Rims To use?

  • Thread starter 1973Guppie
  • Start date
  • Watchers 0
1973Guppie

1973Guppie

Supporting Vendor
Joined
Jan 31, 2003
Messages
10,151
Location
"the whale's vagina", CA
Website
www.noahsarkstlc.com
Hi,

Hoping someone can help. I am currently trying to find some black rims that will work with my application. I have a 40, SOA with front toyota disc brakes (tacoma caliper) and rear discs (kit from downey). I am looking for 15x8 black powdercoated rims, 3.5 inch backspacing, on 37 inch mud tires. The problem is that when I visited several local vendors today (ORW, 4wheel parts, discount tire, etc.) none of them had anything nor could order anything that will work for my application. I have looked at the Tech 1 rockcrawler rims as well as the american racing rims, american racing only comes in 4.0 BS and tech 1 only in 3.75. 4 wheel parts did have one black rim in 3.75 backspacing (tech 1 rockcrawlers) but they noted that it specifically mentioned that is not be used on any toyota landcruiser. I am guessing that the inside of the rim may not clear the calipers. I did check the archives but this did not give me the answer I need. I would like to hear what other are running that have my similar setup. I do have a friend who has some 15x10 chrome wheels that would work but I will need to get them sandblasted and powdercoated and would rather just get a package deal of rims and tires that will work. Any help is appreiciated.

thanks,

Noah
noastoy@san.rr.com
 
yooper

yooper

SILVER Star
Joined
Sep 17, 2002
Messages
4,073
Location
a valid location
I got mine from Jeff Sharpe at FJ60.com. Jeff had a run of custom 15x8 black rockcrawler wheels made up with 3.5" backspacing. I was the first customer. The photo on the website is my spare...No affiliation, just a very happy customer - Jeff always treats me right.

http://www.fj60.com
 
1973Guppie

1973Guppie

Supporting Vendor
Joined
Jan 31, 2003
Messages
10,151
Location
"the whale's vagina", CA
Website
www.noahsarkstlc.com
Thanks for the help! Found some up north about an hour and a half from me from US wheel, no shipping as US wheel is in the same town as best value tire, $40 piece with the correct BS. Now I just have to figure out what tires to buy, any reccomendations on 37 inch mud tires? I would like something to be quite as possible on the highway (yeah right) and last fairly long. I like my BFG MTR's 33's, last along time, I think I have heard good things about the goodyears?

later,

Noah
 
D

dinkleberry

Joined
May 15, 2003
Messages
303
Location
Vermont
Bfg doesn't make a 37" Mud Terrain. Biggest is a 35x12.50.

They do make the Krawler in a 37x13.50 I think. Its a rock tire, but has just as good of a mud rating as the MT.

That is a manufacturers rating, I haven't heard any IH8MUD feedback yet.
 
Desertdave

Desertdave

Joined
Apr 9, 2003
Messages
201
Location
San Jose CA
Website
community.webshots.com
Re:tires

Noah,

Hows the windshield hinges working out?

On the tires, I have used BFG Mudders since 1999. I have replaced 8 of them for ruined sidewalls (thank goodness for America Tire Company warranty). The replacement cost has grown to $32 a tire. My point is, maybe some other tire, like the GoodYear, would work better for you. A friend of mine switched from BFG Mudders to the Goodyear mudders (because he won them in a raffle) and he claims the GoodYears are quieter on the highway than the BFG's. The GoodYears cost about 25% more than the BFG's around here, but they seem to hold up better in the sharp riocks and tree branches.

Dave
 
1973Guppie

1973Guppie

Supporting Vendor
Joined
Jan 31, 2003
Messages
10,151
Location
"the whale's vagina", CA
Website
www.noahsarkstlc.com
Hi Dave,

The hinges work fine, thanks. I need to repaint and install some later style w pads then all should be good.

I have decided to run out my 33 inch muds' for awhile, they are in good shape, found a discount tire here that can order the rims for $48 pc. and this includes shipping, mounting, etc. not bad. I looked into the goodyears, they are on a national BO for the last 3 months. Eventually when I run the 33's out I will go to 37's in some type of mud tire.

later,

Noah
 

Similar threads

kickingtires
Replies
5
Views
296
JackA
JackA
J
Replies
20
Views
476
Steamer
Steamer
miller
Replies
2
Views
277
Green Bean
Green Bean

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom