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In the past few months my daily commute involves deep mud ruts, to the point i got stuck once, and seem to have some other related damage or alignment issues... (because mud gets stuck on the wheels so bad, i can't go over about 45mph and have to go to the car wash etc, kind of a hassle) I still can't take it on the highway, around 70mph it starts to shake the wheel kinda bad (and that's after all the mud is off)

My wheels also got badly scratched up (which kinda sucks because i had 2 cracked wheels and this is the picture of the new ones, just trashed)

I was wondering if other people have had these issues, and what they might have changed... different wheels, larger tires etc.

these are $150 ebay knockoffs of the 20" wheels that came with the 2008 supercharged models, so maybe they are more prone to scratching... although even the original ones stuck out past the tires...

i love the way these wheels look, but they don't allow much in the way of more aggressive tires without some changes

Kinda wondering what the widest / tallest tire i could run would be (without a lift or any modifcations), on some new wheels (thinking maybe 17" mickey thompsons or something if i can't have these 9 spoke ones).

Any help or suggestions are appreciated


 

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I can tell you right now that if your daily commute involves all of the mentioned above that your tire isn't big enough. I can tell from the small amount of side wall that we can see in the picture that you're probably running a 275 45 20? You can get much bigger and more aggressive tires put on that will help you very much.
 

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I can tell you right now that if your daily commute involves all of the mentioned above that your tire isn't big enough. I can tell from the small amount of side wall that we can see in the picture that you're probably running a 275 45 20? You can get much bigger and more aggressive tires put on that will help you very much.
Yeah i'm running basically stock (got some 285/40r20 nitto nt420s, which are only slightly wider than the stock 275/40r20)

I was starting to look into the rod extensions, looks like to avoid problems with the air ride suspension though, need to get something like the proud rhino sya kit with the spacers...

I'm a little afraid to get into that territory unless I knew i could keep a great highway ride (no vibrations or problems up to around 90mph, for passing quickly, on-ramps etc) Basically keep the stock ride.
 

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Smooth as a babies butt on the highway with the bigger tires and SYA. Actually much better ride than my wifes Autobiography. Definitely not as good hammering the pavement though Ortega with the bigger set up but thats why i have 2 of them.

If its nasty out i make the wife take my Rover. We have been having a lot of flooded roads and mud debris flows with the last few storms here.
 

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Smooth as a babies butt on the highway with the bigger tires and SYA. Actually much better ride than my wifes Autobiography. Definitely not as good hammering the pavement though Ortega with the bigger set up but thats why i have 2 of them.

If its nasty out i make the wife take my Rover. We have been having a lot of flooded roads and mud debris flows with the last few storms here.


sounds pretty good, i think you sold me on that kit :)

i love the 20" stormer wheels, but as you can see from my pic. they got scratched up badly from the mud ruts... i'd love to find something similar looking, but smaller (maybe 17") to have more tire and less wheel... not really sure what size's to go with (def. want them to be around 2" wider than stock width - or more)
 
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