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hadaz
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235/70/16 tires

Post#1 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:31 am

Hello,
My 1983 SWB 460 came with 205/80/16 tires. I was wanting to go with a little wider tire and was considering 235/70/16. I am not wanting to go taller, will their be issues with running the 235/70/16's? Thanks in advance

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vadimivanovich
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Re: 235/70/16 tires

Post#2 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:37 am

What wheels?
"The way you think is the way you live"

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hadaz
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Re: 235/70/16 tires

Post#3 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:05 am

5.5. 16 inch

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vadimivanovich
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Re: 235/70/16 tires

Post#4 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:39 am

Take a look at the tire manufacturer's specifications - each tire has a minimum wheel width required for each size. That said, I have exceeded this specification greatly in the past. I had no trouble, but be aware of the risk you take.
"The way you think is the way you live"

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Gelande
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Re: 235/70/16 tires

Post#5 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:50 pm

we've had Kumho ATs on this car since 1998 size 235/70/16

no problems ever

they are finally cracked to hell and have to be replaced.

see pic: 1980 230G

https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/02/02/history-of-the-g-wagen#viewGallery/image-full/4

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superapan
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Re: 235/70/16 tires

Post#6 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:08 am

W460 LWB -85, om606.910 w/ 722.634. Project thread:
https://clubgwagen.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=9900

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bonebreaker
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Re: 235/70/16 tires

Post#7 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:06 pm

235 85 16 works like charm in a gd 240...:)
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