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Wheel lip issue with military tires

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 53chevy, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. 53chevy

    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I have an issue i'd like to share and get your comments on, when i was mounting my 20" wheels on my military tires they went on fine BUT, the lip where the bead is seems small( not very much rubber in contact with the wheel lip). Should i be concerned about this? I'll never have close to the amount of weight on them. I'm just seeing how safe it is. Thanks
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    What rims? blinging 20's or steel 20's? probably be fine, if its on bling rims. I've noticed the military Michelins have overly large beads comparaed to automotive size stuff.


    My stazworks covers the whole bead on my 16r20s. But the rim shells are from an old highway truck shells.
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    Do you have pics of the tires and rims areas of concern?
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    i'll get a picture up tommorow morning, thanks
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I'm using bling rims, i think i got enough of the bead on to be safe, but i guess on big equp. they have a larger outer ring.
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    very true.
     
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    54inches 1/2 ton status

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    That is why there are Military 20" rims and Civilian 20" rims. There is a 1" difference in the bead.
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    ahh i see now, do you think they would still work ?
     
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    54inches 1/2 ton status

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    You should be ine, but again it depends on what kind of wheeling you are gonna do.
     
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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    i've been searching and it seems like people have been running them fine, i won't be on any rocks with these, trails and mud. Dose anyone have any pics of trucks on super singles. Thanks
     
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    54inches 1/2 ton status

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    usa6x6 does
     
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    i know that lol , but thanks, dose any personal rides have these.
     
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    like this. My rims and tires on my friends truck.

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    Here are some pics of my truck. I ran the 40" michelins on 20" aluminum wheels. I never had any problems with them. I aired them down to 15PSI when offroading too. I hit up a rock garden, did some good hill climbs, and even played in the mud with them and it was fine.









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    53chevy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    How high of air pressure have you gone with civi. wheels with the military tires. Thanks
     
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    i don't know how high air pressure i can go without blowing something up with how shallow the bead is. thanks
     
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    Robert, IIRC, the 40" michelins have a smaller bead then the 50"+ ......

    As you probably already know the max is 100 psi, ofcourse this is with tubes, 2 peice stock rims...blah, blah, blah......I would guess most of these guys are running less than 40 psi??????
     

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