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I apologize if this topic has already been exhaustively covered, but I wasn't able to find the exact answer to my question...

What is the largest tire, on 16x8 steel rims, that I can safely install, without lifting my Disco II? I'm really not looking for the width of the tire, just the outer diameter. I've heard 32's will fit, but I just want to be sure before I order $1000 in rubber.

I've been looking at the 265/75/16... Thoughts?

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A 245/75/16 is as big as you can go without having to trim your bumpers and fenders.
Why do you want a 32" tall tire, it will cost you 1.5 MPG and a loss of low end power/torque.
 

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Wow, I didn't realize that the mpgs and power would take a hit like that. The idea behind the larger tire was strictly for a slight increase in ground clearance, but it's not necessary, especially since I don't get off the tarmac as often as I'd like. Thanks for the help!
 

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Wow, I didn't realize that the mpgs and power would take a hit like that. The idea behind the larger tire was strictly for a slight increase in ground clearance, but it's not necessary, especially since I don't get off the tarmac as often as I'd like. Thanks for the help!
I second Disco Mike here. 245/75r16 is as big as you're going to want to go.

However, try not to make the same mistake I did. I purchased tires thinking I wasn't going to lift, now i'm at at 3.5 on 245/75r16 and regretting that decision every day!
 
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They rub?!
 

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A 265/70 is a shorter, slightly narrower tire and as long as you don't go wheeling, you might not rub too much.
 

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I said it is narrower then a 265/75 not a 245/75.
 

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I had 31"x10.5" tires on 15" steel wheels on a 2001 DII with no rubbing- (There was a thread on this topic), as well as 275/70 tires on the stock 16" wheels with no rubbing.

Despite what these guys say on here, they WILL fit, but they are right about the MPG's, as you will notice a drop.
 

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Suspension for sure
 

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How low profile? I had 20x10 with 275/45/20 tires with no issues, but the true tell is the actual size of the tire
 
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