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Old March 19th, 2009, 11:24 AM
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Ummm, just adjust the steering stops to get rid of radius arm rubbing....
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Old March 19th, 2009, 11:37 AM
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My steering stop bolts ran out of thread
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Old March 19th, 2009, 11:46 AM
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One of mine is bent. and I figured I get better turning radius with it rubbing anyway
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I am a fan of the 285/75/16.
Here's a couple more pics with BFG Mud terrians.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 06:37 PM
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Paul, what spring set have you got on the biege truck? It looks great!
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Old March 19th, 2009, 08:38 PM
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Even easier if while you are doing the fronts you fit a set of tubular dual shock towers (depending on road salt etc you may need some anyway) and install the shocks on the outboard mounts. This makes changing either much easier in the future.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 11:52 AM
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Paul, what spring set have you got on the biege truck? It looks great!
Soft top has Old Man Emu 766
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Old March 20th, 2009, 02:12 PM
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im considering the same upgrade for my truck; ie to goto the 285/75R16. Mine is an island car and Im primarily concerned about performance on beach sand. Ive found my mud terrain tires arent good on sand. any suggestions for brand and model of tire for my aplication?
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Old March 20th, 2009, 06:14 PM
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my BFG MT's do fine in the sand, Ive never aired them down.
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Old March 20th, 2009, 07:39 PM
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Sand is all about air pressure, nothing else.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 03:48 PM
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Just upgraded to KM2's. Will run in NVTR next month and report. I'm on AMR wheels 4.5 inch backspace, with 1 inch spacers added. (See avatar photo)
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I have the BFG AT/ko on my TD5 D90 ST in the 285/75-R16 flavor...stock 16" allows, (castor), 1.25" spacers, stock suspension and sway bars...a little rubbing on the eye-brows when fully flexed (which isn't much given the sway bars)

IMHO, these trucks should have come stock with this tire size...
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 09:56 PM
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I had 285/75/16 BFG ATīs in my Defender 110. Great tires and look awesome but at least in my experience on the D110 you must forget about using snow chains over these tires because the chains touch against the springs in the back (and maybe in the front too). This is more complicated than the odd tire rubbing here and there. Maybe in the D90 it is different.

I had the 285īs installed on American Racing 7 inch wide alloy rims which had a different backspaing than stock rims and allowed to turn fine but it was not enough for the chains.

I now have BFG 265/75/16 MT and in sand there are just fine! just give em 12 psi

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here goes a pic of the 265/75/16 BFG MT in very soft sand and with just 10 psi. worked fine.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 10:25 PM
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sorry; not familiar with the terms. if i upgrade to 285/75R16 will I need "spacers" or anything else. If so, where can one buy them?
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 10:49 PM
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Rovers north has em.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 12:54 PM
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Old March 26th, 2009, 01:58 PM
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So what comes first spacers or new springs?

Will be picking up some 285/75/16's this weekend. Won't be doing any off roading soon. Should I but spacers first or are new springs a better near term purchase? Thanks.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 02:05 PM
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Springs and shocks. You may never need spacers - most of us don't run them.

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you can run the 285's stock. springs.
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Will the extra weight and size (if it's even that much at all) of the 285s strain the driveline any? I know the speedometer will be off by a little but that's not a big deal. just trying to decide on 265 KM2s or 285s.

My truck is completely stock.
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