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questions about landrover tyres :-)

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thanx for answering my questions about my car tyres, as i got a good responce from that i desided that i'd ask a few questions about my landrover i have a landrover defender td5 which i use for my … Read More
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
thanx for answering my questions about my car tyres, as i got a good responce from that i desided that i'd ask a few questions about my landrover

i have a landrover defender td5 which i use for my job as a forester, i had the standard tyres (205/70/r16 i think), but desided to replace them with bigger tyres, i put on 234/85 r16 tyres and my fuel consumpion has gone through the roof....can anyone tell me what the best type of tyre would be best to replace it with as it was a second hand pair i bought, it looks like the tread is between all terrain and mud tyres,

i just want big tyres to get me through fiends and not be large on the old fuel bill


any help would be great
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Might be worth asking here....
http://www.landyzone.co.uk/lz/
#2
thanx will post this up there too
#3
You may have typo'd but I'll try. If you originally had 205/70/r16 and you replaced only the tyres, then it is more likely you have 235 width followed by 65 profile followed by 16" rim. As the width of the tyre increases, 205-235 then the profile comes down 70 to 65 or 60. You say it increased to 85, and i think this is a typo. You must remember that each of the 4 tyres at 235 width has just put an extra 30mm of drag in each corner and will reduce your economy.
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kyalion
You may have typo'd but I'll try. If you originally had 205/70/r16 and you replaced only the tyres, then it is more likely you have 235 width followed by 65 profile followed by 16" rim. As the width of the tyre increases, 205-235 then the profile comes down 70 to 65 or 60. You say it increased to 85, and i think this is a typo. You must remember that each of the 4 tyres at 235 width has just put an extra 30mm of drag in each corner and will reduce your economy.


sorry i did typo



original was 205/80/r16

ones i have on now are 235/85/r16
#5
spannerz
sorry i did typo



original was 205/80/r16

ones i have on now are 230/85/r16


Well, in that case you have just increased the rolling distance of the wheels. What that means is that each wheel will travel a bit further to complete one full revolution. This will have an impact on your economy. Why is the question to putting this spec tyre on. How do you calculate your mpg? Is it the on board computer?
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kyalion
Well, in that case you have just increased the rolling distance of the wheels. What that means is that each wheel will travel a bit further to complete one full revolution. This will have an impact on your economy. Why is the question to putting this spec tyre on. How do you calculate your mpg? Is it the on board computer?


i've not calculated mpg yet, i can see that it's costing more in fuel but i don't know actual figures

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