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Anyone wheeling with truck tires?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jimmy88, May 24, 2003.

  1. jimmy88

    jimmy88 1/2 ton status

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    OL14BLAZ has an awesome looking setup. We have a used truck tire place nearby with tires for $75 to $100 and truck rims from $20 and up. Seems like a inexpensive way to get tall tires without having to go wide or pay top $$$. Big question is how they work in the rocks and stuff. So is anybody using them on serious trails or rock crawling?
     
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    truck tires? you mean like big rigs or what? cuase if not...umm we all have trucks...what did you think we are running low profile toyo tires or something? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    LOL. Ok smart ass, I'm talking 10R20 or taller <font color="green"> TRUCK </font> tires kind of like what OL14BLAZ has, not the low profile LT tires on your rig. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    heheh... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif


    post a pic of his setup if you can find one...
     
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    there is a company making an adaptor to run 19.5, 20, and 22 inch semi rims. called a big wheel conversion or something like that. they are spendy, and if you want the alcoas from them even more expensive. now with a custom rim at 22 inches or so and the inexpensive tires it would be worth it. but the big wheel conversion that uses the 10 lug pattern is nice, and a grand later just for the adaptors.

    i considdered running them, but just plan on ag tires.
    Grant
     
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    Here you go:

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    They are 12.5R20 Michelin XLs on 20x9 Staz Works beadlocks. The tires are right at 41" tall. I haven't had a chance to take them out on any trails, but hope to next weekend on the 31st. I will let you know how they do offroad.



    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    The company you are talking about, or one of the companies that does that, is Rickson Truck Accessories they make a whole new wheel that bolts on to your factory hub with no adapator. Pretty slick deal, not cheap though for the tires and wheels. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif


    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    wow thats awesome!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Eric, that set up looks good. Have your forearms stopped aching from tightening all those bolts yet.

    I was hoping a more guys were running truck tires and could say if they are worth the trouble or they are just not flexible enough for rock crawling. A 12.00R24 would be nice, about 48" diameter x 12-1/2" wide, lol. Grant has a good idea too, if I'm gonna cobble together some truck rims myself and slap em on the Jimmy at the trail head, then why not look at ag tires? Hmm...
     
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    My dad has been running them for 20 years. He just has regular wheel whit different centers welded in. he just got a free set of tires and wheels last week. [​IMG]
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Here you go:

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    They are 12.5R20 Michelin XLs on 20x9 Staz Works beadlocks. The tires are right at 41" tall. I haven't had a chance to take them out on any trails, but hope to next weekend on the 31st. I will let you know how they do offroad.



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    it looks very nice /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Eric, that set up looks good. Have your forearms stopped aching from tightening all those bolts yet

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    The burning in them finally stopped the next day /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gifIt took about 2 to 2.5 hours per wheel to get them torqued down.

    ramjet--thanks for the compliment, I'm very happy with the setup so far. Looks like I might get to go next weekend to try them offroad. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif


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