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What is the BEST wheel size/tire dimensions combination for All-Terrain use in the 2006 LR3?

Discussion in 'LR3' started by djatkinson, Jan 10, 2021.

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  1. djatkinson

    djatkinson Full Access Member

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    Hi, all! I'm sure this topic has been discussed numerous times. I would like to find a good Land Rover wheel that fits for this use. Can anyone direct me to a thread discussing this? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Houm_WA

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    I'd say for a full-time fit, 265/65R18. Goodyear sells Duratracs in that size. There are also BFG KO2s that size, Cooper ATs.

    The OD is 31.5".....which is a good sweet spot.
     
  3. douglastic

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    Agree.

    I will likely be upgrading to 265/65 from my 265/60R18 next time.

    HOWEVER - I will say that I do enjoy easily fitting my full-size spare underneath, and the minimal hit to MPG and acceleration with 265/60. I also really like my Falken Wildpeak A/T3W on/off-road, and in some snow/ice.
     
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    Good point about the spare; could it fit if aired down?
     
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    I do think 265/65 fit underneath - after airing down and using some force - maybe also removing the heat shield. Some tires may also vary slightly.

    Not a deal-breaker, just make sure you have a way of airing it up if you need it.
     
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  6. djatkinson

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    I hadn't considered the problem with the spare tire compartment. ;-)
    So I guess 285/60/18 BF Goodrich KO2s are out of the question. Looks like mounting it to bumper-mounted carrier may be the solution...
     
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    285/60 is almost the same diameter as 265/65 .. should be similar “fit” for the spare.
     
  8. djatkinson

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    My concern was the height of the tire...
     
  9. douglastic

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    Ah. It will be more visible and probably reduce departure angle .. but the overall diameter is what limits how easily it fits underneath.

    I’m not sure if running them might be more likely to rub somewhere in the wheel wells due to the wider tread. Ppl do use that tire size though.
     
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    I think this is a cool widget (Click the above to go the page)

    I run 275/65/18 on my 06
     
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