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post #16 of 48 Old 07-30-2007, 08:36 AM
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post #17 of 48 Old 07-30-2007, 09:58 AM
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Looks great Ryan - 32s make a huge difference, don't they?

Kuk can get you a 32-tooth speedo gear for $16 and change. 5 minutes tops to swap it in.

So did you put your spacers back on when you were mounting and balancing? Looks like you're stuffed in the wheel wells pretty good.

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Jim- I'll check on the price of the gear and get back to you.

Ryan- looks great! I don't know how hard of a trail Medano is, but did you notice any difference with the way the tires handled? Obviously you'd notice more grip since the new ones have a lot more tread, but compared to the MTR's, what'd you think?

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post #19 of 48 Old 07-30-2007, 10:20 AM
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Already got the gear from you, remember Kuk? I was telling Ryan how much I paid.

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The trail wasn't much more than that one obsticle so I didn't get to test it out a whole lot. I did manage to flex it up to the bumpstops on the front and rear and verify that there isn't a whole lot of rubbing, so I guess the mission was accomplished for this trip. Without the wheel spacers things would be a mess...they make the 32s a perfect fit, with only a minor amount of rubbing in the rear fender arch.

The speedo gear is not real important to me. I'm looking at roughly a 10% difference from stock so the math is super easy to do.

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interesting - I get zero rub in the back, even at full stuff. Your spacers bring you to about 4" BS, right? If you've got the KOR post extensions in the rear, you can probably get away with slipping a hockey puck in there to ease up the fender rub

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I've got extended bumpstops all around. When I'm flexed up to the bumpstop in the rear the tire rubs on the front and back of the wheelwell, but not bad enough to do any damage or anything. Basically it looks just like Arlo's does in that picture he has.

Spacers are 1.25", so given that the stock wheels are 5.5" I guess I'm at about 4.25".

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One more.


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I've got extended bumpstops all around. When I'm flexed up to the bumpstop in the rear the tire rubs on the front and back of the wheelwell, but not bad enough to do any damage or anything. Basically it looks just like Arlo's does in that picture he has.

Spacers are 1.25", so given that the stock wheels are 5.5" I guess I'm at about 4.25".
Ahh...that makes sense. Amazing how 1/4" can mean the difference between rubbing and not rubbing. Rear fenderwell is refreshingly free of sharp ****. The front is where I get the cuts.

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Already got the gear from you, remember Kuk? I was telling Ryan how much I paid.

Ahhh, I'm an idiot. It's too early and I'm too tired.

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Ahh...that makes sense. Amazing how 1/4" can mean the difference between rubbing and not rubbing. Rear fenderwell is refreshingly free of sharp ****. The front is where I get the cuts.
I'm not convinced that backspacing would help this situation at all. Adjustable control arms certainly would.

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post #27 of 48 Old 07-30-2007, 01:23 PM
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not if it rubs front and back of the well. Arms don't kick your tires out

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not if it rubs front and back of the well. Arms don't kick your tires out
The only way more backspacing would help me with this is if the wheels or spacers kicked the tires out another foot and a half! It's rubbing on the front and back of the wheel opening...adj. arms are the only thing that would help.


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post #29 of 48 Old 07-30-2007, 01:40 PM
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Okay...that's really weird. I don't rub there at all. I was picturing you rubbing against the inner wall. Now I stand-under

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Blew up my radiator last night driving down SantaFe. Just ordered a replacement from Radiator Barn for $177. JOY.

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