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    Well I have a freshly shod goat. We decided to go tubeless but tyre place couldn't couldn't get the beads to expand out on to the rim, ratchet straps and bead blaster didn't help. In the end I had to collect the unmounted tyres and do it myself with aerostart and a gas torch, a bit of messing around but got there in the end. They look pretty good, they balloon a bit in the sidewalls at the 25lb of pressure I have in them at the moment, but I want to see how it rides before I play with the pressures. I still would have preferred a more conventional mud terrain pattern but as we all know that's not a viable option.
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    Looks great!
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    First impressions are good on the new tyres, at 25lbs the ride is no worse than before, new supple 12 ply tyres about the same as hard old 6 ply I think. Found some mud and water to test them out, huge traction digging forwards but like all NDT tyres they slide sideways fairly easily.

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    Can you air them down 15 pounds or so, thats what we did in the army
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    I see no reason why not. I'll have a play with pressures soon.

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    They might do some better but from memory it don't make a huge difference, its about the only option though unless you want to spend a go zillion dollars on custom rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussiecowboy View Post
    I'll post pictures when I get them fitted, they are the dukw tyres. I looked at every option I could find but couldn't find anything that would work. Mickey Thompson used to make a 40x12.5r18 but they are it of production now.
    Yokohama Geolandar MT plus were a 40x13.5R18 from memory, but also out of production.

    Seems to be a number of manufacturers running 40 on a 17" rim, but doesn't help us i suspect.

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    Tires look great, I suspect the 10 ply DUKW tires were a bit tougher to expand on to the bead, good job.
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