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Wolfrace Slot Mag alloys
« on: May 11, 2021, 11:26:24 AM »

I’ve just bought a set of Wolfrace Slot Mag alloy wheels for my 1969 2a 88” SW. Not rivet counter correct by any means but I like them anyway as a period aftermarket fitment. They are in need of a refurb which will be done in due course, but they haven’t come with any tyres. They are 7.00” x 15” wheels. What size tyres will I need that are similar to 235/70r16?!

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Re: Wolfrace Slot Mag alloys
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 12:01:54 PM »

Nice wheels :tiphat
I remember these on Mk 1 Escorts and Capri but never seen them on a series, it will be nice to see a picture when fitted
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Re: Wolfrace Slot Mag alloys
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 12:52:31 PM »

I have similar sized wheels on 300tdi discovery, but they are steel modular. It has 31x10.5 r15 which fill the wheel arch quite well. I should see how they look on the dormobile.
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Re: Wolfrace Slot Mag alloys
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 12:59:12 PM »

I’ve just bought a set of Wolfrace Slot Mag alloy wheels for my 1969 2a 88” SW. ... They are 7.00” x 15” wheels. What size tyres will I need that are similar to 235/70r16?!

I'm sure there are other sites with similar functionality, but this is one I have stored.
Hopefully, by entering different tyre sizes you can see which 15 &16 inch sizes give a minimal difference.

Are you aware that Series  2 and 3 models destined for the USA were fitted with 15" wheels?
That was a more common wheel size in the USA, so there were a wider option of tyres available.
The original LR fit is listed as Road wheels 6L x 15 in., Goodyear ‘Ultra Grip’ tyres 7.10 in. x 15 in., which may give a starting point.

As Gibbo103 intimates, you may also have to work across the divide that is Imperial tyes sizes v Metric tyre sizes.

Not all tyres made to a given size have the same Turns per Mile, after selecting a tyre size you should look at the tyre manufacturers web site to establish the actual TPM.

Regards.
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Re: Wolfrace Slot Mag alloys
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2021, 01:14:39 PM »

Google will answer your tyre size queries , 235, 70 r16s are about 28 ins od,
The wheels well they would look good painted but not all *&%^$ and briny,
If you feel you can't live with shame and vilification of the purists  I will swap you for tubless defender steel rims,
Chris
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Re: Wolfrace Slot Mag alloys
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 01:54:21 PM »

I happen to have an early Trooper wheel handy. 235/75 15. 28ish diameter.
Lots of older Japanese 4x4s used 15”.
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Re: Wolfrace Slot Mag alloys
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2021, 03:29:23 PM »

This is a great size for tyre size comparison and many other tyre tools - offset calculators and the like: https://tiresize.com/comparison/


235/75r15 is the near identical to 235/70r16



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Re: Wolfrace Slot Mag alloys
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2021, 04:29:55 PM »

This is a great size for tyre size comparison and many other tyre tools - offset calculators and the like: https://tiresize.com/comparison/


235/75r15 is the near identical to 235/70r16
I thought this was going to be a good link but tyre pressures etc seem to ignor Series or Defenders!
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Re: Wolfrace Slot Mag alloys
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2021, 10:25:43 PM »

Thanks all, that tyre size comparison website is great! It looks like a 235/75r15 will be perfect for what I am looking for.

I like the look of the wheels, something a little different from the usual ‘one ton’ or Wolf wheels. I will most likely have them blasted and powder coated bright silver, they should be polished ally but the polishing will be too dear for me, and is too high maintenance!
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Re: Wolfrace Slot Mag alloys
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2021, 05:27:40 PM »

https://tiresize.com/comparison/

Hmmm..... it's a US site and the inches vs metric doesn't understand things like 7.50 x 16. It seems they quote inch size tire as overall diameter x width x wheel diameter.
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Re: Wolfrace Slot Mag alloys
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2021, 08:12:53 AM »

Off topic, Very popular Range Rover fitment in days gone by, especially those that had V8 Chevy conversions, (had a customer who had a few of those).They had 30x9.50R15 on them, some makes of 235/75R15 used to be dual marked 235/75R15-30x9.50R15.
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