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Old 2nd February 2016, 08:25   #211
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I had 0 offset stock black rims. Now moved to the imported steel disk with offset, so no issues with 31" tyres.
Correction Jaggu. The stock black rims are +55mm & most after market alloys/steel wheels are 0 or negative offset.
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Old 17th April 2016, 00:32   #212
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Default End of an epic story...and beginning of another!

A rather mixed update to my thread. Earlier this year I had to make a difficult decision to let go of my prized possession.

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- I actually changed my mind a couple of times before I finally let go! I still miss the jeep, had some lovely moments with it and made some awesome friends.
- We had our journey of ups and downs between the jeep, Mahindra and me. But somehow it all got managed and there were no severe setbacks.
- In a little over 3 years, it had only done about 30k kms. Nothing as compared to my other cars. But then this wasn't really a highway runner for me either.
- Thankfully I never kept a track of how much money I spent on it, so it was easy to arrive at the final settlement and make peace with it
- In all the OTR events I've attended, the Thar performed flawlessly and I've never had to worry about anything. It did pretty much what every other jeep could do and more!

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There's a bit of a sad feeling when I think about it now, but the silver lining is that it made way to another monster that's parked in my garage now. The Land Cruiser 80 series - it was like a dream come true and I just couldn't have missed the opportunity. Right now it's in hibernation because of my travel etc, but it soon going to be a monster in the making, watch out for my next thread!

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A rather mixed update to my thread. Earlier this year I had to make a difficult decision to let go of my prized possession.
I used to follow your thread from the beginning. You really transformed your jeep a lot. How much did you sell your vehicle for? I mean if its okay with you to put it up in the forum. Anyways congratulations for the new buy. A land cruiser and on top of it, its a Telangana State registered (I am from hyderabad). Eagerly looking forward for your thread.

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Old 14th June 2016, 18:07   #214
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A rather mixed update to my thread.[/ATTACH]
Congrats on big daddy LC, amolpol.

This is one awesome car which will take you up next level in your off-road adventures. Looking forward to ownership thread.

Mind sharing how much did you pay for this one? PM me if not comfortable putting down the number in public.
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Old 5th September 2016, 20:38   #215
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Finally I have got the thread running for the LC80 here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=179746 (Ownership Report: The Legendary Toyota LandCruiser 80 Series)

Mods, you may pls close the Thar thread now
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Old 26th October 2016, 23:21   #216
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[*]The front tires are fouling slightly on a full U turn and I need to get this looked at. Given that itís an 245mm section tyre vs the 235mm stock, I thought it should be a non-issue. But given that the Maxxis are almost 4cms taller than the stock tyres, maybe I need to make some more room for them under the front fender to avoid the touching.
Hello Amolpol,

I recently got the same 245/75 R16 Bighorn 764 tyres on my Thar and I am experiencing the same slight tyre fouling on a full U turn. How did you sort this out? With spacers? What size?

Also, did the tyres come in contact with the front fender/wheel arch during axle articulation offroad? How did you sort it out?

Thanks in advance.

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Hello Amolpol,

Also, did the tyres come in contact with the front fender/wheel arch during axle articulation offroad? How did you sort it out?

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Yes, the tyres touched the fender during articulation and rubbed inside the fender while taking full turns. One way of solving the issue is with spacers (50mm ones are available now I believe) while another way is to use negative offset alloys. I shifted to alloys to fix the issue and adjusted the torsion bar to get a bit more clearance vertically.

This wasn't foolproof since it caused issues with fouling of the brake lines during full turns and it took a few iterations to adjust the torsion bar correctly and installed stopper bolts to restrict the steering movement at the far end to finally solve all the problems.

My suggestion would be to move to the off-road steel rims since they're a better option than alloys in both looks and functionality.
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Hello Amolpol,

I recently got the same 245/75 R16 Bighorn 764 tyres on my Thar and I am experiencing the same slight tyre fouling on a full U turn. How did you sort this out? With spacers? What size? :
Hi sharc_biker, me too planning to get this size for My Thar. How is your experience with these? How did you solve the fouling problem?
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Hi, i am also using JK 245 75 R 16 on Mahindra alloys but its on a new generation 2015 Thar. It hasn't so far touched the fenders even during extreme articulations but during full turns the inner edge rubs against the angled portion of the stabiliser bar. What brake line fouling are you talking about?
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Hi sharc_biker, me too planning to get this size for My Thar. How is your experience with these? How did you solve the fouling problem?
Hi rahulkodinya, I opted for steel rims with a negative offset of 25mm. These have solved the tyre fouling problem and has also given a slightly wider stance which reduces the centre of gravity. I have also adjusted the front torsion bar to increase the vehicle height by 1"-1.5" to accommodate the tyres and reduce fender damage.

I have done about a 1000kms with the tyres now and they suit my requirement for a weekend offroad vehicle having to cover short-moderate distances on the tarmac.

Pros:

Very capable offroad
Tough sidewalls
Self-cleaning tread is a boon
Looks imposing

Cons:

Tyre noise at 80kmph+
Grip level on wet tarmac is not confidence inspiring
Bumpy ride on road due to stiff sidewalls
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Hi rahulkodinya, I opted for steel rims with a negative offset of 25mm. These have solved the tyre fouling problem and has also given a slightly wider stance which reduces the centre of gravity. I have also adjusted the front torsion bar to increase the vehicle height by 1"-1.5" to accommodate the tyres and reduce fender damage.

I have done about a 1000kms with the tyres now and they suit my requirement for a weekend offroad vehicle having to cover short-moderate distances on the tarmac.

Pros:

Very capable offroad
Tough sidewalls
Self-cleaning tread is a boon
Looks imposing

Cons:

Tyre noise at 80kmph+
Grip level on wet tarmac is not confidence inspiring
Bumpy ride on road due to stiff sidewalls
Thanks sharc_biker, Your vehicle looks awesome with those tyres.

I have a slightly different problem statement. I want to keep 2 sets: Stock HT for City/highway runs (Wifey want this setup for her daily office rides) and MT for less occasional off/bad road trips. After a lift job, those stock tires may look even punnier than in a regular setup. I guess if I stick to 245/70/R16 Bighorns, I can live with stock rims (may need spacers) and without a lift job.
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Hi rahulkodinya, I opted for steel rims with a negative offset of 25mm. These have solved the tyre fouling problem and has also given a slightly wider stance which reduces the centre of gravity. I have also adjusted the front torsion bar to increase the vehicle height by 1"-1.5" to accommodate the tyres and reduce fender damage.
Hi, where did you get the off road rims from? And how much are they? Thanks mate.

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