Magnesium run flats - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > General 4x4 Discussion
Notices

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-17-2018, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Member # 98973
Posts: 93
Magnesium run flats

I have some old 8 bolt run flats. Will they work with my 12 bolt wheels? They have been trimmed down. The width have not been trimmed. I don’t have a extra $200.00 for the pvc run flats. My tires are super swamper 44x18.5x16.5. They worked with my 8 bolt wheels. They leaked where the two pieces bolted up. They where pitted really bad. That why I got the 12 bolt wheels
bronco1ab is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2018, 07:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
Zeus of the Sluice
 
arse_sidewards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Member # 256962
Location: People's Republic of Taxachusetts
Posts: 3,715
Quote:
Originally Posted by bronco1ab View Post
I have some old 8 bolt run flats. Will they work with my 12 bolt wheels? They have been trimmed down. The width have not been trimmed. I donít have a extra $200.00 for the pvc run flats. My tires are super swamper 44x18.5x16.5. They worked with my 8 bolt wheels. They leaked where the two pieces bolted up. They where pitted really bad. That why I got the 12 bolt wheels
As far as I know the wheel width didn't change so they should work. It's not like it costs you money to try.
arse_sidewards is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 06-18-2018, 07:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
Atomic Test Lab Rat
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Member # 25325
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3,663
More likely they leaked because the inserts are too wide. I couldn't get my 42 TSLs to bolt together on my 8 bolts without going to a narrower insert. You can cut down the magnesium ones (width), I have one in my spare that
I cut 1/4" off each side using a sawzall.
__________________
IDI F250 Crawler
redranger4.0 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2018, 07:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Member # 98973
Posts: 93
Thanks I was thinking about cutting 3/8 off of them. I finally found something on them. Some people are saying 1/4 to 1/2. Thought I would do between the to.
bronco1ab is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2018, 08:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
Atomic Test Lab Rat
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Member # 25325
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3,663
Quote:
Originally Posted by bronco1ab View Post
Thanks I was thinking about cutting 3/8 off of them. I finally found something on them. Some people are saying 1/4 to 1/2. Thought I would do between the to.
It was pretty easy, just time consuming, knock off the aluminum guards on the sides and cut them then put the guards back on.
__________________
IDI F250 Crawler
redranger4.0 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2018, 08:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Member # 98973
Posts: 93
Thanks for the help. It is ok to cut just one side isn’t it?
bronco1ab is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2018, 08:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
ANGER IS A GIFT
 
Dookey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Member # 23680
Location: Thornton, CO
Posts: 19,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by bronco1ab View Post
My tires are super swamper 44x18.5x16.5. They worked with my 8 bolt wheels. They leaked where the two pieces bolted up.
They leaked because the insert was too wide with the 44. The flange couldn't clamp down on the oring.

Will be worse with the 12 bolts.

We could have corrected the issue with PVC instead of new wheels. The 12 bolt is a more sustainable platform for the future. So it is a legit upgrade.


I'll answer your email about width if you publicly state you won't hold me liable.
Dookey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2018, 08:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
Atomic Test Lab Rat
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Member # 25325
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 3,663
Quote:
Originally Posted by bronco1ab View Post
Thanks for the help. It is ok to cut just one side isn’t it?
I did both sides, so that the flanges where the two halves bolt up weren't funky.
__________________
IDI F250 Crawler

Last edited by redranger4.0; 06-18-2018 at 08:53 AM.
redranger4.0 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2018, 09:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Member # 98973
Posts: 93
You won’t be liable for anything. This rig never see the street. I wish I had the extra money for the pvc run flats.
bronco1ab is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2018, 09:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
ANGER IS A GIFT
 
Dookey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Member # 23680
Location: Thornton, CO
Posts: 19,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by bronco1ab View Post
You won’t be liable for anything. This rig never see the street. I wish I had the extra money for the pvc run flats.
If you mounted the 44's on stock width wheels with stock width mags you should look at the bead on each tire on each side and make sure it isn't damaged. Usually people spread the 8 bolt wheel apart going that route. The stock outer width on the 8 bolt wheel is 9.75". If you have something wider than that then the wheel is damaged.

The stock width on the 12 bolt wheel varies from 9.5" to 9.625".

If your wheel is stock width and the bead width is 1" on the 44's you need that stock mag to be somewhere around 6.5" wide.

All of that is based on your wheel being the stock width and the bead width I mentioned. If the bead on the tire is damaged in any way the insert will need to change with it.
Dookey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2018, 09:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Member # 98973
Posts: 93
I ordered the wheels from you a few months back. If I had the money I would have gotten the run flats to. The wife about cut my sack off with everything I ordered from you. Thanks for the help. Everything you sold me is top of the line.
bronco1ab is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2018, 09:59 AM   #12 (permalink)
ANGER IS A GIFT
 
Dookey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Member # 23680
Location: Thornton, CO
Posts: 19,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by bronco1ab View Post
I ordered the wheels from you a few months back. If I had the money I would have gotten the run flats to. The wife about cut my sack off with everything I ordered from you. Thanks for the help. Everything you sold me is top of the line.
I have some end pieces of the pipe that we sell at a discount. Absolutely nothing wrong with them other than they don't look like the full body pieces. If you get there let me know and I'll work you a deal on them.
Dookey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2018, 10:09 AM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Member # 98973
Posts: 93
You said you have some end pieces. What do you mean by don’t look like full body pieces. If they will work just fine how much shipped to 64151 in Kansas City missouri. It’s a residential.
bronco1ab is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2018, 10:16 AM   #14 (permalink)
ANGER IS A GIFT
 
Dookey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Member # 23680
Location: Thornton, CO
Posts: 19,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by bronco1ab View Post
You said you have some end pieces. What do you mean by donít look like full body pieces. If they will work just fine how much shipped to 64151 in Kansas City missouri. Itís a residential.
Send me an email and I'll email you the pics.

[email protected]
Dookey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

** A VERIFICATION EMAIL IS SENT TO THIS ADDRESS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION!! **

Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.