well rather a topsy turvy day today, firstly the rim i ordered arrived, then it turns out it is for the earlier model CJ's so the bolt holes arent the same
add on to that that they have no newer model rims which leaves me with no 5th wheel..
Now, to make my head spin a little they were going to charge me 158 euros + VAT (150$ + VAT) for a pirelli Scorpion AT 32x11.5x15R tyre which was to go with the rim..
now, I did a quick check and the tyres already are 32x11.5x15R, so how the hell they thought that buying a $150+ tyre which was the same size suddenly make my jeep legal is beyond me, I walked out when they offered me $10 a tyre discount if i bought 5...
So i arrived home, opened a cold one, or two, or was it three
and whilst sitting on a rock looking at the jeep wondered why on earth my tyres are illegal when the ones from the shop which are identical are legal? start as spock says with the impossible and work backwards... my tyres are the same as the shop, so obviously changing the tyres will make no difference, but why then should my tyres be wider than normal, well normal is my size, so my tyres arent wider than normal, something else must be wider than normal..
Light struck a dim place....
Crawling under the rear wheels I noticed what I can best describe as a 2" spacer between the brake shoe housing and the actual wheel!!!.
remove the spacers, car ok, save myself 5 tyres and nearly $1000 for however long it will take to get the spacers off.
Which leads me to my next question, how hard is it to take the spacers off?