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Hardbody with fatty tires

Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by phunky.buddha, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    The truck decided it wanted to blow out old tire #2, so I went ahead and put the Z71 wheels on along with a new set of Kumho ASX 245/50/16 tires.
    I chose the Kumho ASX because it was the best tire available locally without being ridiculously expensive, and I didn't have time to wait for The Tire Rack to deliver to me. Downtime for the truck was not an option.

    Info:

    Stock wheels were 14x6 +30mm offset, 215/70/14 tires
    New wheels are 16x7 +51mm offset, 245/50/16 tires (10 inch section width)
    - Z71 wheel centers were bored to 4 inches at a local machine shop to clear the Nissan hub
    - Z71 wheel is 22.5 pounds with center cap after boring the center
    - open ended acorn bulge seat nuts + matching Gorilla locks were used to hold the wheels down
    - no vibration at high speed even though wheels are now lugcentric instead of hubcentric
    - stock tire diameter is maintained within a few millimeters, so overall gearing is not affected
    Kumho ASX is rated 420 AA A

    I love the fit and I love the traction. Gas mileage has not been affected.

    Picture time:

    Sort of a downward looking view:
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    Side view (lowered .5" up front, 2" in back):
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    With flash so you can see the gap:
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    Width of tire from rear- love that mismatched beater tailgate!
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    Clearance to leaf spring- about 1 inch:
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    Clearance to frame at back of front wheel- about 1 inch at rest, will rub a tad during a full lock turn:
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    Clearance to radius rod at front of front wheel- about 1 inch at rest, will rub a tad during a full lock turn:
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    Same radius rod clearance, different angle:
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  2. BodyDroppedNikes

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    looks good bro. making progress!! any plans on doing more to it?
     
  3. NissanNiNjA2nd

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    Amazing. Paint it black and sell it to me.
     
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    Damn, those wheels look badass on the nissan...a lot better than I thought they would :p


    fix the civic yet?
     
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    i didn't know you were a truck guy too?
     
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    shit i wanna get a Nissan Hardbody and get the chrome 17" Cadillac Escalade wheels on em. they look badass on those.

    Mike...you should just bag the thing and call it a day :D
     
  8. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Yeah, lots- but not what you would normally plan. ;)

    Turbo, LSD, beef up suspension a bit, repaint- that's the general feel of what I want to do. Cheap cheap too.

    Nah. I will probably paint it satin black though. :)

    :w00t:

    :werd:

    Picking up the distributor as soon as I leave work.

    Not in the traditional sense. I needed a truck to haul stuff and tow cars, and the Hardbody is the only small truck that can tow more than 1500 pounds. It's actually rated to 3500, or 5000 with the 3.0L and the beefier rear axle. After I drop that axle in and boost the engine, I'll be able to tow more. I've already made multiple cross-state trips with a car carrier, and I never got less than 18mpg, even running 80mph.

    I bought this truck when my CRX died for the 3rd time. This vehicle is infinitely more useful!

    No bags! :p
     
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    fuckin engineers <shakes head>


    most NORMAL people simply pop a wheel off and mount up the new ones to check fit
     
  11. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :no:

    Can't just do it that way- especially when you're trying to run a 245 tire in a 195's space. :)
     
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    In a fucking house.
    please tell me you have more plans.
     
  13. NissanNiNjA2nd

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    Satin black....... dude..... you are building MY TRUCK.

    Honestly.... DE swap, simple bolt ons, satin black.... the ONLY difference is that I HAVE to have an extended cab because I can't fit inside the normal ones.
     
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    what year is that truck?

    i didn't know they could pull that much weight
     
  15. Calesta

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    Nope, that's about it. Why would I want to waste all the money on the truck when I can spend it on the house and the S2000? :)

    No swap for me- no point. No simple bolt ons either- custom turbo is the way to go. Satin black hides defects well too. ;)

    It's a 95- and yeah, they can pull that much weight. Even the Colorado can't pull 5000 pounds. I know the frame can take it- now I just have to beef up the drivetrain a bit.
     
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