Overland Journal: G-Wagen

PH4

Observer
Looks like the repaint came out really nice.
I agree that the 18" Ashtaroths work really well at 33" and over tire sizes. I ran them for 7 or 8 years that way on some epic trips.
In your experience do the 18 inch ride as well as the 16 inch rims? Was thinking about switching from 18 to 16 but if it makes little difference will save the money. Advice/experience appreciated. I would like a softer ride around town.
 

otiswesty

Regular guy
I think the ride is pretty equivalent with 33" tires. The biggest difference is when you are aired down and there is an extra inch of space between your alloy rim and a rocky ledge. So the 16" rim would be better for offroading.

If you are using a stock 30.5" tire size of 265/60/18 or 265/70/16, the 16's would be a better ride.
 

SonnyTheElder

New member
Nice! It looks like you've switched the headlights and surrounds, fog lights, and grille for the more contemporary versions. Looks good either way!
 

Scott Brady

Founder
Nice! It looks like you've switched the headlights and surrounds, fog lights, and grille for the more contemporary versions. Looks good either way!
Yeah... In hindsight, an unnecessary expense. The headlights are only marginally better, but I do like how they look ;)
 

mk216v

Der Chef der Fahrzeuge
WOW Scott, is that Comb Ridge (promontory point) there??!?? (I'll keep it a secret)
 

greynolds

Observer
Wherever it is, it's beautiful. I'd LOVE to live in that part of the country, but my job (which could obviously be changed), friends, and family (tougher to get my parents to relocate...) are here in the Boston area. Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are my favorite places to visit when I travel. I just returned home from a trip to Glacier and the surrounding area. Just can't get enough of that...

You've treated your G-Wagen well, Scott and have also done a fantastic job with the photography. I always enjoy seeing the photos you share with us.
 
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