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So after talking to Bill at GBR I went with 400 / 100 all around. I'm also getting a couple of thrust bolted housings from him for good measure.

 

WTG on the thrust bolts. Seems like a no-brainer to add them given the cost vs. benefit. Do you already have the R&P gears?


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i have ashcroft gears and lockers. by the end of the day tomorrow i'll call Bill @ GBR back and probably buy his driveshafts too..lol

 

oh John @ Baja rack got back to me.  they do make one for the LWB that is 56" W x 82" L x 5" T, $899.00.

 

 

WTG on the thrust bolts. Seems like a no-brainer to add them given the cost vs. benefit. Do you already have the R&P gears?


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I think Tom Wood's drive shafts are cheaper, though I understand the one-shop-for-convenience approach.


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I went with GBR. Solid.

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GBR front and rear driveshafts have been ordered. Also bought a superwinch 11.5k talon synthetic rope

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You can ask Don's opinion of that very similar suspension set up on my LWB.  We had a lot of fun on the dunes.  Including a tandem jump with Lutzi.  

 

The RTE suspension with bilstein's rocks.  


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Colin your setup is what is making me want to run 35s. Tire choice is one decision I haven't made yet.

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35's are great. I really love my bfg km2. I have them in 35x12.5 15 inch wheels. I run the. Gold Coast rovers 15x 8 black nugget wheels. They are custom American Racing steel wheels. They were 65 each when I got them. Not sure now. Those wheels have been great for me. They seem to hold the tire beads at really low tire pressures. I have run tires at 6 psi. That was the pressures I was running in the dunes this last weekend. While jumping.

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35's are great. I really love my bfg km2. I have them in 35x12.5 15 inch wheels. I run the. Gold Coast rovers 15x 8 black nugget wheels. They are custom American Racing steel wheels. They were 65 each when I got them. Not sure now. Those wheels have been great for me. They seem to hold the tire beads at really low tire pressures. I have run tires at 6 psi. That was the pressures I was running in the dunes this last weekend. While jumping.

 

Collin,

 

I run the same wheels, but just for info, American Racing claim they didn't make them .... I think I know the source though now.

 

I run them with 33 x 12.5 x 15 on Katrina, and even my son hasn't destroyed them yet ....

 

Graeme


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I'm curious to see what your tire choice is. The KM2 line from BFG has removed most of the sizes we like to run on the older trucks with 15" and 16" wheels.


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I'm curious to see what your tire choice is. The KM2 line from BFG has removed most of the sizes we like to run on the older trucks with 15" and 16" wheels.

 

Brenton,

 

I noticed that when researching new tires for, er, another project .... why did they remove those sizes in both KM and KM2 but they still have them in the KO AT?  I can only assume that either demand was low (doubtful) or that they have KM3 lined up.  Personally I like the Dunlop Muds, but a small person in my life wanted the BFGs ....

 

Graeme


Edited by GraemeWare, 06 May 2015 - 07:25 PM.

Graeme Ware -- San Carlos, CA

1990 Range Rover Classic - LT230 Transfer box, Warn winch, 2" lift, 235/85-16 Dunlop MUD Rovers, "Blue Submarine"
1996 Discovery 1 (R380 Manual Transmission, Ashcroft under-drive, RoverWare rear bumper, 33x12.5-15 BFG ATs) -- we call her "Katrina" -- Fordyce 7.5 mile survivor
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So my dilemma is 33's or 35s. Colin loves his 35. Many people have told me that if I run 35 it'll handle awful and now that I'm a dad I worry about those things as my toddler is my main copilot.

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Brenton,

 

I noticed that when researching new tires for, er, another project .... why did they remove those sizes in both KM and KM2 but they still have them in the KO AT?  I can only assume that either demand was low (doubtful) or that they have KM3 lined up.  Personally I like the Dunlop Muds, but a small person in my life wanted the BFGs ....

 

Graeme

 

I'm really hoping for a KM3 line after six years of the KM2. No announcement yet, and they didn't end the entire line... The other explanation is a new generation of penny pinchers at BFG who have their heads so far up their tail pipes they're stuck in the cats.


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So my dilemma is 33's or 35s. Colin loves his 35. Many people have told me that if I run 35 it'll handle awful and now that I'm a dad I worry about those things as my toddler is my main copilot.

 

I'd start with the 33's. See how it rides and tackle some good trails.

 

To get an idea for the 35's, try placing Colin's spare tire next to yours to get an idea of how much trimming would be involved.  If you're planning to mostly run hardcore trails like the Rubicon the 35's might make sense, but how many of those trips vs. easier ones will you attend in a year. Don't forget the long highway miles to get there and back as well.

 

There's also a lot more rotational mass that you're asking that engine to turn vs. the 33's. The gutted interior helps with that.


Edited by Disco2Guy, 06 May 2015 - 08:03 PM.

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I'd start with the 33's. See how it rides and tackle some good trails.

 

To get an idea for the 35's, try placing Colin's spare tire next to yours to get an idea of how much trimming would be involved.

 

Brenton,

 

Yes, trimming isn't for the faint hearted.  But, it does allow you to buy 33s and 35s .... best of both worlds.

 

Graeme


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1990 Range Rover Classic - LT230 Transfer box, Warn winch, 2" lift, 235/85-16 Dunlop MUD Rovers, "Blue Submarine"
1996 Discovery 1 (R380 Manual Transmission, Ashcroft under-drive, RoverWare rear bumper, 33x12.5-15 BFG ATs) -- we call her "Katrina" -- Fordyce 7.5 mile survivor
1999 Discovery 2 (D1 CDL Linkage, 265/75-16 BFG A/T KO, RoverWare front and rear bumper)
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I'm curious to see what your tire choice is. The KM2 line from BFG has removed most of the sizes we like to run on the older trucks with 15" and 16" wheels.

I was going to make a wise-crack about 'there's always Boggers', but a quick review of the Interco site shows a surprising number of their models aren't available in 35-12.50-15.   I guess the 15" wheel is slowly going the way of the dodo with today's bigger brakes.  Soon it'll be 17" time.

 

But don't worry, the good old Boggers are still there for ya!


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What a good black steel 16" wheel to run? I want something tough. Sounds like ill start with the 255x85r16.

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I'm using the Wolfe / NATO steel wheels: http://www.roverpart...arts/ANR4583PMA

 

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I'm using the Wolfe / NATO steel wheels: http://www.roverpart...arts/ANR4583PMA

Hasn't gone wrong yet!

Looks like a nice wheel. But 6.5" is narrow yes? Is that too narrow to run 35’s if opt to do it later?

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Good question. I'm running 235/85s, and pretty sure they'll be fine with 255/85s. Not sure how they'd fare with 35s, but you're right - they may be too narrow for 35s.






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