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Old 05-28-2011, 04:33 PM
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As a lot of you may know there are almost skews a surplus of used military humvee tires around military bases.... Most of which are auctioned off for about 150-200 bucks for a set of four maybe even more if you get lucky an they are usually let go with about 70-80% tread left.... But I can't find 16.5 inch rims anywhere that'll work with my jk bolt pattern.... Or maybe I just haven't been looking in the right places.... Anyone know of a company that makes these and not too pricey? Thanks a lot guys!
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I did not mean to write skews.... My damn corrective text.... That was "always"....
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Originally Posted by 4LCKD10RUBIUNLTD View Post
x2 on these guys. They can custom-make your wheels - colors, rock rings, centers, etc. Good guys too!
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Originally Posted by ludski View Post
Aren't 16.5s bad when it comes to airing down for off roading? I heard it makes the tire bead pop off. This true? Cause id love to get my hands on a set of 37s for these great prices they come in.
Yes, the 16.5 inch wheels have a poor bead design that makes it easy to pop a bead when aird down.
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I've been running these military 37's for a couple years now. I love them. All I could find was a 5x 5.5 bolt pattern wagon wheel for a 16.5 wheel. So I bought the adapter/ spacers. I've been eyeballing the trail worthy fab ones now.
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Motorsports Tec makes a 5x5 to 8x6.5 adapter that I got to run the Hummer double bead locks. Trail Worthy's wheels are outstanding and with the insert it keeps the tires mounted down to 0psi. The older (70's?) chevy and dodge 1/2 ton wheels are also 5x5 lug pattern but if you air down below ~12 PSI you could loose the seal on the bead.

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