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Old July 26th, 2014, 05:38 PM
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Michelin XZL or XL on a standard road wheel instead of the Wolf/NATO rims.
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XZL...that's not a bad idea. Why not on a Wolf though?

I'm running 255s, and have thought the same for an emergency spare (put one on the bonnet) - XZL may be the way to go.
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Must be why I like mine on the hood ...
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Real men put their spare on the hood.
Real men put an EXTRA spare on the hood .
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If you need a second spare and want it on the hood, I would get a really narrow tire and mount it to a narrow wheel since it will only be used in a situation that you've already destroyed the first spare. A better solution would probably be a tire plug kit and air compressor.
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If you need a second spare and want it on the hood, I would get a really narrow tire and mount it to a narrow wheel since it will only be used in a situation that you've already destroyed the first spare. A better solution would probably be a tire plug kit and air compressor.
Until you shred a tire on roots or slice one on a rock! Ain't no "plugging" that...if you need a plug because you picked up a nail in a Home Depot parking lot I think we're talking about different scenarios here .

What type of narrow wheel are we talking about here? Aren't the Wolfs 6.5?
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Until you shred a tire on roots or slice one on a rock! Ain't no "plugging" that...if you need a plug because you picked up a nail in a Home Depot parking lot I think we're talking about different scenarios here .

What type of narrow wheel are we talking about here? Aren't the Wolfs 6.5?
I put three plugs in the sidewall of a 35" tire that was sliced on a rock. It wasn't my vehicle and should have been temporary. It held up for a few months until my friend sold the Jeep.

Aren't Series wheels 5.5"?
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I put three plugs in the sidewall of a 35" tire that was sliced on a rock. It wasn't my vehicle and should have been temporary. It held up for a few months until my friend sold the Jeep.

Aren't Series wheels 5.5"?
That's actually impressive. Of course your Jeep friend is lucky he wasn't killed in a highway blowout .

Series 16" rim...that's a good call, I'm going to have a few soon - I'll probably throw an XZL on there. Now I just need to find an XZL!
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XZL...that's not a bad idea. Why not on a Wolf though?

I'm running 255s, and have thought the same for an emergency spare (put one on the bonnet) - XZL may be the way to go.
Wolf rim is twice the weight of a standard road rim
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Yes and is that wolf mount legal?

I had a flat fixed at a shop and they ground it all the way down to the steel and put a patch on it as big as my palm. Didn't know it till I had a flat the next day and took it back. The shop said I was lucky I didn't have a blow out. It looked like a band-aid on top of a band-aid.
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That's actually impressive. Of course your Jeep friend is lucky he wasn't killed in a highway blowout .

Series 16" rim...that's a good call, I'm going to have a few soon - I'll probably throw an XZL on there. Now I just need to find an XZL!
I've got a few the off XLZ's in the shop as well.
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Wolf rim is twice the weight of a standard road rim
By "standard" rim are we talking the regular 16" vented Series-style rim?

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Just to give you the idea how it looks like with a 7,50 R 16, mounted on a wolf rim:







It's not that bad.

I riveted some more aluminum flat material from underneath to the bonnet.
No cracks since 15 years.
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Until you shred a tire on roots or slice one on a rock! Ain't no "plugging" that...if you need a plug because you picked up a nail in a Home Depot parking lot I think we're talking about different scenarios here .

What type of narrow wheel are we talking about here? Aren't the Wolfs 6.5?
Just man up and get'ya some MTR Kevlar's...that will help a little!
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Just man up and get'ya some MTR Kevlar's...that will help a little!
Did Goodyear start making round tires? That'd be something new from them!
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I'm paranoid about tire failure in the middle of nowhere (hunting & camping trips) ever since I ripped a couple tires apart in a single day some years back. Have a '95 D90 ST in stock condition and am thinking about saving storage space if I carry another spare by putting it on the hood. But I've been in D90's in the past with that setup and the tire seems to bounce around so much the stress on the metal hood must be significant - and not good over time. Am I worrying too much about it? If so, is there a way the hood can be reinforced to better handle the stress? Or, any options for carrying an additional spare somewhere else than inside where I need the space? Thanks for any ideas or insights. Vic
Vic: what tires are you running? Size and type please.
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By "standard" rim are we talking the regular 16" vented Series-style rim?
Yes - standard ROW road wheel 16" x 5.5"
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Just get an ex-MoD hood with the mount on it and put it on your truck when you go hunting/camping/wheeling. It doesn't take hardly any time to swap one of these out on earlier vehicles but I'm not sure what the NAS hood latches are like so that might be different or take longer to disconnect.

If you aren't hunting/camping/wheeling every weekend there isn't much of a need for you to have the spare on the bonnet 100% of the time. Leave it off until you need it. I don't even carry my spare on my rear door half the time since I'm usually no farther than about 20 miles from home and I can call anybody to come pick me up and get me home to grab the spare. When I go farther I throw it on the truck. It's a huge weight savings to not have it on your truck.

All the talk about risk of it flying into the passenger compartment. Show some actual proof or cited study that says that's why NAS vehicles don't have them mounted there. Come on guys. Throwing it on the roof is safer? Maybe for you but not for other victims. People mount all manner of shit to the outside of the vehicles from stupid awnings to pointless axes and shovels and rusty hi-lift jacks that never get used and we're concerned about the tire flying off the bonnet into the windshield. We do not live in final destination.
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Not a bad idea having a second MOD hood although you have to store it, and swapping it with a tire mounted would be difficult (and more work if you remove it first).

The latch mechanism is the same on the NAS.
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