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Old 05-26-2010, 09:41 AM   #1
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A thread to formally introduce myself. I finally picked up my new to me 2006 V-10 RB50 Sportsmobile from LA and drove it back to Seattle area. I camped a few nights in it along the way and I am hooked! So practical inside as Sportsmobile has thought about everything! I took highway 1 up through Big Sur and the California coast. Had to truck it over to I-5 to make some time as I was under time constraints. Looking forward to many more trips! What a great van so glad I took the plunge.





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Old 05-26-2010, 10:03 AM   #2
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Congrats man! Good looking rig. Let the adventures begin.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:20 AM   #3
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Thanks.... question. would the look change dramatically if I went to 33" tires as it currently has 35" on it and the tires need replacing as they are original.

edit; nevermind as I just measured the worn tires and it actually is sitting at 33" now as there is less then 20% tread left on them. The new spare is at 35"
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:38 PM   #4
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Looks like you reeled in a keeper. I have to agree with Jage; the 50 model is the best but you got one better in that you also have the best color...white Have fun with it.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:55 PM   #5
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Nice van, well done. Glad to see another in the PNW.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:25 PM   #6
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Sharp rig, welcome aboard

stick with 33s
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:55 PM   #7
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stick with 33s
I went to the tire store with the rig and had them roll up next to my currently on the rig terra nitro 315's..... a toyo MT 285 and there was probably only a 1 inch difference. My 315's have a lot of wear on them as mentioned already. Also the weight of the van on the current tires is not taken into consideration either... meaning if the 285's were on the van they may sag a little too. Also the 315's were wider. I will probably go with the Toyo MT's 285/75/16 E rating. A hefty price tag of $1700 for 5 they quoted me for....and I have a unused terra nitro on the spare 315 unused with full tread (anyone in need of a 315/75/16 terra nitro grappler tire unused). So looks like 33's it is for me.
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:16 AM   #8
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Welcome buddy
Great looking ride!

It's in good shape so you wont have to spend but another
$10,000 or so in the next few months "tweaking" it

(ya might laugh now, but for sure, DONT keep the miscellanous reciepts...)
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:01 PM   #9
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Roonie -

Nice looking van!

Funny, I'm thinking of going from 305/70/16 to 315/75/16 Toyo M/T. To me the 33" just looks a little small. My van sits higher than stock 2005 era SMB after adding Deaver springs.

You will love the Toyo M/T's if you do any real 4-wheeling. I've been very impressed with mine.

Enjoy the van.

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Welcome! Another PNW van! Hopefully there will be a meet this summer some time and we can get a bunch of vans together.

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