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Postby menefreghista762 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:23 pm

These tires size out @ 36" x 12.5" x 16.5", load range "C". Maybe just some wagon wheels in 16.5x11? Right now the military is upgrading all HUMVEES to 37" tires. I see a set on wheels near me for $600.....or just tires 60-70% tread left for $40ea......need some chassis/suspension work to fit this....input out there :thinking
They would make a wagon look really tough(er) :idea
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby powerwagoncrazy » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:21 am

Well, I know the H1 wheels have a really funky offset and won't fit anything besides the H1 without re-centering... This being said, the tires themselves are pretty killer- I'm running them on my '67 W200... They fit with no trimming, but I do have Skyjacker springs under the front.... (8" for '69-'93 gas powered, or 5-6" 0n the '68 and earlier trucks... 4" for me due to 600#s of winch, bumper, and a 383 riding on them :lol: ). My only complaints are that they seem to wear really funny and are light weight- max psi is 30lbs!!!! They are grizzly lookin' meats though, and they do well in the traction department!!!

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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby menefreghista762 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:10 pm

Yeah, those look like they can really chew up some mud! Tell me what size rims you put them on. The HUMVEE combat rims (2 piece) are 10" wide. Nice looking wagon too :salut
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby powerwagoncrazy » Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:46 pm

8.25x16.5's- they fit really well...
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby Skunkman » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:21 am

[quote="powerwagoncrazy"]Well, I know the H1 wheels have a really funky offset and won't fit anything besides the H1 without re-centering...
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Are you refering to military HUMVEE rims or H1 'Take-Off's'? or are they the same. You can find a pretty good deal on ebay once in a while. Thought I might buy some 'take-offs', but if your saying the backspace is crazy, I dont think I want to have to deal with spacers.
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby powerwagoncrazy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:22 pm

Military Humvees are the H1, and they have the really funny offset. As the forums you posted links to said, re-centering is a must, otherwise your tires will rub on everything. The H2 is the newer civilian market Humvee, and they have aluminum wheels- they'll just about fit but you have to cut the center holes out a bit to get them over the hubs. Unless you're pretty good with a welder, I'd say just wait and buy some that don't need to be altered...
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby menefreghista762 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:03 pm

Picked up five of the military take offs. $100 for all, about 50-60% tread left. Stopped and searched through a used tire shop's pile of old rims and found five wagon wheel rims 16.5 x *, 8 on 6.5 wheels. Rough and rusty, but can be blasted clean and painted. $50 for all. Now all need to do is get the truck here and install! :lol:
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby BigJ » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:45 pm

menefreghista762...
Here's some pics of my '68 W-200. I still have the H-1's on the back and wagon wheels on the front. I wish I could find 2-3 more wagon wheels so i could put them on the back. If i could i would get rid of my H-1 rims, i have 6 of them total I think.
On the front with the H-1's the RIMS were actually rubbing. And the guy that i bought it from had to cut a little bit of the corners off of the front of the fenders.
Where are you finding the military tires at? Im going to need a set later.
Oh and as far as grip, man it goes through mud like it aint nothing! Very happy with these tires, haven't got it stuck yet. been through some terrible stuff too. You can ask Cowboy about this truck, it performs really well with these tires on it.
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby mowingman » Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:29 pm

The 16.5 " wheels that were used on a lot on Dodge trucks and vans, back in the 60's and 70's, will work fine on your Sweptline with the 8 bolt pattern. You will have to use a lift kit though. I have a set of Hummer 36" tires on my 77, M882 pickup. There is no lift kit on this 4x4 and they just barely clear the fenders. Here is a photo.
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby BigJ » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:31 pm

Nice lookin truck Jeff. I'll have to try and find some of those rims, cuz I really love these tires. I'm no 4x4 expert, but so far I've had good experiences with these tires as far as mud gripping.
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby mowingman » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:06 pm

The 16.5 wheels are not popular at all, and regular 16.5 tires are very expensive. You should be able to find these wheels really cheap, at most salvage yards, as nobody wants them anymore.
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby YuriOrlav » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:57 pm

WOW! I thought I was the only one with the bright idea to put hummer tires on my swept line!
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby menefreghista762 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:12 pm

mowingman wrote:The 16.5 wheels are not popular at all, and regular 16.5 tires are very expensive. You should be able to find these wheels really cheap, at most salvage yards, as nobody wants them anymore.
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I found a set of 16.5 wagon wheels that need blasting and cleaning, paid $50 for all 5 of them. I have a friend that buys surplus and he turned me on to the HUMVEE tires. When he gets more I will let all of you in the Houston area know. :lol:
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby menefreghista762 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:13 pm

YuriOrlav wrote:WOW! I thought I was the only one with the bright idea to put hummer tires on my swept line!
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Nice truck :clap

Please detail the lift you have used there :idea

I will need some pointers :study
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby BigJ » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:50 pm

menefreghista762...
I would appreciate that info on the tires. And let me know if you find 2-3 more wagon wheels I could use them.
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby YuriOrlav » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:34 pm

menefreghista762 wrote:
YuriOrlav wrote:WOW! I thought I was the only one with the bright idea to put hummer tires on my swept line!
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Nice truck :clap

Please detail the lift you have used there :idea

I will need some pointers :study

Well, that truck is a D200, when I got it, it had a perkins diesel in it and appeared to have some suspension mods already. I think it had custom front springs for the engine (wich I think weighed 2600 lbs.!!!), it also appears to have home fabricated rear hangers for the stock shackles??, anyways, all I've done is bolt on a chevy front axle and a small block chevy engine/700R4/208 trans case (Now the mopar purist are going flame me to death, LOL), it had WAY to much caster, so I installed 4" longer front shackles, wich is 2" actuall lift, then I installed Superlift 5" blocks and 2" AALs in the rear (available from summit). Remember though, it started as 2WD, so I'm not sure how much lift I have over a stock PW, wich was higher than a D200 to begin with. I had a custum drag link made by bullet proof steering and used skyjacker 8" longer SS braided bracke lines in front (for a chevy) and fabbed a drop bracket for my rear brake line and parking brake cables. I'm running manual steering and I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to hook up power steering pretty soon. Oh yeah, I used a 4" raised pro comp steering arm on the chevy axle also. :lol:
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby YuriOrlav » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:53 pm

I'm running 9.75 wagon wheels on the rear and 8.25 US series 70 white spokes up front. I'll warn you, it was VERY difficult to even get the beads to span the 8.25"s to inflate them (16.5s don't have the bead lock ridge like other wheels do, so it's hard to inflate them) After that ordeal, I figured it would be REALLY hard to mount the rears, so I spread the side walls by inserting bourds and military ammo cans inside the tires to puche them out, I ledft them in my shop for a few weeks like that, then removed the spreaders right before I mounted them, it was pretty easy then.
Apperantly this is how some people seat the beads. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N252RPAM ... re=related
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby menefreghista762 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:45 pm

BigJ wrote:menefreghista762...
I would appreciate that info on the tires. And let me know if you find 2-3 more wagon wheels I could use them.


Big J.....I'll keep my good eye out for some extra wheels for ya. The ones I found had various offset of (2)4.5, (1)4.25, (1)4.75 and (1) at 5". I use the 5" as a spare as it is 9" wide, the others are 8" wide. There is a shop down the street that blasted and painted the wheels black for $120. So I guess I got about $40 in each wheel. What the heck, it's just an old Dodge :lol:
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Re: HUMVEE tires/wheels

Postby YuriOrlav » Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:29 pm

menefreghista762 wrote:
BigJ wrote:menefreghista762...
I would appreciate that info on the tires. And let me know if you find 2-3 more wagon wheels I could use them.


Big J.....I'll keep my good eye out for some extra wheels for ya. The ones I found had various offset of (2)4.5, (1)4.25, (1)4.75 and (1) at 5". I use the 5" as a spare as it is 9" wide, the others are 8" wide. There is a shop down the street that blasted and painted the wheels black for $120. So I guess I got about $40 in each wheel. What the heck, it's just an old Dodge :lol:
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No offence, but for about the same $ you could've bought NEW wheels from summit racing and might not be having the trouble you are having in your other thread.
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