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Lindsay36551
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military tread

Post by Lindsay36551 » October 29th, 2018, 10:02 pm

Hey all,
Looking for a post Viet Nam tread for my A2 that I'm doing for desert storm, USMS recon, Fitted with an M60 and a newer fn240 mounted to the wind screen.
Going to tire rack to see what's available
I saw a really cool tread pattern < thought it was HORSTS vehicle .;
He has told me I was mistaken, Looking for a 700 X16 tyre that has rounded edges and an aggressive tread pattern
1967 M-35-a2-D SOLD
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Re: military tread

Post by m3a1 » October 30th, 2018, 9:42 am

Yeah, Horst's tires are awesome looking tires.

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Re: military tread

Post by Horst » October 30th, 2018, 12:32 pm

no, they are not. I run standard NDMS tires, they are neither good looking nor do they have any good performance....
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Re: military tread

Post by SturmTyger380 » October 31st, 2018, 7:29 am

I found an old discussion about tires - these look interesting:

https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=83055

Here is a link to one of the tires - look at the Caiman it looks good.

http://www.black-star.fr/4x4/?largeurPn ... meSerie=16
45' MB, ??' MBT, 47' CJ2A, 48' CJ2A,
51' M38 #1, 51' M38 #2, 51' M100,
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Re: military tread

Post by rickf » October 31st, 2018, 8:59 am

Why not just look at modern off road tires? Interco has the Swamper line, They are about as aggressive as you will ever find and they have the sizes you need no matter what you are looking for. And they are all DOT rated.
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Re: military tread

Post by raymond » October 31st, 2018, 7:37 pm

SturmTyger380 wrote:I found an old discussion about tires - these look interesting:

https://forums.g503.com/viewtopic.php?t=83055

Here is a link to one of the tires - look at the Caiman it looks good.

http://www.black-star.fr/4x4/?largeurPn ... meSerie=16
Those are all retreads.

And there is no way I would run a tire named "Venezuela" :wink:

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Re: military tread

Post by rickf » October 31st, 2018, 8:24 pm

Modern retreads are good tires, but that is considering they are made in quality plants and not some third world tire shop.
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Re: military tread

Post by Lindsay36551 » November 1st, 2018, 10:38 pm

Just wanted to thank all of you for your input on this subject!
I haven't come to a conclusion yet!
Its tough picking the correct tread and stance without it mounted to the vehicle!
I have 4 months to make it correct!
Ill let you know how it ends up!
1967 M-35-a2-D SOLD
1973 M151A2
M151 A1-SOLD
196? franken MUTT
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Re: military tread

Post by m3a1 » November 3rd, 2018, 12:11 pm

Tires are an interesting subject but thus far we've said very little about them, other than speaking in generalities.

Here's a fairly good article (unfortunately, rife with advertisements) but fairly informative. It probably will not lead anyone to make a decision on which particular tire is "best" but it is fairly educational so, if you are interested in an easy read on the subject while you enjoy your morning coffee, here is the link.

https://auto.howstuffworks.com/how-tires-are-made.htm

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Re: military tread

Post by Mark » November 3rd, 2018, 12:54 pm

Ya, the article was pretty good, I made a copy to give to 'the tire man place' everybody goes to from around here.I could say the name, you all probably go there too
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Re: military tread

Post by Lindsay36551 » November 8th, 2018, 6:07 pm

I have decided on a Cooper tire,
Discoverer sst All terrain tread, size LT215/85/R16.
I will be running tubes.
1967 M-35-a2-D SOLD
1973 M151A2
M151 A1-SOLD
196? franken MUTT
M1oo trailer
1963 M151
1968 M416 trailer

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Re: military tread

Post by rickf » November 8th, 2018, 6:52 pm

That is a tubeless tire so if you are going to run tubes be sure to get tubes that are compatible with the tires.
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
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Re: military tread

Post by Lindsay36551 » November 8th, 2018, 8:27 pm

I have decided on a Cooper tire,
Discoverer sst All terrain tread, size LT215/85/R16.
I will be running tubes.
1967 M-35-a2-D SOLD
1973 M151A2
M151 A1-SOLD
196? franken MUTT
M1oo trailer
1963 M151
1968 M416 trailer

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Re: military tread

Post by agwrangler » November 9th, 2018, 8:02 pm

i run my ndcc tires tubeless. its worked great since 2015.

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