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Old 01-27-2014, 07:43 PM
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Re: 18" Wheels and AT Tyres

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Great vid, thanks for sharing. Interesting seeing it perform against the Landrovers and toyotas.

@7:30 in that rut was interesting, especially compared to the others. The first 2 prados struggled, the disco went straight through, but you can see his electronics kick in and grab that rear spinning wheel, a bit more suspension travel helps too. As I understand it you should have kept the power on and waited for the TC to grab those spinning wheels.

@17:20 hilarious! Bustmup indeed!
Yeah I agree, if I had kept the power on I think I would have made it through on my first approach. Was taking instructions from old mate though
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:56 PM
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Re: 18" Wheels and AT Tyres

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I just want to know what the pearls of wisdom were from Disco Tom at 13:45 . II've just got a hunch he's extolling the virtues of the Land Rover Discovery 4
Undoubtedy, the radio chatter is quite hillarious as everyone pays out on each others chosen brand of vehicle and boasts about their own.

On our way though I gave the Disco a red light drag and smoked him though
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Re: 18" Wheels and AT Tyres

Mkmydnr, what mode did you have your SELEC-TERRAIN dial in, was it AUTO, MUD or ROCK and was it LOW RANGE when you went up that rut about 7:30 in the video?
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:07 PM
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Re: 18" Wheels and AT Tyres

That was early in the trip and I was playing around a bit, I think I had it in Rock (which requires Low Range), most the rest of the trek was done in Auto Low Range. With that sort of terrain High Range was a little jumpy (ie feathering the throttle to get over a rock and all of a sudden you clear it and launch forward) + the locked diffs meant it just walked along.
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Re: 18" Wheels and AT Tyres

Noticed that Goodyear have a new AT in 265/60/18.

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TYRES: New Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure tyre

It is on the Goodyear website too.
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Re: 18" Wheels and AT Tyres

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Noticed that Goodyear have a new AT in 265/60/18.

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TYRES: New Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure tyre

It is on the Goodyear website too.

Nice, shame its not an LT though
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Re: 18" Wheels and AT Tyres

So after speaking with a few local suppliers I think I am going to go with the ATX Ledge Rims:

Ledge

http://www.4x4wheelco.com.au/images/..._Tundra_11.jpg

www.4x4wheelco.com.au/images/stories/wheels/gallery/ledge/JK-ATX-Ledge.jpg

Someone has already put them on the previous model:
P6300660_zpsba199fc9.jpg Photo by Nate2112 | Photobucket
Next decision though is which tyres, I think I am going to stick to the 265/60R18 so I can keep my spare, shortlisted are:
Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure
Pirelli Scorpion ATR (Highest Speed Rating)
Falken Wildpeak AT
Cooper AT3
Hercules Terra Trac ATII

Just waiting on pricing on some of the more obscure ones.
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Re: 18" Wheels and AT Tyres

In case anyone cares.

Told my local tyre dealer to go ahead with the ATX Ledge and 265/60R18 Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure on Monday only find out the 1 week lead was blown out to 8 weeks.

I really wanted to buy local but after exhausting other options my dealer suggested I import my own. Checked US prices but factoring in shipping and potential taxes there wasnt much cost benefit and I really dont want to wait as I have no spare atm.

Ended up purchasing the KMC Rockstar XDII from Ozzytyres. They didnt have the tyres I wanted available but for an extra $295 over the wheel only price I got them packaged with Pirelli Scorpion ATRs 265/60R18. They review fairly well, have an awesome speed rating and at $73.75 a tyre (compared to $380 for the GYW ATA) I dont mind not having my first preference.

Just have to pay my local shop to fit and balance them.

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Nice price on the Pirellis... you gotta be happy with that. I'm not sure why Ozzy Tyres don't fit and balance them before freight? Hopefully your tyre fitter doesn't effectively charge an "internet buyer's fee" like all the ones I called here in Perth!

What was the damage overall???

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Re: 18" Wheels and AT Tyres

$2,295 delivered. Im hoping that the local guy will be fairly understanding as he knows how keen I was to go through him and was just unable to supply anything.

Got myself a little worried though, there isnt much info available on the offset of these wheels. I had seen that they were made from -44 to +38 so previously wasnt worried but just saw a site that stated the 18" were only available in 0. If this is the case it would extend the outer by almost 70mm which is crazy. Anyways, I've emailed Ozzy, hopefully that source was wrong because I really dont want to have to do any more searching.
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Ah, don't stress if they are not. Advanti have wheels with similar though less wild styling which will fit. About $360 a corner here in Perth, so probably cheaper for you ;-)

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Re: 18" Wheels and AT Tyres

So I was right, the wheels would sit out. Hadn't had a response from my email for 24hrs so I called, was put through to a bloke who told me they wouldn't fit and that the Monsters were the only one that would. I agreed to the change but pointed out that the monster package was $100 cheaper so he said he would throw in free insurance, told him I wasnt interested in insurance (always too painful to chase up and my credit card provides it anyways) and he tried to spin me some line that the postage to NT was worth an extra $100. I argued that ALL over their web page it states "Free Shipping Australia Wide" with no astrix or disclaimers and that it was load of BS. He claimed that it was in their shipping T&C (which it is I found out after) so I told him to cancel the order.....

He went on the back foot then and agreed to refund the $100 (should have been $110 because I used a 10% discount code aswell). Have received no confimation from them though so not sure exactly whats going on.

No really happy with the Monsters but sick of not being able to go 4wding due to the lack of a spare.

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