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Old October 7th, 2010, 12:32 PM
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Will 285/55/16 fit without a lift?
Doesn't look like people are happy with it in stock config

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Old October 7th, 2010, 12:58 PM
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When you go offroad you may notice some rub on your radius arms. I was rubbing even with my 265s until I put the spacers on. I like the stance a little wider - but that just my preference.

I like the boosts "look" but I am still up in the air about getting a set and rock rashing them on the trails. I dont feel bad scratching up the stock OEM tornados knowing I can get them for cheap +/- $20 and they look pretty good on a defender anyway!

I'm happy that you finally got new rubber Josh. Much safer for you than before.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 01:01 PM
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Will 285/55/16 fit without a lift?
Do you mean 285/75 or 255/85? A 285/55 would be one fat tire.

My 285/75 KM2's do not rub during turning w/ a stock suspension and stock alloys. Probably would under articulation. I'm not sure how the back spacing of a boost compares to a stock wheel.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 01:06 PM
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285 is the width of the tire in mm, a 285/55 and a285/75 are the same "fatness".
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Old October 7th, 2010, 01:10 PM
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Do you mean 285/75 or 255/85? A 285/55 would be one fat tire.

My 285/75 KM2's do not rub during turning w/ a stock suspension and stock alloys. Probably would under articulation. I'm not sure how the back spacing of a boost compares to a stock wheel.

I was running 2" lift no swaybars and rubbed driver side radius arm with 265s with articulation and almost full left turn.

I think the backspace is the same as Tornados.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 02:01 PM
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Duh, I knew that, not sure what I was thinking. I should know better than to post on a monday or thursday or any other day for that matter. I don't think they make a 285/55 though.

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285 is the width of the tire in mm, a 285/55 and a285/75 are the same "fatness".
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Old October 7th, 2010, 02:11 PM
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looks good... other than the ARB you and Bozman have very similar set ups...
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Old October 7th, 2010, 02:12 PM
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Wow, Horsey, all of this just to get Barry off of your back about driving a Jeep???

Seriously though, truck looks much better. Now it actually resembles that awesome avatar of yours.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 02:18 PM
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km2 285.75.16 is a 33.2 tire. Truck shouldn't feel "lower".
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Old October 7th, 2010, 02:24 PM
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km2 285.75.16 is a 33.2 tire. Truck shouldn't feel "lower".
Yeah, I know...I picked these because they'd be as close to my 33s as possible. I brought three people out last night, and they all said the same thing, though...weird!
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Old October 7th, 2010, 03:44 PM
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looks like a jeep, my KM2's are loud
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Old October 7th, 2010, 04:11 PM
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Looks good Josh. Are you keeping your steel wheels for a rock rash set?

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Old October 7th, 2010, 05:09 PM
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you guys are thinking of 255/85/16. Roughly the same diameter as a 285/75/16 but not as wide.

285x.75=213.75
255x.85=216.75

I like the 'Series' look with the white or limestone steelies. Alloys bling is anathema to everything Land Rover stands for. That said, I wouldn't kick one out of the stable just for having alloys on it. Ultimately, who really cares? I bought a bunch of stuff to prep and paint my old NATO rims, but when it came down to it I only had time to paint the insides, to keep them from leaking (which actually worked, for a change). So they are still black. Its fine, really...Josh, get some dirt under those big meats. You won't know what you like until you get out and use it for its intended purpose. Until then, there is a word that begins with P...

Oh, and my 255/85/16 KM1's rub. I'm running a "2 inch" OME lift and no spacers. When they rub, I either let them rub, or turn the wheel back a bit. So far it hasn't seemed to hurt anything and I can still make the tight turns on the trials courses where others need to back up and take the shunt. Its all about planning ahead. I'm sure I could adjust the steering stops to keep them from rubbing, but then my turning radius would suck and I'd have to spend $400 for spacers. So for now I still have the $400, and shiny stripes on my radius arms.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 06:06 PM
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Josh,

I don't have the stock alloys or boosts- I have limestone powder coated 130 wheels and 255/85R 16's but they are the same size as yours. I started off without spacers and it looked great (to me). I got a little antsy and decided I needed spacers and I really like the look of the wheels/tires/spacer combo- the wheels come out just about flush with the wheel arch moldings and it has a better stance imo. My turning radius is slightly less shitty than before- and my wheels don't rub. I'd say take some time to get used to the new look of your tires/wheels and if they still look skinny to you and it bothers you try to find some good quality, used spacers (like the ones Goose might still have) and that should improve things in the looks (and performance- slightly) department. For some reason my pics rotate when I upload here- so I apologize for the strained necks!
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Old October 8th, 2010, 12:25 AM
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I have spacers, not installed. I want to get used to this look before I change it. I recall some bad stories from Phoenix37 and others regarding spacers, too.

Decided by searching a whollllle bunch. I was really nervous about the decision of course. Jorge and Dan (ini88) have 315s, which is too big for my uses. I liked my tire height, so I wanted something similar.
The look is not that much different, but the turning radius is much improved with spacers. I'd just check them frequently to make sure they are seated and bolted in tight.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 12:38 AM
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Very nice, Josh. Definitely an improvement with the new tire/wheel combo. Looks great.

I just picked up a set of 130/1-ton wheels myself. Jay's wheel/tire set up (pictured above) is my all time favorite. Instead of the standard limestone I plan to powder coat the 130 wheels to match the body color (green). I currently have BFG/AT on Toronado wheels which I plan to run in the winter, then use the steel wheels with KM2's in the summer. AT's are much better in rain/snow than MT's from what I've been told.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 12:45 AM
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Won't it be hard to match the green if you are powder coating?
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Old October 8th, 2010, 12:47 AM
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The look is not that much different, but the turning radius is much improved with spacers. I'd just check them frequently to make sure they are seated and bolted in tight.
And use high strength lock-tite on the studs
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Old October 8th, 2010, 11:53 AM
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Probably. Paint then.

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Won't it be hard to match the green if you are powder coating?
ECR does it: http://www.eastcoastrover.com/BR1upgrades.html
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