Need A Wheel And Tire Questions For My Lgt165
Posted April 28, 2012 - 10:05 PM
One of my rear rims is rusted pretty bad (structural) and leaking air. I started knocking the rust layers off the rim and it started leaking air it is so thin! Only rusted on 1/3 of the rim - must have sat with grass/junk holding moisture on the metal where stored and causing the rust.
Anyway, I need a new rear rim for a 23x10.5x12 tire. All the LGT series had the same rims correct? What other tractors used the same size/offset rims? Hoping I can find one used (cheap). Anybody have a rim laying around?????
Aside from ebay, where are good sources for buying Ford (or Ford compatible) rims?
Also, the tires are shot. I have a set of 23x9.5x12 all trail tires in the shed. As I understand, they are 1 inch narrower than the stock tires. Profile and all are the same. Will I notice a performance difference if
i use these? How much traction difference would the 1 inch narrower tire be? Tempted to put them on for a while and save some money that can go toward other parts in the rebuild... Any opinions?
Posted April 29, 2012 - 03:49 AM
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Posted April 30, 2012 - 03:18 AM
As for traction, its all in the tread design , these Fords have crazy traction!
Posted April 30, 2012 - 01:10 PM
I checked the wheels on my Deere 316 and the offset is WAYYY different!
Caseguy, the bolt plate (welded in the center of the rim where the lug nuts go) is 5.5 inches from the back (tractor) edge of the rim, and 3.75" from the front rim edge. 3" diameter center hole and what looks like a 4 inch, 5 bolt mounting pattern. Not sure if it helps but "Firestone 12 x 8 1/2 JA" is stamped on the rim. Rim width (looking from the front or back) is 9 3/8 wide, with 5 3/4 flat center section, and 1 3/4" apx on each side for the step and lip.Looking at the end of the rim (from the side of tractor) is 13 1/4" overall width, 11 1/2" inside the step, and 10" inner diameter of the rim hub.
Posted April 30, 2012 - 01:21 PM
Posted April 30, 2012 - 07:50 PM
Caseguy, the bolt plate (welded in the center of the rim where the lug nuts go) is 5.5 inches from the back (tractor) edge of the rim, and 3.75" from the front rim edge...
I have exactly 2 of that size...and I just bought them to put on one of the Horses (they're NOS Wheel Horse wheels). I have 20 or so sets of wheels here and I couldn't believe I didn't have more in that size. Apparently I have A LOT of narrow rims LOL. Sorry if I got your hopes up.
Posted May 01, 2012 - 12:46 AM
Caseguy, thanks for looking through your stash.
I figured that if I could get a better handle on comperable "donors" I would have a better chance of finding a wheel. Originally had thought about just finding "one" but I guess I can find a workable set and switch both out just as easy.
Once you know what you are looking for, looking (and finding) is half the fun!!!
Posted May 01, 2012 - 08:21 AM
Good luck on the hunt.
Posted May 01, 2012 - 09:33 AM