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Re: New 8R19.5 Tires!

Unread postby RobC on Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:28 am

I get the Dip-sh#t of the year award.

Indeed 77- A very large "L" was stamped on the lugs on the left side of the rig Doh!.

I still can't get them off though. I am getting an extension for my bud Socket wrench today to get a better angle and try that slick jackstand trick to keep the bar flat. I will let y'all know.

Attached is my spare rim I sprayed cream color rustoleum (original color) turned out great.

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Re: New 8R19.5 Tires!

Unread postby badbillybiker on Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:10 pm

FWIW... Torque is #500 Ft lbs...
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Re: New 8R19.5 Tires!

Unread postby 77Travco on Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:39 am

RobC wrote:I get the Dip-sh#t of the year award.

Indeed 77- A very large "L" was stamped on the lugs on the left side of the rig Doh!.

I still can't get them off though. I am getting an extension for my bud Socket wrench today to get a better angle and try that slick jackstand trick to keep the bar flat. I will let y'all know.

Attached is my spare rim I sprayed cream color rustoleum (original color) turned out great.

RobC

Cream colored rims.jpg

Wheel looks good! Hey, at least you figured out the left hand thread thing before you broke something. :D
My coach is even more confusing... my LR and RF wheels have the left hand thread studs... so I guess someone inadvertently swapped something around in the past.
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Re: New 8R19.5 Tires!

Unread postby Acesneights on Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:20 pm

Probably mixed up the drums during a brake job. Personally I always thought that reverse thread thing is pointless.
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Re: New 8R19.5 Tires!

Unread postby 77Travco on Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:25 pm

Seemed to be a Mopar thing. I am surprised to find it as late as a 77 model.
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Re: New 8R19.5 Tires!

Unread postby RobC on Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:24 pm

Finally got the stones/courage to fully lean on the cheater bar and BAM! the lugs released It was very loud) The studs are all going to need to be cleaned and greased but I am psyched I got them to move.

My left side are lefty threads and my right side are all righty threads.

When I asked my brake guy how to change the tires when I first bought it he said:

"Call roadside assistance"

I can see why. It's a big job just to get even one of the duals off.

I am buying three Toyo tires from Les Schwab so I might have them come and pull them off.

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Re: New 8R19.5 Tires!

Unread postby RobC on Fri May 12, 2017 2:03 pm

Got my new rubber on and powder coated rims ($80 each) so the beast has new shoes baby!

Looking for chrome hub and lug covers

Any body know the dimensions of the 5 bolt patern off hand. The ford 5 bolt seems to be pretty popular but they call out a 4.5 inch bolt pattern (measured from the center of one bolt hole to the OUTSIDE of the one two away)

I will measure this afternoon but any body with a link to chrome jewelry that fits these rigs let me know.

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Re: New 8R19.5 Tires!

Unread postby badbillybiker on Fri May 12, 2017 2:52 pm

Bet those powdered rims are really slick...
Maybe a pinstripe/s and chrome nut covers?
Sure would hate to cover the powder coating up...
anyhow...
I use "simulators" that are for the 19.5 rims and are the easiest way out for some fast "bling".
HTH..
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Re: New 8R19.5 Tires!

Unread postby KB2CRK on Fri May 12, 2017 2:55 pm

Rob, the pattern on the Travco is 5 X 8". 5 lug on an 8" circle.
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Re: New 8R19.5 Tires!

Unread postby RobC on Mon May 15, 2017 1:23 pm

Thanks KB2. Now I know what I am looking for.

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