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Old 03-21-2015, 01:28 AM
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Re: 20" Tyre Thread

Tell you the truth i thought my last alignment was right it took them two go's. They didnt understand the car needed to be in aero mode. But somehow when i just got another due to fitting larger rims it was out. So i explained again and gave them the measurements. Turns out they reckon during a smoko break and resetting the ignition it returned to auto height this is where they then went wrong.
My advise get it checked.

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Tell you the truth i thought my last alignment was right it took them two go's. They didnt understand the car needed to be in aero mode. But somehow when i just got another due to fitting larger rims it was out. So i explained again and gave them the measurements. Turns out they reckon during a smoko break and resetting the ignition it returned to auto height this is where they then went wrong.
My advise get it checked.

Yeh been there before, kind of. Only without air suspension.

Do like the looks about the nitto, but that's about it.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:12 AM
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I'm Back!!! Nitto's are a tad noisy, but absolutely awesome grip on the road both in both dry and wet.............I mean extremely wet weather. They have a terrific resistance to aquaplaning. Off road performance reviews speak for themselves. Mine have done 27k and look to be holding up pretty well and are driven very hard. I had a specialist alignment done after a few hundred kms where it was revealed the car was set up for driving on the right (wrong) side of the road. Bolts had to be reversed out (swapped from left to right) on the front end to set up the alignment properly that instantly lost the tendency of the front tyres "digging in" when cornering. (caster angles I think were way outside of tolerance).

Would I go again? I love the look and performance however I will probably swap to something quieter and keep the Nitto's for off road trips before they get too worn.
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I'm Back!!! Nitto's are a tad noisy, but absolutely awesome grip on the road both in both dry and wet.............I mean extremely wet weather. They have a terrific resistance to aquaplaning. Off road performance reviews speak for themselves. Mine have done 27k and look to be holding up pretty well and are driven very hard. I had a specialist alignment done after a few hundred kms where it was revealed the car was set up for driving on the right (wrong) side of the road. Bolts had to be reversed out (swapped from left to right) on the front end to set up the alignment properly that instantly lost the tendency of the front tyres "digging in" when cornering. (caster angles I think were way outside of tolerance).

Would I go again? I love the look and performance however I will probably swap to something quieter and keep the Nitto's for off road trips before they get too worn.

You've done that many km already since your last post? Well I got a while till I'm due for another change unless I get a set of new rims with street radials... Getting the alignment another look this Friday, in case anything is out.

But the nittos are rated as relatively quiet on their site.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:37 PM
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I had a specialist alignment done after a few hundred kms where it was revealed the car was set up for driving on the right (wrong) side of the road. Bolts had to be reversed out (swapped from left to right) on the front end to set up the alignment properly that instantly lost the tendency of the front tyres "digging in" when cornering. (caster angles I think were way outside of tolerance).
Glenn,
I sure would like to know more about this swapping the bolts around thing. Can you find out more from your wheel guy? My guess is all Aussie Jeeps are the same as yours (was). I do recall my wheel guy saying he couldn't do some settings because there was no more adjustment left. I took that to be due to distortion somewhere in the body or suspension.
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:35 AM
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I sure would like to know more about this swapping the bolts around thing. Can you find out more from your wheel guy? My guess is all Aussie Jeeps are the same as yours (was). I do recall my wheel guy saying he couldn't do some settings because there was no more adjustment left. I took that to be due to distortion somewhere in the body or suspension.
Hi Bob,
I used Hammonds, Capalaba Qld. The guy there was very helpful but I don't recall his name, however its worth a call. I'm sure he could talk you through it if you mention a 2012 in last year for a full alignment. The car was in for over an hour to get the bolts swapped over and alignment established to spec. Tel number is (07) 3823 4966.
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I used Hammonds when I had the KJ they are good Jeep guys as well, they were jeep mechanics before they were a tyre shop.


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Back from WA suspensions they checked the alignment and was not out much. Feels more quieter now, also sitting at 38psi. See how it goes...

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I sure would like to know more about this swapping the bolts around thing. Can you find out more from your wheel guy? My guess is all Aussie Jeeps are the same as yours (was). I do recall my wheel guy saying he couldn't do some settings because there was no more adjustment left. I took that to be due to distortion somewhere in the body or suspension.
Don't think its distortion etc, mine is reportedly near the end of the adjustment at either extreme on either side as well.
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Don't think its distortion etc, mine is reportedly near the end of the adjustment at either extreme on either side as well.

After the weekend of driving on all elevations of a flat road, my steering wheel is a tad off Center to the right. I did take it back to wa suspension and they checked it out again, little better but not perfect. Mine is also claimed to be on the end of adjustment. The slotted bolt makes it hard for them to adjust it to their liking. But before I went in the shop it was better off! Some times you wonder why you go in when its not broken.

I'm hitting the long road for the long weekend and I wished it was perfect.
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Noticed the nittos can be a tad slippery going around corners or roundabouts.
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Re: 20" Tyre Thread

Having read all the posts, I feel the Nittos could be a decent choice, considering that I can get the OEM size. I am just a little bit worried about the fact that I only take my GC off-road 2 or 3 times in a year and it is mostly Fraser or Moreton Island. Being this the case, should I actually go for AT Tyres, or should I just stick with the normal road tyres?

Also, does someone know where can I get Nittos in Brisbane, in case I decide to go down this path?
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