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BTW, what sort of trimming did you have to do for clearance? It seems to be different with every truck.

I would like to know this too.


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Wow, looks great Rich!!

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The wheels are Black Rhino Mozambique's 18X8.5 ET33 and the tires are Toyo Open Country MT's 275/65/18. No grinding of calipers was needed and no spacers were needed either. So, with that being said...Compomotive wheels or LR3 wheels with spacers are not your only options.  :)  Suprisingly, I didn't have to do much work.  I trimmed off the metal square in the front wheel wells and moved the AC lines about 2".  I then tested and molded and tested and molded and tested and molded the plastic liners until I didn't get any more rubbing in full lock.  I haven't had the opportunity to take off-road yet and test with articulation of the suspension.  I'm hoping not much more will be needed. 

 

However, I have to thank everyone who recommended against mounting 285's on the rig.  I orignally wanted to mount some 285/65/18's and with the help of others in this forum I made the decison to stick with the 275's.  Bigger tires can be mounted and I might venture that route at a later date, but after doing the work I now see why the extra 10mm would have created more work.  Thanks guys! :)

 

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Edited by (V)aniac, 29 March 2015 - 06:22 PM.

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One quick question Don et al...I bought a 5th tire and wheel and need a rear mount to mount it.  Is that a Kaymar on your rig?  Any other suggestions for rear tire mount? 

 

Also...after I installed the Johnson Rods, I noticed that one side of the suspension lifts higher than the other. Both the right side,front and rear, shocks lift almost an inch higher than the left when inflated to full extension and about a 1/2" when in normal ride height.  Has anyone ever experienced this?  What did you do to fix? 

 

Thanks!

 

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Edited by (V)aniac, 25 March 2015 - 08:34 PM.

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One quick question Don et al...I bought a 5th tire and wheel and need a rear mount to mount it.  Is that a Kaymar on your rig?  Any other suggestions for rear tire mount?  Thanks!
 
Rich


DavidW has a kaymar bumper installed with custom swing away. Nick and I just ordered ours a few weeks ago on a joint buy direct from Australia. Not sure when they will ship though.

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DavidW has a kaymar bumper installed with custom swing away. Nick and I just ordered ours a few weeks ago on a joint buy direct from Australia. Not sure when they will ship though.


I have a Kaymar bumper as well with dual tire swing :)


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DavidW has a kaymar bumper installed with custom swing away. Nick and I just ordered ours a few weeks ago on a joint buy direct from Australia. Not sure when they will ship though.


Great that you guys are buying the bumpers. They are awesome!!!! Pedram can help with instal!!!


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yes, there are several Kaymars in the group and a few more on order.

 

Mine is a custom that Pedram built as I wanted something a little different.

 

As for the truck sitting lop-sided, I would use the GAP tool to adjust each corner as needed to get to level.  If you don't have a gap tool, you won't be able to do a lot about it that I can think of.


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One quick question Don et al...I bought a 5th tire and wheel and need a rear mount to mount it.  Is that a Kaymar on your rig?  Any other suggestions for rear tire mount? 

 

Also...after I installed the Johnson Rods, I noticed that one side of the suspension lifts higher than the other. Both the right side,front and rear, shocks lift almost an inch higher than the left when inflated to full extension and about a 1/2" when in normal ride height.  Has anyone ever experienced this?  What did you do to fix? 

 

Thanks!

 

Rich

 

Rich,

 

I believe that is deliberate and is to compensate for typical road camber ... but it is a waste of time as far as I can see.  I expect the Testbook (or whatever they call the LR tool these days) can recalibrate it though.

 

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Rich,

 

I believe that is deliberate and is to compensate for typical road camber ... but it is a waste of time as far as I can see.  I expect the Testbook (or whatever they call the LR tool these days) can recalibrate it though.

 

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Graeme

The specs I have for 'OEM' height are the same on both sides, but they came from GAP with their manual so it's not straight from the horse's mouth.  I know it's a little finicky to get each corner to measure out exactly the same and I always end up with different settings on each sensor when doing the adjustment.  1" seems a bit much, but .5" is pretty common.  If I can get within .25" I'm doing well.

 

And I'm sure the testbook could do the adjustment as well.  The dealers can set them easily enough, but they won't do it with the rods installed - you'd have to put your stock rods back on and let them do the adjustment. 

 

Does the truck stay equal on each side with the stock rods?  If not, then you just need to recalibrate a sensor as we've been discussing.  If it's even with stock but off with the Johnson Rods that makes me think there's an issue with one of your new rods.  Try swapping them side to side and see if the problem follows.  A very small length difference in the rod would be amplified once actually installed on the truck.


Edited by DHappel, 26 March 2015 - 06:31 AM.

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This is probably moot at his point but is it too late to get in on the Kaymar rear tire mount order?


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I went berzerk this week and ordered a bunch of new stuff...I can't wait until it arrives. I order a Baja Rack, an IIDTool and a TR Rear Bumper with integrated tire carrier. However, I am still looking for a viable source to install an ARB locker for the rear diff. Anyone know of a reputable shop that will do the work and who stocks ARB Lockers for an LR4? I may have already asked this question and someone may have already answered...I apologize if there is any redundancy. Thanks!

 

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Gotta confess I haven't looked for one.  That may take some research.  Maybe a call to ARB themselves?

 

If you can get the unit, regardless of the source, then I'd think any good Rover shop should be able to handle the install.


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Updates? Did you get the lockers?


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