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Old 11-17-2016, 09:38 AM
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My old D2 on 255's and stock gears was a dog in the mountains; it couldn't get out of its own way. Of course, I drive like an old lady so it wasn't too much of an....issue
Same here on skinny 34's. I find myself downshifting to 3rd on hills to keep the transmission from hunting gears.
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:30 AM
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Well, admittedly it may have something to do with my having lost about 800lbs off the truck....
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:41 PM
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No idea. I ran 265/75R16 and 255/85R16 on a D2 with the normal 2" OME lift.


Sorry to revive this


Do you think 255s or the 285s would be better with a 2in lift? If you were ok with the 255s a 285 should also fit yes? It's a little shorter but inch~ wider.

Anyone have experience with these sizes on a D2 with 2 inches of lift?
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:07 PM
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Doing it again, I would stick with 255/85 on a D2. 285''s are a little too Hot Wheels for me.
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:29 PM
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Try these and report back. http://militarytires.ca/product/michelin-xzl-8-25-r16/
Or go big or go home. http://militarytires.ca/product/mich...n-clearance-2/ http://militarytires.ca/product/michelin-xzl-9-00-r16/
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:35 PM
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:52 PM
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Doing it again, I would stick with 255/85 on a D2. 285''s are a little too Hot Wheels for me.
I agree on that for a mildly modified D2 if the goal is to retain it's original design intent of great all-around travel 4x4 blend. However on my lr3 with fender liners modified, I've been test fitting 33" 275/70-18 in bfg at ko2 & duratrac, then also the bfg km2 in ~33" 255/80-17 and 33.7" 285/70-18. The 255 fits really well in full articulation but just seems too skinny for the heft of my 7000-8400 lb lr3 when running standard vs loaded for trips.

Having the 255 km2 in front of me though, it looks like it would be a really great choice on the D2 which I'd like to continue setting up with lockers of some sort and mild 2" - 2.5" lift. The medium duty OME 1.5" right now is just not quite right.

(also: i've been running on the lr3 for couple years now 275/65-18 32" with full bump stop drop capability after the fender liner mods.)
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245/75-16: Popular size for OME suspension lifted vehicles. require slight trimming on the rear wheel well fender, and may also call for adjustment on the steering bumpstops.

215/85-16: Same height as 245/75-16. but narrower. seems to be preferred for the snow and mud.

235/85-16: Same height as 265/75-16 but narrower. And seems to be the most popular size with OME lift.
Does anyone know if the 215/85-16 or 235/85-16 require trimming as well, or do they clear easier because they're narrower? Planning on an OME 2".
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:32 PM
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98 Disco 1, 2 inch lift, installed 235/85-16's, run the easy trails, I had some rubbing at the rear quarters, will definitely need some cutting, I think it's referred as the "camel cut ".
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:41 PM
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:58 PM
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Does anyone know if the 215/85-16 or 235/85-16 require trimming as well, or do they clear easier because they're narrower? Planning on an OME 2".
215 no. 235 yes. You will need to do the CT cut. There is a how-to in the mods section. 215 with 2" lift will look odd.
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:37 AM
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Don't plan on any highway driving though.


http://www.yournexttire.com/new-tila...0-16-mud-stud/
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:28 PM
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Don't plan on any highway driving though.


http://www.yournexttire.com/new-tila...0-16-mud-stud/

Wow! The tread is really deep just like the Super Swampers. I think they will perform better in the mud when compared to regular mud tires like toyo and nitto tires, although ride quality will be seriously rough on pavement.
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:32 AM
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Are the 215/85 really that sketchy on the road? 235s suck so much power, 245/75 seem like the best compromise
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Old 11-22-2018, 02:49 PM
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Are the 215/85 really that sketchy on the road? 235s suck so much power, 245/75 seem like the best compromise
I?ve had a set of 215 85s on a grand Cherokee and they did just fine on the road. They were from tirerecappers and appeared wider than all the ones you see pictures of on the internet. Can?t speak for them being sketch on a discovery but the ones I got were just fine.
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:01 PM
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I ran 215/85s on a jeep grand cherokee. They are not sketchy on road.
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:21 PM
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I did 255/85 briefly until a breakdown on the way to a B2B killed it off......Was happy with the performance. Those same tires are on my d90 now. It felt like a dog in the mountains recently.....but the header to Y pipe gasket blew.....killing performance. MPG was awful tto.
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:28 AM
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Haha glad to see some dudes breathing some life into an old thread!

Last Disco 1 had pretty new 265/75r16 BFGATs and an OME 2" lift so th choice was made for me. About to land an 04 D2 that's bone stock. Plan on mostly using it for daily, but for some adventuring and utility as well while I turn the RRC into the epic beast she deserves to be.

Not sure if I want to lift it. Keep going back and forth between General Grabber APT in 265/60/18 (30.5") and General Grabber AT/X in 285/60/18 (31.5"). Since my D1 didn't seem ungainly or anemic with the same diameter as the AT/X, I'm feeling pretty tempted, but I also kinda want this to look like a mostly stock truck with a few clues that it's more than a grocery getter. You think I'll be able to wheel enough for satisfaction with the 265/60r18s? Or will I constantly be wishing I'd gone big?
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:44 PM
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Haha glad to see some dudes breathing some life into an old thread!

Last Disco 1 had pretty new 265/75r16 BFGATs and an OME 2" lift so th choice was made for me. About to land an 04 D2 that's bone stock. Plan on mostly using it for daily, but for some adventuring and utility as well while I turn the RRC into the epic beast she deserves to be.

Not sure if I want to lift it. Keep going back and forth between General Grabber APT in 265/60/18 (30.5") and General Grabber AT/X in 285/60/18 (31.5"). Since my D1 didn't seem ungainly or anemic with the same diameter as the AT/X, I'm feeling pretty tempted, but I also kinda want this to look like a mostly stock truck with a few clues that it's more than a grocery getter. You think I'll be able to wheel enough for satisfaction with the 265/60r18s? Or will I constantly be wishing I'd gone big?
Drive it for awhile and see how you like it compared to your old lift and take it out a couple times and see if it's good enough for you before you lift it. Most of the dirt mine has seen was on the stock springs and it always did really well but I remember how nice that extra 2" was once I got it. I've been daily driving my DI for the last couple years and thought about taking it back to stock for that long forgotten ride before I bought my last set of tires.
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