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Old 10-04-2010, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dose any of you guys run 32x12.5 tires on 10" or 11" rims? It would really help to see some photos of those things mounted on a samurai before I order my set.
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I have always run 8" wide wheels with my 32" and 33" tires. Running a 10" or higher will make it easier to pop a bead on the trail. Zooks use a lower air pressure than the heavier vehicles, so you want something that will give you an advantage or the beads go bye-bye.
Now if you are looking at goingto double sided beadlocks, then nevermind...

32's on 8" rims:
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Thanks for the tip the double bead locks rims are mandatory and because I do some sand driving the wider foot print is really gonna help.
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I am running a 10" rim with 2.5" of backspacing with a 31 x 12.50 tire.
I plan on moving up to a 32" or 33" tire eventually and I will still keep the same rims.
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32's on 8" rims:
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All I can say is....Wow! Cannot help but admire your zuk. That articulation is awesome!

Apologies for the offtopic...
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I have always run 8" wide wheels with my 32" and 33" tires. Running a 10" or higher will make it easier to pop a bead on the trail. Zooks use a lower air pressure than the heavier vehicles, so you want something that will give you an advantage or the beads go bye-bye.
Now if you are looking at goingto double sided beadlocks, then nevermind...

32's on 8" rims:
Bill they look like 32x10.5?
12.5 on 8" rim might be a squeeze
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Bill they look like 32x10.5?
12.5 on 8" rim might be a squeeze
Here are my current tires, 33x12.50's on the same 8" rims.

...have never lost a bead.
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Here are my current tires, 33x12.50's on the same 8" rims.
Hi Bill,

Are you on stock Sammy axles? I have a few friends who have broken their axles using 33s to 34s.... I've been hesitant to go further than my 32x9.5 because of this. I hear that going further than 32 one would need to use chromolly axles. I hope I have heard wrong in this...
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I am running zook gears, but the housings are not exactly stock any more...
This is copied/pasted from my spec sheet on my web page (easier than trying to remember everything).

Heavily gusseted stock front axle housing stuffed with 26 spline Chromoly shafts from Spidertrax.
Spidertrax Sidewinder Full Floater Rear axle w/ Track/Kick center
5.12 R&P gears and Warn Premium Hubs
ARB Air Lockers front and rear
Tom Wood's CV drive shaft out back and a Tom Woods HD shaft up front

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The rear shafts are also Chomoly... This was done before leaving 31's...
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And, thanks KOS, it took many years to get the balance of suspension/tires/armor right. If you are interested in the whole spec list it is at:
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