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Wheels and tyres.....advice required

se7enup

Trekker
I want to get some more aggressive tyres.
My driving is around 50% off-road and I really don't mind noisy "compromise" tyres for the road.
I've decided to (probably;) ) go for some Greenway Anacondas.
The Anaconda's look cool!:D (Machos are a close second)

My main problem is wheels!
I really like my Landrover Ninety's plain one steel wheels.
They suit my truck and don't look out of place.

If possible, I'd like to get the new tyres fitted to the old wheels.

However....I guess I'd need to have tubes fitted if I keep these wheels???
I've read that tubes in tubeless tyres are a bad idea (and I'm guessing the Anacondas/Machos are tubeless tyres)
I'm currently running General Grabbers with tubes and have had one puncture already!


What should I do?????
Any advice really appreciated!
 
A great tyre is the Macho, which with good Off road capacity, yet still acceptable road manners too.

235/85R16

Or

265/75/R16

Are current sizes that are popular. But.......

The 265 will not go onto a 5.5inch Plain steel rim. Well not without the possible cause of uneven tyre wear and also maybe some interesting road holding.
It is becasue the rim pinches the tyre so causing the carcass to bend a bt more. this also running tubes will cause it to move a bit and so rubbing the tubes.

All though i run 235/70R16 on Standard steel rims and run tubes too. so far the road holding is civilised and haven't had a puncture in 10 thousand miles. So the 235/85 might go but i would be a bit cautious.

If you want the steel look then maybe buying some Wolf rims or the ones that are availble on the 130's that have a wider rim and also the benefit of greater offset. So will make the tyres fill the arches nicely, and give near normal steering lock.
 
Just negotiating on some BFG Mud Terrains (235/85R16) from a guy in Windelsham (down the M3 1 junction from the M25).

Pricing is likely to come in at around £104 all inc. fitted, valved and balanced if anybody is interested.

Seems like an EXTREMELY good price.
 
Have to admit, as well as liking the look of the current wheels, I was aiming to save a few £££ by not replacing them at this moment in time.

Wolf rims are planned but just not yet. (My money is getting eaten up with trying to get the 90 up to scratch ready for its MOT next month.)

So the 235/85 might go but i would be a bit cautious
Cautious of what?
It's a serious question as I'm currently running 235/85 Grabbers on the steel wheels.
 
A great tyre is the Macho, which with good Off road capacity, yet still acceptable road manners too.

235/85R16

Or

265/75/R16

Are current sizes that are popular. But.......

The 265 will not go onto a 5.5inch Plain steel rim. Well not without the possible cause of uneven tyre wear and also maybe some interesting road holding.
It is becasue the rim pinches the tyre so causing the carcass to bend a bt more. this also running tubes will cause it to move a bit and so rubbing the tubes.

All though i run 235/70R16 on Standard steel rims and run tubes too. so far the road holding is civilised and haven't had a puncture in 10 thousand miles. So the 235/85 might go but i would be a bit cautious.

If you want the steel look then maybe buying some Wolf rims or the ones that are availble on the 130's that have a wider rim and also the benefit of greater offset. So will make the tyres fill the arches nicely, and give near normal steering lock.

If your looking for colway or green way tyres we supply them and can do some good deals .

we also do steel 8spoke and modular wheels

please PM for more infromation or visit

www.landybitz.com

Cheers Martin
 
Ahhh, I know that feeling :)

I got it as soon as I fitted the Grabbers.
The 90 became slightly harder to get into and now feels "wobbly" when cornering too fast :D

It's gonna be fun with the Anaconda's 20mm tread :eek:
 
Good to hear your going to get wolfs...

Why not get the wolfs then the tyre to fit them after....


Cheers
 
I think I'm going to need a tyre or 2 for the MOT so thought I'd get them now.
Getting them swapped onto new wheels won't be a prob as I've already got a very good price from the tyre fitter near to where I work.

And the Anacondas looks SO good - I want them now! :D :D :D
 
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