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Old 08-15-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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What tire is best to replace "split rim" wheels set up?

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Old 08-15-2010, 05:24 PM   #2
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Use a 6 lug wheel trailer wheel rated @ 2800# ,there is several discussion and opinions on best tire and D or E load range,you make that choice. Dave

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Old 08-15-2010, 06:29 PM   #3
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Greetings R. House!

Welcome to the Forums and the world of Vintage Overlander ownership!

Originally Posted by R. House View Post
What tire is best to replace "split rim" wheels set up?
I believe that the '62 Overlanders take the same wheels as my '64 Overlander. The new wheels that I purchased for my Overlander met the following criteria:
  • 15" x 6"
  • Zero Offset
  • 6 on 5.5" Bolt Circle
  • 4.25" Center Hole
  • 2,600 pound Weight Rating
My suggesting would be load range D if you have a tandem axle Overlander or load range E if your Overlander happens to have been one special ordered with the single axle . . . .

Good luck with your investigation!

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Old 08-15-2010, 06:40 PM   #4
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What tire is best to replace "split rim" wheels set up?
We suggest the Goodyear Marathon, load range "D".

However, the most important thing to have done, is to have the complete running gear balanced.

Tire, wheel, hub and drum, as an assembly.

Unbalanced running gtear, is subject to fail, regardless of the brand.

Many people blame the tires, instead of improper balancing, or none whatsoever.

There isn't a tire made, that's perfectly in balance, nor is there a hub and drum that's perfectly in balance, either. Wheels, maybe??

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Old 08-18-2010, 03:59 PM   #5
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New rims and I second Kevin's suggestion or the "D" rated tire for your double axle Overlander.

I would also suggest a tire brand that can be serviced (if a warranty issue comes up) nationwide if you do a lot of traveling.

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