MR701 & BFG T/A KO2s

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  1. IDoMy0wnRacing

    IDoMy0wnRacing Active Member

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    I made the investment, winter is coming. As long as I’m doing upgrades, opted for to go with rims and tires:

    Wheels, Method Race Wheels; MR701 (Black), 17X7.5, 5X110

    Tires, BFGoodrich’s All-Terrain T/A KO2 @ 245/65R17

    I will post pictures after I get them installed.
     

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  2. David Wong

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    Can’t wait to see your finish product. But when is it really finished? The ongoing mods.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing the new setup.
     
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  4. IDoMy0wnRacing

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    There are soo many thing that are left to do... lol, probably going to be 'ongoing' for a while.
     
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    Keep us updated with photos.
     
  6. David Albert

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    I am getting ready to order this exact combo but wasn’t sure how hard it would be to fit a 245 on my trailhawk. What are you doing to prevent rubbing? Any pics of the wheels on yet?
     
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    I was running 1.5 inch spacers with the Trailhawk stock rims (17X6.5, +40mm offset) with BFG KO2 225/65R17 and updated to the Method Racing MR701 (17X7.5 +30mm offset) with BFG KO2 245/65R17 and 1.5 inch spacers.

    I can't imagine going any larger than a 245/65R17...
    I'm using a 4" lift (AVID 2.5″ Renegade Lift System and ATP's Renegade/Compass 2.0 Coil Set), 1.5" spacers, pinch weld and fender liner modification and still have tire touch on the rear of the front tires. Nothing major, but I'm still going to have to cut more pinch weld out of it. :(

    BUT, I do like the way things turned out.
     

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  9. David Albert

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    That looks great! I pick up my MR701 wheels with KO2 225/65/17 end of next week! Thanks for the pics.
     
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  10. IDoMy0wnRacing

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    I knew I didn't screw up the math... lol, well not really.

    I measured out the clearance for 245/65R 17 and my math told me they would fit without rubbing. When I installed the new tires and wheels, I also upgraded from 1.0-inch spacers to 1.5-inch spacers, and as a result, the front tires were rubbing the inner fender liner at 3/4 turn.

    And then I had a dream. So, before I started cutting on the fenders, I replaced the 1.5-inch spacers and reinstalled my old 1.0-inch spacers on the front only.

    CURED, no more tire rub.
     
  11. Dizastical

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    That’s great news! Any pics of the wheels with 1” spacers?
     
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    So you're telling us my going down to 1" spacers you don't have rubbing? I'm not a math guy so you're gonna have to explain that one to me.
     
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  13. IDoMy0wnRacing

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    So, imagine if you would...

    If you have the tires turned to approximately ¾ turn, where the tires are rubbing. And you take away .5 inches, as in my case; it pulls the tire in, away from the fender liner enough for it not to rub.

    Turn the wheel and look at the tire. You will see how removing some of the spacer will move the tire away from the fender.

    Better yet, give it a try. Remove your spacer and look how much more clearance you have when the wheel is a 3/4 turn. EVEN if the tire is rubbing the strut, just for visual reference, give it a try. You will see.
     
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    Can you take a side profile pic of how far these stick out with the 1” spacers please?
     
  15. IDoMy0wnRacing

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    Just for you, lol dirty Renegade pics.
     

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    better profile pic.
     

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  17. Dizastical

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    Thank you for the pics! Looks so good. I’m picking my wheels up next week. There was a delay with getting the tires mounted. I’m hoping to have the tires sit flush with the fenders. I have KO2’s in 225/65/17 so they are a little narrower than yours. I decided to purchase some Athena 17mm spacers. Hopefully that gets them nice and flush. I saw a pic here on the forum if the MR 701’s with 215/65/17 and no spacers. The tires were set in the fenders a little bit so hopefully I made the right decision going with 17mm spacers. ATP 2.0 lift is next for me!
     
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  18. IDoMy0wnRacing

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    Don't forget to post some pics after you get them installed.
     
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    Oh I will for sure! After reading more about lift kits I decided to pull the trigger on the Avid 2” lift. Next weekend I’ll be installing the lift, 17mm wheels spacers and the new wheels. I’ll post up some before and after pics.

    any idea where I can get a good instruction manual for the lift? I wanted to look through it ahead of time. The lift will not be here until next week. I just want to make sure I have all the tools required.
     
  20. David Wong

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    Here it is....
     
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