Clarification on 275/65/18 LR4 fitment (I've searched)

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  1. Toothbob

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    After several hours of searching and reading I am still a little unclear about fitting BFG K02s on my LR4.
    I'm currently running Cooper Discoverer AT3 in 265/65/18 on LR3 18" rims with 1.25" spacers. I have done minor trimming of the wheel liners and significant trimming of the frame horns.
    I want to run BFG K02s in 275/65/18 without a full time lift.
    What I think I need to do is more liner trimming front and back. Possibly moving the heater coolant lines in the rear. Is that correct or am I missing something? I seem to find conflicting info about whether that size will clear without a full time lift or not.
     
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    I see LR3s running around town in that tire size. There's one that parks in the same garage I do when I'm at work.

    The one reservation with that size is that, if you are in the middle of nowhere and your suspension goes fubar and tries to drop to the bumps, those tires will hit the top of your wheel-well and you won't be going anywhere. Beyond anything else, that's why 265/65/18 has been recommended as the max tire size if you don't want to use strut spacers and whatnot.
     
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    Not sure if this helps you...and I recognize that it comes from someone selling lift rods. The Johnson rod page says anything over 31.5” requires significant modifications. Those K02’s come in at just over 32”.

    Here is a link to tires sizes and lift recommendations: http://johnsonrods.com/johnson_rods_3_004.htm

    I also read somewhere that you will need to reroute your brake and tpms lines for that size.

    Interested to see how this goes as I opted for the 265/65 and think the 275 would be a nice upgrade but am not interested in all the shaving.
     
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    I ran 265/70 with nothing more than proud rhino rods on our 2007 LR3.

    On the 06 with coil overs I didn't have to make any changes until I hit 33x12.50r18

    On it I had run 275/65, 265/70 and 285/65 (this had light rubbing on the wheel well liner under full lock)
     
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    How are you guys fitting the spare?
    Or just not bothering?
     
  6. ArmyRover

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    Roof rack for me
     
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    I removed the plastic heat shield and the spare fits at 20psi (I run them closer to 50psi when on the car).

    I too have a roof rack mounted spare carrier. But only plan to use that when actually out in the woods / dirt / sand as it makes the rig pretty damn tall when in place.

    I was wondering what people do to protect the spare tire from sun and weather exposure when sitting on top of the rack like that.
     
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    I have a tire cover for my 275/65 but haven't gotten one ordered for the 33's
     

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