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Old 2nd June 2009, 15:50   #556
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Hi Firoz,

Why don't you get a set from Dubai since there are plenty of models and makes available in the market. I saw many new models here in Saudi which is not available in Indian market.

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Hi sadiq,

I may do it, but I am looking at all options. Shipping rims from dubai may turn out to be a costly affair.

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Old 2nd June 2009, 20:01   #557
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Hi sadiq,

I may do it, but I am looking at all options. Shipping rims from dubai may turn out to be a costly affair.

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Hi Firoz,

Check with the Door to Door service there. Here they charging 10SR per Kg. I think one rim will weight around 9-10kg. So approx you have to add 500Dhs to your budget for 5 pcs. But the plus point is that you will get a wide choice there which is not available in India.

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[quote=Terrainsnooper;1329365]Since I was looking for a low-cost alternative, the Gypsy rims were the most appealing. Hence I bought a set of 5 rims at Rs 1190/- each. /quote]


Are these brand new rims ? If so,are they readily available in MASS or any other place or do we have to place an order ?
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@ Terrainsnooper
I dont think there should be any problem with gypsy rim on full lock since you are also reducing on the OD of wheel even if they have an offset.

Between are these brand new rims?? If new are they OE or MGP??

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edit : Looks like chandan beat me to it.

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@ vishwaschettri & Chandan,

Yes, these are brand new rims and I can vouch for their quality and finish. I bought them from my local spare parts shop who supplies spare parts for M&M, Tata, Force etc. He didn't have them in stock, he claims to have ordered them from Delhi, it took about a week to get here.

Meanwhile, I did some quick calculations. The Width of the wheel as measured from end to end(approx) = 100mm + 65 mm + 5 mm = 170mm

Centre should be around 170/2=85mm, but from the calculations, it is 100mm from the inner side. Which means a positive offset of 100-85=15mm. I wonder if the LP1015 stamped on the rim means Low Positive 10-15mm. Hope I'm not making a fool of myself here. We do tend to get a little obsessed with the details once we start hurtling down the restoration/modification path and I,for one, thoroughly enjoy making these calculations while staring away into nothingess.
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Can anyone tell me what would be the best set of tubeless radials to go on the 16" original army rims of the MM550XDB? I am not looking for extra wide tyres. My driving would be 65% highways, 35% off-road (jungles, slush, rocky terrain, very less sand).
That is a good size for the MM550XD, approx 29.5-30" Tall.
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Old 6th June 2009, 13:40   #562
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Default alloys query for MM550

Hi All,

I am thinking of buying alloys from dubai for my MM550. I am thinkin of getting 16" wheels? I know that the bolts needs to be 5 lugs. Other than that I am totally unaware.

Can the experts here guide me please on how to measure the PCD on a wheel and how the 139 is attained? Also what is offset and what offset should I aim for?

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FK7,

I think the exact PCD is 139.7. For those wanting alloys for their SUV, League do some with the 139.7 PCD.

LEAGUE Alloy Co., Ltd

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Old 6th June 2009, 18:34   #564
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Can the experts here guide me please on how to measure the PCD on a wheel and how the 139 is attained? Also what is offset and what offset should I aim for?

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Hi Firoz,

Please ask the shop guy for disks with PCD 139.7mm or 5.5 inch. I think the size will be stamped or stickers on it.

Here u go for the your answers about what is Offset

Wheel Tech - Offset

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Hey guys
Just found an old pic of my gypsy with the 205/60R15,
1st pic - the 235/75R15
2nd pic - the 205/60R15 - Notice the huge space between the tyre and the mudguard
Sorry for the pic quality.

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That's strange, you can get whatever size you want in 15" man.

235
255
275
31"
33".....

Infact 255 is very common in the Goodyear Wrangler A/T pattern.

Maybe you need to look at some good tyre shops in your/nearby towns

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Goodyear wrangler 255 comes in 16" not 15". Does anyone know if any all-terrain tyre comes in 255/65/R15 or 275/60/R15 configuration.
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Guys i am getting 2 sets of tyres for my Jeep's from dubai. These are almost new tyres (I know that sounds confusing) I know someone in leading car showroom in Dubai, they change the new or almost brand new tyres they chnage it to there custom tyres. Brands available : Mickey Thomson/Pirelli/Bridgestone/Good year. Let me see if this route actually works or is it just another made up thing. Once i get my tyres i will be posting a detail report of cost involved and tyre pics. What has been promised me is half price of what we get here in India. Anyone else aware of this? Please post your suggestions.
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Guys i am getting 2 sets of tyres for my Jeep's from dubai. These are almost new tyres (I know that sounds confusing) I know someone in leading car showroom in Dubai, they change the new or almost brand new tyres they chnage it to there custom tyres. Brands available : Mickey Thomson/Pirelli/Bridgestone/Good year. Let me see if this route actually works or is it just another made up thing. Once i get my tyres i will be posting a detail report of cost involved and tyre pics. What has been promised me is half price of what we get here in India. Anyone else aware of this? Please post your suggestions.
hi jeepfreak,

make sure you check out the shipping and cargo charges from dubai. Iam trying out variuos options to send alloys from here, but the shipping charges are too high and still there is no guarantee of a smooth clearing at the port in india.

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Does anyone know if the BFG Mud-Terrain T/Aź KM is available in India? If so, do you know of any dealers in Bangalore? Also, do you have any idea how much they may cost. Thanks
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ok guys dont curse for posting this here as my stinger is a 2WD, but i just wanted to show off my baby's new shoes i guess it qualifies as my scorpio does go offroad a LOT.

thanks khan and others, who helped me choose. i upgraded from stock 15" bridgestone HTs on steel rims to 16" BFGs (235 70 R16) on EVO alloys. hope you guys like the wheels.
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