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Postby M2HALFTRACKBOY » September 12th, 2010, 9:21 am

I saw a post earlier about the civvy tires some of you have. After seeing a stunning video clip on Youtube of a Mutt rollover test which was initiated on a skid-pad with a minimal turn (and military tires), I'm considering going with the civilian tires on the AlleyCat.

I like the wheels most often seen on the FAVs. However, I'm concerned about getting wheels with a proper off-set. I'm also concerned about how all this effects steering (i.e. rubbing on tight turns) and fender clearances.

So, can I get some input from those of you who have blazed this trail already?

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Re: Aftermarket wheels/tires

Postby mrdibbles » September 12th, 2010, 9:32 am

Don't do it. You've got to get over this roll over thing. It is very real but don't let it consume you.
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Re: Aftermarket wheels/tires

Postby rickf » September 12th, 2010, 10:40 am

Original wheels have a very negative offset. I just went and measured mine and the bolt pattern is 5 on 5.528. That should work with an earlier Ford F150, Bronco or Jeep CJ wheel. If you go with a more positive offset then you will run into a problem with the tire rotating in an arc when turning instead of rotating on the contact patch. You will also have a lot of fender interference unless you stay with smaller tires.

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Re: Aftermarket wheels/tires

Postby toptiger » September 12th, 2010, 12:40 pm

I think this is the video he is referring to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N309xX663cY
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Re: Aftermarket wheels/tires

Postby rickf » September 12th, 2010, 2:59 pm

Yea, but it landed on it's wheels.

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Re: Aftermarket wheels/tires

Postby halftracknut » September 12th, 2010, 4:31 pm

Ok, Be honest...Just how many of you guys have rolled a 151 series jeep completely over? HTN
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Re: Aftermarket wheels/tires

Postby Ralph Fuller » September 12th, 2010, 5:08 pm

This is the only picture of a roll over I have:
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Re: Aftermarket wheels/tires

Postby rickf » September 12th, 2010, 5:09 pm

I see where that one is headed. :lol:

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Re: Aftermarket wheels/tires

Postby 199th mp » September 12th, 2010, 6:11 pm

i have big o tires on the jeep i bought in january, and they were brand new, on 151 wheels, and it has been fine so far. i will replace them with military tires when they wear out, but that's in the future. and in that rollover picture above, are you sure that jeep isn't just doing my drill sergeant's favorite exercise, "the dying cockroach"?
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Re: Aftermarket wheels/tires

Postby miljeep » September 12th, 2010, 6:24 pm

That pic is of a FAC M151 they were never to be driven over 35 to 40 mph do to the weight and the highth of the radio sets
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Re: Aftermarket wheels/tires

Postby Mr. Recovery » September 12th, 2010, 6:47 pm

This is not my photo and I have no details on the rollover other then it took place in Germany.

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Re: Aftermarket wheels/tires

Postby M2HALFTRACKBOY » September 12th, 2010, 7:21 pm

Ok Rick, you da boss.

On the other hand, you don't know my wife's driving habits !

I'm a retired 30 year traffic cop and I've seen (first hand) the end result of ignorance, stupidity (and just pure bad luck) behind the wheel of an automobile.

Well, I guess I'll just bring the video to her attention. That ought to make her respect the Mutt just a little bit more.

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Re: Aftermarket wheels/tires

Postby ohiomgman » September 22nd, 2010, 6:20 pm

toptiger wrote:I think this is the video he is referring to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N309xX663cY



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Re: Aftermarket wheels/tires

Postby ohiomgman » September 22nd, 2010, 6:24 pm

halftracknut wrote:Ok, Be honest...Just how many of you guys have rolled a 151 series jeep completely over? HTN



THAT is a fair question.


I saw one that HAD been rolled over...by a drunk Spec 4 in Vietnam...who was thinking he was back in his GTO instead of a Mutt.
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Re: Aftermarket wheels/tires

Postby halftracknut » September 22nd, 2010, 7:28 pm

I almost lost an A-1 once but I was down hill in a right hand turn and could feel her about to give so I let off of it and she strightened right up...you get the sme response from an old VW....
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