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Unread 06-23-2013, 09:16 PM   #436
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Thread count doesn't matter unless those threads are inquiring about topics that have already been posted. If a person has a tire/wheel question...there are three (3) Stickys dedicated said topics. A user should first look through the threads already talking about the topic in general. If the question isn't answered by looking, then post it. There is absolutely no point in being lazy and not wanting to search. The search function actually works very well if you use broad search terms and look for a little bit. It isn't Google or Bing. A person does not need to be familiar with Stickys to use them...they are at the top of the page for a reason (they are one of the most common topics).
GET EM!!! lol. Most people just will never be "good" at the technical world we live in. Even worse, they are getting further behind in everything everyday because of it. I have used the search function on this forum and many others with great success...

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Unread 06-23-2013, 10:14 PM   #437
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I am getting "Michelin Latitude Tour 265/65R18" for $700. I am buying these mainly for the rims. I plan to spray/paint it black.

I think these are the original Laredo wheels. Is that correct? I shouldn't have any issues with rubbing etc.
What do you guys think of the price? Rims look new (almost) from the pictures. Thx.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 05:40 AM   #438
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$700 for wheels and tires? Nice find. I sold mine for $800. They will work fine.

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GET EM!!! lol. Most people just will never be "good" at the technical world we live in. Even worse, they are getting further behind in everything everyday because of it. I have used the search function on this forum and many others with great success...
Dito. I am on other forums also and it works great, maybe it is just a coincidence but I have never had issues with search functions.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 06:36 AM   #439
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Friendly place, on a forum that averages about 10-15 posts a day I'd hardly call it cluttering. The stickys are OK if you're familiar with them, the search like on all forums sucks.
Its not a friendly thing. Its a common practice in all popular forums like this one. Experience has shown it helps the forum run smoother and makes answers to common questions and discussions easier to find, especially in a modification oriented forum. It helps the flow of information and ideas. It also keeps the interesting posts from dropping off the bottom of the page due to useless clutter. Those of us that frequent a lot of forums appreciate the structure. This is one of the friendliest forums I routinely peruse.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 07:53 AM   #440
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Thanks for replying. From some these earlier posts I can safely assume 18s would work even though I have 20s on my Overland. Is there any other mods I need to do or would it be plug and play pretty much?

I attached pics of the wheels....the guy says he used it for only 2 weeks but looking at the tread.....I think they have been used longer than that. I am more interested in rims only. Its Craigslist after all, so anything too good to be true often is not true. So thought to ask my trusted sources on this forum. Even $700 is lot of money for me at the moment but I think its a good deal so I will store it until Oct/Nov.


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Your pictures are tiny...make them larger.
Done.
tire1.jpg   tire3.jpg   tire2.jpg  
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Unread 06-24-2013, 08:28 AM   #441
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Your pictures are tiny...make them larger.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 10:38 AM   #442
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Thread count doesn't matter unless those threads are inquiring about topics that have already been posted. If a person has a tire/wheel question...there are three (3) Stickys dedicated said topics. A user should first look through the threads already talking about the topic in general. If the question isn't answered by looking, then post it. There is absolutely no point in being lazy and not wanting to search. The search function actually works very well if you use broad search terms and look for a little bit. It isn't Google or Bing. A person does not need to be familiar with Stickys to use them...they are at the top of the page for a reason (they are one of the most common topics).
While I agree 100% with what you're saying, I'm the one who answered the question. I too am on other forums and there will always be members who don't first search for answers. Some just don't understand the search feature and some are too lazy, etc. I have been on the HML since 1998 and the same topics are resurrected over and over again.

If it's a simple question, I will usually just go ahead and provide the answer if I know it off the top of my head. More often than not, the threads become even more cluttered by not providing an answer with the should of/could replies. I think about 6 or 7 replies were just added to this thread (including this one ).
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Unread 06-29-2013, 10:03 AM   #443
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I clear 275/70r18 with no tub at all even at full turn on a non QL..just have RRO leveling kit on it..they're close but no rub at all
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Unread 06-29-2013, 10:10 AM   #444
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Unread 06-29-2013, 11:42 AM   #445
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I clear 275/70r18 with no tub at all even at full turn on a non QL..just have RRO leveling kit on it..they're close but no rub at all
What about turning while flexing or going over an obstacle?

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Unread 06-29-2013, 12:04 PM   #446
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Off Road Capability of Stock 20" Wheels/Tires

Hi all, first post here. I'm trying to help my parents decide on a JGC for their retirement road trip vehicle. Obviously it'll be on the road most of the time and need to be comfortable so they're looking at the Overland trim. The question comes from the fact that they/we will be using this off road as well. It'll see snow and steep gravel roads in the mountains (but no rock crawling). My dad and I also take a yearly trip up to OBX to do some surfcasting at the point. From reading other posts, it sounds like a few of you have been down that way and know what that sand is like. My parents have decided on the V6 which will come with Quadra-Trac II but are a little stuck on taking the standard 20" wheels that come with the Overland or get the Offroad Adventure II package to get the 18" wheels. The beach sand at OBX will be the main off-roading it sees so the question is how well would the 20" wheels/tires do? Can you air them down without worrying about popping the bead? Do the 18" tires ride more noisy since they are considered an on/off road tire? Any comments would be appreciated!
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Unread 06-29-2013, 12:20 PM   #447
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The stock 20s aired will be fine in the sand, just as good as the stock 18s. Many have run them with no issue with beads. Neither stock tire does that well in snow or mud. The 20s are excellent on the highway, however (as long as get ones that balance well).

You may want to replace the rubber in either case with ones better for your needs. Although many more 20s are becoming available, there is a wider choice with 18s. Depending on the tire make and model, the 18s may ride softer than the 20s. You can get very good tires in the 20 inch size, you don't have to go 18s.

Many here run 20s in the summer and 18s fitted with good snows for the winter or aggressive of roading. 18s give your rims just a bit more protection from road rash.

Bottom line, it doesn't make that much difference with OEM rubber. Do what you think best.

By the way, QD will work better than QTII in deep gravel and snow, but you can't get that on the V6.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 12:45 PM   #448
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I agree with everything ColdCase said above. But in the final analysis it is a matter of personal choice. I opted for the ORAII package and swapped out the tires to a more snow friendly tire. The ORAII tires are Michelin Latitude Tours, which aren't really off-road or deep snow tires. I've done considerable interstate driving with the 18's, and they are quiet and handle well. The skid plates might be helpful protecting the undercarriage on gravel roads. Lots of folks have ended up on either side of this question.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 10:01 PM   #449
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Thanks guys. If the V6 could have QD, I'd be pushing them to get it but they're not getting the V8 and the diesel is too far out. Getting a second set of tires for off road use is not going to happen either. Like I said, it's mainly going to be used on the highway; I just don't want to get 100 feet out in soft sand and get stuck. I've seen posts by several people on here who have driven out on the OBX beaches, only one on 20's. The deep ruts in the sand make skid plates a useful addition in the ORA II pack. If the sand-worthyness is about the same between the stock tires, how about their highway cruising? Does dropping to 18's make the highway ride mushy?
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Unread 06-30-2013, 05:30 AM   #450
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There is no significant difference for the every day driver. Many here like the ride of the 18s better, many like the 20s ride better. Many here like the 20s style better, many like the 18s. Test drive a couple WK2s and see what you think. The choice here is mostly subjective as the kind of ride you like is subjective. I chose 20s because I'm 95% of the time on the highway and like the handling and style of larger rims less sidewall... but that's just me.
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