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post #1 of 17 Old 03-02-2010, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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I want military tires....

I've decided I want to give the military 36"/37" tires a try. The only question I have is where to get 16.5 rims to run them. Will the hummer rims fit on the truck, or are there going to be backspacing issues? Anyone have pics?

I really don't care what the rims look like....just want them to be cheap. I just need someone to tell me what I need! Thanks!
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Coming from a guy in the military, I've always wondered why everyone thinks that the military tires are so great.
They are ok at best in the mud and muck, but are borderline deadly in snow and ice. The new radials don't wear that well, and they are all extremely loud on the highway.

I can't answer your questions, sorry, just putting out what I know about the tires.

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I just put some 37-12.50-16.5 Goodyear wrangler MT military OZ tires on and they are great. The ride is just as good as the BFG's that were on previous. The only problem was with the tire shop getting the bead to seat. I have Mickey Thompson classics 16.5 rims on mine. When these wear out I will be getting some more, at over half price I am very please!

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you should be able to get a set of cragar soft 8's from summit for around 75 bucks a wheel that will work. The military wheels will not work.
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I'd like to know where I can find some black 16.5" wheels too.. all I can find are expensive centerlines or cheap chrome ones.
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umm im pretty sure i just told you where you could find them. And soft 8's are not cheap wheels just ebcause they are low cost. They are very strong and used very heavily in the offroad community. I actually use them on my 1 ton toyota but in a 17. they aren't a flashy wheel but do actually look pretty good.
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I had a set of Michilan XL 37x16 on a obs 250 gasser, and they sucked in everything excect deep snow or mud. I could not hear myself think with them on. Wear was ok, LR G. Got them with 75% tread life on them, and in 35000 miles had about 50% tread left.

After I went threw a bunch of wheel bearings and suspension problems, I will keep to my stock tire size. I got tired of always working on the truck.

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You can get them the same place drug cartels get their guns. Steal it from a National Guard truck lol. On a serious note: Why on earth would you want to put worthless equipment on your truck?


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They are pretty much worthless, friend of mine took them out from under his hummer and runs some toyo mt wich are way better tires... the only place military tires are so good is in deep fresh snow since their so narrow.


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I had a set of Michilan XL 37x16 on a obs 250 gasser, and they sucked in everything excect deep snow or mud. I could not hear myself think with them on. Wear was ok, LR G. Got them with 75% tread life on them, and in 35000 miles had about 50% tread left.

After I went threw a bunch of wheel bearings and suspension problems, I will keep to my stock tire size. I got tired of always working on the truck.
I had some 44" XL's on my 06 recently. The tires ride very well and wear really slow. My only problem is that they were extremely loud (puts mud grapplers to shame) and it was pretty hard to find someone that could balance them due to their size.

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