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Old 03-21-2014, 08:35 PM
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Thanks Barboots, you gonna be home around 10ish.
I should clarify when I say towing I don't mean just highway towing like the screw hook thingy, just no snatching. A straight pull like on that Colorado recovery video is ok.
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Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

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Ahhh, I think the STs are a bit oversized for a 65 Profile, might not be a problem on other 276/65R18s.

Looks like the STMaxx will be landing soon in this size, I'm a little worried about rubbing, given they are also said to be a bit bigger than the average tyre in this size.
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Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

There is no doubt that a wider low profile tyre has an aesthetic appeal no doubt because of its association with motor sport, however, performance wise, there is nothing in it. Intuitively one would think a wider tyre has advantages on sand but this is not necessarily the case. It is the bow wave of sand that a tyre has to push that saps the car's energy and eventually bogs it. The trick of course is to lower the tyre pressure thereby getting a larger foot print, more floatation and therefore a lower bow wave. All things being equal, a wider tyre always pushes a wider bow wave. This is why old landrovers did so well with their skinny tyres. On bitumen, wider tyres usually mean more sprung weight which is not beneficial to handling. What I'm saying is, if you want cool, go wide, if you want performance, don't bother.
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Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

That makes a lot of sense. I was talking about the diameter on the ST and ST Maxx being a bit larger than other 65 series profile tyres. Although looking at the 'specs' it seems there may only be 5mm in it. But I have read on some forums the ST Maxx is considerably bigger..... not sure.

I like the 65 series because it gives you a 'little' more height and a little more side wall to play with. It also fills out the wheel arch a bit more. Anyway, sorry to go off topic.

edit: A big issue for tyre weight is LT construction vs Passenger. If I wasn't worried about the strength I'd go for the P to save ~20kg
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edit: A big issue for tyre weight is LT construction vs Passenger. If I wasn't worried about the strength I'd go for the P to save ~20kg
Very true! Also remember that P tyres and wide ones even more so, buldge out and with the soft sidewalls, are vulnerable off-road. Punctured sidewalls casn't be plugged.
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Although looking at the 'specs' it seems there may only be 5mm in it. But I have read on some forums the ST Maxx is considerably bigger..... not sure.
Official specs mean very little, not only can there be variances between brands on a specified size, there can be variances between models within a brand. It is not just a factory thing either.
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BobT your absolutely correct with tyre width, the only medium fatties will work better in is mud to my knowledge. If I could get tall pizza cutters in 18" I would,
As for rubbing I think any 275 tyre would rub on the arb bar, I'll take a pic to show how bad it is.
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Here's some pics of an arb bar on a white MY14. Two things people need to know, if your running 275 tyre's they will rub at full lock at normal ride height and apparently the front recover point is not designed for snatching, only towing .
Just wanted to say this is my favourite looking rig on the forum to date. Not sold on the ARB bar, but the de-chroming, rock rails, black rims and aggressive tyres look the business.

You've convinced me to go for the ST Maxx tyres..... I think

How did you go about the dechroming, was it plastidipped in place or did you remove and paint the trim?
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Just wanted to say this is my favourite looking rig on the forum to date. Not sold on the ARB bar, but the de-chroming, rock rails, black rims and aggressive tyres look the business.

You've convinced me to go for the ST Maxx tyres..... I think

How did you go about the dechroming, was it plastidipped in place or did you remove and paint the trim?
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The front grill inserts were removed and painted in satin black as well as the rims. The rear jeep badge was plasti-dipped after my failed attempt to shadow chrome it. Everything else, door handles, roof rails etc was wrapped by Magic Wrap in Perth. They did a good job, especially on the door handles and tail lights but I'm not sure how long it will last.
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Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

Here's a picture of the wheel rubbing, the car is at ORI with the wheel at full lock. If you look closely you can just see a black line behind the lugs were it slightly rubs in ORI. The diagonal line of bare metal and smudged dirt to the right of the tyre is were it rubs at normal ride height. The other pics are of the skirt removed and what's behind it.
I've also had one of the park sensors in the bullbar fall back into the bar cavity now, I was a bit disappointed to find out it was essentially held in place with nothing more than heavy duty two tape...
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Thanks Benno.
The front grill inserts were removed and painted in satin black as well as the rims. The rear jeep badge was plasti-dipped after my failed attempt to shadow chrome it. Everything else, door handles, roof rails etc was wrapped by Magic Wrap in Perth. They did a good job, especially on the door handles and tail lights but I'm not sure how long it will last.
Nice, I like the tail light de-chroming alot. I'm getting mine in Deep Cherry Red, don't think I'd be as successful matching the colour. Maybe I can do a satin black on some bits..... I'll wait and see.
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