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    Welcome to the site and hobby.
    Super singles are FAR superior to twins on the rear, NO other army in the world fits duel wheels on the rear of Combat fighting (Cross country and desert) vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simp5782 View Post
    As Damon said the 11R20 tires in the surplus market are getting hard to find. You use to not be able to give G177s away and now they are highly sought after. He likes 1600s cause he just looks at his truck as it never moves. HA!

    As far as common place and availability as well as increase road speed you can go to an 11R22.5 or 12R22.5. It will allow you to run duals and you can get the tires at any local truck tire place. This would allow you to run a 445 65 22.5 up front for a wider steer tire. And just keep an extra rear tire/wheel for a spare cause they can all interchange. They even make a Goodyear G177 in 12R24 and 12R24.5 better take out a 2nd mortgage for a set of those puppies though.

    1600s are cheap these days, so are 395s.... If you are looking at doing mostly just farm stuff then you could modify some wheels and run dual 395/85/20s on the rear of it.


    1600s can handle more weight capacity than dual 11R20s per axle. They are just as stable as duals. G177s are rated at 6780 in dual mode x 2 = 13,560. Compared to a 1600 Goodyear AT3 and Michelin XZL are both rated at 14,540lbs.

    Just my 2 cents, my 445r65x22.5's or a lot larger in dia. than an 11r22.5. Like about 5 inches. (46 vs. 41) 1100r24 will match up better to the 445r65x22.5. In 1100 or 1200, 24.5" will be 3" smaller than 24"
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    Quote Originally Posted by av8or View Post
    Just my 2 cents, my 445r65x22.5's or a lot larger in dia. than an 11r22.5. Like about 5 inches. (46 vs. 41) 1100r24 will match up better to the 445r65x22.5. In 1100 or 1200, 24.5" will be 3" smaller than 24"
    It is a typo. Should be 425s up front with 11R22.5s on the rear. It will work fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simp5782 View Post
    1600s are cheap these days, so are 395s.... If you are looking at doing mostly just farm stuff then you could modify some wheels and run dual 395/85/20s on the rear of it.
    How do you modify the wheels? I'm assuming there's a spacer between them since the 395's are wider?

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    Cut the face and weld a 22.5 dome to it. There Is a thread about it in the 5 ton section
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