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[IDEA] Monster truck tires

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Hello!

This is an idea that I haven´t seen before, and wanted to share.

It is the 81.6 x 38 balloon tires stretched on the unimog rim.

They are 10 studs in diameter and 5 studs wide.

The tires will stretch and become unusable on the normal rim after some time!

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But can you do this with new 6-hole and reinforced wheels, like wheels from set 42000 or set 42039? I tried but not with good results, although I used huge amount of power and some equipments too...

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Only other side can be pulled on the wheel as you can see from the pics... If anybody has done this, please some advice/hint...

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Maybe you can soften the rubber by soaking the tyres in hot water

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Typically though, when you have large rims with smaller tire walls then you get decreased 4x4 performance. No matter the suspension, you will feel every bump, rock, etc., b/c there is simply no tire and air to absorb differences in terrain. In fact, some auto manufacters won't even sale 4x4's with large rim options. My wife and I recently went shopping for a Jeep Grand Cherokee but wanted the altitude version. We were denied b/c they said these vehicles were not available. They stated there is no reason to have a 4x4 vehicle with thin tires. You will damage the rims when you are off-roading.

Although I have hence found out the Jeep does, in fact, sell the version you see in this post as a 4x4, the dealerships rationale was sound. Off-roading with large rims and small tires is not a fun nor recommended practice.

The pictures in this post, fitting the said tires on the said rims seem to me to fit that profile. I would not recommned it. Perhaps if the vehicle were, say, like a truck or SUV but more like for city driving and showing, then perhaps (can anyone say Cadillac Escalade?), but for a "monster truck" I would not advise it.

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Man vs rubber, man wins :wink:

On the wheel

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Back:

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It was all about technic... Little common sense and buttering knife and easy does it :thumbup: Now I can complete my mod/moc desert buggy with these nice show off wheels :wink: It's only a display model, so the looks are everything. Notice that I will post picture/pictures for my final version of that buggy really soon, so check out Desert Buggy thread :classic:

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