Finally had some time to finish painting my rims .
I stripped them down to bare metal and gave them five coats of gloss white . They only had a little surface rust and no pitting , but it sure is time consuming stripping and then masking them off properly . It's been really humid the last couple of days which makes for slow drying time and a glossy finish , but the humidity also makes it easier for paint runs . I luckily managed to get them painted without any runs and just a couple of bugs in the paint.....LOL
I also had them loaded a couple of days ago with 8 1/2 gallons apiece of Rim Guard . They sure are heavy .
Canawler my frame shows little wear around the rockshaft and I believe this 990 in the past has done more sitting than working . I was thinking of welding bushing into the frame but thats a lot of work and my frames already been stripped and painted , so I'm going to leave it alone , but it is a poor design .
DH1 , The 990 rims I have are 7 inches wide ( inside rim bead measurement ) and the 7.60's are barely wide enough for them . We had to use a rachet strap to get them out on the bead when we first installed them on these rims . When the Kabota dealer let the air out of them a couple of days later to load them , they came back off the bead on one side , but were easier to get back on the bead the second time after they were loaded .
I'd be afraid that the narrower 6.70 tires wouldn't be wide enough if your putting them on 7 inch wide rims .
Edited by Jlaws, September 10, 2013 - 10:40 PM.