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Old 06-17-2018, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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40"s Rim Suggestions

Planning to run a set of 40x17x13.50s Maxxis Creepy Crawlers on my Scout II. I have a set of H2 rims I want to use but am not sure if the tires will rub on the front springs due to the backspacing. Springs are stock width apart. Anybody run H2s with 40's on their Scout? I guess I could use wheel adapters/spacers but a good set could cost as much as buying a set of new rims with less backspacing. Trying to decide which way to go before I mount the tires on the rims. Any feedback would be appreciated.





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Old 06-23-2018, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know you are looking for an answer from people who have ran your combo, but would it really be so hard to make a tire/wheel combo from scraap plywood and lumber to check your clearance? Its your rig, do what you want; but i would check for myself with something cheap before buying wheel$ my 0.02
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Stock chevy width spring spacing? I would imagine you will rub. h2's are pretty narrow.
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Fwiw, I had my 41.5 pit bulls on 17" KMC's with 4.75" bs and they didn't rub the leafs at stock gm spacing. To be fair I think I have a little angle left the way I set up my steering.
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You may have to just mount one up and bolt it on to confirm if it will clear the leaf springs, etc. The only way to know for sure with your particular set up. Those wheels have 5 5/8" backspacing, so it will be close and most likely hit the springs. Your hubs will also stick out and be prone to damage, even it you have the low profile Yukon Hard Core's or drive flanges. In my experience, the H2 wheels are also very prone to burping air at lower pressures on both inner and outer beads.
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Thanks for the feedback. I'm leaning towards different rims mostly because of the potential damage to the hubs. I can think of a few wheeling situations where I used my tires to keep me away from a rock wall and if I had these H2 rims the hubs would have taken a beating. I also like the added width wheels with less backspacing give the truck, seems to give it more stability in pucker situations. My current boggers are on 15" wheels with a reverse 2.75 backspacing, puts the width at 98 inches, that's a little too wide but very stable.
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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https://www.summitracing.com/parts/b...8035/overview/

Or some dodge 2500 rims
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Been running 37s on H2 rims D60/14B on my 1965 Scout no issues.
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37 x 12.5 x 17's on H2 rims here. No rubbing on the springs of my front Chevy full width. I do have my steering stops dialed out a bit.

Steering stops are out farther to mainly keep the front Dana44 joints happier. They are also out to ensure that my hydro-assist steering ram isn't pushing against the arms.

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Went wheeling on Oct. 27th and this is from that weekend.

Be sure to run RUBBER valve stems with the H2's. Metal stems will snap in the rocks or on trees....on the above wheeling trip I lost 2 metal valve stems within 50 feet....
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