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My brother bought a set of Goodyear Mtr's with Kevlars, They are 31x10.5R15, I measured the OD and they are roughly 32's, just under 32's. I was going to buy some treadwrights @ 700$ shipped, but my brother offered to give me these for free, they are practically new tires, he bought them for his Isuzu that he swapped a diesel into and moved to 35's, he ran them for about 3000 miles. Lucky8 sells rims at 80$ a piece, so its 40$ (without shipping) less than a set of treadwrights.

I was wondering what goes into fitting a 15 inch rim on a discovery 2? A little trimming of the dust guards? My dad owns a fab shop so this could be done in like 20 minutes. Does the actual caliper get in the way? or is it unable to be done.

I hope it can, FREE TIRES!

Thanks again!
 

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Most 15" wheels will not clear the calipers.
Before you jump into big tires, what are you going to do about your 2 weak diffs and new gears?
 

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I have heard of people shaving their calipers. I thought about it. I also thought I had some threads bookmarked. Happy hunting.

I was looking for more common sizes than 16 and 18. I thought about 17 for tire price and availability reasons, but the cheap classified section solved my problem...maybe.16s&17s that fit a land rover aren't real easy to find...20s are, it turns out. A set of steelie 16s can be had easily online through most of the normal lr parts places. but I'm not into the steelie thing. Seems like a downgrade...especially in my territory and weight reasons.
 

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Mike, the tires Im looking at are smaller in diameter than a 265/75r16 and a little larger than 245/75. I thought those tires were in the sweet spot of not having to regear. I do in the future plan to regear, but I want the tire size and gear ratio change to stock rpms on freeway and stock low end torque.

Also, I thought I just needed to trim dust guards. The tires are pretty much brand new.
 

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Dane
Starting to wonder if you are for real or not. Last I read from you your engine was knocking and from what I read in big trouble?....... Now you are talking wheels and tires
What gives here .... Are you the real thing or what.
And yes I am still holding the O.E. Wheel you wanted from me a few months back��
 

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Dane, you really need to slow down instead of throwing all these ideas of your's.
As for the tires, you will loose an easy 1.5 MPG and a ton of low end torque
As mentioned, you will have a clearance problem with the rotors.
 

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Mike, I saw on a previous thread about a month ago regarding a girl who want to toss 33's w 15 inch rims on a d2, everyone who replied just said dust guards need to be takin off. I have 31's on now as is. I know the loss if torque already an the mpg loss, I've come to terms with the inefficiency of driving a rover, and I'm not worried about that. I do plan getting 4.10 gears from Great Basin rovers eventually, along with heavy duty axles, that's going to be done in spring. The tires are .5 in diameter larger than 245/75's

This is the forum thread, not one person regarded caliper clearance, that's why I asked if its done.

http://www.landroversonly.com/forum...om-manufactured-15-inch-wheel-disco-ii-46180/
 

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Dane I'm going to agree with Mike with this one... (as we always should) :)

Could sell your brothers tires and split the money? That way you could buy the right tire and wheel.

Good luck!

Also did you do you leopard print headliner yet?
 
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