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Hummer Tires

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by goldwing2000, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    Ok, so maybe I've missed all the conversations but I've never seen anybody discuss the pros and cons of military Hummer tires (36X12.50-16.5LT GOODYEAR WRANGLER RT II MILITARY OZ).

    The big plus right now is that they're cheap and have a great tread.

    Do they wear well?
    What's the best wheel size (other than Hummer wheels)?
    Sidewall strength?

    Anything else??
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I currently run one of them. The other 4 are in the garage.

    Tread wear - Not that great
    Wheel size - 16.5x8-10
    Sidewall strength - pretty good. Better than a BFG MT.

    They flat spot pretty bad like any Biased tire will.
     
  3. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    Thanks!

    Are we talking like 'bald in 10k miles' or what?
     
  4. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I have put about 8K on mine and never rotate or check pressure.
    Tread was around 85-90% and now it is around 30% in the center.
     
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    I think they suck in mud, dirt, snow or on the road. I have the 37" mt radials, they at least drive decent on the road if you like that car feeing
     
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    I have em on my truck and for 300 bones for all four I cant beat that. And they were brand new. The have proven to be strong and keep me from getting stuck in the mud. Road behavior is pretty good and they arn't too loud. I can notice some side wall deflection when turning but thats to be expected from these bias ply's. They don't do too well in the sand but I was only aired down to 20PSI. In the rocks that center bead can seem rather slick and not grip. Im sure they would have been better if I took more pressure out. I have about 5k miles on them now and they look like the day I bought them. I run them at 32 psi. I hate the flat spots I get but they smooth out pretty fast. If you have the opportunity to get them for cheap go for it. I think I will continue running them as long as I keep with my cheap connection. They have been the BEST tire for the money I spent thus far.... Here's what they look like on my truck. (Pic whore moment.) :D

    ~Brian

    Truck flex.JPG
     
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    I have a set that I got new and have put about 6K miles on them. They are kind of loud and do flat spot some but not bad for the price. I run 25 p.s.i. in the front and 20 p.s.i. in the back and they wear evenly and I have found the traction to be good in the rocks and the mud. :waytogo:
     
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    A set of 4 just showed up at my door yesterday. $350 shipped, you can't beat that with a stick. I don't have my axles yet so I can't mount them up but they seem like they'd make a heck of a wheeling tire with decent on road manners. The beauty of it all is you don't have $250 sitting at each corner of your truck so you're not so worried about scuffing them up or anything.

    I'm looking forward to running mine.
     
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    A guy I know has a set on a Willys and I think that with some siping they could be awesome on the rocks.
     
  10. goldwing2000

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    Thanks for all the feedback!

    I think I'm going to go for it. I can get four tires and four wheels (not hummer wheels) for less than $600.

    That's less money than just 3 tires of any other brand.

    Is that new or used? If new, where did you get them?
     
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    Got them on ebay. They are used w/ the 8 bolts. 70%+ tread left. The seller was wonkyfrog or something close to that.
     
  12. goldwing2000

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    Cool.
    I don't think I want to go through the hassle of trying to fit Hummer wheels, though.

    There's a guy on eBay that sells four brand new tires for $275 plus $108 shipping. They still have the little nubbies on them, even!
     
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    does anyone have more pics of these on trucks? i like the tread pattern but they seem narrow for what i want my truck to look like. i have been checking these out for a while. they seem nice.. and cheap:bow: sorry for hijackin. but its sorta on topic:p:
     
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    The left tire is a H1. The right tire is a BFG MT

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  16. goldwing2000

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    That's an awesome picture. :waytogo:

    And a great comparison, too. I have BFG MTs right now.
     
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    That was me parked on Ira's (SanDawgK5) Blazer the other weekend at Wildomar.

    The sidelugs on the H1's bite fairly well and flex decent, but the center of the tread sucks. The sidewalls are definatly stronger than a BFG MT.
     
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    I've got them on my truck too and I haven't seen a problem with them. If you don't mind the flat spots in the morning.
     
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    click the link in my sig for pics of mine another thing to mention is that with a 9.75" wide wheel they only measure a little over 34"
     

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