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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by edlavarreda, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. edlavarreda

    edlavarreda Registered Member

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    are military tires street legal? I was looking at the ones on 6x6 usa thanks
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    AFAIK all mil spec wheels are dot approved... makes sense, the military has to move vehicles from base to base all the time. There may be some that aren't... but Hummers and the big Michelins are... so its all good. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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    cool thanks for clearing that up
     
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    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Here are my new babies:

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    Well, the bottom 4 are mine anyway... But yeah they are street legal along with the hummer beadlocks rims but the rims say for military use only on them.
     
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    I am considering hummer tires from a dealer around here.

    You might want to read the post on USA6X6 and see what others think of USA6X6. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    What size are those tires, are they going on your truck or your Willys?

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    All military truck tires are DOT approved. There was a big flap about truck & trailer tires (highway tread 11x20 IIRC) that the Army purchased in Saudi during our stint there. When the trucks/trailers came back to the states the NON-Dot approved tires had to be removed and discarded regardless of mileage /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Those are the 12.00r20 XML's about 13" wide and 44.5" tall /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    They are going on the truck /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Where are you getting those. I am interested in a set of 325/85-16 XML.
     
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    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    john351c of Stazworks on pbb is who I bought them from.
     
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    whats the price /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I was quoted $200 each for the brand new XML's you see above and about $130 for used ones.
     
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    $200 for a 44" tire that isnt 23642346" wide? not bad!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    from what I understand, them michelins weigh a LOT though... what kinda axle you gonna run em on? I personally wouldnt want em on my D60 unless i had some Cone 300m shafts + CTMs or something...but to each their own. One interesting thing about them xmls, the guys on pirate say they have damn near an inch of rubber on the sidewalls before you get to cords.. could make for some interesting grooving oportunities that would cut weight and increase sidewall flex etc.

    they are kick azz tires at any rate, cant wait to see pics when ya post em. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I'm going to be running Jacks cryo'd 35 spline inners and outers and u-joints.

    On the willys where I plan on running 46's, I'll be running Superior 40 spline inners and outers and CTM's along with my own inner and outer knuckles and spindles.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I'm going to be running Jacks cryo'd 35 spline inners and outers and u-joints.

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    how much those inners/outters runnin ya, if i may ask? /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif also, these cryo'd ujoints similar to bobby longs new ones? price?

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    No there CTM's. Jack is the dude at CTM.

    Umm, can't remember for sure, I think about $2400 for 4 shafts and 2 joints...
     
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    13" wide just seems so skinny for a tire that tall. What would be the advantages of a tire that thin? I thought with the added height you would want the wider tire to help stabilize you? Aren't you just asking to be tippy?

    I was considering a set since they wear so well, but the width turned me off. Should I be reconsidering or what?
     
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    No there CTM's. Jack is the dude at CTM.

    Umm, can't remember for sure, I think about $2400 for 4 shafts and 2 joints...

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    oh THAT jack, lol!! total brain fart on my part. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    oughta be one hell of an axle when you're done!

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    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well if you set your back spacing on your rims so that the outside of the tires is = to where the outside of your current tires are you aren't going to be any more tippy.

    My reason for wanting the narrow tires was for clearance. I hit the frame when turning and stuffed with my tires, with these I will gain 3" or so. Plus the smaller contact patch is much much easier on all the turning components, ram, box, shafts, etc.
     
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    hell yeah, narrow tires rock! dont need no stinkin 20" wide tire for crawlin! mud sure, they are cool, but not all of us like that kinda wheelin.

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