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Old July 13th, 2014, 10:18 PM
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Wrong Wheel Offset. Spacers good idea.

My '86 D110 came with the following wheels that had been installed by the PO.

They are the wrong offset, as apparent by the photo, because as you can see, the hubcaps are visibly sticking out, and because when I turn the steering wheel all the way to the left or the right, the tires are rubbing on the inside.

Are wheel spacers OK to use in this situation, or is a wheel swap the only solution? The current tires on those wheels are: Continental Cross Contact AT 235-85/16.

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Old July 13th, 2014, 10:20 PM
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There is a certain group of people on this forum that will buy those wheels off you.
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Kindly school me on those wheels. What model are they? I'm guessing they are 16 x 7? Is that correct?
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You can fix the rubbing issue by adjusting the steering stops.

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Old July 13th, 2014, 10:25 PM
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Its not that they are the wrong offset. Its that you have an early truck with the large front hubs. This was long before LR ever considered putting alloys on 110's. If your truck is lhd you could upgrade to a 93 up rrc or disco 1 24 spline front axle and you would be able to run alloys with hub caps.

Those are Boost alloys and are prized by some here.
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Unfortunately, mine is RHD.
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Adjust the stops, wear a gold chain around your neck, fold your pizza slice in half when you eat it and you are the newest member of the NYC boost club. Congrats...... I think.
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Dave: Forgive my ignorance, but does that mean that the turn radius will be affected (in this case increased) when you change the steering lock stops?

------ Follow up post added July 13th, 2014 07:33 PM ------

Cruising the wilderness of Rodeo Drive would me more appropriate in this case
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Slightly but I doubt it will be very noticeable. Worst case situation you move them back, return the gold chain and get different wheels.
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What style wheels are those anyways? What are they called? Just curious.
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Thank you Gentlemen. Amazing forum as usual. Appreciate it!
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What style wheels are those anyways? What are they called? Just curious.
See post five for the Answer .
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Wheel spacers would solve both his issues I believe.
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My concern about changing the steering lock stop settings is that if you allow the wheels to turn tighter (Uncle Doug chime in here), will you over extend/bind up the CV joints and cause excessive wear or breakage to those joints ?
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I had the same issue with the caps sticking out I just put on the spacers and problem was solved for me. No rubbing and no center cap sticking out.
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My concern about changing the steering lock stop settings is that if you allow the wheels to turn tighter (Uncle Doug chime in here), will you over extend/bind up the CV joints and cause excessive wear or breakage to those joints ?
Backwards Dennis. You screw them out further so the allow less deflection..... Less extension.
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See post five for the Answer .

Duh! I was asleep at the wheel.

------ Follow up post added July 13th, 2014 09:09 PM ------

Are spacers an issue, just in case I decide to go that way. Turning radius on the 110 because of the rubbing issue is already too wide.

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I run 265/75 on my aluminium wheels (wider tires then you are running) and have no issue with rubbing with the spacers.
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Thanks Bill. My question wasn't clear enough. What I meant to ask is: Are spacers reliable? Any issues with them breaking on trails? Might they cause other issues to the suspension?

Finally, which ones are recommended?
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