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Old May 5th, 2004, 12:01 PM
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Thanks Chris, but I tried the attach file option first and it didn't work for me. Could the image be to big?
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Old May 5th, 2004, 12:14 PM
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That's usally the most common reason why it might not be working but it should tell you if its too big either by KB size or dimensional. Try resizing it down a bit. Also, dont try to preview your post if you add the attachement or it will strip it off. If you still cant get it, head over to the practice area, start a new practice thread, and either Mike or I can help you figure it out over there.
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Old May 5th, 2004, 12:24 PM
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just an addition...

I'm running BFG MT 255/75/16 's on my D90 and when I got them I wanted to get something wider but a lot of the more experienced Rover owners I've met said this is a great setup because wider isn't necessarily better. (note: I have no idea)
I like the tire setup, gives it a decent stock look, and great on the highway because they're not too wide.

I'm thinking of going with Goodyear Mt's next time, but these tires just keep on going... They were on the truck when I bought
them 2 yrs ago, and still have a good year left.

I'm thinking of going a little wider because I like the 'look' but there's no rubbing at all with these and I'm sure they save me a buck or two on gas... lol...

Anyway, I'm just relaying what I heard and would love someone to give me their opinion and I hope this helps the original poster as well.

I'm including a shot of my truck when I got it because that's when
it was really clean...haha... Looks a lot different now, (roof rack, ARB bull bar, winch etc..).

Just my .02 ... that's all.

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Old May 5th, 2004, 01:01 PM
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Hey guys heres the pic Mike Mccallum (mdmccallum) tried to post.
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Old May 5th, 2004, 01:10 PM
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sweet Goodyears....

Mike,

Those are sweet... next in line on mine...

What size are they ?

I'm debating on what size to get, I'd like to keep the same size I have possibly but they don't make GoodYear MT's in 255/75/16 so I'm searching for something close.
Not to take away from the original poster but what do you think ?

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Old May 5th, 2004, 02:22 PM
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Guys - your wheels are looking very smick....

I like both looks - the alloys and the 15's.

Mike, you say you have the OME kit on, how is the articulation? DO you get any vibrations in your driveline? What about scrubbing?

Nic - are your tyres 285X75s or 255X85? Is the suspension stock?
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Old May 5th, 2004, 03:38 PM
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duh...

Andrew,

My fault...
My tires are 255/85 ... I don't know why I put 75.
oh well.

The suspension is not stock, it's got OME shocks & springs.

Again, my apologies for the misprint.

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Old May 5th, 2004, 10:35 PM
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No worries Nick

So with your 255's you dont get any scrapes or scrubbing, what about the driveline - any slight vibration from the OME lift?
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Old May 5th, 2004, 10:57 PM
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Old May 6th, 2004, 09:31 AM
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solid...

Andrew,

I can turn the wheel to it's farthest point left or right and get no scraping or scrubbing/rubbing in any way. Even if I go wheeling I've never heard it scrape... Mind you there aren't many huge rocks to climb here in Tallahassee... just a lot of MUD .

I don't have any driveline vibration whatsoever... the truck is solid and drives perfect to me. The drivieline is stock so you know.

Hope this helps a little.

I'm probably going to need tires next year and I'd like to find something close to this size but not many decent manufacturers these days carry this size. Hmm..

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Old May 6th, 2004, 11:22 AM
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Nicholas, I travel to Tallahassee on business about once a month, and I have my 90 set up same as you (OME, 255/85, etc.). Would be interested in learning my way around to the local wheeling spots in the area. Interested in conducting a tour?
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Old May 6th, 2004, 12:46 PM
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Ron,

Sure, if you read my post in the trail section you'll believe me when I say that it would be a pleasure. Just give me a little 'advance' notice if possible.

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Old May 7th, 2004, 02:10 AM
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Andy, that looks like the 1998 imported to US. Stress: THE 1998. Don't modify a thing, and garage it.

Get a '94 for trailing and so forth.
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Old May 7th, 2004, 11:12 AM
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Wicks - thought about that as I know this will be the last live axle defender series.

Its only done 2000kms since new so I am keeping it in good nick. I work O/s so I am not doing daily Kms in it, only touring K's which is good.

Your truck looks great too - how does your shock set up perform vs standard? Whats your opinion of the nitrochargers?

Any feedback on the steering dampner vs standard?
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Old May 7th, 2004, 12:43 PM
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That's good policy. Don't sell off those wheels or anything you know, some collectot is going to want that truck a lot at some point.

Thanks. The Bilstiens are perfect. Honestly I don't know why people like the OMEs so much, they seem kinda loose.
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Old May 7th, 2004, 02:29 PM
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Andy, that looks like the 1998 imported to US. Stress: THE 1998. Don't modify a thing, and garage it.

Get a '94 for trailing and so forth.
Am I missing something here. Andy has a new (2003) model D90 in Australia. Nothing special about that. Pretty hard to get a 1994 model as they only started selling them in aus last year.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 12:43 PM
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Hi Andrew,
As it happens, arrived back from HK this am and went to pick some new rubber for the TD5... options are with standard springs - factory is 215 or 235/85R16 in europe. Ok. it seem or american friends have a standard 265/75/R16..but who knows if our rim offset is the same... 8 years later. Ok so I took standard white 8 spokes (Mangels - as I had always used in Singapore )- now sprayed glossy black and combined with BFG mud terrain 265/75R16..tested the fronts ..no touching and are exactly in line with the outside of the eyebrows - same hight as standard though..but this is a decision also taken with multi-story parking in mind. In france with a 5cm lift, most people seem to go for a 255/85/R16. Picture next week if you like?

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Old May 13th, 2004, 11:00 PM
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285/75R16 with steel rims. Works great.
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Old May 19th, 2004, 02:50 PM
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Hi Andrew,

No lift? I believe I'm on the limit of the standard - what about offset?

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Old May 19th, 2004, 08:49 PM
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HI Tim,

Sounds good - upload a pic of your truck.

I am looking at some 15/16 X8 with 4.25 offset steel rims. Apparently will run 285s or 32's without any hassles or scrubbing.

Then maybe some 255's or 285's on the alloys for daily driving with the second set of black steelies with some simex for off road.

I will need the lift and will probably get it all done back half of the year.
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