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Old 3rd March 2009, 15:50   #436
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Hi ,

I read it , i found below topic -Page no 1 - Car Bibles

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Land Rovers and other off-road tyre sizes.

On older Land Rovers (on the LWB/110 vehicles and many "off-roaders"), you'll often find tyres with a size like 750x16. This is another weird notation which defies logic. In this case, the 750 refers to a decimalised notation of an inch measurement. 750 = 7.50 inches, referring to the "normal inflated width" of the tyre - i.e. the external maximum width of the inflated, unladen tyre. (This is helpfully also not necessarily the width of the tread itself). The 16 still means 16 inch rims. Weird eh? The next question if you came to this page looking for info on Land Rover tyres will be "What size tyre is that the equivalent of in modern notation?". Simple. It has no aspect ratio and the original tyres would likely be cross-ply, so from what you've learned a couple of paragraphs above, assume 100% aspect ratio. Convert 7.5inches to be 190mm. That gives you a 190/100 R16 tyre. (You could use the calculator in the section on Classic / vintage / imperial crossply tyre sizes above to get the same result.)
Generally speaking, the Land Rover folks reckon a 265/65R16 is a good replacement for the "750", although the tread is slightly wider and might give some fouling problems on full lock. It's also 5% smaller in rolling radius so your speed will over-read by about 4mph at 70mph. If you can't fit those, then the other size that is recommended by Landrover anoraks is 235/85R16.
On Discoveries, Range Rovers, or the SWB Defenders/Series land rovers you'll find "205" tyres, denoting 205mm x 16 inches. The 205 type tyres can generally be replaced with 235/70R16 or 225/75R16. The 235 is a wider tyre and the general consensus in Land Rover circles is that it holds the road better when being pushed.
If you're really into this stuff, you ought to read Tom Sheppard's Off Roader Driving (ISBN 0953232425). It's a Land Rover publication first published in 1993 as "The Land Rover Experience". It's been steadily revised and you can now get the current edition from Amazon. I've even helpfully provided you with [COLOR=#810081]this link[/COLOR] so you can go straight to it....



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Old 4th March 2009, 12:59   #437
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As low as RS5,500 for the BFG AT's in Jalandhar. Michellin are RS6,500.
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Hi all,

Recently purchased my dream, a Mahindra CJ3B. Now i am trying to restore it back to its glory. Have a couple of basic things planned like patch up, painting & the rest. But really needed advice from the experts regarding the tires & alloys... Maybe this has been discussed before but i needed to confirm the sizes i could go for before purchasing any..

Here are the pics of the jeep...

1) The question is what size of alloys can i go for? i just found a used 15" alloys thatz present in a swift, wud this fit my jeep??

2) what size tires could i go for? i was thinking of a 205/55/ R15 or 215/75 R15. Maybe anything heavier would make it tougher to steer the vehicle and also cause problems with the braking abilities. Not sure though.

Sorry, forgot to mention its a 1969 model Mahindra & Mahindra CJ3B
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Its just me of that the fenders on the Jeep are that of the Mahindra Major.
I think the CJ3B's came with flat fenders???
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he he... its not just you. The fenders are tat of classic or a major. But i kinda like it tat way... :-)

You think its a stupid idea to keep it the way it is??


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You're right. CJ's came with flat fenders.
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You're right. CJ's came with flat fenders.
Yes they do, i found this one just like this and i kinda liked it... dnt wanna modify tat unless all of u feel this is odd...

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viruz, cograts on your purchase. Though everyone has his own liking, those major type fenders definitely don't go well with the 'JEEP' stamp on the grill. When you have such a classic machine (after all a 1959 3b man!) its better to retain its original looks.
On your queries, browse through the previous posts, you will find loads of information. As per my gathered knowledge, 235 should be the maximum allowable width of the tyre. Regarding alloys, they should match the PCD (139.7) and the bolt pattern of your jeep.
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Guys I think that we should moove this discussing to some other thread and not start discussing the shape of the fenders on a Off-Road Tyres and Rims thread

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But I personally like the flat fenders better than the major types
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i bought a jeep classic (i don't know yet) and want to upgrade to alloys and tires. i read that the maximum allowable tire size would be 235/75! is it possible to put a 265/75/R16 on it with a wheel spacer? Guys help me out with this!
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I'm thinking of upgrading my spokes wheels to Army spec. MM550 steel wheels. Just got a call from the local Scrap vendor saying he got 3 sets (15nos) at his possesion and quoting Rs.2500 per wheel.

My friend wanted to pickup a set, any one else also need a set?

And tell me if the price quoted is reasonable in Chennai.
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I'm thinking of upgrading my spokes wheels to Army spec. MM550 steel wheels. Just got a call from the local Scrap vendor saying he got 3 sets (15nos) at his possesion and quoting Rs.2500 per wheel.

My friend wanted to pickup a set, any one else also need a set?

And tell me if the price quoted is reasonable in Chennai.
The price seems OK for your town.
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i will take one set but i request you to take care of dealing with the dealer and making some trance port arrangements to Bangalore.
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Just got a call from the local Scrap vendor saying he got 3 sets (15nos) at his possesion and quoting Rs.2500 per wheel.

And tell me if the price quoted is reasonable in Chennai.
Not sure about Chennai but they can be picked up for RS 1200 a piece in Punjab.
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Same here is Delhi,
A Couple of months back the going prices were 2k a rim, bet a couple of days back I overheard someone talking around 1.5k a rim. Can definitely be negotiated further!!!
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