The ONLY perfect 205R16 M+S radial tyre available today, with superior quality and authentic period correct tread pattern ideal for Classic Range Rover and Mercedes G-Wagen. The handling of this 205R16 tyre, as tested on and off road, is just exemplary. And nothing available anywhere else, including the XM+S 244 Michelin, looks this good ! Why anyone would consider having anything else?
|Rim width (min)||5"|
|Rim width (max)||7.5"|
|Load index||99 (775kg.)|
|Speed rating||T ( 118mph / 190 kmh )|
The 205 R 16 M+S Blockley is the perfect tyre for a Classic Range Rover and Mercedes G Wagen. E marked and DOT marked for use in the USA. We produced this tyre after being persuaded to do so by a Range Rover enthusiast who needed something to make his pride and joy look "just right" and restore the authentic look of the original car, with great handling to match. Nothing made today is like this, not even the MichelinXM+S244 that the Classic tyre wholesalers are now pushing so hard, which do not have the authentic look as they claim.
The treads on the 205R16 M+S Blockley tyres are fitted with locations for fitting studs to the tread, just as they were in period, for those who need to use them for winter use.
Since producing this tyre, both the tyre wholesalers Vintage Supplies and Longstone have gone to a lot of trouble pushing the Michelin XM+S 244 strenuously, claiming incorrectly that this Michelin "244" pattern is the correct one for the early Range Rovers, which is just not the case. But we are pleased that they take so much attention of what Blockley produces, and reduced their price! That would suggest that even Michelins wholesalers know how good the Blockley 205R16M+S tyre is.
In addition to the Classic Range Rover this Blockley 205R16 M+S tyre is also suitable for the 1970 to 1995 era Land Rover 90 , Land Rover 110 and Land Rover Defender. Furthermore, this 205R16 M+S tyre is also the correct fitment for Mercedes G Class (1979 - 1990) "W460" 200GE , 230G and 240GD and G Class derivatives such as the Puch G. Speak with anyone that has tried these Blockley tyres on a vehicle and hear just how good they handle, on and off road. Other vehicles that use this 205R16 M+S tyre size are the Toyota HiLux built from 1984 onward (4WD models) plus other 4 wheel drive vehicles of the period. And also note that this 205R16 tyre size is also useful when owners want something taller than a 215/65R16 size.
This good speed rated M+S (Mud and Snow) 205R16 Blockley tyre has a tread pattern and sidewall with the ideal look for the Range Rover and Range Rover Classic. And as with all Blockley tyres, they are built to the highest standards that is possible, with a sidewall affording a comfortable ride, but also with superb road manners.
Every single one of these tyres (as all Blockley radials) is inspected and checked for concentricity and dynamic balance. The small painted yellow circle on the side wall can be aligned with the valve stem when fitting for the optimum position on the wheel rim. We perform this additional inspection process as we are determined to supply the best possible no-compromise product, something you will not find on other brands of "Classic" tyres.
Please note that we also make a Blockley super thick correct fitting butyl inner tube to suit, superior to anything else available, which is why we make them. This tyre size is a tube type tyre, as the XM+S tyre was in period, the reason being that if the tyre was knocked off the bead in use while off road it would not deflate. We would strongly recommend only the use of the tubes we have made to suit if you want trouble free motoring. And because the Range Rover wheels have the larger valve stem hole we also supply an adapter fitted on our Blockley Superior tubes at no charge, for a perfect fit.
You will note that elsewhere for the 205R16 tyre size Longstone list their Michelin tyre with a Michelin "15/17HV15" at £26 plus tax, but when it comes to it, actually recommend a different and thicker Michelin 16FRET inner tube at £36, although not listed for this tyre. Our Blockley tube is perfect for the 205R16 M+S tyre.
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