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pugslyyy

Expedition Vehicle Engineer Guy
Looks great! Thats too much $$ in my opinion, I'm trying out a new supplier that has much better pricing and they're quick too. And they'll ship.

I know..... too late for this info! I've been toying with mail order shafts for a long time, maybe I need to gat that ball rolling.
Yeah it came out a lot more than I was hoping, but the only game in town.


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tgreening

Expedition Leader
Yeah it came out a lot more than I was hoping, but the only game in town.


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Holy crap man. Was there something unusual about yours? I can't remember exactly without looking it up but as I recall both of mine came to less than $1K delivered. I had to install but that was gravy work.
 

tgreening

Expedition Leader
Thanks for the tire info Chris but I asked a poorly delivered question. What I was hoping to find out is which rim size offers the best and most economical choices in tire sizes, 16", 17" , etc. Good to know though on the Toyo. Those exceed the rating of what's on there now and I wouldn't mind having that extra bit of cushion. This things kind of a pig.
 

DzlToy

Explorer
A quick search of my notes, produced the following results for 37" tire options:

Hankook's DynaPro M/T is available in 37 x 12.50R18D (#3415), has above average performance for a mud tire in all situations except ice, which can be remedied with good siping.

Cooper makes a Discoverer STT PRO in 37x12.50 and 37x13.50 for 17” and 20” wheels. The narrower in 20” has an E load rating, but only D on the 17” wheel. The 13.50 is E for both wheels. (#3750)

Maxxis Trepador TL30026000 has a three ply sidewall and is rated at #3525 in a 37x12.50R17D. It has a six ply main tread (M8060) and is made in Taiwan.

Nitto has a Trail Grappler MT in 37 x 12.50R20E, may reduce sidewall flex if loaded heavy or when towing. (#3750)

A 37” KM2 (17” - 20” wheel) can hold upto #3525 (17”), good overall, needs siping for snow/ice.

Discover S/T Maxx is available in 37x12.50R17LT(D), 3 ply sidewall, M+S, studable (#3525)

Toyo Mud Terrain in 37x12.50R20E: #1930 (25 psi), #2225 (30 psi), #2470 (35 psi), #2705 (40 psi), #2925 (45 psi), #3085 (50 psi), #3335 (55 psi), #3525 (60 psi), #3750 (65 psi)

Toyo Mud Terrain in 37X12.50R18E: #2095 (25 psi), #2395 (30 psi), #2680 (35 psi), #2915 (40 psi), #3150 (45 psi), #3415 (50 psi), #3590 (55 psi), #3795 (60 psi), #3970 (65 psi)
 

tgreening

Expedition Leader
The Toyo MTs in the 13.5/17 flavor clock in with a 4300# max load. That's 450# more per tire than I have now. Online I can find them at about $330 delivered which is a dang sight better than anything I've found in the 16.5 variety.


That's some handy info there. There's probably tires in there I'd rather have, and probably at better pricing, but unfortunately nothing that gets me any further ahead in load capacity. I'm frankly surprised that it was a 17" tire that did, and only because it was an inch wider than its 12.5 cousin. Go figure..
 

flightcancled

Explorer
That is what we do, cut the side rails in 2 so they fit in the 60" tube. The middle foot and top plate joins them together so its all solid.
Oh right I forgot! So for an added cost couldn't you offer a 4th set of legs, plates, and 2 more lengthwise pieces to bump the rack the next couple feet? That would add weight, but not length to the package.
 

ujoint

Supporting Sponsor
B190 off to alignment. Just needs some miles and a big box to show up from Aluminess!



Another photo, please, when the bumper is on it! :^)
For sure, I'll do a video too. Pallet is due here today.

Thanks for the tire info Chris but I asked a poorly delivered question. What I was hoping to find out is which rim size offers the best and most economical choices in tire sizes, 16", 17" , etc. Good to know though on the Toyo. Those exceed the rating of what's on there now and I wouldn't mind having that extra bit of cushion. This things kind of a pig.
Ah, I believe 17" will give the most options.

Oh right I forgot! So for an added cost couldn't you offer a 4th set of legs, plates, and 2 more lengthwise pieces to bump the rack the next couple feet? That would add weight, but not length to the package.
Yea, I don't see why not. We'll need to build the rack here on the ground and then tear it apart for shipping but thats not an issue. The 2 middle feet would have a small piece joining them.
 

ujoint

Supporting Sponsor
V8 under the knife. Transmission is off to be converted so we can fiinish up the 4x conversion. All new exhaust, t-case, shortened tank, should be back together next week so I can get her on eBay as a completed rig!

 

Bbasso

Expedition Leader
So... Chris...
Have you driven V8 with the TruckLite headlights at night, if you how do you like/dislike them?
Inquiring minds want to know.


I'm still loving mine after a year with them... but don't let that sway your decision lol
 

Jb1rd

Explorer
Agreed, however I did ask my wife to drive past me when I first got them because I thought the same thing, she said that they were fine.
The headlights are great, almost too bright at this lift height but I like them a lot.
 
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