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Old 10-29-2012, 03:19 PM
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RRO lvl kit + 17" Unique 297's + 265/75/17 Gen.Grabbers

After much research on this and other forums, i finally pulled the trigger on mods i have been eyeing for a while. First, I got the RRO leveling kit installed, which I thought about doing myself but ended up just having a shop do. The install was a challenge for them they said but it seems they did an OK job.

Next up was a set of 17 inch Unique 297's wrapped in 265/17/70 General Grabber AT/S's from Discount tire. At only $167 a tire this was a heck of a deal and I really like so far (thanks again nasmith342 for the help!). Not really pleased that Discount Tire put external weights on the rims to balance them, but a tech there said they balance better if installed that way..... Not sure I buy it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:23 PM
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The further away from the center line of the wheel the weights are the better they will do at balancing. Period. He was being truthful.

Beyond that the pictures are not showing up on my phone very I am sure it looks stellar

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Re: RRO lvl kit + 17" Unique 297's + 265/75/17 Gen.Grabbers

To provide a little follow up info on the wheels, thought they look really nice I feel like I need to keep a close look on the potential for rubbing if going off-roading. This is a TIGHT fit for these rims and tires in the front; with the offset of these rims and the the width of these tires I'm cutting it real close on functionality. As can be seen in the attached pic, the tires do rub a bit on the felt liner covering the pinch-weld in the wheel well. However the liner material has been wet and weighted down a bit so it is drooping down a little more in the arc of the tire's turning space. But my concern is if I hit a big bump in a turn I am going to bang the tire up against the pinch weld and damage something. I may be worrying about it too much but I am going to definitely keep an eye on it.
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I'm tempted to just let a shop install mine. How many hours did they charge you?
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Re: RRO lvl kit + 17" Unique 297's + 265/75/17 Gen.Grabbers

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I'm tempted to just let a shop install mine. How many hours did they charge you?
3.5 hours labor
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What's the rim width and offset?
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What's the rim width and offset?
8" wide with 0 backspacing
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Re: RRO lvl kit + 17" Unique 297's + 265/75/17 Gen.Grabbers

Looks awesome!!!

Just buy a $20 grinder and grind down the pinch weld. It's what I did.


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To provide a little follow up info on the wheels, thought they look really nice I feel like I need to keep a close look on the potential for rubbing if going off-roading. This is a TIGHT fit for these rims and tires in the front; with the offset of these rims and the the width of these tires I'm cutting it real close on functionality. As can be seen in the attached pic, the tires do rub a bit on the felt liner covering the pinch-weld in the wheel well. However the liner material has been wet and weighted down a bit so it is drooping down a little more in the arc of the tire's turning space. But my concern is if I hit a big bump in a turn I am going to bang the tire up against the pinch weld and damage something. I may be worrying about it too much but I am going to definitely keep an eye on it.
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Re: RRO lvl kit + 17" Unique 297's + 265/75/17 Gen.Grabbers

What stud pattern is it and what offset did you get? I'm in Australia but dont think I can get then sent directly from Unique to here.
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Re: RRO lvl kit + 17" Unique 297's + 265/75/17 Gen.Grabbers

Hows the Yakima roof rack? Excessive road noise?
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