Trying to find a tire without much/any sidewall 'bulge'. (1 Viewer)

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Hey everyone.
I'm trying to find a tire in the 235/85r16 or 7.50r16 range that sits fairly close to flush with the face of the rim. The Land Cruisers that I grew up riding around in Australia all had the true pizza-cutter look and thus the tires didn't have much of that bulge in the sidewall. Is this something to do with how many ply the sidewall is? Is this something that is exclusive to bias ply tires or is there something in a radial that is available?
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Leon

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Hey everyone.
I'm trying to find a tire in the 235/85r16 or 7.50r16 range that sits fairly close to flush with the face of the rim. The Land Cruisers that I grew up riding around in Australia all had the true pizza-cutter look and thus the tires didn't have much of that bulge in the sidewall. Is this something to do with how many ply the sidewall is? Is this something that is exclusive to bias ply tires or is there something in a radial that is available?
Thanks,
Leon

HERE IS A PICTURE OF MY INTENDED GOAL:

These Japan made Dunlops have almost no bulge. Not sure if they are available in the US. Dunlop SP Qualifier TG 21. It is a radial and can be used with or without a tube.

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Mate I dream of having the Japanese-made Dunlop’s available here in the USA but they unfortunately aren’t. They are the perfect tire.

If you can wait a year or two I'll throw a set in my container. Maybe one of the guys on here that bring containers in from Europe could get a set for you?
 
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If you can wait a year or two I'll throw a set in my container. Maybe one of the guys on here that bring containers in from Europe could get a set for you?
I can get the TG-21 through a company here but they aren't approved by the Department of Transportation. They would only be for offroad use. If I were to get in to an accident with non-DOT approved tires, I could be in serious s*** :confused:
 
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I can get the TG-21 through a company here but they aren't approved by the Department of Transportation. They would only be for offroad use. If I were to get in to an accident with non-DOT approved tires, I could be in serious s*** :confused:

I suppose that's a consideration. I will be bringing my 1994 FZJ75 back to the US with those tires. Hopefully I won't have to plead ignorance at some time in the future. My tires are all 2019 date code so they are pretty new. Date code and other markings follow the DOT standard but I don't think it says DOT anywhere on the tire.

For that matter, half the truck or more might not be DOT approved. I haven't really given it any thought.
 

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255/85-16 on a 16x6.

Toyo MT up top, BFG KM3 below.

I don’t recommend the Toyo. They pulled hard no matter what I did. The Toyo looked better but that doesn’t mean anything, the Km3 is a hands down better tire all around.

My next set will be 235/85-16 or 255/85-16 Yokohama G003 on a 16x7 for my 40 series.

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