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post #406 of 487 Old 10-15-2010, 08:16 PM
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im not talkin bout paint no more,haha..what do they call them rims you got? i read they suck the tires in a bit..are they what they call the hummer wheels or just militarty wheels .if true i may go that route myself..are they wide enough for 40,s you think..i seen a set on craigs list with 36,s for 400 bucks a couple weeks ago..thats not bad i wouldnt think for a start..


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post #407 of 487 Old 10-16-2010, 08:22 AM
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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

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post #408 of 487 Old 10-16-2010, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Yea, what Rusty said. Here is a link to Trail Worthy Fab Trail Worthy Fab He sells all kind of H1 goodies. There are some vendors over on Pirate that sell H1 wheels. I picked my set up on Ebay for $249, came with tires, wheels and the mag runflats. They were in Tampa so I was able to save on shipping by picking them up. I've seen 42" Rockers and 44" Swampers mounted on them and I'm going to mount 40s on mine. You can also run Hummer H2 wheels, but they dont have beadlocks Google
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post #409 of 487 Old 10-16-2010, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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And one more thing, the H1 wheels are 16.5" which gives you a limited selection of tires. The H2 are 17"
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post #410 of 487 Old 10-16-2010, 09:52 AM
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I'm a tad late but I'm subscribing. This looks like an awesome project and I've read most of it now.

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post #411 of 487 Old 10-16-2010, 02:35 PM
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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 space ontill 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
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Yea, what Rusty said. Here is a link to Trail Worthy Fab Trail Worthy Fab He sells all kind of H1 goodies. There are some vendors over on Pirate that sell H1 wheels. I picked my set up on Ebay for $249, came with tires, wheels and the mag runflats. They were in Tampa so I was able to save on shipping by picking them up. I've seen 42" Rockers and 44" Swampers mounted on them and I'm going to mount 40s on mine. You can also run Hummer H2 wheels, but they dont have beadlocks Google
thank you both for your time and knowledge as i actually learned something today! for real..if there that heavy i may look into something else since i have plenty of time..im liking the big aluminum ones but may find a steel wheel and do after market bead locks..

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post #412 of 487 Old 10-16-2010, 07:17 PM
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Read through the whole build so far. Not Enough of these kind of builds anymore true home built rigs I love it!
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post #413 of 487 Old 10-16-2010, 09:00 PM
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Read through the whole build so far. Not Enough of these kind of builds anymore true home built rigs I love it!
I'd have to agree^^^Great build and talent my friend! Keep up the good work...I can't wait to see it when you're "finished".
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post #414 of 487 Old 10-16-2010, 10:24 PM
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Can't wait to see it done
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post #415 of 487 Old 10-18-2010, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Johnny, here is a link to some H2 wheels on 40" iroks. YOu can also see how far the hub sticks out, you might not have that problem since your frontend has spacers on it. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/f...l#post10297750
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post #416 of 487 Old 10-18-2010, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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I'm a tad late but I'm subscribing. This looks like an awesome project and I've read most of it now.
Your not to late, there is still a ton of work to be done

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I'd have to agree^^^Great build and talent my friend! Keep up the good work...I can't wait to see it when you're "finished".
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Read through the whole build so far. Not Enough of these kind of builds anymore true home built rigs I love it!
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Can't wait to see it done

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post #417 of 487 Old 10-18-2010, 06:20 AM
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Johnny, here is a link to some H2 wheels on 40" iroks. YOu can also see how far the hub sticks out, you might not have that problem since your frontend has spacers on it. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/f...l#post10297750
thanks bro,,that green jeep is sweet
check out dadztj build also,,very cool

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post #418 of 487 Old 10-19-2010, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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The open headers was driving me a wall so I slapped some redneck engineered eahaust on. Flowmaster 40 series, some tubing i already had ans some Advance Auto Parts flex tube. MUCH quieter and has a good tone.









Going for a ride around the block trying out the new exhaust. Notice the custom rear seat




And installed the most important mod ever

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post #419 of 487 Old 10-25-2010, 09:13 AM
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Subscribed awhile back and love getting my weekly updates..... Since the topic of H1 and H2 wheels came up here is a thread on another forum that helped out a bit.

H2 wheel Tech - OFN Forums
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I'd have to agree^^^Great build and talent my friend! Keep up the good work...I can't wait to see it when you're "finished".
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