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    Hi Frank,

    currently I run the Cooper STT 315/75R16, which are great though they aren´t made for big milages :-(

    The new winter tires are Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT2 LT315/70R17 121/118 S as I am trying to go to 17" wheels.

    These Nokians are finally available to the general customer since late 2015, as until then they where only sold to the military and I spend 3 years trying to get a set :-(

    Robert
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    Up next on my list are new wheels.

    I did find the perfect wheel while in the US for the King of the Hammers and the Parker 425 this year...

    20160208_RK_04745_web1200t.jpg

    But since then, even though we discussed it all, they are unreachable and my slot on a friend´s container has passed unused, too :-(
    Got 2 more months until the Bad Kissingen show and nearing my deadline for finishing the preparations for this summer´s overland expedition, and it´s more than a bit annoying that after all the promises neither Method Race Wheels nor Nitto Tyre are responding to emails or calls left :-( :-(

    (This just as an additional note if they read this thread!)
    Rallyewerk...still just a dream of a dreamer but it may just work! Who knows! Thanx to all of you out there! THANX!

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    You should post up who it was that you were in contact with at both of those...a couple of dozen emails from people might be enough to make em answer you..

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    Hi Robert, love this read and good to hear from you again. I have a question regarding the Hutchinsons you were after, can't you get them or is pricing to high??
    What's the story with the Hutchinsons?? I think they're great, would love to have a set of 5 myself.

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    Well,
    first of all, Hutchinson and especially MH4x4 in Austria are a pain to deal with.
    Their arrogance is beyond believe and if you´re not representing a medium size military outfit they just hang up on your requests.
    I´ve tried for 4 years and when they finally understood that they actually had the wheel that I was looking for in their portfolio they threw prices at me that only government agencies won´t discuss! :-(

    That´s why I´ve been looking for alternatives and after speaking with a few teams using Method Race Wheels, Raceline Wheels and KMC Wheels on their trucks, I found just about the right wheel as a blank at Method Race Wheels, as for me the easiest way is to fit a Mercedes G 5x130 bolt pattern and then modify the mounting plate of my tire inflation system (TPAS).
    I just need them to get back to me as we´d discussed at their shop in February and find another container to put it all in to be here for the Abenteuer&Allrad Show end of May.

    The same is for the tires, which will most likely become the NITTO Tire EXO Grappler AWT (http://www.nittotire.com/light-truck...ht-truck-tire/) in 37"x13.5" as this will also lower my revs a bit and the tire is perfect for all the driving, on- and off-road, that I do, plus it can be studded for winter use.
    Rallyewerk...still just a dream of a dreamer but it may just work! Who knows! Thanx to all of you out there! THANX!

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    Have you considered the Trail Ready HD17 wheels - they are race proven and do custom patterns all the time and can do up to 6 inch backspacing on a 17 inch x 8.5 inch rim with a outside beadlock ring. They are local to me as well if you needed any assistance making it happen.

    http://secure.trbeadlocks.com/17x8-1...lockwheel.aspx

    Several people are running these on Pinzgauers with portal axles boxes - so they should fit you setup.

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    Ha, love that tire cover!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oilworker View Post
    Hi Frank,

    currently I run the Cooper STT 315/75R16, which are great though they aren´t made for big milages :-(

    The new winter tires are Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT2 LT315/70R17 121/118 S as I am trying to go to 17" wheels.

    These Nokians are finally available to the general customer since late 2015, as until then they where only sold to the military and I spend 3 years trying to get a set :-(

    Robert
    Hi Robert,
    Welcome back and thank you for the kind reply.
    Wow, did not know you were going up to 17" wheels, but it makes sense.
    Wishing you good luck with the new wheels and tires. Very sorry to hear they are not being polite or responsive
    Cheers,
    Frank

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    Good news ;-)
    Method Race Wheels got back to me and are currently drilling the 17"x9" Trophy Truck wheels to my specs, allowing me to further use my tire inflation system (TPAS) without modifications!

    My new full undeebody protection kit, the new 6mm aluminium kit made by RIVAL arrived, too.

    Will fit it next week as I am back in the workshop to do some more maintenance work on the truck.

    The new, 2-level, HD drawer system for my tray is also in the final drawing stages and will be custom manufactured shortly ;-)

    Greetings from the road!

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    Hi Robert,
    Are the Method Race Wheels you've ordered the 101 series beadlocks? I noticed on the internet that they're for off road use only, are you planning to travel with a full set of extra wheels?
    Nice kit that RIVAL underbody protection.
    Post some pics when all is installed.

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