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Fender Trimming and 39.5" Iroks on H1's (NEW DAYLIGHT PICS.....YAY)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by readymix, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    My birthday is tomorrow and my wonderfull wife said I should get new tires before our drive to Mississippi:bow::bow:

    Currently I run 36" HMMWV tires on H1 beadlocks. I have been casually looking at tires in the 38-40" range but now that I have permission for new treads I am clueless.
    I need to get tires that will last a while but that doesn't really rule out the biased tread since I like to rotate and check air pressure anyway:rolleyes:

    The truck has about 6" of life now so I know I will have to hack the fenders to get the bigger tires to fit and I don't mind doing it at all. I will probably remove the inner fenders at the same time for a little more clearance. In the next year or so I will be going with 52's in front and pushing the axle forward but can't get to it right now.

    With all of that in mind....how big of a tire should I be looking for?
    38" TSL's
    39.5" Iroks
    42" Iroks........don't think they will fit without the axle forward??
    39.5" TSL's

    Any other sugestions also welcome.
     
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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner Premium Member

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    We had 39.5 TSL's on ourse in Hawaii with some trimming...
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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner Premium Member

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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner Premium Member

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    If someone could fix the side by side thing that would be nice. grrrrr
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    they are top to bottom on my puter...
     
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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner Premium Member

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    Well nevermind then.
     
  7. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Oh Well.


    Since I am such an impatient bastard I just ordered.............













    5 - 39.5 x 13.50 - 16.5 Biased Iroks:woot::woot:
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Just finished installing new shocks on the truck. First time in 2 years that I have had shocks that worked....

    Now I need to finish cutting down the run-flats on 3 more HMMWV rims.
    I pick up the Iroks Tuesday morning and plan to have them mounted ASAP.
     
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    Cutting down the runflats? Rubber or Magnesium? Why?
     
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    Mag. Don't want them in there to pinch the sidewall of the tire against a rock or tree. Plus it makes it easier to get them in and out of the tire.
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Fender trimming starts today
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Done trimming the fenders. Took a while to get the first one done but went pretty fast after that.
    I took the diagram that Yunit made and modified it a little for mine. Kinda like Andys truck......I really like the looks of that.

    Pics up in a few. Need to eat my B-Day dinner first.
     
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    Here the pics I took of the fender trimming.
    Pics of the 39.5" Iroks will be on tuesday or wednesday after I pick them up.
     
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    Last few
     
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    Nice trim job....keep up the clean hackin'!
     
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    I like the SPARKY picture! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: I just started cutting on my fenders some the other day, so I could fit my 35x12.50x15 Mud Rovers on my suburban w/NO LIFT:pimp:


    Keep on :grind: :weld: :hack: !
     
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    I just finished cutting the other 3 sets of run flats off of the beadlocks. And I pick up the Iroks in the morning.:D

    I can't wait
     
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    are you going t be able to run the inner fenders with that much trimming? how much lift are you running? im planning on trimming that much and want to keep my inner's. looks good!
     
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    The inners are in the trash. No way to run them with the amount I cut off.
    I even took a few inches off of the core support.

    I have about 5.6" of lift
     
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    One of the cleanest fender trim jobs I have seen!
     

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