Military 9.00x16 tires...new look

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Eshu Elegua, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Eshu Elegua

    Eshu Elegua

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    Mounted on steel rims: 4runner 1997 spare rims 16x7, BS 4.75 but how i have spacers already 1.5'' was an easy fit. Just mounted today around 500 pm,so i have to trail test, easy on the road,no power steering yet on my 40 but it feels smooth. Will post better pictures later.
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  2. FR3533

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    where did you find all the 4runner spare rims, looks sweet
     
  3. Eshu Elegua

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    Loving the military tires :)
     
  5. youmustbecrazy

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    sweet looking! Good idea on the rims
     
  6. 4x4 Station Wagon

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    I would be curious how they do on wet pavement sideways when you take into consideration the tread design and the hard rubber but I suppose who cares since it isnt a race car, probably isnt welded rearend. All the stuff I listed is opinion or assumption but one thing should be foresure they look good.
     
  7. Bubblee

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    I have found TireRack to have the lowest price on steelies
     
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    Looks great, by the way I am loving the 80 fj40 you sold me. Have not gotten any work done on it, scattered over my garage still, but just loving the fact I own an fj40 again.
     
  9. Eshu Elegua

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    Thanks you guys for read here,well on wet roads have to be careful,they are made for take out the army Heeps and big trucks out on different s situations, for me its not my first time using those tires and i know all the facts that people said..and it's my DD to work cos is just 3 miles from home lol....Cjgoode hope you enjoy your 40 with the kids keep us posted.
     
  10. johmbie

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    used to drive around on those tires quite a bit. Please be careful on the road!

    love the look though!
     
  11. Eshu Elegua

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    Thanks Johmbie..i still remember when i used in Puerto Rico those tires on our coffee farm and down there with all the curve and hills that s was a learning experience but always have to be careful even on any tire and now i drive like a grandpa ...on the slow lane.;p
     

  12. MDTyree

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    Man I really like that look.
     
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    Looks great!
    I'm going to get a set of MRF's on split rims for mine, the AT's on the sunraysia's will be my mall tyres.
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    Eshu- Are you running tubes? The set of those I had were not tubeless.

    Johnny- you know where to find some 9x16 XL or XZL's? Trying to find a set for street tires for my 40.
     
  17. ocdbeetle

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    Sweetness Eshu.......I love the look.....
     
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    Wow, that's some gnarly meats.
     
  19. Sputnik40

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    Ditto.

    I gave up looking (for my Series 88" Rover) and went with a set of South African made Good Year 9.00 x 16 military tires. Damn nice - and a bit more of an all around tire, but a pain to source.

    I still have 3 decent Michelin XCL's - again a more all around tire. Couldn't find anymore and finally got it from Michelin that they were discontinued.

    Looked and looked for a set of 9.00 x 16 XL's or XZL's but could never find a set here stateside (notice the XZL in the pic is behind a Defender - is it stateside or Europe?). Closest I came to seeing any new was a pair of 7.50 x 16 on a military trailer than Lance from IPOR had - said he was importing them, but stopped (this was last year at GSMTR).

    Freaking nice tires - sad we can't get them here...

    Oh yeah - Eshu - looks good. Hope to see them if you ever join us wheeling in Ocala.
     
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    NDT's are badass .
     

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