225/75/16 too narrow for a Disco 1?
Just a transplant of a question from another thread about tires. Mine are old (from 03, and 05) and are dry rotted quite a bit. Means, I'm in the market for a new set. Been looking at the GY Territory (basically duratrac for Canadians), Hankook dynapro ATM, and the gold ole BFG A/T KO. I currently don't have a lift on the truck, nor do I plan on having the funds to do so soon. I was thinking that I would replace my tires with the stock size and keep it that height for now, as I'm not really off roading it all that much, and if I do end up starting to go often I'll get a lift, bumper..ect
That being said, only the HK and BFG come in 235/70 which is on the truck. The GY comes in 225/75 which is narrower, but the same height. People tend to speak very highly of the GY DT, and they are on sale for 60$ off a tire at the place near me. (making them 160$ a tire). Just curious if you guys feel that would be too narrow for a fairly top heavy truck, especially if I do end up lifting it before I got new ones. I just read the last Expeditions 7 post where they had 255/85 on their LC's and they said in a heavy cross wind the trucks felt very ungainly. I don't wish to have the same feeling. I know the disco2 came with 255/70 (I think), would even that be better?
My goal with the tires is basically to not murder my fuel mileage needlessly. I am getting a solid 15mpg around town right now, and will maybe even get higher when I finish my tune up. I know the more aggressive tires will hurt it, as will a bigger size, and even a modest 2" lift. That would be fine to have if I was taking it offroad, but here in Southwestern Ontario, there isn't Anywhere to go, or to go with unfortunately. But I may be moving out west to British Columbia next fall, so I want to keep that in mind when I'm buying the tires.
Sorry for the convolution, thoughts? Do i just need to pony up the 750+shipping for the OME lift so i can just jump to like 245/75? Either way, Ill need tires before the snow hits. Thanks guys!
'98 Land Rover Disco 1 - BFG AT/KO