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Old 02-03-2013, 12:35 PM
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buying rims and tires

so i am getting what i feel is a good deal on a set of recentered HUMVEE rims with 37x12.50-16.5 Goodyear MT's. what size lift do i need to run a tire that size? i have been planning on a 4" front and 2.5" rear. will that be enough?
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Re: buying rims and tires

For best results, to clear 37s, you need a 6" lift. On a 4 inch lift, the front airdam needs trimmed or push the front bumper forward, as well as potential contact with aft inner wheel well. What's the recentered backspace/lug pattern? I don't know about Excursions but 1999-2004 F series used a 4.25~4.5 backspace and 2005 ^ use a deeper 6" backspace.

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i think with how narrow the HUMVEE rims are i may just jump to a set of procomp with the 4.5" backspace
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Re: buying rims and tires

Hummer wheels are about 10" wide....

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all the research i have found says the are 8.25" wide
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Re: buying rims and tires

I will measure one when I get the chance as I have sevral one of which doesnt have a tire on it. I think they are 9.75 wide x 16.5 diam. 2 pc double beadlock. I have them stored at my parents farm so it might be a few weeks till I get out to them to check.

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Why?? 16.5's are cheap but unless you have bead locks will roll off the rim if you get a flat....could get you killed.

We can get your syspension setup for 37"...you don't want a off the shelf kit for Excursions.
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Hum-vee wheels ARE beadlocks. Double beadlocks in fact. I ran 35-12.50-16.5 bfg mt on my red trk for a year and a half on standard wheels with no bead related issues. The psi required to carry these heavy trucks during normal driving negates most issues. Off road and aired down is a far diffrent story. Thats where the double beadlock hummer wheel with the properly recentered mounting area comes into play. Great for offroad. On-road, not so much. That is why the red trk got new 16x10 wheels wrapped in 315-75-16 tires. Nice and smooth without the old bent wheels!

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My why was directed at the OP...

Yes I know that Humvee wheels are beadlocks, I've ran them on rockcrawlers...but they are a pain in the A** to use-mount etc..but if you really need them go for it.
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Hum-vee wheels ARE beadlocks. Double beadlocks in fact. I ran 35-12.50-16.5 bfg mt on my red trk for a year and a half on standard wheels with no bead related issues. The psi required to carry these heavy trucks during normal driving negates most issues. Off road and aired down is a far diffrent story. Thats where the double beadlock hummer wheel with the properly recentered mounting area comes into play. Great for offroad. On-road, not so much. That is why the red trk got new 16x10 wheels wrapped in 315-75-16 tires. Nice and smooth without the old bent wheels!

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That's a very good point to make about 16.5s. Because I don't air down very much, I jumped on a set of 16.5 Convo Pro Centerlines for dirt cheap recently. I may run 37s, or I may throw some 33s on them for truck pulls.
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