New wheels and tyres. - Nissan-Navara.net
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By landmannnn
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-19, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
5th gear and there's no stopping me!
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mid Devon
Posts: 495
New wheels and tyres.

Having decided to keep the D40. I'm going to slightly 'bling' it with new wheels, tyres and arch flares. I'm thinking of 18 inch x 9 wheels with 285/60 tyres. Will this combination cause any problems with tyre rubbing on full lock or any other problems? I'm also looking at Kut Snake flares. Any opinions on these? Thanks in advance. Peter
PCUK is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-19, 09:16 PM
Fully run in and going strong!
 
freemansteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Mullion, Cornwall, at present
Posts: 2,668
C'mon Peter....

You were recently asking about keep vs new...
So you say you are keeping the D40, but for how many years?

It is well known that if you spend money on 'bling' it does not necessarily translate into resale value - often has the opposite effect - even though you may 'enjoy it' in the meantime.... Fair enough though, if this is your dream machine for say the next 5 years....

If not, put the 5K into - e.g. peer to peer and get 3-4% and have a rethink next year.

Just sayin' as you have been around for a while on this forum, 9 years

.
.
.
2014 Nav D40 V6 ('Herman'), towing Celtic Rambler ('Priscilla') - up for sale !
The plural of anecdotes is not data. Anecdotes however, are better than hearsay

Last edited by freemansteve; 08-06-19 at 09:19 PM.
freemansteve is online now  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-19, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
5th gear and there's no stopping me!
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mid Devon
Posts: 495
All very true but I'm now looking at about 2K for the upgrade. I'm not the sort that puts resale value before anything else. I believe in enjoying my money rather than worrying about how viable it is. If I tell you I am a motor boat enthusiast first and foremost that may explain my mindset as there's nothing less cost effective than a boat! Finally as the D40 is cat' D it's never going to be worth much anyway. Now you're going to tell me I'm wasting even more! Still appreciate your input though.
PCUK is online now  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-06-19, 09:27 AM
Administrator
 
landmannnn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Coventry and Limoges
Posts: 10,683
A difficult question to answer on the wheels.

It does depend on the offset of the wheels and the overall diameter of the tyres on those wheels, different wheel widths will affect the overall tyre height.

As for overall height, standard sizes are 30.5", if you check out the sticky on the wheels and tyres section, 265/70/17 are 31.5" and will fit fine.

You will need to do some research using online tyre calculators and consider that going bigger than 31.5" will mean trimming the plastics to avoid rubbing.

I know what you mean about boats, add the word marine to something and add a zero to the price.
landmannnn is online now  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-06-19, 04:51 PM
Fully run in and going strong!
 
freemansteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Mullion, Cornwall, at present
Posts: 2,668
It would be cheaper to have 2 wives, rather than having any kind of boat with an engine on sea water....

.
.
.
2014 Nav D40 V6 ('Herman'), towing Celtic Rambler ('Priscilla') - up for sale !
The plural of anecdotes is not data. Anecdotes however, are better than hearsay
freemansteve is online now  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-06-19, 08:24 PM
Administrator
 
landmannnn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Coventry and Limoges
Posts: 10,683
Not just salt water, even ditch crawling boats seem to be expensive!
freemansteve likes this.
landmannnn is online now  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-06-19, 09:05 PM
Fully run in and going strong!
 
freemansteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Mullion, Cornwall, at present
Posts: 2,668
Quote:
Originally Posted by landmannnn View Post
Not just salt water, even ditch crawling boats seem to be expensive!
Yeah - one of my great friends has a canal barge that is supposed to be super-economical....
I heard all about the classic diesel engine that was more reliable than a sarsen stone...

Having any kind of boat appears to be akin to having a vampire-boat-bat with its fangs in your wallet...

Dare I say it? - It makes a far more luxurious (and never damp) 5th wheel look a bargain. Ours is for sale! Should I advertise it here, or is it a minority interest thing?

.
.
.
2014 Nav D40 V6 ('Herman'), towing Celtic Rambler ('Priscilla') - up for sale !
The plural of anecdotes is not data. Anecdotes however, are better than hearsay
freemansteve is online now  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-06-19, 10:22 PM
Administrator
 
landmannnn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Coventry and Limoges
Posts: 10,683
You never know, even if no-one is interested, they might have a relative who might be.
landmannnn is online now  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-06-19, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
5th gear and there's no stopping me!
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mid Devon
Posts: 495
Now I'm keeping the Nav' I can afford lots more red diesel!
PCUK is online now  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-06-19, 08:06 PM
I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
 
Craighew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Whitchurch, Shropshire UK
Posts: 223
Garage
It would be cheaper to have 2 wives, rather than having any kind of boat with an engine on sea water....

It certainly wouldn't.....
Wife no.1 was expensive, wife no.2 is off the charts.....
Glad I can retreat to the cars in the garage for some sanity....
Craighew is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Nissan-Navara.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (1 members and 1 guests)
Shenley
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome