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Old 4th January 2011, 17:52   #1066
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Will an 8.5J rim be too large for a 235-75-R15 Trepador? I am asking because I have the option of an 7J, 8J and 8.J and weirdly the 8J costs more than the 8.5J by a significant margin!

Need your inputs asap!

Buddy there are lotta people using 8.5j rims for 235 size tyres . In fact i have 8.5j rims fitted to 235 tyres . They don pose any problem
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Buddy there are lotta people using 8.5j rims for 235 size tyres . In fact i have 8.5j rims fitted to 235 tyres . They don pose any problem
Well, ignorance is bliss. Excessively wide rims will cause harsh ride for lack of sidewall curvature.

There is a way to calculate the ideal rim width range. You don't have to rely on guesswork. Read about rim-width in the below article.

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Mounts well in the stock Gypsy rims. Why are you looking for rims or is this for alloys?
This is my last option because I want a bit of negative offset. The Gypsy is my only car and a daily drive and I can't have bits of tire getting eaten away everytime I want to turn a corner. Last option would be stock rims with a steering stop...which would make the ponderous Gypsy even more hard to live with around town.

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Guru,

The FC Rims are 5.5x15. I have them on my 540 and they are good enough for the 235s. Very sturdy rims and can handle abuse.
Do they have a negative offset? Can you please post pics?

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+1 to Jaggu.
Guru, i've seen my friend having mounted 255s on stock Gypsy rims on his 3B.
If you are specifically looking for alloys, then i understand. Otherwise, why an alternate for the Gypsy rims?
Cheers,
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PS: Gypsy rims look good too.. (personal choice maybe)
I like the look of the Gypsy rims but they will cause the 235s to rub against the leaf springs and the insides of the wheel well. If the FC rims have a negative offset then I am going to scout for a set of these and I will fit HT tires on my stock rims for daily use and fit the MTs for OTRs.


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Well, ignorance is bliss. Excessively wide rims will cause harsh ride for lack of sidewall curvature.

There is a way to calculate the ideal rim width range. You don't have to rely on guesswork. Read about rim-width in the below article.

Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible Page 3 of 4
Thanks for that Sarath. I was worried about the ride quality as well. Your post answered that. Well the rims are going back tomorrow and I continue the hunt for FC wheels at Kurla
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Old 4th January 2011, 19:06   #1069
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Only under heavy articulation steering will touch? This also i doubt coz Swastik Viji is running these on stock rims now and i dont think they touch anywhere with shackle lift and all. You also have same set up right?
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Guru,

Here's a pic that might be of help on my Jeep thread:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...-image_182.jpg

If you look at the spare wheel, It does look negative offset but I am not sure how much. Others might be able to tell better.

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Old 4th January 2011, 22:31   #1071
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Adi - THOSE are PERFECT!!!

They have a nice negative offset and they will fit perfectly. Have to find a good set of FC rims now...wish me luck!
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So GS - Whats happening with your gypsy wheels - Decided ?
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Nice input from Sabareesh in a diff thread...

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So GS - Whats happening with your gypsy wheels - Decided ?
Yessir...

I just picked up HR alloys in 5 spoke pattern and 7J. They are being fitted right now and I will post pictures later. After a few months I plan to paint them totally black.
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Cannot edit so please forgive the double post...

Got the trepadors installed on the HR 7J R15 alloys. I am VERY PLEASED to say that there is no touching/rubbing even at extreme lock. Steering effort seems to have reduced slightly (possibly due to the negative offset) and I am able to park the car into it's rather tight parking spot without any issues.

As you can see I am REALLY happy with how it has turned out...a lot of running around was involved but it was worth it in the end. Now I only have to see how my new tires perform during the upcoming OTRs.

FYI the Alloys were picked up from Shalimar @ CST Kurla. I paid 18000 for the set of five alloys. These are HR (god alone knows if they are authentic or fake) 5-spoke black-brushed metal finish with a 4x4 etched in black on one of the spokes in each wheel. He offered me Rs.2000 for my set of 5 Gypsy OE rims but I plan to fit HT tires on these for daily use and save the Trepadors for the OTRs.

Now I need a 2Tonne hydraulic jack and 4 posts to hoist up the Gypsy on it's axles so that I can keep swapping tires whenever required

Or just pay Rs.300 to my tire guy to do it!
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That's great news Guru!
But where are the pictures?? Share some pics buddy!
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Guru, has your FJ wheel rim query been sorted out? I was expecting your call, somehow I missed your number.

Spike

PS- Wheel rim size is 5.5Fx15 and not 5.5Jx15; Inset of 12 mm.
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I just got the vehicle back after dark. I will post pictures tomorrow. It isn't as impressive as it looked when Allan's 31" wheels were fitted but not it looks more reasonable, believable and it works brilliantly.


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Guru, has your FJ wheel rim query been sorted out? I was expecting your call, somehow I missed your number.

Spike

PS- Wheel rim size is 5.5Fx15 and not 5.5Jx15; Inset of 12 mm.
Spike..thanks for the inputs. Any idea if 5 rims can be arranged?

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I have checked through all the plants, inventories as well as Spares, this wheel rim is no longer available. Sorry :-(

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