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10-20-2013 08:07 PM
ramu3527 How much more are the tires for the 15" compared to the 16" wheels? Folks say the 15" tires are a lot cheaper. I like how yours only stick out a little bit from the flares...
02-19-2012 10:35 AM
4fit
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Originally Posted by OH9JK
OK good...couldn't be that easy, huh?
Wish it was that easy. Haha.
02-19-2012 10:23 AM
OH9JK OK good...couldn't be that easy, huh?
02-19-2012 09:06 AM
4fit
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Originally Posted by OH9JK

Just curious if you removed the factory rotor retaining clips when you installed the new wheels?
Sure did. There were 4 assembly washers on the rears and 2 on the fronts. Made sure to remove them all. The wheels have a recessed area at the lug hole to accept the washers, but I wasn't about to leave them on.
02-19-2012 07:23 AM
OH9JK
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Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
I'm currently at an all night rock climbing center with my son. Had to drive about 40 miles to get here. Definitely have a strange buffeting issue going on between 57 and 63 mph. Not sure what the cause of that could be. Think I'm going to shoot DTD a PM tomorrow and see if I can get them into a DT store for a rebalance.
Just curious if you removed the factory rotor retaining clips when you installed the new wheels?

02-19-2012 02:55 AM
Vanne Looks great mate : )
02-19-2012 12:02 AM
RedBones Looks good.
02-18-2012 11:58 PM
4fit I'm currently at an all night rock climbing center with my son. Had to drive about 40 miles to get here. Definitely have a strange buffeting issue going on between 57 and 63 mph. Not sure what the cause of that could be. Think I'm going to shoot DTD a PM tomorrow and see if I can get them into a DT store for a rebalance.
02-18-2012 11:54 PM
4fit
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Originally Posted by shacklyn
Nice setup, 4Fit. I still can't believe how much difference new wheels make in the overall appearance. I find myself making unnecessary trips to the garage to stare at mine. But, then again, I'm a weirdo.
Thanks. I find myself doing the same thing. Haha.

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Originally Posted by 07XMan2Door
Very Nice Jeff. Jeep looks meaner for sure. Did you notice much loss in power? Jeep's looking good Bro!!

Thanks again for all your BS (Backspacing) wisdome the other day!!
Not much power loss. Searches a bit more on inclines on the highway, but not too bad.

And no problem on the BS help. If its one thing I'm good at, its dishing out BS. Lol
02-18-2012 09:49 PM
07XMan2Door Very Nice Jeff. Jeep looks meaner for sure. Did you notice much loss in power? Jeep's looking good Bro!!

Thanks again for all your BS (Backspacing) wisdome the other day!!
02-18-2012 07:39 PM
shacklyn Nice setup, 4Fit. I still can't believe how much difference new wheels make in the overall appearance. I find myself making unnecessary trips to the garage to stare at mine. But, then again, I'm a weirdo.
02-16-2012 03:10 PM
4fit
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Originally Posted by pkmcd99 View Post
7.5oz is normal for sticky weights. However, if you feel you have a bad wheel balance, have a shop strip the weights, break the bead free and rotate the tire 180 degrees and rebalance.
I have to drive about 30 mile son the highway tomorrow. So I'm gonna see how that goes. If I'm still not comfortable with it, I will contact DTD and see what they recommend. I imagine they would just have me go to a DT shop to have them rebalanced.
02-16-2012 03:05 PM
pkmcd99
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Originally Posted by 4fit
Sticky weights inside.
7.5oz is normal for sticky weights. However, if you feel you have a bad wheel balance, have a shop strip the weights, break the bead free and rotate the tire 180 degrees and rebalance.
02-16-2012 10:25 AM
4fit
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Originally Posted by pkmcd99 View Post
I think 5oz is a bit much for a balance. How were your tires balanced? Weights on lip of rim or stick on in the back of rim. If its Sticky weights a 10oz balance is normal though. Have a tire shop reset your tire 180 degrees around on your rim then rebalance.
Sticky weights inside.
02-16-2012 09:53 AM
pkmcd99 I think 5oz is a bit much for a balance. How were your tires balanced? Weights on lip of rim or stick on in the back of rim. If its Sticky weights a 10oz balance is normal though. Have a tire shop reset your tire 180 degrees around on your rim then rebalance.
02-16-2012 09:37 AM
desertgoose
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Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
Welp, lowered the pressure down to 31 and the ride is better. Have about 50 miles on them now. But for some reason, I now how more buffeting in the cab than I ever have before. Very odd. The ride and feel are going to take some getting used to. It rides pretty smooth and tracks straight, but something still doesn't feel 100%. May PM DTD and see what they think. Wondering if I could have a balancing issue. The wheel/tire sets varied wildly in the amount of weight it took to balance. One set had .5 ounces. another had 7.5 ounces.
I'm running 30 psi on mine, seem to have the best feel for the road and air down to 15-18 psi off-road. I just checked and all 5 vary significantly with the balancing weights. Think they range from about 2 oz to 10 oz. The one thing that took some getting used to was sidewall roll going from the donuts that came on mine, but I don't even notice it now.
02-16-2012 09:05 AM
4fit
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Look for a tire shop that does road force balancing. Tires are balanced with a load on them like being on the vehicle.
Yeah, I could have gotten that done by DTD for an additional $50. Might should have done that. I'm going to drive it a bit and see what I think after the weekend. May get with them and see what they recommend.
02-16-2012 09:04 AM
4fit
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Originally Posted by damtall55 View Post
That looks awesome!! I understand it is hard not to modify after you have done your first. Any plans?
Well, I've had the Teraflex leveling kit installed for about 8 months now. The wheels and tires is the first real mod I have done since then. But, not-so-distant-future plans call for an AEV Procal, Bushwacker rear corner armor, swaybar discos, RC stubby end caps.
02-16-2012 09:03 AM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4fit
Welp, lowered the pressure down to 31 and the ride is better. Have about 50 m But for some reason, I now how more buffeting in the cab than I ever have before. Very odd. The ride and feel are going to take some getting used to. It rides pretty smooth and tracks straight, but something still doesn't feel 100%. May PM DTD and see what they think. Wondering if I could have a balancing issue. The wheel/tire sets varied wildly in the amount of weight it took to balance. One set had .5 ounces. another had 7.5 ounces.
Look for a tire shop that does road force balancing. Tires are balanced with a load on them like being on the vehicle.
02-16-2012 08:58 AM
4fit Welp, lowered the pressure down to 31 and the ride is better. Have about 50 miles on them now. But for some reason, I now how more buffeting in the cab than I ever have before. Very odd. The ride and feel are going to take some getting used to. It rides pretty smooth and tracks straight, but something still doesn't feel 100%. May PM DTD and see what they think. Wondering if I could have a balancing issue. The wheel/tire sets varied wildly in the amount of weight it took to balance. One set had .5 ounces. another had 7.5 ounces.
02-16-2012 08:55 AM
damtall55 That looks awesome!! I understand it is hard not to modify after you have done your first. Any plans?
02-16-2012 08:26 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by pkmcd99

Where you buy them? Because I wont waste my time with them now either.
Not really their fault. Bilsteins are in high demand. Offered with some lift kits also.
02-16-2012 08:07 AM
pkmcd99
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10

Haha

Was told "should ship today" that was yesterday
Been 2 weeks.
Where you buy them? Because I wont waste my time with them now either.
02-15-2012 10:38 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf

It'll be good. You bought Bilsein's, right? I'll be shocked if you're not overjoyed. Although, if they suck, blame it on MTH.
Haha

Was told "should ship today" that was yesterday
Been 2 weeks.
02-15-2012 10:11 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
I hope so KB..

Confidant TF will fix it if not
It'll be good. You bought Bilsein's, right? I'll be shocked if you're not overjoyed. Although, if they suck, blame it on MTH.
02-15-2012 10:08 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf

All good when you get your shocks, though.
I hope so KB..

Confidant TF will fix it if not
02-15-2012 09:48 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
yup

All good when you get your shocks, though.
02-15-2012 09:42 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf

You can't possibly be referring to a turd.

Can you?
yup
02-15-2012 09:41 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
What's that brown pile under the rear of my jeep? Huh.... Kinda smells
You can't possibly be referring to a turd.

Can you?
02-15-2012 09:39 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
Yeah, I shoot with an SLR, like any self-respecting man should. lol. Just didn't carry it with me when I mounted them up. I will definitely get some good pics eventually though.


yeah, yeah. I will agree that it sorta looks like a rake when comparing those pics, but definitely no rake to be seen in person.


So you took off your prom dress at 3am, huh? You dirty gurl you!
Okay, so the whole rake thing's a moot point. Excellent.

As for the prom dress, man, mine was off by midnight. Just took a little more suave kbwwolf charm to get my date to reciprocate...

Links:

http://www.ask.com/dictionary?q=suave&qsrc=8&o=0&l=dir

http://www.ask.com/dictionary?q=charm&qsrc=8&o=0&l=dir

Oh, and since you're from NC...

http://www.ask.com/dictionary?q=reci...rc=8&o=0&l=dir
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