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Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel wheel

Wild Rover

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Hi there, I need 2 new tyres and am thinking of replacing the lot with new wheels as well. The last time I had the tyre off the inside of the standard steel wheel was corroding nicely and was probably the cause of the puncture, the tube was stuck to the rim.

So firstly I want to replace all my wheels and was thinking of the White 8 spoke 6.5"x16 option. Will these fit straight onto my Defender 110 200Tdi. I have disc brakes on front and drum on rear.

As for tyres, I have seen a deal for the above wheels fitted with Colway 205/R16 A/T Remoulds. As I remember the last time I bought remoulds, when I was a young and poor student, they had a strict speed limit set on them over which the tread may fly off. Is this still the case or has technology moved on from the early 1980's. Is anyone using these tyres at the moment, if so what are they like? Top speed etc.

Thanks for reading
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

Colways are tested to the standards of new tyres and they are Q speed rated too.

I run 237/70R16 MT's and have been fine on the occasion when the wind was right and going downhill to wind the ol girl up to a shade just under 70.
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

Remoulds are much better than they used to be, although it appears that they are softer and wear out much quicker than new tyres.

Personally I would not have remoulds as my every day tyres, I may get a set of MT pattern remoulds for off-road use but would not feel happy running around on remoulds all the time.

I have never bought budget tyres, I think it's false economy, the tyre is the only thing between your vehicle and the tarmac and I think this is worth spending the extra on.
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

Yeah remoulds are ok these days. As for white 8 spokes, people don't like them as much these days, I do, think they go well on a defender with a white roof. See below!
 

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Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

Thanks for all that, useful stuff.

cheers
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

Personnally I wouldn't touch remoulds...

For the price of something like a Khumo MT (£69 each) it really isn't worth buying anything other than a new tyre.

Also, 205x16s are too small for your 110... and you will find it overgeared.

What you should have fitted are either 750x16 or 235x85x16 - which are virtually the same size (the 235 is just a bit wider).
If you fit the 235's then you really need a 7" rim (or 6.5").... A standard LR steel is 6".

The other option, if you are chaging your rims anyway is to fit set of 265x75x16's.... again these need an 7" rim.

All three of the above are standard or optional tyre sizes fitted by Land Rover themselves... so they won't have any ill effects on you LR - or cause any insurance issues.


Ian
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

Standard Defender steel rims are only 5.5" wide. The standard LR steel rostyles are 6" wide however.

If going to a 235 or greater, I'd go with the LR Wolf rims, 6.5" wide.

Cheers
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

i got collways. Good price. They said that they use good qualtiy tyres to start with like Bf goodrich. And the pattern on my AT's is the same as the bf goodrich. I had 5 for just over £400 inc white modulars. Only problem i had is that my wheelcover i just bought wont fit. But...now i have money i would buy a set of boost or freestyle alloys with proper tyres fitted at about £700 for 4. Which isnt that much more considering.
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Oh yeah, my studs are a bit short. So the nuts dont tighten down as far as they used to. Not to sure about how thats gona go down on the MOT
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

Remoulds are much better than they used to be, although it appears that they are softer and wear out much quicker than new tyres.

I would go with that. I have some well known remolds (not colways I hasten to add) and they look like they have done over 20K but have only done about 8K. Good tyres though, just dont last as long.
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

I wouldnt worry about using remoulds every day. i run cross ply super (f**k) all grip's on my 110 day in day out and theres no way a modern remould can be any worse than their road manners. I find it on with the S(F)AG's on.
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

I've got Colway AT's on my RRC as everyday tyres and have no worries with them at all, done about 14000 miles on them so far (including laning) and not even half worn and the grip is good wet or dry.
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

I wouldnt worry about using remoulds every day. i run cross ply super (f**k) all grip's on my 110 day in day out and theres no way a modern remould can be any worse than their road manners. I find it on with the S(F)AG's on.
I'm just replacing my S(F)AG's with a set of Insa Turbo Special Tracks. I only use my 90 for off-road (and getting there and back), so don't need long lasting tyres, or tyres suited to high speeds, so I'm happy going with re-moulds. I'm not sure I'd ever put re-moulds on my cars, I only ever buy Goodyear's for the car (and whatever it has on when I buy it), but for the Landie unless I spent a lot of time doing high speed motorway driving, I'd be happy with re-moulds for day-to-day use. Personally, I wouldn't buy white 8-spokes, but grey/silver ones do look pretty smart. My SAG's were on white 8-spokes when I got the 90, but a quick paint of hammerite silver made a world of difference. This time round I've gone for silver modulars just for a change.
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

Oh yeah, my studs are a bit short. So the nuts dont tighten down as far as they used to. Not to sure about how thats gona go down on the MOT

When I fitted my colways MTs on 8 spoke rims I asked the local LR enthusiast place and they said its absolutely fine; looks a bit wrong, but they wont go anywhere. Brilliant ;)
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

Got Machos on white spokes last year - my 90 is my daily drive as well as off road toy - Machos are great for both and at £50ish each not the end of the world if I rip the side wall when playing in the rocks - felt stick after getting a sidewall tear in a brand new RangerMaster
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

I have a set of Colway 265/75 AT's on grey modulars, got the set of 4 for £300 delivered, have done over 10.000 miles, use them everyday on road no problems have also done a 900 mile trip to the Pyranees average 70MPH, non stop apart from filling up with go go juice in 30+ temp, and they were fine. Also use them for all my off roading....very well behaved.

Bernie
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

I have Colway MT's. No problems at all on road. I have lost a few chunks of rubber whilst offroading, but spinning wheels on shale and the like is going to do that with any tire.

If I was driving a car on a motorway for several hours I would not use re-moulds, but on a landy, I really do not have a problem with them..and I used to be dead against re-moulds.

The only time re-moulds can cause a problem is when they are abused, such as high speed/long distance, fast cornering, overloading or being run at too high or low pressure for long periods of time. This is because the tyres can de-laminate..which is pretty much unheard of today..but on a Landy you are never going to get them hot enough to do that.....ever! :)

Several bike race teams are using re-mould bike tyres for racing...now thats an extreme test..and they are not having problems with modern re-mould technology.
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

As what everyone else has said about remoulds, plus remoulding is recycling.

Also when you get your new white wheels, run a bead of white silicone (or clear if coloured) in the lip where the spokes meet the rim. They always collect water and rust in there and the silicone helps prevent it.
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

Spoiled for choice thanks for all the information, now off to find dealers with deals for 4 new wheels and tyres.

Cheers
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

They also use remould on passenger jets now thats hard work on your tires
 
Re: Remould tyres - Good idea / Bad idea ? Also White 8 spoke to replace stnd steel w

Just to chip in

I have just fitted Colway AT in 235/85 R16 £225 fitted for all 4, £185 delivered to the door then £40.00 to have em fitted, Run them on Disco Steel wheels.

Seem fine
 
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