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ta da!

hookay...so after i got my RC6 I picked up a set of kmc and enduros and baja claws...

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received 2 bad rims (bad batch - machined incorrectly) that leaked at valves and just would not hold air

shimmy around 45mph - beadlock rim really heavy sided on outside with the bead...needed pound of weight in one spot to counter the weight...cannot balance with hang weights because of the bead......tried weights on inside of the rim but rim became plastered in weights so opted for balancing beads (weighted beads inserted in tire that act on centrifugal force to balance)

factory spare tire on back for now - kmc spare in trunk to be tied down on roof?

have to torque beads and lugs

some road noise

NO RUB! at full turn (have not tried flex)

question:

has anyone had problems with heavy rims and larger tires putting stress on the backgate hinge? I was advised to tie down the spare on the roof as an alternative but do not want extra resistance or a strange look...advice?


KMC

shiny

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closer

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side

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gorilla lugs wheel cap on

gorilla lugs wheel cap off

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I tried those rims and had alot of problems, mainly they leaked from the extra valve stem. Didn't have any problems with balancing, they rode perfect, I would have them re-balance. I also didn't like the location of the second valve stem, I think it is very vunerable to rocks. They do look good, hope it all works out for you.
 

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I opted not to get caps for my pro comp steel wheels. I took a wire brush and scuffed up that rusted area in the middle, hosed it down, dried it, and then took some black spray to it. It looks a lot better that way.

Baja Claws are some of my favorite looking tires. I hear they do well also.

When i had two road bikes mounted on the spare, i had to lift up on the tail gate to get it to close. I don't know of a fix though besides buying a rear bumper that has a tire carrier.
 

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the KMC look killer glad to see that they are working on the FJ. :D
 

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thanks guys!

I tried those rims and had alot of problems, mainly they leaked from the extra valve stem. Didn't have any problems with balancing, they rode perfect, I would have them re-balance. I also didn't like the location of the second valve stem, I think it is very vunerable to rocks. They do look good, hope it all works out for you.
I had the same problem with the leaky valves...I had to return two rims before i finally got a good one...kmc said that there was a bad batch of rims but everything works great now!

I opted not to get caps for my pro comp steel wheels. I took a wire brush and scuffed up that rusted area in the middle, hosed it down, dried it, and then took some black spray to it. It looks a lot better that way.

Baja Claws are some of my favorite looking tires. I hear they do well also.

When i had two road bikes mounted on the spare, i had to lift up on the tail gate to get it to close. I don't know of a fix though besides buying a rear bumper that has a tire carrier.
yea i dont like the cap but i dont like rust showing either...thats a good idea...i think ill try it

so far really well

i guess ill opt to set the tire on the roof then...thanks for the advice
 

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I had those exact same tires on my Tacoma. They look sweet and they perform really well off road. You'll be happy with them. Nice looking rig:bigthumb:
 

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Nice Rims and meat !... congrats, looks great !... :bigthumb:
 
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