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Re: Rim/Wheel Options

Post by Tinus lotz » 10 Jul 2013 09:46

Looks good cedric .I just perfer not to put spacers ect

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Re: Rim/Wheel Options

Post by ricster » 10 Jul 2013 10:11

The spacers I have on my Patrol are there for 2 reasons. 1st reason with the 33" Kumho M/T tyres i got a tiny rub on the inside of the wheel well when fully flexing on a axle twister with new tyres. The spacer gave me a millimeter or 2 clearence. 2nd reason was that now I can put any rim on the patrol that has the same PCD, should I ever need to borrow a rim when overlanding. Its more a preventative measure than anything else.

Oh and I guess the wider wheelbase compensates for the extra weight of the roofrack when it comes to break over angle, which is as standard pretty incredible !!! ( although I doubt 6mm on each side will make that much of an impact... :lol: )
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Re: Rim/Wheel Options

Post by Tinus lotz » 10 Jul 2013 11:04

Cedric what you say makes sence I had a case where the wheel wasnt running true becouse of spacers but if the wheelnuts ect are the correct ones there shoudnt be a hassle

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Re: Rim/Wheel Options

Post by Grant » 10 Jul 2013 12:49

Tinus lotz wrote:Looks good cedric .I just perfer not to put spacers ect

Hi Tinus,

You have no option once you move to optional rims like my Mcky t's. As i have said I would rather add a small 5 mm spacer than machine the rims. At a stage I did have 50 mm wheel spacers but sold them after about a month. Main reason was the wheels are now outside of the mudflaps and wheel archs and your trolls body takes a pounding. Second issue was that I was running on the outside of the tracks on all the 4x4 routes and sttod a greater chance of getting the tyres damaged.


Clem, sorry for not responing but, my Patrol stands in storage and I only use it once or twice a month. The guy who made mine can be contacted at 0726133589. Conrad.


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Re: Rim/Wheel Options

Post by ricster » 10 Jul 2013 13:02

he made mine too
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Re: Rim/Wheel Options

Post by Peter Connan » 14 Jul 2013 18:24

If I remember correctly (will try to remember to check tomorrow AM) PCD is 140mm and ID is either 100 or 110mm.

OD of 180mm should work pretty well.
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Re: Rim/Wheel Options

Post by Clem » 16 Jul 2013 14:40

Grant wrote: Clem, sorry for not responing but, my Patrol stands in storage and I only use it once or twice a month. The guy who made mine can be contacted at 0726133589. Conrad.
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Many thanks Grant. I have contacted him and will make an arrangement to go through to his place and have a set made up. One more problem solved!

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Re: Rim/Wheel Options

Post by Grant » 16 Jul 2013 14:42

Clem,


No problem at all. That is why we have this forum.


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Re: Rim/Wheel Options

Post by Bekker » 16 Jul 2013 16:21

My 2c worth apply.
May be you can carry spacers with you incase of emergency but I wont fit them permenantly.

Center bore means what?
The center bore of an alloy wheel is the size of the hole at the back of the wheel which the hub fits into. To help the wheels to seat properly this hole needs to be an exact match to the size of the hub.

Most modern wheels are what's called hub-centric. This means that the hub which protrudes from your car, and mates with the equivalent sized hole at the back of your wheel, is load bearing. All that the studs or bolts do is holding the wheel onto the hub.

If you have lug-centric wheels, the state of your studs or bolts is obviously more important - be sure to replace these from time to time and always 3/4 tighten the wheels off the car to make sure they're centered.
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Re: Rim/Wheel Options

Post by Clem » 16 Jul 2013 16:56

Bekker wrote:My 2c worth apply.
May be you can carry spacers with you incase of emergency but I wont fit them permenantly.

Center bore means what?
The center bore of an alloy wheel is the size of the hole at the back of the wheel which the hub fits into. To help the wheels to seat properly this hole needs to be an exact match to the size of the hub.

Most modern wheels are what's called hub-centric. This means that the hub which protrudes from your car, and mates with the equivalent sized hole at the back of your wheel, is load bearing. All that the studs or bolts do is holding the wheel onto the hub.

If you have lug-centric wheels, the state of your studs or bolts is obviously more important - be sure to replace these from time to time and always 3/4 tighten the wheels off the car to make sure they're centered.
Thanks for that Bekker. I never knew the difference. Thought all were lug centric. For emergency use only in my case.

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