Series 2 Discovery Tyre upgrade.

#1
Hello to any series 2 disco owner (Or previous owners)

I have a 2 inch lift on my disco and want to go for a larger tyre. Currently I have 29.5" and was hoping to go for a 32/33" under the old girl. Can anyone let me know what the biggest is that I can get under it without having to do any more lift and with out cutting or removing anything.

This is more my touring 4by so I want to keep it a bit tame (For now).

Thank for any help and info.

:D
 

Alien d2

4x4 Earth Contributer
#2
Hey Rob,
I'm running 265/75/16's around 32".
Needs a Bull Bar fitted as they will rub on a standard bumper.
Can't go any bigger without more Mods.
I'm told if you go 33's it starts to strain the drive train, cv's,diffs ect..

Have a look here at the last pic. taken just after 40mm OME springs fitted...http://www.4x4earth.com.au/forum/my-4wd/6186-land-rover-discovery-2-td5-auto-1999-a.html

A good site for info..www.discovery2.co.uk
And for tyre size/mods....Tyre Sizes and Mods Required
Don't forget the other site we are on too:cool:

See you on the 23/5:)
 
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#3
Hey Rob,
I'm running 265/75/16's around 32".
Needs a Bull Bar fitted as they will rub on a standard bumper.
Can't go any bigger without more Mods.
I'm told if you go 33's it starts to strain the drive train, cv's,diffs ect..

Have a look here at the last pic. taken just after 40mm OME springs fitted...http://www.4x4earth.com.au/forum/my-4wd/6186-land-rover-discovery-2-td5-auto-1999-a.html

A good site for info..www.discovery2.co.uk
And for tyre size/mods....Tyre Sizes and Mods Required
Don't forget the other site we are on too:cool:

See you on the 23/5:)


Thanks for the info.
I will have a read through those site tonight.
I knew I would not get 33" with out doing more work.
Was hoping to get 32". Which sounds like the best option.

Now its just what sort I get.....

See you at the BBQ.
 
#4
Hi Guys, Im looking for advise regarding AT tyres for my Td5. Currently I have 18Inch rims (255/55/R18) road tyres.
I'm looking for an AT Tyres. Looking for best option, i did shop around and not much aval for the size 255/5R18.

Hence I'm looking to see if anyone be interested in buying the rims (if any one needs them) I can exchange for an 17inch alloys.
 
#5
Hey mate.. we do nothing bigger than a 225/55/18 in a 55.. all wider stuff is highway or SUV type..
An option is to go to 265/60/18 which has an OD of 775mm as against 733mm for the 255/55/18. NOt sure how that would work with clearance etc.

If you go down to 17's a 235/65/17 will give you similar OD (738) but you lose width so maybe a 245/65/17 at 750mm might scrape in..
 

03hilux

4x4 Earth Contributer
#6
try searching for a 255/70R18. Definitely a bigger tyre, and will make your speedo read around 12% less than you're actually travelling.
 

Choook

Well-Known Member
#10
I know this is an old thread but I have not long fitted a set of 235/85/16 ATs (235/70/16 replaced) to my D2 they did rub on front bumper when turned but that has since been replaced with and Xrox bar. No dramas with them on road, haven't had them off road yet waiting until I get the 2" lift under it.
 
#11
The standard tyres on my Disco 2 are 255 55 18 and have a diameter of 29.04". Could I fit 245 65 18 with a dia of 30.54" or 255 65 18 with a dia of 31.05 without any mods? Any restrictions on suspension or lock?
Thanks
 

Choook

Well-Known Member
#12
The standard tyres on my Disco 2 are 255 55 18 and have a diameter of 29.04". Could I fit 245 65 18 with a dia of 30.54" or 255 65 18 with a dia of 31.05 without any mods? Any restrictions on suspension or lock?
Thanks
Not sure on the 18", have you had a look on AULRO, there is loads more info on tyres and mods etc. From my research when I changed tyre size most people with 18's were looking at replacing them with 16's.
a. Gives more variation of tyre sizes.
b. Tyres in 16" sizes are cheaper to buy/replace.
c. If you are using your D2 for serious off road work then you can get far more aggressive tread patterns in 16". Most 18" I have seen are 'SUV' tyres and suited to mostly gravel roads at best.
d. If you are doing any remote area driving much easier to find a 16" tyre than 18".

Try this calculator. The tyres I put on above (235/85/16) are 31.7" and rubbed on bumper but have since removed and have bullbar, and put in a 2" lift so no rubbing anywhere. Also puts my speedo out by 5%, so at doing 100 Km/h at 95 on speedo.
Hope this helps.
 
#13
Not sure on the 18", have you had a look on AULRO, there is loads more info on tyres and mods etc. From my research when I changed tyre size most people with 18's were looking at replacing them with 16's.
a. Gives more variation of tyre sizes.
b. Tyres in 16" sizes are cheaper to buy/replace.
c. If you are using your D2 for serious off road work then you can get far more aggressive tread patterns in 16". Most 18" I have seen are 'SUV' tyres and suited to mostly gravel roads at best.
d. If you are doing any remote area driving much easier to find a 16" tyre than 18".

Try this calculator. The tyres I put on above (235/85/16) are 31.7" and rubbed on bumper but have since removed and have bullbar, and put in a 2" lift so no rubbing anywhere. Also puts my speedo out by 5%, so at doing 100 Km/h at 95 on speedo.
Hope this helps.
Hi Ray

Thanks for the swift and informative reply.
Kind regards
David
 
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