7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby Marlow » 16 Apr 2013, 18:56

silentbay wrote:These super expensive and famous tyres by Michelin are supposed to be even better than BF goodrich and they come in 7.50 R16. Most of the military vehicles are equipped by Michelin XZL O/R


Well. They're 235/85R16, when supplied by Michelin. I have the A/T variant (XLT) on my 4x4 LT. Really good tyres alright.

An interesting profile for mud terrains are also Kumho KL71's, which also can be got 235/85R16.

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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby silentbay » 28 Aug 2013, 10:05

Elvis any news about the 235/85 r16 fitting pictures? Super keen to see some.
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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby Marlow » 10 Sep 2013, 19:08

There were 2 Syncros with 7.50x16 at Busfest this weekend.

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The red one here and if I recall correctly the dutch white one to the right of it with the winch.

I had a good look at the work done on the red one and he's made substancial cuts in the front, similar to what I had to do with the LT, when I fitted 9.00x16's.

On the rear it was no problem, but it has to be a 16". Won't fit on a 14".

Maybe somebody has better pictures. I completely forget taking them. Had a good chat with the lad that owned the red one though.

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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby Fabzzz » 10 Sep 2013, 19:38

Michelin AWESOME !
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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby silentbay » 10 Sep 2013, 19:57

Marlow wrote:There were 2 Syncros with 7.50x16 at Busfest this weekend.

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The red one here and if I recall correctly the dutch white one to the right of it with the winch.

I had a good look at the work done on the red one and he's made substancial cuts in the front, similar to what I had to do with the LT, when I fitted 9.00x16's.

On the rear it was no problem, but it has to be a 16". Won't fit on a 14".

Maybe somebody has better pictures. I completely forget taking them. Had a good chat with the lad that owned the red one though.

/M


Thank you so much for the help, if anyone else has more info or especially pictures i'd be really glad to receive some...
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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby hugomonkey » 10 Sep 2013, 20:14

whenever your ready lee :wink: share the madness
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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby silentbay » 10 Sep 2013, 20:30

hugomonkey wrote:whenever your ready lee :wink: share the madness
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What the hell!!! that's huge!!! on the original 16 rims too!! :O :shock:
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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby Marlow » 11 Sep 2013, 22:27

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSrR-zWzbSk

There's a good view of the red T3 on 7.50R16's in this video. The video isn't mine. It's one of the lads on the T4 Forum, that has taken it.

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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby silentbay » 12 Sep 2013, 07:08

Marlow wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSrR-zWzbSk

There's a good view of the red T3 on 7.50R16's in this video. The video isn't mine. It's one of the lads on the T4 Forum, that has taken it.

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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby Fabzzz » 12 Sep 2013, 09:19

hugomonkey wrote:whenever your ready lee :wink: share the madness
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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby ..lee.. » 12 Sep 2013, 15:27

i`ll have clearance for genuine 35" when its done, wether 35`s and 6.16`s will work off road is another thing. maybe custom fd`s would help. sponsers welcome. lol. :ok

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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby v-lux » 13 Sep 2013, 09:11

I'm running 235/85/16 on mine currently.

It's taken quite a bit of fiddling and modifying to get them to fit. Stretched wheel arches, modified outriggers, custom trailing arms, wheel spacers, suspension lift, shock extensions, ball joint spacers etc etc.

Still ironing out little niggles with it now, unexpected little things. I was anticipating the front wheels to cause most of the trouble however oddly the rears are what's making me scratch my head.
The combination of longer trailing arms, shock extenders and a suspension lift isn't working quite right just yet. I'm getting 'top out' from my shocks which wasn't there before I changed to longer swing arms, additionally the shock extenders push the shock rearwards a little too far causing interference between the shock and fuel filler pipe.

In fact I still have to ascertain if the noise I can hear is 'top out' or whether it is the shock body touching something it shouldn't on full extension.

Let me know if there's any specific info you'd like regarding fitting this size of tyre, glad to help.
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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby silentbay » 13 Sep 2013, 10:13

v-lux wrote:I'm running 235/85/16 on mine currently.

It's taken quite a bit of fiddling and modifying to get them to fit. Stretched wheel arches, modified outriggers, custom trailing arms, wheel spacers, suspension lift, shock extensions, ball joint spacers etc etc.

Still ironing out little niggles with it now, unexpected little things. I was anticipating the front wheels to cause most of the trouble however oddly the rears are what's making me scratch my head.
The combination of longer trailing arms, shock extenders and a suspension lift isn't working quite right just yet. I'm getting 'top out' from my shocks which wasn't there before I changed to longer swing arms, additionally the shock extenders push the shock rearwards a little too far causing interference between the shock and fuel filler pipe.

In fact I still have to ascertain if the noise I can hear is 'top out' or whether it is the shock body touching something it shouldn't on full extension.

Let me know if there's any specific info you'd like regarding fitting this size of tyre, glad to help.


Thank you so much v-lux for the info, it would be sick if I could have some pictures about the details, about arches, especially outriggers modfications.

thanks a lot in advance
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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby silentbay » 11 Dec 2013, 15:21

Does anybody have some detailed picture of the mod. to do at the front outrigger and general grinding to do?
thanks a lot in advance
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Re: 7.50 R16 tyres on Syncro 16

Postby ELVIS » 11 Dec 2013, 18:06

Take front out rigger off- drill out spots etc and remove it completely as if it was never there.

Put brand new jacking point on an inch or so further back.

That's about it really chap. The rest is easily worked out ie trimming closing panel etc :ok
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