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Tried to ask for some help at Tire Rack. com and used the chat. Got me nowhere  {noclue}

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Ross at 15:54, Mar 30:
hi
collin at 15:54, Mar 30:
I was wondering if you can help me figure out the backspace for a new set of wheels.
collin at 15:55, Mar 30:
I just bought some Toyo M/T
collin at 15:55, Mar 30:
they are 13.5, and come out to closer to 14.5" width, 37x 17R
Ross at 15:55, Mar 30:
do you know which backspacing or offset you need?
Ross at 15:56, Mar 30:
Sorry, but we do not list any 17" wheels for your vehicle.
collin at 15:56, Mar 30:
I'm looking for 10" wide wheels and have 4.5" of space available before they rub on my leaf spring from the "zero plane"
Ross at 15:56, Mar 30:
Sorry, we do not carry any 17" wheels for your vehicle.
collin at 15:57, Mar 30:
I see. Are you able to help me figure out the backspace anyway even if I need to buy elsewhere?
Ross at 15:57, Mar 30:
I assume you have a lift on the truck so you would want to contact the lift company to see what they recommend.
Ross at 15:58, Mar 30:
Each lift is different.
collin at 15:58, Mar 30:
I do, but I did it myself from parts online and a custom drop hanger kit
Ross at 15:59, Mar 30:
a lower offset would push the wheels out farther, but not sure what you would need.
collin at 15:59, Mar 30:
Alright. Thanks anyway.
Info at 15:59, Mar 30:
Thank you for chatting with us.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2017, 09:34:28 PM by 4x4KLOWN »
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #51 on: March 30, 2017, 09:19:14 PM »
    Alright, I'm THINKING that 2.5" BS should work, I HOPE.
    Andy at TWF said: Our wheels only come in a negative offset. -1.5" offset = 4" back space. You will have to account for 2" of tire bulge as well so that means your tires would be 6.5" over the brakes at 4" back spacing. Looking at your pics it seems to me that you need to go with a smaller back spacing to move the tire away from the leaf spring.

    Going off what he said about the tires being 6.5" over the brakes, I subtract the available space (4.25) and get 2.25. Since that's not an option they offer, and to give just that little bit of extra room, I'm thinking 2.5"

    Does this sound ok? I seriously feel like a moron, this seems so simple but I just can't seem to figure it out {hammer}
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #52 on: March 31, 2017, 02:13:44 AM »
    you have internetted yer self into a frenzie , information over load , to the point that you changed what YOU wanted ...   you have a load requirement , that is met by medium duty truck tires /rims , which are available in narrower tread widths than 14.5 , they come in "low pro" styles and standard , rims to match are made in the "bud" style and a manufacturer may make what you need  . IIRC 17.5 and 19.5 diameters . tubeless .
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #53 on: March 31, 2017, 05:38:26 AM »
    I'd say. It's a lot to take in and most of what I found is useless info.
    At this point, I have the tires and need wheels to fit them. I was a little rushed on buying the tires because they offered a discount on them that ended the day I bought them. I've heard good things about the tires and they look really good, I just need the rims to go with them. When you say "bud" style rims, I assume you mean the kind that Sam used on bud, I have been emailing John at Stazworks and that is an option still. I just also got to the point where he asked what back space I need and I'm not 100% sure. Once I have this figured out for sure, I can get a quote from him and compare that to Andy at trail worthy fab. Both look like excellent wheels, it will just come down to price and shipping I guess.
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    « Reply #54 on: March 31, 2017, 11:13:30 AM »
    well an idea maybe ? Call and speak to that fella , ASK him the best way to decide the "off set " back or whatever spacing ? being he makes the rims HE may have a good way for you to do it ? with out special tools .
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #55 on: March 31, 2017, 06:02:08 PM »
    Based on my 35's on 16x8's.... if I was buying cheap wheels for 37's they would be 17x9 with about 4" backspace. My 2 cents.
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #56 on: April 4, 2017, 01:14:34 PM »
    Tried to ask for some help at Tire Rack. com and used the chat. Got me nowhere  {noclue}

    Hi, how can I help you today?
    Ross at 15:54, Mar 30:
    hi
    collin at 15:54, Mar 30:
    I was wondering if you can help me figure out the backspace for a new set of wheels.


    Klown - I think Tire Rack has lots of cool tech stuff on their site, and I have bought tires there in the past, but they only sell wheels based on manufacturer recommendations. They have squat for old trucks. Sigh.

    I found one wheel vendor online that had wheels with -94mm offset (3.7 inches), but width and diameter aren't what you're looking for.

    I think your best bet would be to visit or call 4Wheel Parts, Offroad Warehouse or similar. Tell them what you're trying to do. If you're not happy with what they're saying, try another shop.

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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #57 on: April 4, 2017, 08:21:52 PM »
    I've talked to 4 wheel parts quite a bit. That's where the tires are from. I've also taken the truck to them when I was doing the lift to get some info. They where less then helpful. I also asked a lot of questions about wheel, and got no answers I wanted. They don't carry a steel wheel in the size and load rating I need. The procomp rock crawlers are ok, but only rated for 2000 lb and my truck is about 7000 lb with no load.

    I loved the wheels I got for my last truck (H1's re-centered from TWF) but the 16.5" wheels suck for buying new tires. Also Andy has amazing customer serves.
    Talking with John at Stazwheels they seem to have decent wheels and I think they will cost a little less, likely more in shipping though but not sure.
    Both are selling steel, load capacity I want and have double beadlock with rock rings (not needed but bonus)

    If it were easy, it wouldn't be worth doing...

    Agreed. I could have bought some crappy alloys off the shelf and been done with it, but I know I'd regret it sooner or later.

    I actually contacted the guy I sold my 35's to to ask what size and BS they where. He said 5" offset and 10" wide rims. He also offered to sell them back to me because he tried them on his chev and they won't fit, he needs a 2.5" lift. I said no thinking I sold the aluminum wheels for a reason, but a few hours ago after thinking about it, I offered him a trade + some cash. My thinking is if I can get them back for a fair price, I can use them for a few months with the crappy near bald tires for a while until I can afford the new rims. I'm waiting on a reply now. I just really don't want to wear my winters out driving on them now that it's getting warmer out.

    Andy at TWF also told me it will take 4-5 weeks to get the wheels made, plus shipping time so it'll be a while before I even get them even if I was able to borrow the cash to buy them now.
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #58 on: April 5, 2017, 12:50:28 AM »
    go LOOK at a ups truck with 6 tires , then buy steel rims for srw with 8 holes . Isn't it the Welderup guy on TV who also owns a steel rim manufacturing place . Weld in a solid center drilled for whatever bolt pattern you need.  As a auto service fella all my life , I have run into folks who want me to answer their questions with the answer they have , and get unhappy if I don't , so they ask the same question differently , over and over again , untill I won't talk to them at all . Be honest with your self and ask your self if maybe you do that ?    If maybe yes , put your self in their shoes , how would you handle that customer ? Pass on him or argue with him forever ?
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #59 on: April 5, 2017, 04:26:01 PM »
    Do you mean buy the wheels used on a ups truck?
    I looked up the welder up guys wheels and don't see any truck wheels, just muscle cars and hot rods.
    As for me welding my own wheels, I don't trust myself to do that type of work. I guess I could hires someone, but I'd imagine that can't be very cheap either.
    The only people I asked multiple questions to about multiple wheels is 4 wheel parts, because they had little info on some of there wheels such as no load rating. I also gave them the basics of what I wanted, and they would reply with things like "here's some aluminum wheels that we recommend" This after I specifically asked for steel.
    I don't mean to be a pain in the ass, I'd simply like what I'm looking for.
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    « Reply #60 on: April 5, 2017, 07:51:30 PM »
    the tire O.D. v/s width of the ups 6 tire trucks= tall and less than 14.5 wide  on heavy load steel wheels , "bud" type truck rims , BUT they are for dualies , get wheels like that made up but for single rear wheel and only 8 lug holes.
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #61 on: April 5, 2017, 08:57:34 PM »
    I'm reading that the ups wheels are 17.5" or 19.5" and 6" or 6.5" wide and also hard to find.. apparently they don't sell them and destroy all their parts:
    http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/forums/performance-accessories-2nd-gen-only-91/ups-truck-19-5-wheel-source-73109/
    https://www.turbodieselregister.com/threads/95422-Little-UPS-trucks-use-steel-19-5-8-lug-wheels

    If this is true, they won't fit my 17" tires.
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    « Reply #62 on: April 6, 2017, 02:08:33 AM »
    O.K. I'm adding myself to the folks who you found to be not helpfull . The 17.5 and 19.5 wheels are current sizes in the medium duty truck world , next up is 22.5 on class 8 ( semi) size trucks , which in all likely hood you'd have a hard time finding as well .   UPS has a long history of just slightly different equipment , sooo the exact width they are using may be odd ,( anti theft plan) but the rim size is not . I'm retired now but I'll go read the tire sizes on that stuff where I worked and I'm betting they are some where around 8 inches wide ..When they first came out I thought they would make great oversize pick up tires , and now I see them on modified pick ups occasionally , The tire come in every thing from trailer , steer axle , to mud/snow treads , and retreads ( aka caps) come in even more styles . I'll even see if I can read the rim manufacture and measure the material they are made of , like 3/8ths thick steel wheels on those little trucks IIRC . LOOK here http://www.ricksontruckwheels.com/wheels-dodge-srw.php
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #63 on: April 6, 2017, 04:10:32 PM »
    I'm sorry Roy, don't think I don't appreciate your help, over the years your info has helped me quite a lot and I'm really thankful for your input!

    I emailed the guys at Rickson wheels just now asking if they offer something that might work for me.
    If this was a few weeks ago it might have changed my mind on the tires I bought. But unfortunately the tires are in my garage now and I'll need to work with that. I haven't even paid them off yet.

    Anyway, thanks again for all your help. I don't mean to sound like a jerk turning down every option someone suggests. I just really didn't think it would be so difficult to find the wheels I was looking for.
    If I won the lottery this sounds like a great business to start since obviously there is some demand for certain wheels that don't seem to exist.
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #64 on: April 6, 2017, 04:17:24 PM »
    You may be looking at have wheels custom made, as you had the others re-centered.
    I know Centerline used to do this, but I doubt their formed-alloy rims are designed for the kind of load you're looking for.

    I guess the other option could be modern OEM truck wheels, which generally start at 17" D, and use spacers  :o
    to get the negative offset you need.

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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #65 on: April 6, 2017, 05:20:17 PM »

    I guess the other option could be modern OEM truck wheels, which generally start at 17" D, and use spacers to get the negative offset you need.

    ^ That's my summer tire arrangement. I'm seeing 3rdgen 17x8 wheels for $100/set these days. Spacers haven't been a problem for me... running 9/16" studs.
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    « Reply #66 on: April 6, 2017, 07:22:50 PM »
    LOL the link I provided , has photos of customers trucks , one is a ?93 dodge srw with some of their 19.5 steel rims , and the old 16 incher sitting next to it ... they sell the tires , and list the dimensions of them ...
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #67 on: April 7, 2017, 02:16:49 PM »
    I've tried 19.5's... they have a place and purpose. An unladen 4x4 pickup isn't it. They were great on my loaded 10,000# work van. My buddy got tired of them on his ram 2500 (265/70R19.5 Hankooks). The traction really diminishes by 50% tread. A bit scary on wet pavement with 400-500rwhp. He's driving on 35" Duratracs like me now.

    IMO, strong wheels are a moot point until the 1/2" wheel studs are addressed.
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #68 on: April 7, 2017, 08:16:25 PM »
    Does anyone see there being an issue with 2" BS on 10 wide rims?
    I'm reading that some people had problems with broken studs and bearing wear.
    Also, does upgrading to 9/16 studs require the rims to also be drilled out from 1/2? Seems like a stupid question as I don't know how else they would fit.

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    « Reply #69 on: April 7, 2017, 09:56:50 PM »
    I don't think I've tried the stock 1stgen wheels since going 9/16"... but I have checked 2ndgen, 3rdgen, Ford and aftermarket. They're fine.

    I don't recommend the 2" backspace. That's a big scrub radius. Sounds like fender cutting to me.

    I would do these and start driving on your tires...
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #70 on: April 8, 2017, 08:27:08 AM »
    Ya I've been thinking a lot about having them stick out so far and it's making me nervous with the problems I may then need to deal with.

    The pro comps where the first wheels I was considering, it' just the load rating that concerns me. BUT after all this research and pricing, you may be right, they may be my best option right now. At least there cheap, a set cost less then one double beadlock wheel..  This is a good time to be testing them out I guess. I've joined another company, so my truck won't have super heavy loads for the near future anyway.
    I will likely need new wheels one day though, 2000 lb x 4 is only 8000 lb, and as mentioned my truck weighs about 7000 empty.. I would put about 3000 in the bed on a regular basis.

    Anyway, thanks for all your help guys. I'm really considering the pro comps again for the time being to get by.
    I also need to get a rear brake flexline and a few small things from Summit anyway. This also helps me save some moola so I can get Jims rear shackle flip kit sooner.
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #71 on: April 8, 2017, 08:31:03 AM »
    I'm seeing that they don't come with valve stems, is there a specific type I need? I'd ask Summit but I find they take for ever to reply, if they even do.

    Booo, put them in my cart and saw this:

    The part PCW-98-7981S3-5 currently has 0 in stock and 4 that will be special ordered for you. Tentative pickup date: 5/22/2017 if your order is placed today.

    Found a local place selling these but there Wheel Width: 9.8 in, would that make a huge difference?

    Pro Comp Wheels 98-7981S3.5 - Xtreme Rock Crawler Series 98 Black Wheels (17X9 8x6.5 3.5"BS / -38mm OS Gloss Black)

    Wheel Diameter Wheel Diameter: 17 in. Wheel Width Wheel Width: 9.8 in. Bolt Pattern Bolt Pattern: 8x6.5 Offset Offset: -38 mm Back Space Back Spacing: 3.5" in
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #72 on: April 8, 2017, 03:23:10 PM »
    Here's a guy running 17x9 with 37's.... a quick googling suggest they're 5" backspace and 3650# rated. Maybe ask if they rub?

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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #73 on: April 8, 2017, 04:15:25 PM »
    I asked him, thanks for pointing that out!
    Also looked those wheels up, they do look like an option and better then the pro comps! Thanks again!
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #74 on: April 18, 2017, 06:34:49 PM »
    Alright, I've waited 10 days for a reply from forneyrider on if his wheels rub. It seems he's not frequently on RCC since he only has 11 posts.

    I decided to go with the Cragar wheels and have placed the order.
    Wish me luck that they work! I'm thinking I'll need spacers, but I'll light that firecracker when I come to it.

    Thanks everyone for your help, really appreciate it!
    « Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 04:44:40 PM by 4x4KLOWN »
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    Update time.. and thankfully it's good news!

    Got the tires mounted and balanced this week and picked them up this evening. Got a good deal since the same guy did my H1's and remembered me.

    I haven't got to really test them out with any type of flex, sun went down on me and it was a long day. But on the street I have ZERO rubbing on any steering, suspension or fenders! It looks to be about as much room between the tires and the rear of the front fender as my W150 with 37's and they lightly rubbed the corners when going up a bump on a turn. We'll see this weekend what I can get away with.
    I went for a little rip to test them out. They turn amazing, breaking is a little slow but I know it's getting time to replace them and have the parts already, and best of all they look SWEET!

    Anyway,
    Thanks to everyone who helped me with choosing my tires and rims, it was more difficult then I'd have thought it would be, but I'm happy with the results! In a year or so I think I'll look into getting the TWF double beadlocks, there still super awesome.
    Now I'm really looking forward to getting Jim's rear end lift parts, fixing and fitting the front driveshaft and that should be that job done!
    I'll update that progress on my other thread here: http://ramchargercentral.com/diesel-talk/first-cummins-lots-of-questions/msg3144754/#msg3144754

    Thanks again guys!  {beer}
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #76 on: April 28, 2017, 10:17:37 PM »
    Nice setup. Can I ask how much they set you back?
    The "experts" are great at telling you what you can't do. Don't let someone else's opinion be your limiting factor.

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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #77 on: April 29, 2017, 08:51:00 AM »
    Thank you. So far I'm pretty happy with them, looking forward to testing them!
    Well this is Canadian funds but the tires where about $2100 and the rims where $100 a piece, plus about $100 shipping, with a few other small items. They where from Summit, but they where in stock locally. The tires where from 4 wheel parts and I got 5% discount ($100 off) and they came from the US but shipped to the store for free.
    Mounting, balancing and valve stems cost me $35 per wheel.
    I wish I'd have talked to the guy who did the mounting, he saw the stickers on the tires when I brought them to him and told me right away he gets a better deal then they do so I'm a little disappointed in that but too late I guess.
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #78 on: April 30, 2017, 07:45:34 AM »
    They look great. Do they ride good on the freeway?
    The "experts" are great at telling you what you can't do. Don't let someone else's opinion be your limiting factor.

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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #79 on: April 30, 2017, 12:08:41 PM »
    So far so good! There's no loud hum or anything like that. I'll have to wait a few days to see if the fat footprint does anything to my fuel mileage. Also I think I'll wait to get my front driveshaft in before I go in any mud.
    I did notice today that when turning on a bump I have some rubbing on the corner of the fender, so I'll have to trim for off road use, but for now I can get around on the street.
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #80 on: April 30, 2017, 04:09:52 PM »
    Great that it's working out!

    Can I ask, what are you doing about speed/odo correction?

    I can get ratio boxes reasonably priced, but then you need a new one with every tire diameter change.

    I'm actually thinking of electrifying the system - putting a sensor on my t-case (NP205 on mine) and a computer-controlled motor on the speedo drive - with a very short cable - tucked under the dash.
    R: -PP-P--P-PP-P--P-PP-P--P-PP-P--P-PP-P--P-PP-P--P
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #81 on: April 30, 2017, 08:30:45 PM »
    Ya I thrilled! I was really worried I'd have rubbing on the leaf or a wheel that stuck way out, but looks like I got the perfect wheel! Even has the load rating I like!

    Well I was wondering how accurate it is now. My winters where off by a decent amount, at about 100 KM on the speedo I was doing closer to 80. I got used to it enough it wasn't a big problem. This weekend I wanted to test it with my gps, but of course with all the messing around I did trying to wire up my 3 way splitter I blew the fuse in my gps and don't have any of the correct size to fix it right now. I also quickly reattached the wires to my dash cam for the drive today, and it's red led turns on showing power, but the screen won't turn on and nothing happens so I wonder if I damaged it. I suck with electrical :(
    Anyway, the 35's I had on the truck last year where correct with the speedo so I assume the 37's won't be TOO far off. If it's off by a little bit, I'll likely just roll with it to keep it simple. As for getting pulled over for speeding, my truck isn't really fast enough to have a big problem with that :P As long as there is other people on the road I can judge how fast I should be going, but usually there are people going faster then me.
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #82 on: May 1, 2017, 02:24:16 AM »
    think of D/C ( battery in autos) electrical current as a circle race track ,with a battery inbetween where all cars start and finish from .  cars go in one direction , from plus to negative . plus / power is always "looking " for a ground , - negative .   if its not where it should be , plus will look elsewhere for a ground .   
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #83 on: May 1, 2017, 06:50:39 AM »
    That's a simple way to think of it. I sometimes get confused with what has power and when, fuses, relays and what not.
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    « Reply #84 on: May 1, 2017, 11:57:00 AM »
    ALL power supply (+) except the starter and alternator heavy lead, should have either a fuse ( radio) or a fuseable link wire ( headlamps) to prevent FIRE .
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    Re: Having a real hard time finding skinny, tall tires! Any tips?
    « Reply #85 on: May 1, 2017, 04:43:01 PM »
    Thanks Roy, that I can remember! :)
    I also used to have one of those electric race car tracks as a kid, I'll remember that as well when thinking about a circuit.
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