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Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by tewlman, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. tewlman

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    gumby got me going in the hard core corner and I am fired up on making beadlocks. I just got new wheels and tires 37X12.5X15 SS IROK radials and 15X10 steel rockcrawler wheels. should i have gone with an 8" wheel? at 10" will they take to much punishment from rocks? anybody have an opinion on this?anyone care?:)anyone intersted in beadlocks please go to hard core at this link...https://forum.ih8mud.com/index.php?board=12;action=display;threadid=11361

    Steve
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    [quote author=tewlman link=board=1;threadid=11366;start=msg103211#msg103211 date=1076517126]
    gumby got me going in the hard core corner and I am fired up on making beadlocks. I just got new wheels and tires 37X12.5X15 SS IROK radials and 15X10 steel rockcrawler wheels. should i have gone with an 8" wheel? at 10" will they take to much punishment from rocks? anybody have an opinion on this?anyone care?:)anyone intersted in beadlocks please go to hard core at this link...https://forum.ih8mud.com/index.php?board=12;action=display;threadid=11361

    Steve
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    It is not really an issue with punnishment on rocks..
    It is more along the lines of keeping a bead.
    The 8" rim will hold the bead better on a 12.50 tire. Plus, if you add a weld on beadlock to your rims you will be adding another inco or so (depending on the weld on beadlock..)

    Got a pic of the tires yet?
     
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    and the wheels. this image X 5 :D
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Those are cute little guys ;)
     
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    tewlman,
    was that a custom b/s on those rockcrawlers, and how much were they, if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    what did your tires $run$ you?? where did you get them?
     
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    the wheel is a 4"bs Pacer brand, they were 68.86 ea
    the tires were 232.50 ea
    bought both from a local tire store right next to my business.
    will run a 2" wheel spacer, i'll just make them myself.
    had to wait 3 weeks for the tires, they just started production on 1/26/04.
    i think i'll see if i can exchange the wheels for an 8"er
     
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    Those iroc's are pretty sweet.

    They had the 49 x 21 on 17 or something at 4 wheel parts wholesalers and those things are FRICKEN HUGE !!

    You'll have to let us know how they perform

    Peace Out
     
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    problem solved. my buddy at the tire store is sending back the 10"ers, and i'll have the 8's Monday. ;)
    The world is a happy place again.
     
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    Damn! Each one of those tires is one of my student loan payments!!!! Should have dropped out of school! Can't wait to see em mounted up.
     
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    my 35's on 15 x 10 wheels. the reason i got 10's was to fill up my 3.5" wider fenders :cheers:
     
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    how long are the irok radials supposed to last?
     
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    [quote author=tewlman link=board=1;threadid=11366;start=msg103353#msg103353 date=1076537051]
    problem solved. my buddy at the tire store is sending back the 10"ers, and i'll have the 8's Monday. ;)
    The world is a happy place again.
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    Mace is right on with this, and you will be happy.

    Many a 15x10 wheel, and low air pressure, has let a 33, 35, 37 tire de-seat...
     
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    [quote author=tewlman link=board=1;threadid=11366;start=msg103264#msg103264 date=1076522489]
    the wheel is a 4"bs Pacer brand, they were 68.86 ea
    the tires were 232.50 ea

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    $70 for a black rockcrawker rim that is not even the backspacing that you want seems a bit pricy to me.

    a 2" BS 15x10 was like $50 from trailready when I bought my old Beadlocks..
     
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    Not that I advocate ordering from 4wheel parts but...

    15x8" 5 on 5.5 w.2.5" backspacing $43.98


    I know that they are 5 on 5.5 but this is an example...
     
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    what is the difference between back spacing and wheel spacer?
     
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    [quote author=milesstarkey link=board=1;threadid=11366;start=msg103458#msg103458 date=1076547873]
    what is the difference between back spacing and wheel spacer?
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    Having the wheel made from the get go with the correct backspacing is a far better idea then running wheel spacers. It is just one more thing in the mix that could loosen up, and create issues. If I was going to get new wheels, I would get the correct ones from the start, but that is just me...

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
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    correct ones from the start. if i never plan on running anything wider than say 12.5", what would be correct back spacing? same question on 14.5" cuz i haven't decided yet.
     
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    [quote author=milesstarkey link=board=1;threadid=11366;start=msg103458#msg103458 date=1076547873]
    what is the difference between back spacing and wheel spacer?
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    These bolt to the hub via the studs, and the wheels then bolt to the spacers..

    http://www.marlincrawler.com/wheelspacers.html