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Military tire ungrades?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 53chevy, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Military tire upgrades sorry tring to do 5 things at once....

    Well i finally got my 46" mils from ebay, now i just need to get a set of 20" wheels to go with it. Now, where should i start with my up grades. I'm thinking of steering(hydro assit) then drive lines (60 and 14 already, but need better parts lol 35spline, chro....) am i over looking something?
     
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    I have a set of XML "46's :D !!

    I already have PSC PS ram assist. If you don't, I would seriously consider full hydraulic. Those tires are HEAVY (220lbs A piece)!! And you'll need all the help you can get.
    I would also double up on the shocks as well. You're going going to have a quarter ton of weight (not including the rims!) at each end.

    Driveshafts. Of all parts this should be your weakest link (through process of elimination). But still beef it up, though :D ! I'd rather have the driveshafts grenade than any other part.

    T-case. What do you have?


    Personally, I'm still going Rockwells as my longterm goal. But if you upgrade your axles to 4143 chromoly 35 spline shafts that should be O.K.
     
  3. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks forthe comments, I have a 205 so i should... be fine. What do you recommend in drive shafts and who , i have a feeling i know what 2 places your going to say lol... I'm going to go with hydro assit because i still want to drive on the street. What wheels are you useing?
     
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    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    I'm still up in the air about wheels.

    I think I'm going to go with USA6X6 because I want double beadlocks.
    My/our tires' sidewalls are so thick that I'm going to run without valve cores :eek1: ! And I don't want the beads to break/pop.

    If you want off-the-shelf wheels there are plenty of companies that make 20x10 rims, but they'll cost as much as custom beadlocks.

    Which tire model do you have? XL or XML?

    Oh., H.A.D. all the way :D !!
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Lol do you have any pics of your truck? I was thinking pro comp for wheels. I have the MICHELIN G-20 PILOTE 15.5/80/R20 have you heard about these? I just got these.
     
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    Dude, are they the 52" M.F.ers :eek1: :eek1: ?!!

    If they are, you HAVE to go full hydraulic. You will kill a hydro assist set up with those.
    Remember, if you do your research, you can have a great full hydro set up with the return-to-center feel of conventional steering.
    When I do my Rockwells I might go to full hydro.

    And yes I have but can't picture the tread pattern.
     
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    he would probably get by with a 2 inch ram and an upgraded pump... what transmission are we talking about?
     
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    There pratically the same as 395/85/20, I have a turbo 400 tranny
     
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    I will be running the 16R20's as well.

    454/700R4/Doubler

    D60, D70

    Hydroboost, with hydro-assist steering...

    And for wheels....Discout Tire special of the week @ 20X10's for $135 a peice.......

    What do you mean you are not going to run valve cores, maybe I am missing somehting?
     
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    Where what lol .........what the link to these. lol
     

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