Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Satellite Beach
There are two basic types military surplus of Hummer H1 bead locks, 8 bolt and 12 bolt, both are 9x16.5 with a 7" back space. The 8 bolt has the hub on the back 1/2 of the rim and the 12 bolt has it on the front. Both are double bead locks when a center peace is used. There's a magnesium runflat for the 8 bolt and a rubber version for the 12 bolt. There are also some after market versions one PVC and one metal. These rims are heavy, the 12 bolt being the heavier of the two, but the tuffist.
Two big considerations are room for the 7 back space and if running a lock-out hub it will stick out and be exposed to rocks. The centers can be cut out of both the 8 or 12 bolt to replace the stock lug pattern of 8 on 6.5 and recenter the set back. There is a lot of stuff that can be done to them to make them even tuffer.
The set I have is 12 bolt and they rub ever so slightly on my front 8-lug Dana 44 (they need a spacer until the 60 goes in or the 2.5 rockwells.
I am sure I have left out some info, but this will give you an idea.
oh yea you can fit 42" tires on them
Satellite Bch, FL
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (LJ) 6cyl, 4spd auto, dana 30/44 3.73, rear trac-loc, hard top, BFG KM2 35/12.5 x 15 on rattle can black stock Ravine wheels & 1.5" spacers, trimmed flares, budget PA 1" BL & RC 1" MML, Ford Explorer roof rack, Hella e-code headlight housings, 55 watt DDM HID Hi/Lo 6000k, EBC Yellow Stuff front brake pads, Platinum P4 battery, Rusty's 3" 305s front and 303s rear springs, RC rear track bar bracket and Hella 500FFs with DDM's 55watt 6000k H3 HIDs on windshield hinge brackets. Currie's front upper and lower control arms. Hummm whats next? Building a Dana HP30 with 4.88 and ? locker