...stepped up to 255/55R-18

Discussion in 'Renegade Wheels & Tires' started by OSEZNO, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. OSEZNO

    OSEZNO New Member

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    ...and what at difference! Finally looks like a proper 4x4. Added 255/55R-18 Nitto Ridge Grappler tires on 18x8 Black Rhino Trabuco wheels in black. Thanks to the other member who have posted this size and these wheels. Stock Trailhawk lift. Of course I have spacers and did the pinch mod. These tires are great, and live up to their quite reviews. Wheel were only a few pounds heavier than stock... lost about 2 MPG but I'm still averaging 20 combined. My little cub now has some attitude!
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  2. Mrsig

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    Looks good!
     
  3. Dgr401

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    Those tires and wheels really make a difference. Nice!
     
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  4. David Wong

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    So do you have a slight rub still? I have the exact set up in regards to size and I only get a slight rubbing when I go reverse on a full lock.
     

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    No, I cut the seems way back and made sure I screwed the plastic wheel well liner to an "L bracket the I attached underneath. This pulled it far in... no heating. I didn't want any rubbing!

    Didn't see your Black Rhino Wheel style when I was shopping... They are nice wheels for the Renegade... too bad they made so little of every style! I contacted TSW Wheels to see if they planned on more runs.. but they didn't have an answer. There were only a few left in the Trabuco style... so I ordered right away!
     
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  6. David Wong

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    Your setup looks great! Now I’m contemplating if I should do the Avid 1.5” lift. More for looks than anything else.
     
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  7. Dan Hamilton

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    Looks great! Just ordered my lift, springs and wheels today. What size wheel spacers did you use for front clearance on the strut?
     
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    1 inch spacers
     
  9. Dan Hamilton

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    Trailhawk sits about 1.5” higher than standard model renegades, correct? Asking because I got 1.5” spacers, 2”ATP lift and 1”ish eibach springs. Was just worried about how these Nitto ridge grappplers would clear the bottom of the front strut.
     
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    Yes, I believe that is correct. They clear the strut as long as your wheel offset is close to stock. 40MM. My wheels are 35MM offset. Wheel offset is most important for strut clearance. That lift will give you plenty of up and down room.
     
  11. Dan Hamilton

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    Awesome. Mine are the stock 18” latitude wheels. Feel a little bit better now. Thanks a ton
     
  12. Dgr401

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    I remember reading somewhere that the Trailhawk sits .8" taller than the other models.
     
  13. IDoMy0wnRacing

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    29" tire. Good call, looks good... Looks real good.
     
  14. Dan Hamilton

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    Read somewhere that the eibach lift springs are the same dimensions as the TH springs. Installed the eibachs on my altitude this afternoon and it lifted the front 1”. Have to say that the .8” is a bit more accurate than the 1.5”. Still love how it sits. Installing the 2” lift and doing heavy pinch seem mods in the morning with tire install to follow.
     
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