NEED ADVICE ON SPLIT RIMS.

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Postby fijiland » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:38 pm

Hello you guys, I wanted to keep the military 7.00 - 15's on the split rims but am sliding all over the place in this rain. Will keep the split rims but want to change out tires for BFG 32 x 11.50 x 15 All Terrain / AT or,,,,,,,,,,31 x 10.50 x 15 ( same ) or,,,,,,,,,,,33 x 10.50 x 15 ( same tire ) or something else. Could someone confirm that ALL of those will fit that stock split Rim and that ALL will not RUB anywhere on the Patrol? Thanks you guys for any assist. PLEASE,,,,,,,,,,give other suggestions on good All Terrain's for the Patrol that others have used. I am open to suggestions. I have just always gone with BFG. Mine is a 1969 L-60.
ALSO,,,,,,,,,,,I forgot about the YOKAHAMA Y742-S / 7.00R - 15 All Terrains. I used them on my 1962 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser Restoration and loved them. I think I might go with those but any advise or suggestions regarding the split rims or other choice tires would be appreciated. Thanks.

BTW, I understand that even NEW Military tires are not good on wet roads. Anyone have experience with them? New one's? Thanks.

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Postby RiverPatrol » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:45 pm

I've run the Toyo LT tires without any problems on dirt, but I can't say I remember using them in the rain. :think:

For a stock Patrol with the fenders intact you shouldn't go more than 31 x 8.5. I've run BFGs and Wranglers, both perform very nicely. Actually, I've never had a Patrol slip regardless of what tire was on it, even 10 year old dry rotted ones. In fact, this Patrol moved this shed in the rain on the old tires that it came with, without any slippage. The Patrol did what the Case skid steer tractor couldn't. ;)

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Postby fijiland » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:07 pm

Leslie, Have you ever run those military 7.00 x 15 tires on any of your Patrols? Maybe mine, because they are so old and hard rubber, are slipping around but I spoke with the guy who sells them and he told me that even new ones are not good cornering in rain. One of the reasons I wanted to see what you guys had to say. I do not have any experience with them at all.

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Dave

These are what I used on my 1962 FJ40. Since you mentioned going with an 8 then I will most likely go with these. I really liked them but again, open to suggestions. Measure twice, cut once. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp ... 0000443307
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Postby RiverPatrol » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:02 pm

I have the 7.5 x 15 on one Patrol. That's the Toyo LT tire.

Here's a thread about a tire a member used. I know these tires do well. http://www.60patrol.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1771&p=7375&hilit=tires#p7375
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Postby fijiland » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:50 am

Thanks Leslie. Very helpful.

If I decide to change wheels altogether, go with solid rims and tubeless can someone tell me what is the closest solid rim to stock that I can purchase? Were solid rims and tubeless tires ever used on factory stock Patrols in 1969? I am thinking perhaps of changing everything to solid / tubeless. Just need to know what to buy. Am thinking it all through.

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Postby miller » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:15 am

fijiland wrote:Thanks Leslie. Very helpful.

If I decide to change wheels altogether, go with solid rims and tubeless can someone tell me what is the closest solid rim to stock that I can purchase? Were solid rims and tubeless tires ever used on factory stock Patrols in 1969? I am thinking perhaps of changing everything to solid / tubeless. Just need to know what to buy. Am thinking it all through.

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Dave


Hey Dave,
Tubeless tyres wouldn't have made an appearance on early Patrols. Solid rims were available (the years escape me right now) on some patrols.
I had a set of my original split rims converted to one piece wheels, let look great!
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Postby Esteban » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:25 am

miller wrote:Tubeless tyres wouldn't have made an appearance on early Patrols. Solid rims were available (the years escape me right now) on some patrols.
I had a set of my original split rims converted to one piece wheels, let look great!


My 65 came with solid 16"rims. At least in Ecuador, until 1977 they all came with solid rims, and in 1978 some started appearing with split rims. Probably market dependent.
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Postby fijiland » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:40 am

Thanks for the info you guys. Miller,,,,,,,,,,,,, I might look into getting my splits converted to solids. I assume I can run tubeless then correct? Has anyone heard of these tires? http://www.stausaonline.com/light-truck ... axion.html
Specialty Tires of American / The Traxion All Terrain for split Rims Tube tires

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Postby zed » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:09 am

Dave,
I have been researching the same topic:
http://www.60patrol.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2405&p=14086&hilit=wheels+keith#p14086
Send me a PM with your phone number and we can compare notes.
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Postby fijiland » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:04 pm

http://www.cokertire.com/media/catalog/ ... 1000px.jpg

Hello Zed, Will PM you. This link above is from Coker. I just called them. Am waiting to hear back. If this tire fits my split rims then I might pull the trigger on 4.

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Postby sleepyzzz » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:19 am

fijiland wrote:http://www.cokertire.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/380x380/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/t/sta-l78-traxion-1000px.jpg

Hello Zed, Will PM you. This link above is from Coker. I just called them. Am waiting to hear back. If this tire fits my split rims then I might pull the trigger on 4.

Dave



that is a good looking tire, mind me asking how much?
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Postby fijiland » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:26 am

$124 each.

Zed did leave me a message though and said to be careful that these tires from COKER are not older and outdated. I will check that out before buying any.

Also,,,,,,,,,Do these wheels on my Patrol look stock from factory? The dates on there match my year ( 69 ).
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Postby RiverPatrol » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:47 pm

Yes, those are the original stock rims.
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Postby zed » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:43 pm

Please understand, I am not inferring that Coker is selling "old" tires. I was told by Wallace Wade Tires in Dallas that Specialty Tires of America produces the tire in large batches. The inventory may be have been produced recently or, possibly some time ago.
Tires do age a result of UV exposure and other pollutants. As a general rule, I have been told that 7+ year old tires (radials and bias) should be replaced.
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Postby fijiland » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:11 pm

Yea, 7 years. That is what I have always gone by. I will check with Coker and let you guys know. If they have old one's I'll just make sure they sell me new ones.

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