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Old Man Emu: Questions, Answers & Pictures

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 4Wheelin4Banger, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Jan 28, 2013 at 7:02 AM
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    Sandman614

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    I'm pretty sure mine is coming from the coils hitting the UCA's (stock). Though after Shoe Creek I have a few more noises up front.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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    Could be, but I have TC upper control arms, pleanty of clearance. Still have a clank over speed bumps. It's the coils compressing and then Decompressing extending the shock back to full droop too fast. That's just my $0.02. Doesn't bother me though
     
  3. Jan 28, 2013 at 7:40 AM
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    take a peek at the coils/sway, you will for sure see marks from contact
     
  4. Jan 28, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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    If I get the OME Lift with top spacer to give me 3 inches what size tires would I need for an 18 inch wheel without having to do a front cab mount chop? and what specs for the 18 inch wheel for example the backspacing and width 18x9?
     
  5. Jan 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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    No sway on mine. There are some marks where the UCA's are close to the coils. No biggie but if I can get rid of it that would be nice.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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    Probably 275/65/18 is as big as you can go with minimal trimming. I think 4.5" back spacing
     
  7. Jan 28, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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    Would I be able to go with a bigger tire if I use 17 inch wheels?
     
  8. Jan 28, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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    Wheel size wont matter. You can go bigger but if you go up to a 285 there is more of a chance of having to do the cab mount chop. You could always go with tall skinnys if you just want a large diameter tire. I have heard less trimming with a 255/85/16 or 255/80/17, but you will need a skinny wheel also, like 7-8 inches wide...like stock wheels
     
  9. Jan 28, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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    ok I dont really want a skinny tire I would like it to stick out like an inch past fenders or around there
     
  10. Jan 28, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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    Are you talking wider, taller or both?
    275/65/18 32.07 x 10.83
    Not sure if these would require a cab mount chop.
    285/70/17 32.71 x 11.22
    275/70/18 33.16 x 10.83
     
  11. Jan 28, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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    Just keep in mind, the farther the tire sticks out the more likely you are to rub the cab mount and the bottom of the fender flares. My tires stick out over an inch (i should get pictures) and i had to do the cab mount chop to avoid rubbing during normal driving, i also only have 2.5" of lift and your alignment also plays a role in determining if you will rub or not. Basicly of you go with 285/70/17 or an equivalent size you can not be sure how much rubbing you will have. If someone tells you that you wont have much trimming or that you wont have to do the cab mount chop because of the correct backspacing/offset and enough lift, they may be wrong, there is to many factors to know for sure. So either go with a smaller tire or be ready to trim if you have to.
     
  12. Jan 28, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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    No trim & still run mud flaps with 255/85/16 on 16"x7" 4.5"BS on mine with 3" lift.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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    back spacing will play a role and look at a 275/70/17. I would love to go with this size but I really want the duratracs and they don't make them this size. BFG AT/KO is though.
     
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    Hey dude, I'm in Cloverdale, which part of beautiful BC you in :turtleride:, I could use a local Tacoma expert buddy :canada:
     
  15. Jan 28, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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    Hankook ATm is available in 275/70/17 as well
     
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    I'm in the Islands
     
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    Where did you get the relocate sway bar KIT?:rolleyes:
     
  18. Jan 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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    Not enough
    When was this happening? While flexing, turning, etc?
     
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    Nice, I was thinking of taking a trip to Bamfield.....heard it's a nice 50K drive down some logging roads to get to this not very well known town....heard there are some nie beaches there?? Where do you recommend going to the Islands for some nice scenery and secluded beaches and off-roading :pccoffee:......been to Ucuelet, Parksville, Victoria, Campbell River, Port Hardy...
     
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    Bamfield is nice , I fished Spring salmon out of there
     
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