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Do it yourself HMMV (Hummer) PVC Beadlock inserts

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kennyw, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

    Jun 9, 2002
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    Stevens Pass Highway, WA
    I'm looking at what it would take to buy my own PVC pipe and make my own PVC inserts for H1 HMMV wheels. Found the ID of a factory Mag runflat is about 16" with a width of 7-1/16" from another post on here...

    Looking up the specs of PVC pipe and an 18" Schedule 80 is roughly 16.014" on the ID and has a .937" wall (18" OD). Now the hard part will be to find a place that will sell 18" sch 80 pipe. But my guess this is the same stuff other vendors are using for the PVC inserts.

    Only down side I see is 33.5 lb/ft... so 19.5 lb for each insert. Anyone else tried this?
  2. willymonster

    willymonster 1/2 ton status

    Feb 18, 2006
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    well when i finally got my rims from usa 6x6 (avoid them like the plauge if you value your hard earned money ) i found my inserts were nothing more than a big piece of pipe cut in half by a chainsaw. so i think your theory would be correct . they do work though just not what i expected :laugh:

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