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Hummer wheels vs. Rockstompers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Shaggy, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Trying to make a decision here. I can get Hummer wheels with the backspacing changed to whatever I want for $165 each complete, at my door, or a set of Rockstomper beadlock wheels for about $170 each, plus shipping. I have tires for the Rockstompers, but if I get the Hummers I'd have to sell my 38s (for 15" rims) and get some tires for 16.5s. I know the Hummer wheels are double beadlocks, so that's a definate plus, as well as the fact that I won't need to do any grinding on the calipers of the D60. Basically the only negative to the Hummer wheels is that I already have a perfectly good set of 38s for 15" rims. I just wanted to know - what would you do, get the Hummers and go through the trouble of selling the tires for the 15s, or just go with the Rockstompers? </font color>
     
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    Like you said your biggest and only negative of the hummer wheels is the tire situation. IMHO I would go with the hummers' cause I just bought a set myself, no grinding of capliers and inner and outer beadlocks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    If you could find someone to swap your 15" 38's for 16.5 straight across that would be sweet /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    Just my .02

    Eric /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Yeah, I am leaning towards the Hummers for sure. If I could find someone to swap the 38" radials for a set of 42s then it would be a no brainer. </font color>
     
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    TWISTEDJACK 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The only down side I can see is the weight diffrence.
    I think I am going to get them for the trail and use the
    cheap chrome ones I have for the street. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  5. Boss

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    I would go with the Hummers, since it locks inner/outer. Sell the 38"s and move up to atleast 42"s and go from there /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    What Boss said + mounting a tire by your lonesome is sooooo much easier. No twisted strap method and hoping not to gouge the side wall with a prybar.
     
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    get the Hummer rims.

    grinding on the calipers only add one more thing that can break or fail, IMHO.

    The things i worry about is steering and brakeing. all the other stuff can be made to work, but steering and brakes should be in the utmost state of repair.

    again, JMHO.
     
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    The Hummer rims with any backspacing for $165 does not include the run flats does it? I assume you are looking at getting them from USA 6x6.
     
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    <font color="green"> Daniel said that they are complete for the $165. The exact text from his email to me -

    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    $165 each complete and shipped to your door:) beadlocks and backspacing
    included:)

    [/ QUOTE ] </font color>
     
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    Ya, they are complete but as far as I know they don't have the run flats in them at that price. Kinda misleading if you ask me. I think with the run flat it will be like $215 each. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    thought i heard somewhere that you don't need the runflat.
     
  12. Boss

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    You heard wrong /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
    The run-flats are there to keep the beads in place. without that, they're just like regular 16.5 wheels basically....
    Boss
     
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    The web site says beadlocks are included:
    This is a custom backspace hummer rim...sandblasted, painted to customers request, with any bolt pattern, with new seals, and of course nuts and BEADLOCK included for $165 each... that price includes shipping to the lower 48 states:)
    here is the link: http://www.usa6x6.com/hum01.html
     
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    Well that settles it, those will be my next set of wheels! 6 lug too! /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  15. I just met a friend of my Dad's last night and he deals army surplus for the goverment for a living. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I asked about hummer wheels, and he said he can get them for me for $40-50 each!!! I was like WOW, so I think I may have to get a few sets. I am gonna meet up with him again tomarrow. I am not compleatly sure, but this sounds like a good deal to me. Let me know if these are worth getting. This also opens up a lot of doors for anything army surplus. Later
     
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    the back spacing will kill you. its something line 6 or 7 inches. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    that is why the ones that have the custom BS welding are so Uber-cool
     

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