285/75/16

aeo

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I have some fancy new tires for the 110. I would really like them to fit. Currently I am running 265/75/16 and want to go with 285/75/16. From what I have gathered these are probably the biggest I can stuff under the truck with her OME suspension.

Thoughts?
 

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LR Max

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Land Rover 90 with 285/75/16s installed. Also, possibly, wheel spacers (can't remember). I think a 2" lift.

7 by Max Thomason, on Flickr

Here you can see there is about an inch or so of exposed tire. Which sounds cool until you gotta clean road tar off your door.

6 by Max Thomason, on Flickr
 

aeo

Well-known member
Tire shop won’t mount them says my wheel
Is too narrow.

running fv2000727

Do I need different wheels?
 

Napalm00

Technical Excellence Contributor
na just go to a different shop. you have 6in wide wheels ? minimum is 7 but they will fit
 

Napalm00

Technical Excellence Contributor
5.5 is gonna be tight but it will fit . they will look a little balloon like and you wont be able to run them at low pressure
 

Red90

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You really should get an aftermarket 7 or 8". The stock 5.5" is too narrow and has too much offset for a 285 to fit properly.
 

D901560

Active member
X2 on new wheels. I ran 33” SSRs on aftermarket steel wheels with no rubbing at all for the last 15 years. I recently switched back to factory alloys 16x7 with 285s and while the tires mounted fine, I had a lot more rubbing with the 285s on the radius arms than I expected even though they are more narrow than the SSRs they replaced. To deal with the rubbing you can adjust the steering stops or add wheel spacers.
 

Red90

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The OP also has a 110. You can't run that much offset with a 285 as the tires will hit the rear spring perches in articulation and cut the sidewall open. You can get away with it in a 90, not a 110.
 

aeo

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So...the next question is can I mount the BF 285/75/16 on a wolf wheel part# 2160025 and then put that on the 110. It looks like that gets me to 6.5 over the 5.5 which I know is not 7. Then I can put my 235/85/16 tire on the fv2000727 on the 90 and the music will stop.

I also have the original alloys that came on my 1995 D90, For some reason I don't think those would fit the 110.

OR what is the biggest tire I can stuff on the 5.5 and get to 32-33" tires.
 

aeo

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The OP also has a 110. You can't run that much offset with a 285 as the tires will hit the rear spring perches in articulation and cut the sidewall open. You can get away with it in a 90, not a 110.

Red are you saying the tires just won't fit?
 

Red90

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Wolfs "might" be okay. You are safer with a modular and they are cheaper usually. With a Wolf, I would stick with 255/85R16.

IMO, I would not go bigger than 235/85R16 with the 5.5".
 

Uncle Douglas

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The 285's will fit nicely on your alloys off the NAS 90 but you will need spacers 1) because of the rear perch issue 2) because of radius arm rub up front on turning sharply 3) to clear your early style thicker hubs.
Yes the wolfs also solve 1 and 3 and 2 to a lesser extent.
My son ran 285/75's on deep dish alloys on his 110 for a decade. The raised white lettering turned to the inside rubbed just enough to polish the spring perch lip slightly on full stuff. A spacer would have eliminated that.
 
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