rather fit the 235 tyre. Look at all the real tough lorries - they come out with Mari buiscuits (Cruizer bakkie, Defender etc). Road holding would be the first excuse by some who propagate fat tyres. Why does a Touareg diesel come out with 235's? More than adequate road holding if you use the right tyre!

    Sweetlips: The " tyres do not make much sense to me. Something inhereted form the backward USA measuring system! What I do know, is not to fit larger tyres (Sircumferance) than standard!

    My Pajero GLX came out with a 235.80.16 and only one, very useless, yokohama is available in that size. I replaced them with 235.85.16 and the loss of power were obvious- especially when towing. Fuel consuption increased (as per GPS) and the torque inverter on the autobox were confused! After 10 000kms I was forced to replace them with 265.70.16's which is very close to the originals regarding sircumferance. (And standard on the earlier GLS models)

    The benefits were - I had more accurate speed readings on my speedo and a bit more lift on the 235.85.16, but as far as I am concerned, the cons outweigh the pros.

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    Hi Bostoe

    I have pajero GLS 2006 but my tyre size is 265/65/17 was there a rim size change with two models.
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    Yes Erik, the early gen 3's (GLS) came out with a 265.70.16 and from about 2005/6 the GLS came out with the 265.65.17 tyres. At that stage the GLX came out with 235.80.16., with those ugly steel rims.

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    Hi Bostoe

    The 17" those are the ones that are hard to get or just limited for choice of makes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SWEETLIPS View Post
    Gents I know this has been discussed a thousand times already but I have reached the point where I want to purchase a set of 31's MT for my 1999 HB with the standard suspenstion.

    Yes we know that once you hit the 31" mark consideration has to be taken for wheel clearances. If I tweak the torsion bars and cut away part of the front bumper will this help or do I need a suspension lift?

    If a suspesion lift is required, would it not be better for me to get a set of 30" MT?

    Personally I would prefer the 31" but I don't want to buy the tires and sit with issues fitting them.
    Sweetlips, I am asking the same question here, but mine is the shape after yours. No reply's yet.

    Moderators please delete if you feel I am totally high jacking the thread.

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    Rudolf, I recently fitted 245/75/16s to my Disco and wouldn't go bigger. From my perspective the 265s just makes the car look like a Staffy on steriods. :-) Here's a pic of how the Disco looks like now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Rudolf, I recently fitted 245/75/16s to my Disco and wouldn't go bigger. From my perspective the 265s just makes the car look like a Staffy on steriods. :-) Here's a pic of how the Disco looks like now.
    Thanks,
    Thats my conclusion too . It would make the speedo read spot on and there are a wide chioce of tyres to choose from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudolfD2 View Post
    ...are a wide chioce of tyres to choose from.
    Very true and something people tend to forget about. If you venture outside of SA and urgently need a replacement, you're not going to get all these lesser used tyre size. 235s and 245s is quite general and readily available.
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    Erik - there isnt much choice in the 265.70.16 either.

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