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new 38.5" meats

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kontradictions, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. kontradictions

    kontradictions 1/2 ton status

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    just got these put on the other day, look awesome and ride decent...having some balancing issues right now, might have to add some more airsoft pellets to the mix and see how it goes, otherwise im in love with them. :bow::bow:

    Some fender trimming is definitely in store...
     
  2. drop the hammer

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    OH Nice, I love the way Claws look:bow:
     
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    looks good...love the wheels how much lift do you have????
     
  4. Chevy305

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    I'd like to see a straight on picture of those rims...

    The tires certainly look good!
     
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    nice tires. what kind of axle are you running?
     
  6. kontradictions

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    running 6" of lift and it clears the tires no problem without cutting anything on the road, but i am going to be doing some fender trimming so i wont have any clearance issues off road.
     
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    im going to take some tomorrow at work, ill post them after.
     
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    so far im running a dana 44 up front and im picking up a corporate 14 bolt tomorrow to bolt up in there to beef up the rear end some for the wheels and tires now...
     
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    ooo someone else with claws...ok so its been about a month since you posted in here...whats the scoop on the tires? You still like them?
     
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    mean, those wheels look damn good too:bow:
     
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    nice, i like the rims
     
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    I can imagine. I have just about the same wheel set up, except I have the pressed centers, and also some re-bar rings welded onto the back of the wheel to act as a rock ring there. I talked to the manager at my local discount tire, and he agreed to throw my bare wheels up on the balancer to check them out. They had some slight balance issues .. without the tire.. LOL, but nothing crazy. My hope is that when I run them, I'm able to get them close enough to live with. Sometimes you have to give a little to gain a lot. As long as they're not shaking the fillings out of my teeth I'll be happy with 'em. Heres some shots of mine before I powder coated them.
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    Hey fireman, who did you get your centers from?
     
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    USA 6x6, and mostly without issue. I got 4 really quick, and the last one took a little while... don't remember how long exactly... maybe a month or slightly more. I had them recentered at creative engineering off road near Houston.
     
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    still loving them, i ended up adding more air soft pellets to them and the balancing seemed to be better now.
     
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    Are those 38.5/16-15 bias ply's? They look different than mine and I can't figure out why...
    Are they on a 15x10 rim?
     
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    hummer rims are 16.5" dia. and more narrow then a 15x10... i think it is somewhere around 8-8.25, not to sure on the width thou
     
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    they are a new tire that mickey thompson ireleased, they have these new "side biters" on them that im sure is what is throwing you off.

    The wheels are a 16.5x12 with a 4" backspacing.
     
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    hmmm interesting...so the tires themselves are 16" wide?
     
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    yeah they are 38.5x16x16.5", they are massive!:bow:
     

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