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I checked the search and came up empty.
I would like some links and pics of the beadlock type hummer rims. I know some shop was building and selling them someplace. Any info on them and sources are welcome.

They will be for my bronco and I know they have deep backspacing. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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16.5 x 8.25

7.5" Backspacing

Two piece use rubber donut for beadlock, locks both inner and outer bead. Inner part has large o-ring to seal two halves together

One piece civilian use a plastic ring that locks the outer bead only

Military are for bias ply tires only. Civilian 2 piece and one piece are for radial. They are made by Hutchinson.

Run flats are also available for them.

12 outer bolts hold rim together, most civilian trucks came with penta nuts. Chuck em and get standard 1/2 fine thread.

Uses standard lockwashers on 9 of the bolts, and locating washers on the other 3

8 bolt rim.

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Thanks for the replies
I would be using 38.5 sx's on fullwidth axles. I want these so I can run the truck on the street legally. Which ones would you recomend. price? Should I just get some custom stockton wheels for the backspacing I need?
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Here are what the 8 bolt hummer rims look like disassembled. They are excellent for bias ply off road use.




Here are some links to see them installed on my full width Dana 60's. No modifications to the axles were made except steering arms to clear the 7.5" offset of the rim

http://www.rocktaxi.com/Taxi2.jpg
http://www.rocktaxi.com/taxi3.jpg
http://www.rocktaxi.com/taxi4.jpg

These rims typically run about 50 each or less, making the savings on beadlocks and narrowing the axles pretty substantial. For a budget challenged jeeper, it may be the most affordable way to do 60's and get beadlocks.

Hope this helps.

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Here is what I've got.
<IMG width=576 height=432 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/hummerrimbackssmall.JPG">

<IMG width=576 height=432 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/hummerringssmall.JPG">
 

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Cool, do you have the run flat inserts too?

How much per wheel? PM me, I have some buyers here in DFW looking for 20-25 rims.

Ed

ps thanks for the info on the steering box vs orbital info. I will send you another email in a bit with more questions.
 

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thelakerat how much for four? are the rims to narrow for 38x14.5 tires?

how about a discounted package deal with hydro-assist. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I going too be running a 60 front and 14 bolt on my 7.This would solve my brake,axle width and beadlock problems.I'm figuring that the hub will be sticking out about 4 inchs past the outside of the rim.Has anyone had problems with breaking lock-outs and such?
 

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Originally posted by Bigd:
<STRONG>I going too be running a 60 front and 14 bolt on my 7.This would solve my brake,axle width and beadlock problems.I'm figuring that the hub will be sticking out about 4 inchs past the outside of the rim.Has anyone had problems with breaking lock-outs and such?</STRONG>
I am running them on my Dana 60 Front, and the drive flange (no hubs) is even with the
edge of the wheel. The 16" wide 38.5 TSL's then cover it a little more. I do have an issue occasionally with hitting the drive flange on rocks, but then I did before with the dana 30 and 10" rims too.

If you are really worried about it, get some wheel spacers to move the rim out a couple of inches.

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Please note that the pictures posted on this thread are of the military bias ply rims. They have 8 bolts holding the two pieces together.

They are not recommened for use with radial tires.

The civilian radial rims have 12 bolts to retain the two pieces.

In 3/4TonYJ's post, he is running the military bias rims, but his spare is a civilian model. Also the integrated runflat/beadlock pictured is the mil model, which is made out of magnesium.

Civilian beadlocks are rubber donuts. Here's a pic of my wheels with the beadlocks on them (note I have widened this wheel to 16" so there are actually two of them per wheel:

 

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Originally posted by Rock Taxi:
<STRONG>I am running them on my Dana 60 Front, and the drive flange (no hubs) is even with the
edge of the wheel. The 16" wide 38.5 TSL's then cover it a little more. I do have an issue occasionally with hitting the drive flange on rocks, but then I did before with the dana 30 and 10" rims too.

If you are really worried about it, get some wheel spacers to move the rim out a couple of inches.

Ed</STRONG>
So if you were to get a set of these and install them on a D60 front, you would be able to install 38.5x14.5x16.50's on it, correct? In this example, would the center hub stick outside of the rubber?
 

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Originally posted by SweetCJ7:
<STRONG>So if you were to get a set of these and install them on a D60 front, you would be able to install 38.5x14.5x16.50's on it, correct? In this example, would the center hub stick outside of the rubber?</STRONG>
I have 16" wide TSL's on mine, and the 8 bolt external drive flanges


and the drive flange is about 1 1/2" inside the tire. With my setup the 14.5" wide SX should also "just" be inside the tire. If you are running locking hubs, I really don't know yet. I have a set of internal spline 60 hubs that I am about to swap on with 35 spline stubs and internal drive flanges. I can measure them when they are installed and estimate the added with for a locking hub and let you know.

Performance Wheel and Tire (as well as others) sell wheel spacers that can add an inch or two to push the tire out and protect the hub some more if you need it.

Hope this helps.

Ed

[ 10-21-2001: Message edited by: Rock Taxi ]
 

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Holy Geeze! Do I need to resize that photo or what?!? <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">

Also, don't beat me up on the size of the front driveshaft. Yeah I ripped it in half and made a new one out of thick wall DOM tubing.

Now how do I resize a photo.....
 

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Originally posted by Rock Taxi:
<STRONG>If you are running locking hubs, I really don't know yet. </STRONG>
What else would I run, and solid drive flange and an ARB? I don't understand that statement. <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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I'm selling the rims for $45 dollars each. And no I don't have the runflat rings. Sorry. I thought they came with the rims and so I got fawked. The run flats are available from different location but I don't know where.
 
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