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      Quote Originally Posted by nsjames View Post
      and carry a pistol.

      but maybe that's just me.
      I always keep a two shooter in the glove...


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      Quote Originally Posted by Gearheadny.com View Post
      225/65 R17 worked good for me on my wheels before and after the lift. Maxxis 771 all terrains.
      More on Gearheadny.com's XC70
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      no one's running 17" Pilot Sports? What are the T5/R owners gonna say? =(

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      So I've been noticing a slight vibration ever since these wheels/tire were installed. Took it back to the shop and had them rebalance the tires but nothing changed. When asked they said the wheels/tires look good, that there were no issues that they could spot. So instead of going back or venturing into other possible issues I decided to get a second opiniom and a road force balance. The shop found one bent wheel and one "heavy" tire that they could not balance out.



      Dove into my other set of Thors to get a straight wheel and will be getting a new tire on warranty. I'm very hopeful that this will solve my issues.
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      Road force balancing
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      Oh yeah, $25 a pop. They gave me a break because I went back for the other 2, will be getting the new tire road force balanced once installed since the other 3 will be.
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      ...apparently the tire is on a nation wide back order...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      ...apparently the tire is on a nation wide back order...
      WTF; that's weak.
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      After a few more phone calls I should be seeing a new tire tomorrow.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      After a few more phone calls I should be seeing a new tire tomorrow.
      Haaaaaaaa. Funny how "things change" when a lil pressure is applied to the wound
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      New tire is mounted, the service rep made some spheel about how he had to use a different distributer than the Michelin distributer which ended up costing him more but it should work out once the warranty is issued.

      Me, I'm like, oh man it costed you that much?! ($225 a tire). In my head, eff off buddy and just mount the damn thing.
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      Hub rings arrived, so I started playing around with XC90 wheels/tires.









      (rear looking up)




      (tread depth)



      New tires would be a bit larger, but it looks like a heat gun and a couple taps with the marteau should do the trick.

      The front only showed a little bit of rub at full lock

      XC90s on left, 235/55R17 on right

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      Did anybody try 235/60/17 tires? I plan to use 17" peg w 235/60/17 tires that my neighbor is getting rid off (still like new). I also plan to use 10 mm spacers front back. Any idea? I know it will mess-up odometer accuracy but the tires are really a good deal.
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      I have found that when running larger tires on my XC, Any spacers In the back increase rub on the rear fenders over large bumps from time to time. It hasn't proved bad enough for me to remove them yet. Fwiw I'm running a 2" lift. I think my rear shocks are pretty shot tho...


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      So, depending on how much work is involved, I'm going to run the 235/65R17s as my Winter/AT set. Will try to work the front area of the rear wheel well to allow for just enough clearance while trying maintain the factory trim and wheel well liner. I'm really trying to avoid cutting, but looks like I just need a half inch.

      The tire I'd like to run:
      Kumho Road Venture AT51

      Based on the reviews it seems like what I'm looking for out of a mixed use winter tire.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      So, depending on how much work is involved, I'm going to run the 235/65R17s as my Winter/AT set. Will try to work the front area of the rear wheel well to allow for just enough clearance while trying maintain the factory trim and wheel well liner. I'm really trying to avoid cutting, but looks like I just need a half inch.

      The tire I'd like to run:
      Kumho Road Venture AT51

      Based on the reviews it seems like what I'm looking for out of a mixed use winter tire.
      If 235/65/17 fit, then 235/60/17 should be okay right? The tire I am interested in is Kumho Road Venture APT Tire KL51.
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      Quote Originally Posted by suga View Post
      If 235/65/17 fit, then 235/60/17 should be okay right? The tire I am interested in is Kumho Road Venture APT Tire KL51.
      Definitely.

      Your desired tire vs the tire I currently run :



      Pics of my tire in rear :





      Plenty of room


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      All right that's what I need to know....thx Young S.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Young Satchel View Post
      When I grow up I want tyres like that.
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      Swedespeed ready for a laugh... Just wait 😀.

      I removed the rear wheel well liner and mounted the XC90 wheel/tire tonight to see what I can work with. With just the liner removed I feel it provides more than enough clearence to work with just a heat gun.





      Fully loaded resting on the bump stop









      Clears everything, but boy, what a task it was getting it weighted down. Didn't have my trailer around so I used what I had...



      I've got a lot to clean up now...



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      Had to hammer a bit of the metal behind the lower trim, but here is the first heat gun treatment.







      Going to work it a bit more another day, but looks promising. The rest of the wheel well liner looks good, or at most may need a little work around the lip.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      Swedespeed ready for a laugh... Just wait 😀.
      I did laugh out loud.
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      From a previous post of mine to give a comparison

      Before


      After


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      well done.

      most people with 4x4s don't even check clearances at the bump stops

      You need some 29" super swampers.

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      Quote Originally Posted by nsjames View Post
      well done.

      most people with 4x4s don't even check clearances at the bump stops

      You need some 29" super swampers.
      Thanks man!

      I still have a set of 16" steelies, maybe should make those my muddin' set 😂
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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      Thanks man!

      I still have a set of 16" steelies, maybe should make those my muddin' set
      If you hanging with me again it's a must.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      Had to hammer a bit of the metal behind the lower trim, but here is the first heat gun treatment.







      Going to work it a bit more another day, but looks promising. The rest of the wheel well liner looks good, or at most may need a little work around the lip.

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      That is size 235/65/17. So 235/60/17 should be barely make it. Do you know if xc90 wheel is 17x8 ?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      Thanks man!

      I still have a set of 16" steelies, maybe should make those my muddin' set 😂
      sadly I believe they only make the 29's for a 15" wheel. Probably wouldn't clear the brakes.
      but a 29x8.5" TSL exists, which is right about the same size as those 235s.

      you could always go straight rally tires, but those aren't so good for mud.
      I know someone that runs 29" lawn mower tires. They crawl well. Probably not the best for highway use

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      ..but only two were shipped, the other two are delayed.
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      Dude, tires look sick! Can't wait to see them all mounted up.


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      So quick update:


      Gotta love the space in this thing! 👍

      The other two tires arrived today, but had a long day at work and I'm packing for a trip this weekend. 11pm rolls around, still wound up from the day but can't really do much around the house... thankfully right around the corner from me is a 24h tire shop 😀👍





      NO RUBBING!

      ...well maybe just the smallest wiff of it getting around the alley ways.

      I didn't have my thinking cap on last time when loading down the XC to the bump stop. I recalled a post on Satchel's thread using the patented Ditch Test. Well it's kind of hard to find a ditch in Toronto, so I present to you the...

      Opposing Ramp Test





      Up (could use a bit more work)


      Down


      Tucks right in!


      I'm quite happy with the results. Wasn't that much work, and with a bit more care the plastic would look better, but it is not noticable. Only area that was worked on was the front area of the rear wheel well. Removed the wheel well liner, hammered some of the metal on the outter lip in, then used a heat gun to form the plastic. Will give more of a review on the tires in time.
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      Gdamn I love this thread. Going off the beaten path with wheels and tires is something I rarely see, nowadays it's just stance, camber and stretch everywhere. Digging this, get some greenlaning vids up!
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      So awesome!

      Dude you can see in that last one though why I'm still chasing the rear rub; an extra 10-15mm in the rear and it doesn't tuck as nicely.

      Exciting! Are you going to "test them" for real on your trip or too soon?


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      Thanks guys!

      No, I won't be properly testing them this trip. After this weekend I'll be throwing on the summer set and will use the WT set when needed. Doesn't take me long to swap a set of tires.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      Thanks guys!

      No, I won't be properly testing them this trip. After this weekend I'll be throwing on the summer set and will use the WT set when needed. Doesn't take me long to swap a set of tires.
      I sense upcoming "need"


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