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    I did a search and didn't get much information. I would like to run the 53 michelin xzl tires. But I am not sure what rims to use.

    Do I use the 3 piece hemtt rims or the 2 piece hemtt rims? hemmt Rims.jpgHemtt Rims 2.jpg
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    1989 K-5 blazer (not a CUCV) 350cid, 700r4, np241, gm10 bolt rear, gm 12 bolt front
    1987 Chevy 4 door 1 ton dually (not a cucv) 454cid, turbo 400, np205, dana 60 front, dana 70 rear (Cummins removed from a 95 dodge, getting it torn done, cleaned, and painted.)
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    Either HEMTT rim works without rubbing up front.

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    Either HEMTT 20" wheel is fine on front. You can use the standard A2 5 ton SS wheel on the rear axles. You can use 6 HEMTT if you like but you only NEED 2. Also, make sure they a 20" as the have been MK48 21" wheels mistakenly sold as HEMTT 20".
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    Cool thanks. Someone not far from me has a bunch of the 2 piece hemtt rims for a decent price. So I will use those on all 6.
    1984 M1008 CUCV- SOLD
    1984 M1008 CUCV daily driver Turbo 6.2diesel, 4L80E, np208, dana 60 front, gm 14 bolt w/locker rear
    1989 K-5 blazer (not a CUCV) 350cid, 700r4, np241, gm10 bolt rear, gm 12 bolt front
    1987 Chevy 4 door 1 ton dually (not a cucv) 454cid, turbo 400, np205, dana 60 front, dana 70 rear (Cummins removed from a 95 dodge, getting it torn done, cleaned, and painted.)
    1970 M813

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    That may pull the rears in some, as I don't think the dish is as deep, which is why people go with those on the fronts and they prevent rub in a tight turn, well, as tight as a 9 can turn, anyway.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman3005 View Post
    Cool thanks. Someone not far from me has a bunch of the 2 piece hemtt rims for a decent price. So I will use those on all 6.
    Funny you should mention that. Today I'm mounting some onto my M925. It's a workout.... for me and the redtruck.

    Pull the front mudflaps before you start. And I highly recommend these offset lugnuts. You'l need them on the front axle anyway on an 809series truck.
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    I will want to see pics of my old truck with them on too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98G View Post
    Funny you should mention that. Today I'm mounting some onto my M925. It's a workout.... for me and the redtruck.

    Pull the front mudflaps before you start. And I highly recommend these offset lugnuts. You'l need them on the front axle anyway on an 809series truck.
    Do you have a part number for those off set lug nuts?
    1984 M1008 CUCV- SOLD
    1984 M1008 CUCV daily driver Turbo 6.2diesel, 4L80E, np208, dana 60 front, gm 14 bolt w/locker rear
    1989 K-5 blazer (not a CUCV) 350cid, 700r4, np241, gm10 bolt rear, gm 12 bolt front
    1987 Chevy 4 door 1 ton dually (not a cucv) 454cid, turbo 400, np205, dana 60 front, dana 70 rear (Cummins removed from a 95 dodge, getting it torn done, cleaned, and painted.)
    1970 M813

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    And the fun continues...
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    My poor truck has been on blocks for almost two years. I had a chance to sell the G177's off it (THANKS CLINT!), with the intent of replacing them with 395's within just a couple of weeks. Life got in the way and it didn't' happen.

    Meanwhile the blocks sank into the ground, and what I have always considered my pristine keeper truck began to look like a scrap parts truck. It has been a real source of stress for me.

    I had a very difficult time lifting the front - the jack pushed into the soft ground even with steel plate under it.

    Now that its moving under its own power I'm going to detail clean it and prep it for painting.

    (If this is trespass on your hemtt wheel thread, let me know and I'll delete)
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