Tires and Wheels Done!
Finally, after 3 weeks of effort, Costco removing the old tires, sand blasting, powder coating, the SprayKing debacle, painting them myself, having Costco install the tires, the tires and wheels are done. For comparison, check out Colby’s experience
I elected to put BFGoodrich All-Terrain 315/75/R16 tires on. I considered the Mud-Terrain tires but decided that I’d be on the road far more than mud-bogging and the sanity of less road noise was worth the lack of traction off road.
I temporarily installed a couple on the rear. (These things are HEAVY — the Costco guys pointed that out a number of times!)
I like the Pi/2 out of phase version. A poll of friends was also unanimous. I’m still waiting for the chrome lugnuts I bought via EBay.
A note on lug nuts. The wheel studs are 9/16 x 18 RH threads. This is a relatively rare thread, with not a lot of choices for lug nuts. There are a lot of 2″ long lug nuts available, but they may look a little too much like Messsala’s spiked chariot wheels in Ben-Hur with the extreme offset of the C30x’s. I ended up finding some 1.4″ long Tunerlugs.
Hopefully they won’t look silly. I had to buy 60 total – I *only* need 48. Turns out I’m going to use 4 to hold the rear bumper in place — if I want to flip it up, I can use the same lug wrench I’m already carrying for the wheels.
Now, I’m just waiting for the brake shop to finally make new front brake hard lines and Trog should be rolling again!