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for those w/ Hummer beadlocks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigjbear, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I am seriously thinking of this. I don't know what would be better; modified center or or unmodified on a dually front. Or would I be better served using another type beadlock. I am leaning toward the dually front for cost reasons and simplicty, the rear will be easier to correct than the rims. I am looking for both mod and unmod'd opinions.
    If you have some pics of them mounted I would love to see them. Let me know if they are stock centers or mod and tire size, too.
    TIA
     
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    The nice thing about modifying the centers is you would be able to use other rims, if need be. I have also wondered about using the new chevy aluminum rims w/dually hubs. It looks like the offset is about the same.
     
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    I am installing my front axle tonight and by Sunday I should have pics of the Humvee wheels on duelly axles(but I do not the spacers for the back yet).
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Cool, anyone else? I've been spending some quality time w/ the search function on POR and may have a solution for the rear. Run the Hummer rims backward. That gives 2.5" of backspacing if they are realy 9.5" wide. How does that sound? The only concern I can think of is the loss of an acorn seat. One could use two nuts per stud. I'm not sure if I like that idea though.
     
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    run them backwards and remeber to check the regularly, or you can mill them the other direction so the acorns seat.

    i think that was what you were saying....
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    You got the idea. I was worried if I tapered the back side it might make the metal too thin at the seat.
     
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    I plan on just getting spacers to even out the wheels. That way everythig will work as it was designed. Also with the HUGE full floating hub sticking out of the d70, the spacer will help hide that from the rocks. Just my opinon, and you all know what those are like!! /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    I had planed on doing the spacer thing as well. I may mount them backward just to see how it looks then make up my mind. Did you have any problems with the fit? Are you running stock stubs or 35 spline? Do you know if the stubs are the same as the SRW? Looking forward to the pics.
    Again,TIA
     
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    Would it be OK to use the hummer wheels with spacers in the front? On my dream Burban I was planning on keeping the stock axles for a little while and running the hummer wheels with spacers until I can afford my dually axles ;-)
     
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    I put some on backward for a test fit once. They stick out about 2" with 36x12.5's. I didn't see a problem with the lug nuts.
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Was that on the rear axle or the front?
     
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    Anyone know if SRW & DRW fronts use the same stubshaft?
     
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    yup and LOOKY JIM IS ORANGE /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    Blazin, that is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you. I assume no problems w/ the center hole? I got my dually stuff lined up today and have a line on the rims.
     
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    tom & beater thanks for the info. That was what I was hesitating on.
    Beater, I need to change sig line now /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    No problem, check back in a week or two and I should have the body on the frame. No problems with the center hole. Just bolt and go!!
     
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    [darth vade voice] i knew we could get you join the orange side [/darth vader voice] /forums/images/icons/grin.gif brake something at dixie for me.
     
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    I probably jinxed my self buying the 1 ton stuff & going up there 1/2 ton!
     

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