Split Rims and Tires

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by MiniPigg, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. MiniPigg

    MiniPigg

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    TLC Split Rims... what tires are you using and can you post a photo or two of them?
     
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    there's a pic of my troopy with splits and 33x10.50 bfg mt's in the 45 section.
     
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    found a set of Parnelli Jones Dirt Gripz Tires 36x14.50x16...

    any thoughts?
     
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    on the dirt grips, depends on price and what you use your rig for. Ok dirt roads and general off-road cruzing, but cup out quick on a dayly driver. Thy are a kelly springfield (Goodyear) product so being round is always in my opinion a consern.:eek:
     
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    285/75/16 BFG MTs the tires are crap but the size is right. I would go with the Toyo Open Country MTs in the same size

    285/75/16 == 33" x 9.50 wide tire

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    285/75/R16 is over 11" wide...
     
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    I think Bull meant 255 85 R16 ;p the tall skinny Muds...

    Personally i wouldn't run a 14.50" tire on that split rim...are they like 6" wide? Thats a REALLY wide tire. Hope you have power steering...cause those are seriously gonna suck to turn.
     
  9. JohnnyC

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    255/85r16 toyo m-55's ....the best tire i have ever owned on my cruiser...radial tire

    the spare is a 34/9.5x15" SS the best for off-road only use...they do make it in 34/9.5?x16"...bias tire
     
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    JohnnyC Long ago TLCA# 2231 SILVER Star

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    here is a close up...Toyo M-55's....great tire IMO...well worth the $$$
     
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    You could do Q78 if you wanted...maybe even 38.5x11 Boggers.
     
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