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Old 07-30-2009, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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tractor tires or not

I got a set of 15.50R38 any body run these? I am runnin 2.5 rocks with 49s is it worth the hassle to switch? They are about 62 inch tall and about 16 wide how much more power will they use? They are not as wide as my IROKs so I'm thinking they cut the mud better and not try to push through, never run tractor tires on a truck just a tractor.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you answered your own question in m opinion...

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never run tractor tires on a truck just a tractor.
that just makes them gay.

and this is coming from a guy who REALLY likes mud trucks..
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I dont run tractor tires, but i am not a big fan of them on other trucks. I am fixing to be running 52" michelin xl's after i get my rocks installed. I was running 1 tons and 44's til i blew out a pinion bearing and said forget this and am going with the rockwells....
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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now runnin 18.5x16.1 ags on my power wagon i love em they work frigin great
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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seems like there is a lot of people running them for the deep stuff. How big are 18.5x16.1s?
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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well the tractor tires are sometime a little more narrow and with the really agressive tread you can dig down and find traction. Plus you get the height for the more diff clearence, but the A LOT less center of gravity.
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I got a set of 15.50R38 any body run these? I am runnin 2.5 rocks with 49s is it worth the hassle to switch? They are about 62 inch tall and about 16 wide how much more power will they use?
you will need aftermarket axle shafts or 5 tons to run that tire.

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They are not as wide as my IROKs so I'm thinking they cut the mud better and not try to push through
they will make your iroks look silly.

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never run tractor tires on a truck just a tractor.
once you make the switch, you won't run a DOT tire in the mud again.
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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thanks for the reply iniviate its good to hear from someone running 62s and not just telling me look stupid on a truck. Do you think a 38 inch wheel is to big it seems like everyone is running a smaller wheel around 30 inch, is more side wall good or bad
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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From mud racing atv's my experience is that more sidewall give slightly more flex and more air capacity which equals more flotation. I prefer big wheels with small sidewalls.
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ever wonder why top fuel has a small wheel and crawlers air down thier tires? traction. with a short sidewall it wont flex and grip. not to mention if you have a very short side wall and hit a sharp object, the side wall hits the wheel and cuts it and you have a flat and bent wheel.there is also too much side wall. it has to be relitive to the application. a 38'' wheel with a 42'' tire is no good just like a 10'' wheel and a 72'' tire is no good either. just my 0.02 worth.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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with less sidewall are you more likely to blow the bead? with 62s and a 38 inch wheel you still get a 12 inch sidewall. Maybe I'll look around for some V treads in the 50 to 55 inch range I'm sure I can find something.
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no. i didnt say blow, i said cut. wow, that sounds bad.
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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t-tire or no... the point is that running a 36" rim is stupid... it will be hand made, of cheap material, and when you do bend it... and you will.. you will have to TRY to find another case stout enough to run your tires and when YOU DO it is going to cost you like gold pussy... DOT is the only way to go if you OWN a REAL TRUCK
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i do not run tractor tires, but wish i did. Alot of the guys in my club are starting to run them, they work much better then those silly DOT tires.
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:29 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I'd like to have some tractor tires.... In the 48+ range
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t-tire or no... the point is that running a 36" rim is stupid... it will be hand made, of cheap material, and when you do bend it... and you will..

why would you hand make a wheel when you could just run a tractor wheel?


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you will have to TRY to find another case stout enough to run your tires and when YOU DO it is going to cost you like gold pussy...
i had $1800 in my 49" tractor tires and professionally made 24" wheels, both brand new.

how much are brand new 49"+ DOt wheels and tires?

....... and the tractors will out pull any DOT tire around in mud.


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bring on any DOT tire you want. i'll come get you when you get stuck in the kiddy hole.


please come back when you know what you are talking about.
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:00 AM   #17 (permalink)
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please come back when you know what you are talking about.

Don't hold your breath, my assumption is it'll be a looooooong time til that boy knows what he's talking about.

I run DOT's but once I find the AG tire I want in the right compound I'll run them at all times. Even with a mighty 22re pushing them.
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go to an old junk yard and find some old tractor wheels that fit. if you bend them, keep running them anyways.
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Will a 16.1 tractor tire fit on a 16 or 16.5 rim? What are guys doing for rims on big tractor tires?
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Will a 16.1 tractor tire fit on a 16 or 16.5 rim?
i've seen poeple run them on 16" wheels, but i don't know if it's safe or not.


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What are guys doing for rims on big tractor tires?
they're using tractor wheels.... i don't understand how hard this is to understand.

tractors are heavier than mud trucks and are designed to be worked. the wheels aren't going to fail.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:57 AM   #21 (permalink)
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hell yeah some feed back worth somthing coming from some people running tractor meats. What is really stupid is how you get feed back from guys who have never run tractor tires. Guys who have never run them tell me they look stupid and then guys who do run them say they are badass I have never heard from someone who has made the switch to tractor tires say they were going to switch back to DOTs. If im getting stuck with 49s then its time for more power and bigger meats and for the price of 54 boggers you can get sweet v treads.
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Will a 16.1 tractor tire fit on a 16 or 16.5 rim? What are guys doing for rims on big tractor tires?
there is no difference in a 16 truck tire and a 16.1 tractor tire as far as rim goes. Ive seen the small ag tires on 16" wheels on trucks before.
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:03 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I don't know how true it is, but I was told by a tire rep once upon a time that the .1 was meant to deter people from non DOT tractor tires, on light trucks and such. Kind of an instant acknowledgement that it wasn't DOT.
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I'd rock tractor tires... just do it man. You don't hear people ever complain because they have tractor tires on their' rigs.

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I'd rock tractor tires... just do it man. You don't hear people ever complain because they have tractor tires on their' rigs.

despite trying to be the typical pirate asshole, you're spot on with that comment.
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