LR4 on 33's

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  1. Houm_WA

    Houm_WA Full Access Member

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    So get the spacers and rods, install and then test fit the one tire....then pull the trigger on the other three if you like the fitment....and after you get back from your business trip wrap it all up?

    So realistically, end of April. Alright....
     
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    Exactly. All depends how long Lucky 8 takes to get me my stuffs
     
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    Bryan I have 18” wheels from Lucky8...on my 2012 LR4...bought5 for under $1000. If you’re looking for 18s, why not these?
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, but I've already decided and invested in the 20's thanks though
     
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    Been watching this one and some good advice has been given to the OP.

    With that said has the shop you contracted to do this work ever done it before? Can they or you provide a narrative as to how they are achieving what I/we don’t seem to understand?

    Rovertek (NY based) fit some serious meat in his LR4 but with huge work.

    Just curious what the actual game plan is from the shop. Lots of tire and offset talk but I’m more into what their action plan may be on this one.

    Thanks looking forward to how this plays
     
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  6. Bryan Jones

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    I've talked to them, but not super in depth about it. I was going to go up there once I had everything and sit down and talk to them about. I don't think they've ever tried to fit 305/55's but I know the owner of shop owns an LR3, with some pretty beefy 18's. I forget exactly what size they were
     
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    This is the kind of stuffs they do, so I'm sure they'll be about to get 33's on IMG_20190316_081543_01.jpg
     
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    LOL say hello to sawzall on your LR4. They may be the type shop who's approach is "if you want it, we can do it" which is great but also dangerous if you aren't on the same page and care what things look like upon completion and actually function like under extreme situations, like avoiding a deer or collision at 80 mph or breaking stuff on a trail so you're in a real mess.

    The ONLY way a 33" 305 will be 100% usable will be to cut more than anyone else has cut that's been trying to educate you on this. You're trusting a hack shop who are in fact not experts on this vehicle even though you claimed at the beginning they specialize in land rovers or only work on rovers.

    All they are interested in is your checkbook dude. I'm not trying to put you down but you've ignored all the input even though you asked for it.

    Either they cut the heck out of your fenders and bumper or this tire won't work, period. By work I mean, you could say you have a size 11 foot but can wear a size 14.... You'd look like a clown standing around or walking down the street but you could 'wear' them ;) However, the point is how well would that function hiking...?

    There are limits and this tire is past the limit, plain and simple, without cutting away the stuff it'll contact.

    Your easiest driveway/shop fitting test will be to deflate all corners and then flex up a front wheel on even a short blocking like ramps, then turn the wheels.

    A full droop test will also need to be done then turning. Independent suspensions do bizarre stuff at the two extremes.

    Like I said, I did test fitting of a 305 and it was basically not going to work in rock crawling under full flex without cutting the ARB bumper and some other things well beyond the normal cutting and reworking to fit a 10" wide on 8" wide wheel with snug offset.
     
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  9. Bryan Jones

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    We've been over this before, I'm going to do it, and it's going to work. Regardless of what you say. You can quit trying to stop me anytime now. You're not even giving advice, at this point you're just being a bother. Sit back and see what happens, then make your judgments from there
     
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    As stated in the beginning, they only work on Land Rovers, they have several project vehicles that they work on. If I have to cut into it the truck and go beyond what anyone else has done, then I'm going to. End of discussion. I'm not asking for ways to make it fit, I'm telling you: I'm going to make it work. Now sit back and enjoy the damn show
     
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