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Re: Off Road 18"s

That's a great price. Where'd you score them for that?

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Re: Off Road 18"s

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The bulge is probably there to reduce flex and add strength.
That could well be. In any case, I'm not about to have it removed - I'll live with using the steel wheel as a spare. Although it means when I want to rotate the tyres, I have to have to swap tyres on rims.
I'm still curious though - some here say that their 18" Laredo wheels DO fit. Maybe on pre-2014 models? Be interested to know if they have bulges too.
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That's a great price. Where'd you score them for that?

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That could well be. In any case, I'm not about to have it removed - I'll live with using the steel wheel as a spare. Although it means when I want to rotate the tyres, I have to have to swap tyres on rims.
I'm still curious though - some here say that their 18" Laredo wheels DO fit. Maybe on pre-2014 models? Be interested to know if they have bulges too.
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Those of us that have full sized 18" that fit in the spare tire compartment, have LT tyres. Passenger tires bulge much more than LT tires and won't fit. However, I don't know about the bulge you are talking about in the newer models. If this interferes with the OEM alloy wheel then that is another matter. You may have to do some panel beating.
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Re: Off Road 18"s

So what do you do when you get a flat if a full size wheel and tyre won't fit into the wheel? Do you need to just squash it into the well? What is hitting the bulge - the tyre or the wheel?


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Re: Off Road 18"s

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So what do you do when you get a flat if a full size wheel and tyre won't fit into the wheel? Do you need to just squash it into the well? What is hitting the bulge - the tyre or the wheel?


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The provided spare is actually a full size (rolling diameter) wheel, to which you can fit a tyre of the same size as the road tyres. So, using this as a flat replacement is functionally equivalent (speed aside) to a regular alloy wheel.
The reason an alloy won't fit into the wheel well (in the 2014 Laredo wheel case at least) is that when placed in the well, the spokes hit the "bulge" at the rear of the well, and hold the wheel too high for the floor panel to lock down. (Although some seem to do this OK, so maybe the tyre shape is a factor too) . It Will fit spoke side up, but then the tool kit won't have a wheel well to fit in.
In my case, I have fitted a 265/60/18 BFG LT tyre to the steel spare, and it fits with a little encouragement, mainly due to the square shoulders on this tyre.
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Anyone used Gladiator tyres before?

https://www.tyroola.com.au/gladiator...4e331d36b.html
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Re: Off Road 18"s

I managed to get 51,300kms out off the OEM Latitudes. They have been replaced with Mickey Thompson's STZ, same size as standard.
After 2 weeks of running around town and a couple of country trips towing the boat all seems to be OK. Next to no road noise, very quiet. Hopefully I will see some of the great mileage they claim to get.
In a few weeks I shall be giving them a run in the Tassie high country on the dirt roads.
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Re: Off Road 18"s

Anyone tried 285/60r18s on em 18" limited wheels? I really want to try the Toyo AT2 in 285/60 but Im afraid they wheel hit the upper arm bolt because of the square thread design they have.

The Toyos measure 31.5" tall and 11.5" in overall width
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Re: Off Road 18"s

Wouldn't a 285 be getting a bit wide for an 8" rim? I like to stay within the "recommended fitment" range to avoid rolling the bead when deflated, and I think you're possibly going to push the limits on that.

Regarding your actual question, perhaps get a "true" measurement of the tread width, and make sure the shoulder lugs are definitely accounted for.

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Re: Off Road 18"s

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Wouldn't a 285 be getting a bit wide for an 8" rim? I like to stay within the "recommended fitment" range to avoid rolling the bead when deflated, and I think you're possibly going to push the limits on that.

Regarding your actual question, perhaps get a "true" measurement of the tread width, and make sure the shoulder lugs are definitely accounted for.

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Toyo suggest a 8"-10" wide wheel for this tire with 8.5" being ideal, so I should be OK with the oem 18"x8".

Will try the 285x60r18 and if it doesn't fit will go narrower to 275x65r18, but they 285 looks way more agresive
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Just closing the loop on my solution.

Bought:
- 18" Laredo wheels off Claremont Wheel Power in NSW and had them freighted.
- TPMS sensors off a US seller on eBay
- General Grabber AT2s in 275/65R18 from Claremont Tyre Power in WA

This is the result in pictures:













Yep, of course they are noisier. It's all low frequency sound similar to the background in a large aircraft... or wind roar. There's no high pitched element.

Speed is about 3 to 4% shy now.

TPMS just picked up without an issue.

Even with rough treatment off road there's been no contact, except for one area at the leading edge of the rear wheels. I recommend trying to hold back the guard liner here either by shaping with a heat gun or pinning back with some Sikaflex. The guard liner doesn't have to hit... and only one side wore through.

Tracking is a bit worse. That's a square shoulder issue... the benefit is solid gravel road cornering. I drove some loose roads like a demon and the grip was fantastic through corners... more than I dared find the limit of. Lowering the pressure improves bitumen tracking but adds a little bit to the fuel consumption.

Fuel consumption up to around 10 l/100 unless pumped up real hard.

Requires low pressure to deform. I ran 12psi in some really powdery wind swept sand, and could have gone lower to get the flotation I wanted. Oh for 16"s again...

At around two grand all done, I have the best of both worlds with both on-road and off-road boots for my Jeep. I'll probably chase up a slightly narrower tyre for the spare unless I do a bit of rear storage work. Currently I just have the standard spare and the threat of a very slow trip out!

Ciao,
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