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315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

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Gelande
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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#11 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:59 am

600 is the max right now until we get a volume of folks on here and make sure we are not going to exceed load

Chris, are you in SF? if so, i need tires, like this week, just got a flat and still running snow tires.
So, I've been hoping to get the new KM 2s, but saw that the size you got is the smallest available!!! (more perhaps coming next fall '08)

anyways, obviously I cannot wait till autumn, so I was just going to get the 285/16 Mud Terrain old style.

However if you are successful fitting these KM2s, then I am interested in seeing it!
can you come up and demo on our little offroad loop here ???

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Gelande
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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#12 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:17 am

Here's a G500 at Collieautoworks right now with same size, but has a lift for sure, custom springs, removable sway bar link pins.....
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Chris
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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#13 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:12 am

A am in San Francisco, and i would love to check out your proving grounds, possibly today, Ill try to get up there!

I remember that truck from the anza borrego treffen, I cant remember his name, lived in SD I think.

I should go recal my spedo and check it out.

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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#14 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:57 pm

Chris wrote:
I wanted to give you a call but I didn't have your #, no worries, I should be floating down the Russian river this sun, mon, or tues.




Chris ... I sent you a PM. Did you get it?

Oh .. how do I access my PM? I can send a PM but dunno how to access my mailbox.

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Tire size calculator

Post#15 » Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:54 pm

I found this website which is helpful with tire & rim selection. Wonder if this is accurate.

http://www.net-comber.com/tirecalc.html

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Chris
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Rear tire rubbing issues

Post#16 » Thu May 01, 2008 5:39 pm

Well, after flexing the rear axle up to the bump stops yesterday (thanks Mike!) I noticed the front of the tires foul on the body, same as on my 460 with 35s, so today I made some needed modifications to the rear wheel wells.

I removed the plastic fender liners and got busy with a big hammer.
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Chris
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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#17 » Thu May 01, 2008 6:09 pm

With the ET63 offset 16s, these tires just barely tuck inside the rear fenders at full flex, no contact at the top unlike my 460 with ET10 which needed the top of the fenders cut all the way up to the rubber trim.

One other point of miner concern is what appears to be the charcoal canister just behind the passenger rear tire, so far the tire kisses it at full flex. Im hoping to wheel the Hollister hills this weekend, so I should have a better idea if this is will need "adjustment".

Next step is to cut the corners of the front fenders and flares(behind and below headlights)
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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#18 » Fri May 02, 2008 10:55 am

Yo Chris, was great to have you visit Evi and I.
Good that we could test out the articulation on our local "trail"

Those new KM2s are really a superb riding tire.

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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#19 » Fri May 02, 2008 12:18 pm

Chris,

why not limit uptravel with an extended bump stop or inserted donut?

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Re: 315 75 16 BFG Km2 on G500

Post#20 » Fri May 02, 2008 2:06 pm

4x4abc wrote:Chris,

why not limit uptravel with an extended bump stop or inserted donut?


Thats a great suggestion Harald, If I bring the stops down 3/4-1" I will have no worries.

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