K5 wheel and tire questions

nitro_rat

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Here's where to cut the back of the fender for tire clearance. You don't have to worry about the front since it's gone already!
 

pigsammy

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I have run the Cooper Discovery at3's on my Ford Ranger for two years now and have been very pleased. They ride and perform well on and offroad in pastures. It's a large animal veterinary service truck with a constant load of 650-700 lbs. Bridgestone revos on a yukon are also doing great.
So many good tires, just not always in the size I am looking for. Or price range. The Kendas and wheels will be here in the next 2 days so hopefully I'll have them on and try them out next week. I'll post some updates as I use them. Really hope they'll work out. Then I can start figuring out tires for the suburban.
 

pigsammy

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Wheels got here today so I pulled a front and tried the new wheel on. The stock wheels fit very close to the hub with a lip. The new wheels are not hub centric and have a gap around the hub. Is this acceptable? Will new or different lug nuts be needed?

Clearance at the caliper, tie rod end, and elsewhere is excellent as far as I can tell. I'd like to get the tires mounted in the next day or so, but need to find out if the wheels will work like this first.

ETA: picking up new lug nuts tomorrow and hopefully finding time to get tires mounted
 

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jeep-N-montero

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Wheels got here today so I pulled a front and tried the new wheel on. The stock wheels fit very close to the hub with a lip. The new wheels are not hub centric and have a gap around the hub. Is this acceptable? Will new or different lug nuts be needed?

Clearance at the caliper, tie rod end, and elsewhere is excellent as far as I can tell. I'd like to get the tires mounted in the next day or so, but need to find out if the wheels will work like this first.

ETA: picking up new lug nuts tomorrow and hopefully finding time to get tires mounted
Millions of off road rigs have covered billions of miles with lug centric wheels, we had them on two Jeeps that had the snot beat out of them, you will be fine.
 

pigsammy

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The Kendas are mounted. Very little time on them yet, and only on road.
Tremendous improvement in ride and decrease in road noise over the (worn out) mud-terrains. I'm really happy so far and look forward to some time off next week to get some miles on them.
 

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