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Wheel / Tyres sizes

Simonthomas

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I have just bought my first Land Rover to be used when I go shooting. It's a 1982 Series 3 in very good condition. The tyres on it are size 205 but I have seen a set of 265/70/16 colway mud terrains on spoked wheels. Can anyone please tell me if these wheels will fit my series 3.
 
I have just bought my first Land Rover to be used when I go shooting. It's a 1982 Series 3 in very good condition. The tyres on it are size 205 but I have seen a set of 265/70/16 colway mud terrains on spoked wheels. Can anyone please tell me if these wheels will fit my series 3.

Yes, should fit no problem. They'll just be covered by the arches as long as you don't have wheel spacers.
 
They'll just about fit, but the steering will be very heavy, and you will not get any steering without the car stationary - there's just too much surface contact. Also expect to see a rop in speed and fuel economy with that size tyre. 7.50s or, at a push, 235, are the widest you want on a SIII.
 
They'll just about fit, but the steering will be very heavy, and you will not get any steering without the car stationary - there's just too much surface contact. Also expect to see a drop in speed and fuel economy with that size tyre. 7.50s or, at a push, 235, are the widest you want on a SIII.
 
I've just put a set that size on,on modulars,I actually have a better turning circle now,there not unbareabley (sp?) heavy,but I do seem to have a harder time on the climb these days,especially in 4X4 ,I'm going to raise the psi and see if that helps,I did have 235s on for a week or so and the vehicle did feel more peppy and precise.

I'm now thinking 245s or at a push 255s would be a better compromise..
 

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Thanks C-one. I think that I may give the wheels a miss and get smaller ones as you mention. Bargain on e bay though but I think that they may be just to big.
 
yeah, steering is a little heavier, but I find it OK even with the 14" steering wheel. I'm quite a big bloke so that may have something to do with it....

Haven't really noticed any difference in top speed or economy, but I don't pay too much notice (it scares me too much). When I had the stage 2 head she'd cruise happily at 70-75.

They look really good though!
 
I have just bought my first Land Rover to be used when I go shooting. It's a 1982 Series 3 in very good condition. The tyres on it are size 205 but I have seen a set of 265/70/16 colway mud terrains on spoked wheels. Can anyone please tell me if these wheels will fit my series 3.
I would suggest 235,s I have used these and find them ideal for what you require
 
ive got 33" inch tyres on my new series 3 and the steering is really light, can steer it one handed, should be a bit better once ive put my rebuilt fornt axle on it
 
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