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Old 01-13-2016, 08:03 PM
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Re: 20" Tyre Thread

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Yes I know, I just wanted to chime in..

Brett, Just pulling your leg, I've got the nittos myself.

All good! Have you got the 285 or 265 imaz?

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Old 01-14-2016, 03:06 AM
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Re: 20" Tyre Thread

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I've got you on my watch list

Brett,
The wheel alignment won't affect the gap between the tyre the top of the steering knuckle. Be wary of having Jeep do the wheel alignment. Jeep wheel alignment tolerances are ridiculously wide. My guess is if the readings are anywhere within tolerance, they will do nothing and charge you for a full alignment. Better to go to a reputable wheel place and give them the specs. At least they will try to get as close to the preferred values as they can.

Regarding spacers, please don't use them. They are a great way to totally stuff up the suspension geometry not to mention over-stressing the wheel bearings. They are OK for temporary use as you ponce your way down the Concours d'Elegance or if you have after market wheels with a larger than stock negative offset.
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Re: 20" Tyre Thread

Thanks Bob, you are a wealth of information.

Yeah I do want to avoid spacers. I am a little worried that when I air down that there may be some more slop at the top near the bolt, though I am really just being paranoid now since the gap is so much less than others have described. After driving around for the last couple of days I am gaining confidence.

Yeah I did try and get the tyre place to do the alignment but they refused due to the QL and told me to go to Jeep. And yes I did read the alignment report and you are spot on!

By the way for those interested I paid $369 per tyre at ktas. Most expensive quote I had was $489😟
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Re: 20" Tyre Thread

Spacers are illegal as well, their are plenty of people running 285's I have seen some tyres really close to the bolt but no issues. I can get my finger in mine some u would lucky to get a pen in between them.


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Yep, a really thin pen!
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Wow ok...


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Yep, a really thin pen!

That's too close I reckon.
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All good! Have you got the 285 or 265 imaz?

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Old 01-14-2016, 03:41 PM
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Re: 20" Tyre Thread

Slightly different angle:

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Re: 20" Tyre Thread

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Slightly different angle:

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Yes, it's very close but I think the worst it's going to do is carve a groove into the tread. It looks well clear of the carcase which is the main worry.
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Re: 20" Tyre Thread

That looks better, no marks on the tyre I don't think there is an movement flex at the top. Have tested it with some flex.


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Re: 20" Tyre Thread

Thanks guys. Off to Fraser Island first thing tomorrow for a week so I will be giving them a thorough testing.
Hopefully will have no issues...
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