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Old October 8th, 2010, 12:00 PM
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I like the bigger tire

I have 305 KM2's on 16" black steel rims (just switched from alloy) and love 'em. The KM2's do seem a lot skinnier than they're supposed to be. I had spacers before and my same tires still rubbed a bit when turning hard but with these new wheels thay don't rub at all and I dont need the spacers. To each his own...
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Old October 8th, 2010, 12:08 PM
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I have 305 KM2's on 16" black steel rims (just switched from alloy) and love 'em. The KM2's do seem a lot skinnier than they're supposed to be. I had spacers before and my same tires still rubbed a bit when turning hard but with these new wheels thay don't rub at all and I dont need the spacers. To each his own...
Truck is looking great, Chris! I thought your truck came with black Wolf rims when Gustavo sold it. You switched to alloys and switched again back to black wheels (but with beadlocks)?
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Old October 8th, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Thanks, Josh. Gustavo had steel wheels with 255's on them. I traded him those rims for the original alloys as it just seemed like it had too much black to me so it had the alloys when I got it. When the truck made it to CO last year, I sold the 255's and got the wider 305's and just recently got the new wheels as I went from a black Badger I to a grey Badger II top so I convinced myself it doesn't look too ghetto.

A big reason for the switch was getting rid of the spacers and the rubbing issue. I kept everything for when I change my mind or destroy these rims.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 03:36 PM
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Chris I like the look of that snorkel. What brand is it?
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Old October 8th, 2010, 03:45 PM
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Looks great Joshua. I liked how both setups look but the alloys/KM2's seem a little cleaner and match the 90 a touch better.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 06:22 PM
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Yeah Paint is easy. I was wondering more how you would powdercoat them to match
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Probably. Paint then.



ECR does it: http://www.eastcoastrover.com/BR1upgrades.html
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Old October 8th, 2010, 06:37 PM
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Josh and Chris, Good looking trucks. Now I think I know which direction to go with new tires. I've debated for a long time now...
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Old October 8th, 2010, 06:55 PM
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Josh and Chris, Good looking trucks. Now I think I know which direction to go with new tires. I've debated for a long time now...
www.discounttiredirect.com was the cheapest, then www.tirerack.com when I was buying, plus discount tire had free shipping!
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Old October 8th, 2010, 07:13 PM
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good call. thanks for doing the research!



edit: looks like tirerack is cheaper now, but shipping bumps it over discounttire. I wonder if discount will price match.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 07:26 PM
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Drove by yesterday , looks good but the spare doesn't match . We need a group hang out again .
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Old October 8th, 2010, 07:39 PM
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Drove by yesterday , looks good but the spare doesn't match . We need a group hang out again .
Haha, yeah I don't have a tire mounted to the fifth wheel yet, so that ones on there for now.

Definitely need to meet up again soon. Now I need to see yours and Dan's in more detail.

Are you running spacers on yours?
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Old October 8th, 2010, 07:41 PM
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Yours look good
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Old October 8th, 2010, 07:49 PM
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Spacers all around and good idea not mounting the spare without a wheel lock .
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Old October 8th, 2010, 07:59 PM
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Seriously those are some big tires
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Old October 8th, 2010, 08:09 PM
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Seriously those are some big tires
That's what i was thinking! Great looking truck.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 08:10 PM
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[QUOTE=jorge;245194) We need a group hang out again .[/QUOTE]
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Old October 8th, 2010, 08:45 PM
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FWIW I am running 285/75/16 stock suspension. I only rub under serious articulation...but even then its not bad..
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Old October 8th, 2010, 10:04 PM
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It's a Mantec snorkel with a Safari cap.
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Old October 14th, 2010, 09:13 AM
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Here are the best comparison pics I could come up with post-steelies:
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Old October 14th, 2010, 10:08 AM
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Here are the best comparison pics I could come up with post-steelies:
The Boost make it more Land Rover...but the steelies look bad ass... either way it looks good.
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