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Old 02-05-2015, 01:41 PM
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This is from the old 'tech' tab. I thought that more folks might see it here.

This is not my work and no author was listed. I have tinkered with the appearance and corrected a few spelling errors. Use this information at your own discretion.

Tire fitment guide:

Discovery

235/70-16: Stock tire size.

205/80-16: Stock size in many other countries. same height as 235/70-16.

255/65-16: Same height as stock

225/75-16: Little taller than stock

245/70-16: Little taller and wider than the stock size. reportedly, no need for lift, just minor trimming to fit those tires.

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.

265/70-16: About as tall as 245/75-16, but wider. will require more trimming and steering bump stops adjustments along with taller bump stops over the rear axle.

265/75-16: Almost 32" tall. Same as stock NAS D90 tires. Will require even more trimming.

235/85-16: Same height as 265/75-16 but narrower. And seems to be the most popular size with OME lift.

255/85-16: About 33" tall...very few people have fitted this size. Lots of butchering for this one.

285/75-16: About 33" also... but very very wide.



Discovery Series II

255/65-16: Stock tire size.

255/70-16: Just a bit taller than stock.

265/75-16: Taller and wider than stock, possible to fit without lift. minor rubbing. Looks real balanced with mild OME lift.

285/75-16: Even taller than 265/75-16, requires a bit more lift than the regular OME lift. some have fitted OME751 from Discovery series I, and changed SLS sensor in the rear to achieve almost 3 inches. Gearing and shaft strength become issues.

255/85-16: A bit taller than 285/75-15 but narrower. Gearing and shaft strength become issues.
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:19 AM
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It would be nice if anyone with an LR3 or 4 could put together a guide for those trucks. Throw in the Range Rover Sport, the P38A, and the Range Rover Mk3 and we'd have an (almost) complete set.
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:49 AM
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For Discovery II with 18" wheels

255/55/18- Stock. About 29" Tall and 10.4" Wide

285/60/18- About 31.5" Tall and 11.5" Wide. Works well with 2" lift

275/65/18- About 32" Tall and 11" Wide. Works well on 2" or 3" lift

285/65/18 -About 32.5" Tall and 11.5" Wide.

285/75/18- About 34.85" Tall and 11.25" Wide
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For Discovery II with 18" wheels

255/55/18- Stock. About 29" Tall and 10.4" Wide

285/60/18- About 31.5" Tall and 11.5" Wide. Works well with 2" lift

275/65/18- About 32" Tall and 11" Wide. Works well on 2" or 3" lift

285/65/18 -About 32.5" Tall and 11.5" Wide.

285/75/18- About 34.85" Tall and 11.25" Wide
Since it isnt listed here...

Im running 265/60R18 on my 04 D2 with OME light (stock height?) in the front.

There is slight rubbing on something at max turn, but other than that no ill-effects.
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Does anybody have any feedback/experience with any of these tires in 235/85r16 e load range:

General grabber AT2
Yokohama geolander A/T G015
Cooper discoverer A/T3
Cooper discoverer XT/4

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Love love love the General Grabbers. No experience in that size, but I've had them on my D2 and my D1 and I never had any issues.
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Does anybody have any feedback/experience with any of these tires in 235/85r16 e load range:

General grabber AT2
Yokohama geolander A/T G015
Cooper discoverer A/T3
Cooper discoverer XT/4

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Stay away from the AT3s if you plan on wheeling. Weak ass sidewall. Weaker than my old BFGs. The tire is pretty decent but I (and a few others on the internet) are convinced Cooper is paying ExPo and OJ to hype up their rubbers. The STTs were and still are a good tire though. I'd get BFG AT KO2s if it were me.
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Old 06-13-2016, 11:15 AM
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Stay away from the AT3s if you plan on wheeling. Weak ass sidewall. Weaker than my old BFGs. The tire is pretty decent but I (and a few others on the internet) are convinced Cooper is paying ExPo and OJ to hype up their rubbers. The STTs were and still are a good tire though. I'd get BFG AT KO2s if it were me.
They are a hundred more per tire and for 99.9% highway driving at 70 miles a day for work I can't justify the KO2s. These need to handle occasional nonpaved road that may be wet or snowy, snow on the highway, highway, and probably 1 trail ride per year hence these non-extreme tire choices.
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I'm getting ready to do my P38. Has 18" wheels I bought a set of D2 16" wheels for the off-road tires. I did this with my 96 D1. I'd run street tires and put the off road tires on when going on a trip. I have run Goodyear MT/Rs on 3 Discos. Been all over Nevada, the Sierras and Death Valley and I never had a flat. I used to get new or almost new ones off the Jeeps when the owners would put bigger tires and wheels on I picked up a couple of sets (245 75 16) for about $300 for 5 tires. When they went to 17" wheels that stopped.

I still have 2 MTR's. I'll put one on rim 5 for the spare. I'm leaning towards getting IROK ND's. $150 a pop isn't bad. I won't use them all the time so wear or noise isn't a big deal.

Anyone ever use them?
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They are a hundred more per tire and for 99.9% highway driving at 70 miles a day for work I can't justify the KO2s. These need to handle occasional nonpaved road that may be wet or snowy, snow on the highway, highway, and probably 1 trail ride per year hence these non-extreme tire choices.
For your use, you should get a good all-season road tire. It's foolish to get an A/T tire for only on-road use. Traction, handling, noise, and fuel economy will all suffer... for what?
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Old 06-15-2016, 01:22 PM
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Not just highway. Dirt roads also. I don't consider dirt roads as offroad. The 99.9% highway meant it'll probably do 15 miles of "trails" a year wit 15k+ miles per year so an expensive AT or offroad tire is pointless. They will be driven in snow, dirt, rain, and paved.

I lumped it all in as highway because most choads that ask about tires say they will do 80/20 on road/off road. Nobody does 20% of their mileage off road and if they do its the type of off road that I consider highway also.

Suggest a specific highway all season if you want me to give a care about your opinion on what I should do. I only give a shit about actual feedback/experience on the tires I mentioned.
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Old 06-15-2016, 01:53 PM
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http://www.kumhousa.com/tire/categor...1-0A43551871B2

I have heard good things about the Kumho AT's
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My brother runs the Grabbers on his F-150 and likes them a lot. But, he's also 19 and doesn't know shit about dick.
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I have heard good things about the Kumho AT's
I have purchased Kumho's a few times, not AT's but I have always had great experiences
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http://johnsonrods.com/johnson_rods_3_004.htm

some might find this useful.

Loved the BFG MT 255/85 R16 on my P38

Looking to lift my 04 L322 RR with Gap-Diagnostic IIDTool
Currently have stock 19 " rims Ideally looking to fit a 32.5 " tyre on 20 inch rims (265/60/ R20) or on 18 inch rims in a 265/70/ R18 tyre.
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This is from the old 'tech' tab. I thought that more folks might see it here.

This is not my work and no author was listed. I have tinkered with the appearance and corrected a few spelling errors. Use this information at your own discretion.


Discovery Series II

255/65-16: Stock tire size.

255/70-16: Just a bit taller than stock.

265/75-16: Taller and wider than stock, possible to fit without lift. minor rubbing. Looks real balanced with mild OME lift.

285/75-16: Even taller than 265/75-16, requires a bit more lift than the regular OME lift. some have fitted OME751 from Discovery series I, and changed SLS sensor in the rear to achieve almost 3 inches. Gearing and shaft strength become issues.

255/85-16: A bit taller than 285/75-15 but narrower. Gearing and shaft strength become issues.


I currently have the 18" option with an almost worn out set of 235/55-18. Going to pick up a set of 16" wheels as soon as I can get my hands on them - Found a set with 245/75-16 tires mounted on them. If the 265/75-16 will fit stock suspension with minor rubbing, is the rubbing all but eliminated with a narrower tire - (245), if the rubbing with the 265 is occurring in turns? With a 245/75, I'd almost be more worried about it 'bottoming out' with that tall of a tire on a stock suspension height when hitting a severe bump in the road or a pothole.
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No idea. I ran 265/75R16 and 255/85R16 on a D2 with the normal 2" OME lift.
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I currently have the 18" option with an almost worn out set of 235/55-18. Going to pick up a set of 16" wheels as soon as I can get my hands on them - Found a set with 245/75-16 tires mounted on them. If the 265/75-16 will fit stock suspension with minor rubbing, is the rubbing all but eliminated with a narrower tire - (245), if the rubbing with the 265 is occurring in turns? With a 245/75, I'd almost be more worried about it 'bottoming out' with that tall of a tire on a stock suspension height when hitting a severe bump in the road or a pothole.
You must be talking about the 16's for sale on Charlotte Craigslist. Guys been trying to get rid of them for months. 245's will fit on a stock rig no problem. It's what they ran on the G4/Trek D2's IIRC
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You must be talking about the 16's for sale on Charlotte Craigslist. Guys been trying to get rid of them for months. 245's will fit on a stock rig no problem. It's what they ran on the G4/Trek D2's IIRC


Those are the ones....Was he stupid high on them at first? IMO, What he is asking seems reasonable for the set, I'd try to negotiate some and see where we end up - still will have to pick up a 5th for the spare though...
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I purchased the Yokohama Geolandar AT G015s. So far they are fairly quiet compared to KM2s and Michelin XZYs. Significantly lighter than the XZYs so low speed turning and acceleration feel quicker. No change in mpg so far from the XZYs. Wet traction is very good on new and old pavement. They clear out rocks/pebbles well when driving.
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Does anybody have any feedback/experience with any of these tires in 235/85r16 e load range:

General grabber AT2
Yokohama geolander A/T G015
Cooper discoverer A/T3
Cooper discoverer XT/4

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They are a hundred more per tire and for 99.9% highway driving at 70 miles a day for work I can't justify the KO2s. These need to handle occasional nonpaved road that may be wet or snowy, snow on the highway, highway, and probably 1 trail ride per year hence these non-extreme tire choices.
Late to the party, but I'll put this info up.

I got the AT3's back in Jan for my Taco (265 70/R16) and have put about 15k mi on them doing basically what you describe (55 mi roundtrip, snow, rain, dirt/mud roads, pull a boat out of the water). I like them. Not loud, seem to be wearing evenly (across the tread). Good wet traction. Work ok in mud (4-6").

Down side - I've had to have them rebalanced at 10K, and I'm starting to feel a shimmy come back at 15K.

I'd recommend them.
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Regarding the initial post, I would disagree that gearing becomes an issue with the DII on 285/75 tires. Drive shafts aren't really an issue either, though the roto should be replaced with a u-jointed rear shaft if the rear is locked. IME gearing only becomes an issue on a DII at 35's and above, and then only if the truck is driven on the highway.

Regarding the negative comments on ATs for strictly on-road use, my DD is a Mark III RR running the original Nitto Terra Grapplers and they are great on a rig that sees 95% pavement and 5% gravel road. A good and different look compared to the norm and run just fine on the highway with minimal noise. Plus they're there if/when you need them. I routinely commute at 80-90 mph on these tires and have no complaints. And yet they would do fine as an off road tire on a DD in the Rocky Mountain West (though I would prefer a BFG AT).
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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
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