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I picked me up some 2 1/2 ton Rockwells, seems they get expensive to build. Go figure. When the money tree regrows, the plans are to run eith 46"XMLs or some 44" tire that comes along for a good price. I wanna take it on a easy trail ride or 2 to make sure the suspension and everything works the way I want it to. But I havent got my new tires/wheels yet. Hell, I havent even made up my mind on exactly what I want.

Its got the stock uni-direction mil spec tires. I know the tires are gonna suck ass off road. But I am curious about the wheels. Are they gonna explode as soon as I hit them off a rock if I try wheelin' with them? Anyone ever wheel with them?
 

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I ran my 20"split rims for like 4 months. No problems.Their just heavy.
 

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Those stock 9x20's are also not the strongest tire. They're load range "D", and they are generally made from poor rubber. They are, after all, low bidder tires.

Oh yeah, on the topic of the rims themselves, you should be aware of all of the safety concerns that come along with dealing with split rims, which are exTREMELY dangerous to air up and down. They're very field serviceable with some wheel spoons, but man, split rims are just about the most dangerous thing to snap a tire chuck onto and air up, so if you're going to air the thing up and down, well, don't. You can also put a weld onto the split ring to hold it in place, which will make it "safer", but man, unless you do a full circumferential weld on there to hold it, those wheels are still "dangerous".

Anyway, that's my worry-wort advice.
 

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Oh yeah, on the topic of the rims themselves, you should be aware of all of the safety concerns that come along with dealing with split rims, which are exTREMELY dangerous to air up and down.
I dont like split rims, I am worried about hitting the ring with a rock and it flying off. East coast, we dont got a lot of rocks but they're still there.

I would probably air down once (trail only) and leave them there. Put a couple welds on the ring to keep it from flying off.

I ran my 20"split rims for like 4 months. No problems.Their just heavy.
Anyone else run 'em?
 

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You won't be able to knock the ring off. Once they are mounted and the tires are inflated they are stuck.
 

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PS The only welding I've done on those rims is when they are uninflated. FYI.

PPS I fear split rims. I even got em off my deuce.
 

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Tire spoons are for regular rims. Tire irons or Lock Ring Tools are for the split rims. There is a huge difference between military and civilian split rim setups. I wouldn't touch a civilian split rim with a 10 foot pole, but the military ones are pretty safe if you have common sense.

We aired one down and then tried to pry the ring off with a D590 loader and it wouldn't budge. The bead either has to rip or be pushed off for the ring to come off.

I think I took a movie of it, but that was 6 years ago. :(

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Those stock 9x20's are also not the strongest tire. They're load range "D", and they are generally made from poor rubber. They are, after all, low bidder tires.

Oh yeah, on the topic of the rims themselves, you should be aware of all of the safety concerns that come along with dealing with split rims, which are exTREMELY dangerous to air up and down. They're very field serviceable with some wheel spoons, but man, split rims are just about the most dangerous thing to snap a tire chuck onto and air up, so if you're going to air the thing up and down, well, don't. You can also put a weld onto the split ring to hold it in place, which will make it "safer", but man, unless you do a full circumferential weld on there to hold it, those wheels are still "dangerous".

Anyway, that's my worry-wort advice.
 
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