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    L494 Off Road Tyres

    Long time listener, first time caller...

    sneak peek at my new tyres, still yet to be fitted...

    Nitto Ridge Grapplers 275/55R20 on CSA Raptor Rims +35

    Will report back on any rubbing issues and ride/noise quality.


    Cam
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    Mate, they need to be on the car already!

    Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing you get it dirty
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    GONE '96 D1 300Tdi - 2" lift, 32" tyres, HD rear axles, lockers :(

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    Yes job for tomorrow and also have green oval experience height sensor rods to put on...

    grampians camping next week...

    Quote Originally Posted by Disco-tastic View Post
    Mate, they need to be on the car already!

    Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing you get it dirty

    2015 RRS L494 HSE SDV6

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    Quote Originally Posted by camsRRS View Post
    Long time listener, first time caller...

    sneak peek at my new tyres, still yet to be fitted...

    Nitto Ridge Grapplers 275/55R20 on CSA Raptor Rims +35

    Will report back on any rubbing issues and ride/noise quality.


    Cam
    Hi Cam,
    welcome to the forum. Good to see a photo of that size tyre fitting in the spare hole. Any issues closing the cover down? That is likely to be my next size, hopefully still a year or 2 away. I think it will make the speedo slightly more accurate too.
    RRS SE SDV6 with Dynamic MY15.5 Yulong White, with LLAMS

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    Quote Originally Posted by camsRRS View Post
    Long time listener, first time caller...

    sneak peek at my new tyres, still yet to be fitted...

    Nitto Ridge Grapplers 275/55R20 on CSA Raptor Rims +35

    Will report back on any rubbing issues and ride/noise quality.


    Cam
    i've got the Nitoto Terra Grappler G2 on my jeep and unless you are doing fairly frequent off roading, the noise is just too much to bear. The noise is not bad when they are new but once they get about 30K in they start sounding pretty bad. Having said that they are awesome in the snow/dirt and light mud. I havent been into proper thick mud with them so cant comment on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregz View Post
    Hi Cam,
    welcome to the forum. Good to see a photo of that size tyre fitting in the spare hole. Any issues closing the cover down? That is likely to be my next size, hopefully still a year or 2 away. I think it will make the speedo slightly more accurate too.
    It fits perfectly, and no issues closing the cover at all. The lining in the space is loose and the physical space is actually quite roomy. I know fitting the spare was a question for me which is why I took a photo for you!

    Couple more photos on the sport now... more to come over the weekend and next week as we go camping and off road.

    This is the LT version of the Ridge Grappler LT275/55R20 and 32.13 (817 mm) versus 31.89 (810mm) for the non-LT version. There is probably 10mm clearance on the front wheel when turning, so this is as big a tyre I would put on my sport without having to cut/mod the mudguard linings.

    I'll let you know what happens with the Speedo.

    Cam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camsRRS View Post
    Yes job for tomorrow and also have green oval experience height sensor rods to put on...

    grampians camping next week....



    2015 RRS L494 HSE SDV6
    Why the sensor rods? RRS can do 80kph in offroad height. Wheels and tyres look great but is the offset legal in Victoria? You should not have any rubbing problems, I had same size Pirelli ATRs on OEM rims on my Sport for a while. However as the tyres poke out a little more you will get stone chips on the plastic sills. If you have colour coded sills won't be good even if you have mudflaps. I have just ordered SDV8 HSE but can't get plain black plastic sills. They are painted black. Bit disappointed as they will be peppered on on my dirt road. Will ask dealer to swap with others off a lower specced car.

    Enjoy your RRS, they are great cars off and on road.
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    Yes they do fit - 32" tyres on RRS SDv8 Dynamic and they look good!!

    Hi All,

    Since I got my RRS in May '15 I have been trying to sort out the best off road tyres to put on. As you probably all know the RRS SDV8 Dynamic has the big brake callipers and 18" rims are definitely not doable, in fact 20' rims are the smallest so the Compmotive 18's are not an option. (I purchased with 22"s, standard is 21"s).

    I recently went to the Sydney 4WD show and questioned every wheel vendor there. I had 2 positive responses,
    ROH wheels and Fuel Wheels. Both said that they had wheels designed for the VW Amarok that could work for the RRS.

    ROH had only one style and Fuel had 3 styles. The "Sledge" style from Fuel was the one I liked the best. The rims still did need a little machining / customisation to make them fit onto the RRS axle but Fuel advised they had done it before and it was fine. Fuel directed me to Ali at Northern Beaches Wheels & Tyres in Brookvale. Ali was excellent so I totally recommend calling them if your after the same thing.

    On the Fuel rims I put 275/55R20 Nitto Terra Grappler G2 AT's. I think they look great. The total diameter is 31.9"s. If you check GOE's website Gordon says you need the lifted hight sensor rods to fit 31.9" tyres so I was nervous about it but Ali assured me he had done it before and the was no rubbing at all. It's worth noting that the old wheels had a total diameter of 30.4"s so the new wheels also give me 0.65" lift. He was correct, the tyres don't rub anywhere and the spare still fits in boot like it should. They may possibly rub at extreme articulation but I do have the HS rods to give me that extra lift if I'm doing more extreme offroad stuff. Most of what I do now is beach driving to surf and fish so I can 100% confirm I've had no issues with rubbing and you don't need the extra lift.

    What I love is that with the new tyres I get 6"s of side wall which is way better that the old wheels that only had 4"s and makes me feel way more comfortable when airing down on the beach. I've found 18psi is perfect for softer NSW beaches like Stockton, Point Plomer, Port Macquarie, Hat Head, Treachery etc etc. The new tyres are a little noisier than the old ones but not annoyingly so, in fact I've driven up to hat head twice on them without any music there and back. The noise is very slight and I had no trouble taking with my wife for the whole trip (lucky me hey^$^%). One more point, the RRS is noticeably softer and higher to ride with the new wheels, very nice indeed.

    All up the cost was $4300 for six wheels and tyres including the custom machining on the rims...not bad considering Land Rover wanted $1180 per rim for the OEM 20's! I opted for the extra spare as I'm planning a trip to the Kimberly next year.

    I hope this helps others that have had the same challenge / worry as I have. You can do what you need on the 22's with the standard 35R tyres but I was always super worried about rolling a bead or puncturing a sidewall as I'd have to air down to 16psi to prevent wheel spin on the really soft stuff. Now I have a little more margin for error!

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    hey Oli, excellent post, but where's the pictures ?
    RRS SE SDV6 with Dynamic MY15.5 Yulong White, with LLAMS

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    Some pics

    of the new wheels and tyres
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