Got or want bigger tyres? Come in here!

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Unread post by syd » February 24th, 2015, 4:51 pm

Metric ? Ours is 285/70/17

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Unread post by DI.57.BD » February 24th, 2015, 4:53 pm

sorry syd thought you meant inch, 285 75 16's.
Maybe you need to re-gear your collie like i have, do you have auto or manual?

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Unread post by syd » February 24th, 2015, 4:55 pm

Yeah mate 6sp Auto. At 100kmh it stays in 5th @ 2100rpm. Have to manually change it into 6th then drops to 1600rpm and better economy. Does your tyrs hit the frame ?

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Unread post by DI.57.BD » February 24th, 2015, 5:09 pm

My tyres hit the body mounts when i tried them on a set of 16x8 +20 rims, so im running them on the standard LT rims 16 x 6.5 and they miss the body mount by about 12mm and just touch the swaybar at full lock.
If you go any wider than standard offset you will need to cut the body mount for clearance.

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Unread post by syd » February 24th, 2015, 5:47 pm

Running a 17x9 +20 Just hits it on full lock. Have moved caster forward as much as possible

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Unread post by DI.57.BD » February 24th, 2015, 5:59 pm

I have seen some pics of guys running -22 rims, the bloke had to cut a 40mm wedge out of the body mount just for the tyre to clear!

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Unread post by riagan » February 24th, 2015, 6:14 pm

you guys reckon a 16x8 +12 offset will miss with 285/75/16 ?

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Unread post by DarKasH69 » February 24th, 2015, 6:48 pm

syd wrote:
IMG_8505[1].jpg
Maaaaaaate !!!

Looking ***** hot. Dig it.

Can't wait to fitup some Muddies also.

By the sound of it 16"x8" standard offset will be the go. Wants a deeper dish. But don't want to hassle.
Bullbar looks choice too.
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Unread post by syd » February 24th, 2015, 8:33 pm

riagan wrote:you guys reckon a 16x8 +12 offset will miss with 285/75/16 ?
Should do mate. Have u got a Bullbar ?

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Unread post by riagan » February 25th, 2015, 4:37 pm

syd wrote:
riagan wrote:you guys reckon a 16x8 +12 offset will miss with 285/75/16 ?
Should do mate. Have u got a Bullbar ?
yeah still tossing up between 265 or 285

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Unread post by DI.57.BD » February 25th, 2015, 9:13 pm

why not try 275 70 16's, work out to be 32.2".

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Unread post by riagan » February 26th, 2015, 3:35 pm

DI.57.BD wrote:why not try 275 70 16's, work out to be 32.2".
becasue there is no such size in the cooper s/t maxx

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Unread post by syd » February 27th, 2015, 6:50 am

syd wrote:Dobinson Coils are only $200 same price as spacers ? You can use the coils and retain old struts/shocks. Go the heavier Dobinson you might get 50mm lift
http://www.superiorengineering.com.au/p ... s_id=24909
We just fitted our first set of Dobinsons. Forget them only 15mm-20mm lift. Going back to EFS

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Unread post by DI.57.BD » February 27th, 2015, 8:53 am

Try pedders springs, im running there hd springs and struts and they are great.

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Unread post by DarKasH69 » February 27th, 2015, 7:55 pm

Good onya Syd. LucKy I didn't get them springs hahaha
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