Allroad tires for 16inch alloy rims

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Hi guys, I'm a recent member preparing my 1999 G for some overland traveling. The current tires are 265/60R16 road versions. I'm considering switching them out for 265/65R16 allroads (eg BF Goodrich). That would improve offroad use and add about 2,5 cm of ground clearance (if I calculated correctly).  I'm just not 100% sure they will fit the arches (in all conditions). Does anyone have experience withe this? And maybe suggestions on good allroad tires?

 

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Re: Allroad tires for 16inch alloy rims

mine wears 31x10.5xR15 and has plenty of clearance, that equates to 255/80/R15 metric

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Re: Allroad tires for 16inch alloy rims

 

The standard  (463, wide) tyres from about 1995 onwards, should be 265/70 R16 not /60 and not /65, although I have seen the latter fitted, presumably because they may be cheaper or easier to find?


Previously (1990 - 1995) ,    255/75 R15 were used, but later 463, adopted larger front calipers and moved to 16" wheels.

 

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Re: Allroad tires for 16inch alloy rims

Ok, I got the rim size wrong. They are 18 ... will a 265/65R18 do it (or can I even go bigger)?

 

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Re: Allroad tires for 16inch alloy rims

They probably, if you don't go wider than 265, as there is plenty of room in the wheel arch. But, depending where you are traveling to, find a size and brand that is easy to find and replace, if necessary.

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Re: Allroad tires for 16inch alloy rims

Many posts


We have gone from 16 inch to 15 inch to 18 inch

If you are going overseas save the 18 inch and the 15 inch and fit 16 inch rims


Why ????? Because land rovers and asian trucks fit 16 inch rims. That way you will always get a tyre with no hassle even in remote parts of the world

They will be the cheapest option too and make your trip more worry free


Go 16 inch and thank me on your return

                                        Gaz

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Re: Allroad tires for 16inch alloy rims

16" alloys are a relative rarity on a G though

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Hi

Yes i suppose most are 15inch earlier ones. Was it only 463 g wagons that had 16 inch??

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Re: Allroad tires for 16inch alloy rims

Annoyingly my alloy wheels 15". I would go for 16inch if you serious about going off the beaten track, 235/85 16

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Re: Allroad tires for 16inch alloy rims

No, w460's with no bodykit had 16 inch steel wheels as standard and could option 16" alloys. I'd guess these were just 6 inches wide though, they looked daft on a car with the extended wheel arches 

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http://www.rubicon-trail.com/G-Class/wheels/start.html

For the W463 with wide arches : - 

No. 6 was the standard wide wheel type from 1990 - 1994-ish   (15")

No7 was standard fit as the skinny wheel  (16")

and

No. 8 were the standard wide wheel , 1995 - 1999-ish   (16")