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Old 12-23-2010, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Bigger tires for a Sammy??????????

Does anyone know if a 34-9.50 15(looking at Interco's narrow super swamper)will fit a factory 5.5" wide Sammy rim with any problems? Specs on the tire call for a 7" wide wheel. Of course I realize a lift will be needed. Just trying to get all the info I can before I start the build.

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It will fit the wheel.
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Ol Bill is rite it will fit but not very well. You will be drawing the tire bead inward 4". In off road conditions you stand a good chance of popping the bead loose and my bet is that this will be in a not so favorable place. A nice fit for this tire on a rim is 8" or 8.5"
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Ol Bill is rite it will fit but not very well. You will be drawing the tire bead inward 4". In off road conditions you stand a good chance of popping the bead loose and my bet is that this will be in a not so favorable place. A nice fit for this tire on a rim is 8" or 8.5"
Looks like I am going to have to buy wheels. Interco's web site calls for a 15x7 rim for this tire. I am not concerned about having a fancy wheel. Any advice would be helpful. I don't mind the look of the factory modular. Maybe a chrome version would be nice. Other than the needed lift, I don't want to have to modify the suspension to much(on a tight budget, just enough to clear the tires without any rubbing issues). I will probably only do moderate wheeling. 15x7 or 15x8. HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP.
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If you are going to put those TSL's on you will be doing alot of suspension mods. unless you plan on cutting away the body panels.

I have RUF 2" rears and am putting on a 7.5" SPOA lift and that should clear these tires with no deep bounce room to spare......
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If you are going to put those TSL's on you will be doing alot of suspension mods. unless you plan on cutting away the body panels.

I have RUF 2" rears and am putting on a 7.5" SPOA lift and that should clear these tires with no deep bounce room to spare......
Well it looks like next years Christmas bonus will go towards the right lift for the tires I want to run. I guess it will be a drawn out build. I have been looking for the right Sammy for about four years, and finally found it(88.5 tin top). I guess the wait for the lift won't be to hard. Looking forward to all the help and advise I can get from this forum.
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If you are going to put those TSL's on you will be doing alot of suspension mods. unless you plan on cutting away the body panels.

I have RUF 2" rears and am putting on a 7.5" SPOA lift and that should clear these tires with no deep bounce room to spare......
Where are you getting a 7.5 SPOA from?
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I bought the lift perches from a an EBay store. They are 1.5 Spoa weld on lift perches. I custom made the shackels in our machine shop. I purchased brakelines, and anything else needed from the classified ads of several different forums.

I am in no hurry so I buy as items wanted become available. I have been installing and modifing items as I go. I have the shocks, wheel spacers, driveshaft spacers, pitman arm on now.

I have the 34x9.5 TSL Swampers mounted and balenced on aluminium Hurricane wheels and ready to go and have the z link steering arm and a few odds and end bling items waiting to be put on too. I still need the 13/16 x 1/2 lug nuts, 4.25 wheel centers and am waiting on my SpiderTrax rear shock bar.

I still need to purchase a panhard bar and make the brackets yet.
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I did this on the Grey Ghost project rig many years ago. I used 8" rims, but if I were to do it again i would use 7" rims. The 8's looked good, but I couldn't air down below 10 psi before I would lose a bead when going through any rough rock garden. I run 8" rims on my regular trail zook that are rolling on 12.5" wide swampers. I have never lost a bead when running 3-4" of difference.


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I did this on the Grey Ghost project rig many years ago. I used 8" rims, but if I were to do it again i would use 7" rims. The 8's looked good, but I couldn't air down below 10 psi before I would lose a bead when going through any rough rock garden. I run 8" rims on my regular trail zook that are rolling on 12.5" wide swampers. I have never lost a bead when running 3-4" of difference.


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Now the picture with the guy laying on the ground. What is that tire/wheel combo and the suspension you have? That is the look I want, and I want 34x9.50's to keep the tire's tall and narrow without to much tire beyond the factory flares.
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