Tire Size DII HSE w TerraFirm 2" Lift

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  1. SAS IN GSP

    SAS IN GSP New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm going to install the 2" TerraFirma lift on my 04 Discovery II HSE. I plan to keep the OEM 18" wheels and would like to install a larger all-terrain tire. What is the largest tire size I can install that won't rub. I don't want to modify anything on my rig to avoid rubbing. I'm thinking 30.5 but would love to hear from those of you with experience. Thanks!

    P.S. Brownie points for tire make/model recommendations for good AT tire.
     
  2. joey

    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

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    I don't have the 18 inch wheel option, but a tire calculator should be easy to show you.

    Discovery Series II

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    255/65-16: Stock tire size.
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    255/70-16: Just a bit taller than stock.
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    265/75-16: Taller and wider than stock, possible to fit without lift. minor rubbing. Looks real balanced with mild OME lift.
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    285/75-16: even taller than 265/75-16, requires a bit more lift than the regular OME lift. some have fitted OME751 from Discovery series I, and changed SLS sensor in the rear to achieve almost 3 inches. Gearing and shaft strength become issues.
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    255/85-16: a bit taller than 285/75-15 but narrower. Gearing and shaft strength become issues.
     
  3. jwest

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    The roughly 31.5" BFG aT Ko2 265/75-16 is what's on my d2 at the moment using factory 16" alloy which do of course rub the radius arms and I'd call it more than minor. The reduced turning radius caused makes it more of a major rub but of course you can just stop turning to eliminate it entirely.
     

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