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#1 mitchell660 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 07:52 PM

im new to pulling and am wonderin what kind of tire would be best for pulling... a BKT TR315 Trencher Super Lug 23X8.50-12 6-Ply Lug Tire or 23X8.50-12 Deestone Tractor Lug Tires 6 ply... thanks:confuse:

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 08:35 PM

Are you stock pulling or modified? It depends on if you are going to cut the tires down or not.

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 10:12 PM

modified... and should i cut the tires?

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 10:33 PM

Cut the #of lugs on the tire and get the ones with the highest count.

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 10:59 PM

then should i cut them, and if so, how would i go about doin it?

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Posted July 24, 2011 - 08:20 PM

First thing you want to do before you buy, or modify any tires is, Get a set of rules from the Club(s) your going to be pulling with and find out what size/type of tire you can run in your class. For example your talking 23/8.50/12 tires. Thats a small size. Stock garden tractor tires in 12 inch run 23/10.50/ 12

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Posted July 25, 2011 - 11:59 AM

First thing you want to do before you buy, or modify any tires is, Get a set of rules from the Club(s) your going to be pulling with and find out what size/type of tire you can run in your class.


I agree with junkman1946. You need to run the style tire that is allowed in your class.

The 23/8.50/12 is a very small tire. With the snowmobile engine and small tires you will never hook up, but will dig 2 nice deep holes in front of the sled. The modified garden tractors use 26/12/12 tires. Cepek, LawnTec, Vogel are some of the "molded" pulling tires that most of the garden tractor pullers use.

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Posted July 25, 2011 - 10:20 PM

ok then... but where do i get the rims that will fit 26x12-12 tires?

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Posted July 25, 2011 - 11:01 PM

Here is a site that has some good information Information About Tractor Pulling Tires and How To Widen Wheels.

If you have a 5 lug rim with a 4 1/2" bolt circle, most of the pulling vendors can set you up with aluminum wheels as well as tires. Miller Tire, Midwest Super Cub, Vogel Manufacturing, Nichols Performance are some that come to mind. I believe that Miller Tire may have steel wheels as well.
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Posted August 01, 2011 - 06:58 PM

IOF YOU CAN RUN CUT TIRES,DICK CEPEK 26X12X12 on douglas rims.them tires are way tough to mount up,midwest sells em already mounted.

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Posted August 02, 2011 - 09:05 PM

so... can i mount 26x12-12 tires on the stock 12x8.5 rims?

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Posted August 02, 2011 - 10:34 PM

so... can i mount 26x12-12 tires on the stock 12x8.5 rims?


I think they will bulge too much. If you had 10.50 rims, you might get away with 12's but the 8.5 rims are a little narrow.




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