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Holy mackerel, that's about all anybody could want to know about wheels for their machine. Well written and explained well. Thanks a bunch
Well, finally put my set together and threw them on this weekend.



Pretty happy with the way it goes down the road now.
This looks awesome, I am getting confused reading all this info would you mind sending me what you used for rims tires and lug nuts for this set up.
 

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This looks awesome, I am getting confused reading all this info would you mind sending me what you used for rims tires and lug nuts for this set up.
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- 15x6 5/4.5 Aluminum T08 Black Matte w/Machined Lip - T08-56545MBML rims from RecStuff.com They are 6" wide.

- LUG3K 7/16-20 Tapered Lug Bolts, Fits many Kubota and John Deere UTV's, 17mm Hex from pureoffroad.com

- AM90175 Americana Trailer Wheel Center Cap - Stainless Steel - 3.19" Pilot dust covers from etrailer.com

- 225-70-15 radials from Les Schwab

I find the LS radials are not great for all around so I'm replacing with General Grabber ATX. They will be better on the spread while being great for the dump runs. Snow rating is Triple Peak which is better than M+S.
 

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In the original post:

- 15x6 5/4.5 Aluminum T08 Black Matte w/Machined Lip - T08-56545MBML rims from RecStuff.com They are 6" wide.

- LUG3K 7/16-20 Tapered Lug Bolts, Fits many Kubota and John Deere UTV's, 17mm Hex from pureoffroad.com

- AM90175 Americana Trailer Wheel Center Cap - Stainless Steel - 3.19" Pilot dust covers from etrailer.com

- 225-70-15 radials from Les Schwab

I find the LS radials are not great for all around so I'm replacing with General Grabber ATX. They will be better on the spread while being great for the dump runs. Snow rating is Triple Peak which is better than M+S.
Thank you for the info. And the idea for the G Grabbers instead of radials. My problem is we run are JD825i on both dirt roads and paved and sick of wearing out stock tires. This seems costly by the time your done like about $1000. but would probably pay for itself by not replacing stock tires over and over again. Our gator does NOT have a 2in lift so everything you stated above should work without rubbing correct?
 

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There won't be rubbing when you're dealing with 27.4-27.7" tires. Gators wear tires regardless. Gators are also notorious for being out of alignment new from the factory. I have Les Schwab align mine on the rack first thing. That said, street tires are more cost effective vs. the higher end DOT stuff for the original rims. Also, LS will honor the warranty. So if I kill off a set in 12K miles, oh well, they take care of it. That's why getting an alignment from them prevents some of the excuses to deny. I also get 1-2 nails a year. Not paying for the fix is a good thing, especially when it's through a sidewall and you have to get a new tire.
 

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This looks awesome, I am getting confused reading all this info would you mind sending me what you used for rims tires and lug nuts for this set up.
My rims
Set 4 15" Vision 375 Warrior Black Machined Rims 15x7.5 5x4.5 Jeep Ford 5 Lug | eBay

Same Lug Nuts as Capt
LUG3K 7/16-20 Tapered Lug Bolts from pureoffroad.com

Tires
215/75R15 BFGoodrich Mud Terrains - KM2's - Believe I bought them through Discount Tire


The picture that I have posted was the first set of rims that I used. I feel they were to narrow so I went to the wider Visons that are linked above.
 

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Our gator does NOT have a 2in lift so everything you stated above should work without rubbing correct?
With the 215's mine would only really rub at full turn in reverse. Other than that it was fine.
 

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Philbilly has a nice set of tires. The light rub is due to 27.9 diameter. You can also go with the 225-70 profile for 27.4 or thereabouts. I don't recall that size in the KM2s. The Grabber AT/X I use have a great snow rating which is important in getting to the dump in the winter. They are a tad wider as well. Either way you'll be pleased.
 
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