Discussion in 'LR3' started by Mr.BigsLR3, Nov 28, 2009.
Although 20s are all wrong for so many reasons...I like the way they look!
turns out 34"s fit... with some massaging...
How?! @grimmecm Ive seen Lucky8 stuff 33x12.5 grapplers under their Disco3, but never 34's. How much did you havd to hack away? What wheels are those?
Lucky 8 actually stepped theirs up to 35s, which is nuts. I put a 1.5" wheel spacer in which helps a ton so not too crazy on the hacking. Really just extended the wheel arch further back by about 2 inches on the front. The front bumper took significant trimming. You'll have to relocate the washer fluid bottle OR if youre smarter than I am and did a front bumper FIRST, there would be nothing to trim on the bumper side. For the rear, on the passenger side, you will need to re-route the coolant lines that run under the rear wheel well. Not too terrible to do. Other than that, no issues on the rear. Since it compresses down up and back the rear sinks into the wheel well fine.
Wheels are ATX AX201. Its an 18x9. Tires are Nitto Ridge Grappler 295/70R18. They end up being 34.3" tall and 11.7" wide.
That is insane! Are you re-gearing it? If not, how does it feel/perform? If so, how does it feel/perform? Total beast, man!
After an afternoon shower
Gotta love S. Florida in the winter
My 06 out on the beach
What's articulation like with that setup?
Like very cool but you need to do a true, 100% flex test before you tell people they stuff into the rear wheel well just fine. Cause they don't.
I've tested full articulation on 32, 32.5, 33 and 32 is about max for true and honest flex fit....they have to roll inside fender without much contact or they don't "fit".
Static fit is a useless function.
Plus, the spacers which were obviously required, make the situation even worse because you can't even fully utilize the interior shape of wheel well. The tire contacts the fender flare edge too soon.
I've made these tests with none or 30 and 50mm spacers and tires ranging from 245-305 widths on varying heights.
Also, most heavy duty sliders will become a rubbing problem probably around 33-34" which are not easily trimmed.
Your set up sure looks badass though!
Olli Rita, how do you like the Voyager rack and tire swing out?
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