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Unread 07-05-2010, 03:49 PM   #16
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Why do you think a 9" wide wheel width would be better for an 11.5" tire width? In my opinion, it would be better with an 8" wide wheel. The object is not to match the wheel width to the tire width because the tire's advertised wheel width is not the same as its mounting width. It's advertised width is not even its tread width. A tire's advertised width is really only it's maximum width half-way up the sidewall. Your 11.5" wide tire would be fine on the 8" wheel and I would actually prefer an 8" wide wheel for that size tire over a 9" wide wheel. Heck we recommend 8" wide wheels for 12.5" wide tires as a matter of habit.

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Unread 07-05-2010, 07:16 PM   #17
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I really like my Spyderlocks, have beat the crap out of 'em in comp and wheeling, and still able to run down the highway with no balance weights...who said they are heavy ? I pretty sure the weight of the wheel is around 31lbs.
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Unread 07-05-2010, 08:00 PM   #18
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i have been running the kmc beadlicks for a couple of years. like em alot
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Unread 07-05-2010, 08:27 PM   #19
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I went with Raceline because that seemed to be the overwhelming choice of the King of the Hammers rigs. I've had no issues with highway use and only run my tires at 20psi for the street anyway, so the 25psi deal doesn't matter for me.

I run around 4psi on the trail and have been more than pleased with their performance.
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Unread 07-06-2010, 02:29 AM   #20
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Why do you think a 9" wide wheel width would be better for an 11.5" tire width? In my opinion, it would be better with an 8" wide wheel. The object is not to match the wheel width to the tire width because the tire's advertised wheel width is not the same as its mounting width. It's advertised width is not even its tread width. A tire's advertised width is really only it's maximum width half-way up the sidewall. Your 11.5" wide tire would be fine on the 8" wheel and I would actually prefer an 8" wide wheel for that size tire over a 9" wide wheel. Heck we recommend 8" wide wheels for 12.5" wide tires as a matter of habit.
Simex recommends 8"-10" wide wheels for their 11.5" wide tires. These tires have very inflexible side walls. You can deflate to 10psi and barely see them deform. That being said, I think that a narrower wheel width on an inflexible tire will stress the sidewalls more than when using a wider wheel, since these tires don't "bag". Also, too wide a wheel causes the bead not to push against the wheel's rim as much allowing for debris to accumulate over time creating an air leak, so 10" wide wheels aren't that great either. 9" wide wheels are right in between and are a good compromise. Of course, all the above is just theory and in reality doesn't mean much, so I'm not using this as a criterium to choose wheels. Backspacing is more important for me.
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Unread 07-06-2010, 02:32 AM   #21
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I went with Raceline because that seemed to be the overwhelming choice of the King of the Hammers rigs. I've had no issues with highway use and only run my tires at 20psi for the street anyway, so the 25psi deal doesn't matter for me.

I run around 4psi on the trail and have been more than pleased with their performance.
20psi on the street??? your mpg must be through the roof with all that rolling resistance. I run my IROKs at 30-33psi on the street.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 07:24 AM   #22
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What's the difference between Hutchinson Rockmonster and Staun internal beadlocks?
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Unread 07-19-2010, 07:38 AM   #23
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Another question about wheels in general, but relevant to my search is size. I've noticed that the wheels i'm interested in come either in 15" or 17". The tire I want to use comes in 15" or 16". This means that the 17" wheel is out. But this causes another problem. Up front I've got 330mm disks with large 4-piston Brembo calipers. This means that I cannot install a wheel smaller than 17" without spacers. So my question is, can I push my wheels out far enough so that the disk breaks and calipers are not inside the wheel? Will this cause any braking issues due to mud/dirt finding its way in the brakes?
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