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Old February 4th, 2004, 01:30 AM
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by all means, if he's interested in producing them, i'd say go for it, too. You can never have too many options.

I haven't checked with Walker lately, but when I bought my beadlocks, they were on the verge of introducing that sweet new alloy beadlock of theirs in 5 on 6.5.

personally, i'd like a set of 17x9 or 17x10, 4" BS .... of course, the 90 is sold now. But, if i end up with a rover bolt pattern on the new build-up, i'd like a set of 17s ... beadlocked.
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Old February 4th, 2004, 10:05 AM
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Any 17" or 15" would be nice as options for my 90.

If I went 17", it would push me to a larger tire. And that's not a bad thing...
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Old February 4th, 2004, 10:57 AM
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BAh....this forum is KILLIN me sometimes. Had a nice long response typed out, and it didn't send in properly. Grrrr.

Anyways, short version is that if we went to something with wider rims with a deeper offset, it would also possibly give us more room to adjust a better turning radius. Plus, with something like a 32x11.5" tire on an 8.5"/9" rim it would also project the sidewalls of the tire and the tread out wider than the rim itself.

With these narrow tires on narrow rims that I see a lot of Defenders having, it makes the rims a lot more vulnerable to damage, which could be why some of you are having issues with the stock alloys getting damaged. We've all been running, what.. 5.5" wide rims, or something close.

Personally, after a bit more thought.... I'd like a 15x8.5 or 15x9" rim, and pushes the rim inner edge out a bit from the frame.

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Old February 5th, 2004, 08:05 PM
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Old February 5th, 2004, 09:17 PM
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FYI - Making this thread a "sticky" for a bit to help maximize input.
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Old February 6th, 2004, 09:23 PM
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Could he make some spinners?
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Old February 9th, 2004, 07:29 PM
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Old February 15th, 2004, 01:53 AM
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CVC thanks for making it a sticky, but I think all of the valuable input has already been had.

"Can he make them in spinners?"

Man this is the kind of crap I didn't expect to see, but not too surprized honestly.

If anyone else has some honest feedback I'm still taking notes.
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Old February 15th, 2004, 03:36 AM
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Old February 15th, 2004, 09:12 AM
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I'm looking forward to seeing some prototypes.. Did you seee Brendon Loveday's rims? Custom 17"x8 KMC Tank wheels. THey look great. Especially with the 37's wrapped around them.
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Old February 15th, 2004, 11:49 AM
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why are the people that spend alot of time o nthe rocks going to larger rims? I have heard an explanation but I dont recall
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Old February 15th, 2004, 12:17 PM
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Old February 15th, 2004, 02:07 PM
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Phillip, if I remember correctly, it was so there trucks would handle much better on the highway . Just kidding. Having more rim and less sidewall reduces wheel hop.
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Old February 15th, 2004, 02:36 PM
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Old February 15th, 2004, 03:20 PM
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I will also like to see some 17X10 w/4" back spacing but how much $$$ are we talking?
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Old February 15th, 2004, 06:51 PM
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Does anyone have a pic of a 35" tire on a 17" rim?? What does it look like? I know that the MTR's come in a 17" rim size. I think its a 305/70R17. What would that look like???? MMmMmmmm Anyone?
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Old February 15th, 2004, 07:04 PM
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Old February 15th, 2004, 07:20 PM
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I kinda liked the fly fisher 110 with the 18" RR wheels on BFG MT's. sorry this thread is getting high jacked.
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Old February 15th, 2004, 08:38 PM
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Pricing? Hmmm...dunno. I suspect they would be in line with other manufacturers rims. I know his company sells rims for other 4x4's, so there is a market that is not afraid of his prices. I would suspect they won't be ultra-cheap, but probably won't be 24k plated either.
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yeah, there are many advantages of getting alloy rims, unlike 100% steel car wheels, alloy wheels are build from an amalgam of aluminum & more rigid metals. The result is a wheel which is lighter than those made from steel, improving car efficiency, and which can better distribute and dissipate any brake heat created in the wheel during vehicle operation.
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