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Hummer wheels ....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SlyDog, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    Hey, I got three questions.
    1. Are the hummer wheels better than normal 16.5 inch wheel when aired down ? (do they have the safety lip)

    2. Would those wheels fit on a 14 bolt and dana 44/60 ?

    3. Anyone done this with any tips or ideas ?
    The reason I am wondering is because I can get the hummer tires for cheap and they are 37 inches [​IMG] Thanks!!


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  2. desertrat67

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    If you get ones with the internal bead locks then they are better than normal 16.5's. They will fit a standard 8 bolt pattern, but have a LOT of backspacing. The front of the rim is almost flush with the hub mounting surface.
     
  3. BadDog

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    Hummer wheels do have the internal bead locks (unless someone has disposed of them) and they are a 2 piece wheel which makes mounting the tires easy. However, they have about 8" of back spacing and will not fit on normal axles without rather serious modifications to the axles. I've always wondered though, if they might work ok on dually axles.

    Russ

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  4. chvyhs

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    You don't need to use Hummer rims with those 37's. Just use normal 16.5" rims. I've seen it done before.

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  5. SlyDog

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    Are the inner beadlocks street legal ?? The reason I am wondering about the hummer wheels is because I want to be able to air down my tires without worrying about them popping the bead all the time! That would royally suck [​IMG] Otherwise I will have to get 35" general grabber MT's [​IMG]

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    Yes, they are street legal. There are also two types. One has a magnesium beadlock/run-flat, and the other uses rubber. Most people avoid the mag version.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     

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