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munkybizness last won the day on November 13 2022

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  1. @Mark B, you also have to take into account what your needs are. Beadlocks we’re designed for rock crawlers so they could air down large tyres (35s) so they could wrap around larger rocks and boulders and increase surface area and use the sidewall. Rock crawlers also go very slow. They are torque drivers. Then there’s dune bashing where if you get to a certain extreme level, a beadlock will give you that same peace of mind that your vehicle can air down and not pop out as you tumble from ridge to ridge, bumps and all. This is why you’ll also see Baja drivers use them. But, if you look at the Dakar rally which is the pinnacle of endurance that crosses many terrains, you’ll see that almost no teams use beadlocks. This is because, you can’t fix a beadlock on the go. Endurance and overlanders would rather have a forged and heavy load tyre that can be beaded on the go. They worry less about pop outs because a non-beadlock will enable them to fix it easily. Put it up on a jack, seat, air up, air down, go. So, I would look at your driving use case and where you intend to draw out the performance. If you’re planning to do high speed desert driving or rock crawling, a beadlock will give you peace of mind and allow you to air down without debeading if you suddenly land with too much impact. On the other hand, if you are planning to do long distance travel and want endurance and ease of operability, then a forged off-road rim that is load rated for your rig is the way to go.
  2. @Mario Cornejo - were you able to fit the 285/75/R17s without any changes or cutting to the wheel-well? Have you had any rubbing issues that you needed to account for? I ask because I considered it, but it's a significantly bigger tyre (~33.8") than the stock 275/65/R17 (~31.1"). But if it's fitting well then it's a great tyre to extract almost 1.4" of lift out of.
  3. Short wheelbase. Proper rear-end taillights. And your setup. Perfect recipe there @Bravoecho 😍 Thanks for sharing numbers! Helps puts into perspective what the additional doors take away from the car.
  4. I dyno'd my stock LWB and at-wheel was 190 whp with my Michelin LTX Force 🤣
  5. When it comes to tyres, as @Frederic has stated above, I love my new Michelin LTX Force (275/65/R17). I got them in December and have so far put on 6,000km across wadis, dirt tracks, dunes, and of course endless tarmac getting there. They are an excellent on-road tyre. The G015 was a softer tyre but after seeing three fail on me, I did not want to try my luck any further with them. However, I'm hearing that me and a few others may have just been part of a bad batch. @MrT, I see that you have a Super Safari. It comes stock with 17" rims while the Safari trim line of the same Y61 Patrol like the one @Bravoecho has comes stock with a 16" rim. The two sizes are not interchangeable as the rim size dictates the bead radius and diameter. Hence, you have two choices here: Route #1 Stick with the stock 17" rims, and continue with 275/65/R17 (left below) or size up to a 275/70/R17 (right below). The /70 will give you a 0.6" bigger sidewall and hence also a natural lift from your tyres. Deflated down, it will give you a larger contact surface area. It will be a heavier tyre and have some impact on how you read your speeds because you are changing from stock configuration so you will need to account for that. Route #2: If you plan to change shocks and raise your car in the future Phase A: Change your rims down to 16" with at least -15 offset (ET -15), and get the 275/70/R16 Why negative offset rims? The stock rims on the Nissan Patrol Y61 are positively offset at 10mm so they are deeper inside the wheel well. If you are planning on adding a suspension lift in the future, your center of gravity will shift and hence you would need to correct for it. A negative offset of 15mm, will widen your overall track by 50mm (2 x 25mm (+10mm + -15mm)) keeping your wheels still within the well but giving you better balance offroad. The 275/70/R16 is almost an identical tyre to your current 275/65/R17 but it has the benefit of a much larger sidewall an not being significantly heavier. It's a great solution for on-road comfort, mileage returns and offroad capability. If you want to get better mileage, you should always size down on width therefore 275 --> 265 --> 255 (Pizza Cutter). Don't do this for the desert because a narrower tyre reduces contact surface area. Phase B: Add a 1.5"/2" lift through upgrades heavy duty springs and shocks **Only do this when you feel like your nose is bottoming out or you are finding it difficult to climb in choppy dune areas because the stock suspension is rebounding a lot more than it should. Unless you get to this point in your driving, you will not be extracting any new value out of your upgraded suspension setup.
  6. Thanks Doc @M.Seidam. Been a while since we've driven together! Looking forward to the red sands of Mahafiz, some familiar faces and hopefully Faya for some hill action 💥
  7. Enjoy the new pace of FB+, @Pieter Pot. Congratulations!
  8. Congratulations @Cristian! Enjoy the new level
  9. Great going @Benjamin! And getting there in blistering form too Enjoy the pace!
  10. Congratulations, and enjoy the new level, @Marketa Dobesova
  11. Congratulations and great going @premindra rajaram! Enjoy the pace change of FB+
  12. I built a 4-way hose myself a few weeks ago. Sourcing parts was the biggest challenge and took me a while to get going. But once I had all the parts, it was extremely straightforward, and I loved the build journey. Largest parts: 1 x Analog Pressure Gauge 1/4" NPT --> took the longest to secure. I bought it online after scouring through Deira markets and not finding anything less than industrial grade 1 x FlexZilla 3/8" 50ft Air Hose with 1/4" Male NPT (2 of the connections can directly connect to chucks. so you only need additional ones for the remaining tyres) --> available on Amazon & Ace Industrial parts: bought all of these at a hardware store. Dragon Mart also stocks them. 5 x Brass Hose Fittings - 3/8" adapter + 1/4" NPT Male 2 x 1/4" Female NPT Plug - this connected using a quick-coupler to my compressor main-line 3 x 3/8" Heavy Duty 3-way barb fitting : was used to connect the two cut-away single lines to 2 x tyres + one to bring the two sides of the car together 5 x Heavy Duty Brass Air Chuck 1/4 Female NPT (1 spare) 1 x 1/4" Brass Ball Valve Shut-off switch - 1/4" male + female NPT 30 x Hose Clamps with flathead-screwdowns Tools: Teflon tape Hose cutter (I used a sharp knife) Some soapy warm water Like a tailor, measure twice, cut once. I put the hose next to my car and gave it enough slack before cutting. Good luck with your project
  13. Thanks for kicking this off @Looper! As we’ve already discussed on IG, I absolutely despise the folder architecture of Gaia. I’m sure it incentivizes well organized folks like yourself but I’m a labels and tags kinda organizer so I can see the same data in a variety of different ways. This should at least allow me to fill in the blanks by creating one large tracks than the trippy Pink Floyd color explosion on my Gaia right now 😂
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