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Squeaky Penguin's (Trip Reports) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Mar 18, 2022 at 11:43 AM
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    cynicalrider

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    Width is fine but yeah those newer wheels are like 5" BS right?
     
  2. Mar 18, 2022 at 12:29 PM
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    5.5''

    1'' less than 1st gen wheels.

    Probably 7.5'' wide so fine for a 11.5 wide tire. Really pushing it for a 12.5.
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2022 at 5:07 PM
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  4. Mar 18, 2022 at 6:19 PM
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    You're only supposed to look at the drivers side. :gossip:
     
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  5. Mar 18, 2022 at 8:05 PM
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    But what is it pushing lol all it does is make it ridiculously easy to seat the bead and ridiculously difficult to pop a bead on the trail.

    I've run 35"x12.5" on 7.5's for what like 6 years now with no issues? But the 5.5" back spacing is for sure the deal breaker. Granted it's the metric 315/75r16 but still it's the industry standard 35"x12.5"
     
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  6. Mar 18, 2022 at 9:37 PM
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    If its too narrow a wheel with too wide of a tire then you have also run much lower tire pressures to get even wear. On my 8'' wheels with 12.5s I was at 31-32 psi. A 7'' would be like 28. Make for a semi squishy ride on the highway which isn't that desirable.

    I've seen people do it. But not what I'd recommend to anyone.

    And im my experiance any 315 is not nearly as wide as a real 12.5. They do tend to be a bit taller though haha
     
  7. Mar 19, 2022 at 6:04 AM
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    Meh I never chalk tested but I used to run it at 33psi for it to be comfy but now I run 35-36 to save in gas on the long trips. When it’s a dedicated adventure truck tire wear isn’t as much a concern. :notsure:
     
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  8. Mar 19, 2022 at 12:22 PM
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    I don't think that's true. If you're driving a thousand miles or more to get to your destination one way, tire wear is of concern. They aren't cheap and while we all know they won't last long due to trail abuse. I prefer to try and be nice to them on the highway as those are "useless" miles for the tires performance that I initially got them for. If that makes sense.

    I've ruined a few tires on the highway and it pisses me off when I do that. If you take care of them on the highway they last a bit longer. So worth worrying about to me at least.
     
  9. Mar 19, 2022 at 4:06 PM
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    May not be the same style tire you guys want to run out in the middle of the country, however another tire route prerunners (the actual prerunning ones) are sometimes using buggy / sxs tall skinnies. They're 35x10.5 or so. Lot lighter for the lower horsepower V6 trucks. Good info on having a wider tire to keep the pressure better for streets - otherwise for a trailer queen, here's Bonzen's truck on starfish stockers since he built it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ily8_rfBzy8
     
  10. Mar 19, 2022 at 10:06 PM
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    Huh sxs tires. Now that is interesting.
     
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    Getting more and more common for mini truck, zuk and XJ guys to run them as options in 15” expand for sxs’s and decrease for trucks
     
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    LOL it's not the early 2000's anymore!
     
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  20. Mar 20, 2022 at 4:09 PM
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    @Squeaky Penguin Back to the topic of wheels. You had mentioned you liked the look of machined wheels. I was scrolling through Instagram and came across a post by SCS in which they are going to be releasing a “machined” Ray10. Take a look. Something to keep in mind as well. I may try and swoop some too as I want to step up to 17s for 35s here soon and I also dig the machined look.
     

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