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Turbine Wheels
« on: October 1, 2005, 01:14:55 PM »
Any one know of a load rating on the stock 15x7"s?
Should I be concerned about breaking one, using them mainly on the road, and some light duty off road use?

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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #1 on: October 2, 2005, 02:08:52 AM »
Personally I wouldn't be too worried, but I hate the damn things. And I've heard of peeps pulling heavy loads with the same mag turbines. I'd like to get some cheapo steelies here soon.
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #2 on: October 2, 2005, 06:21:25 PM »
THanks, Chugger,
I personally like the black steelies, but the 17 year old boy.... well, you know...
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #3 on: October 2, 2005, 09:11:13 PM »
Someone with an original Owners Manual or a FSM should be able to dig up the load ratings for the alloy style wheels or it may be stamped on them somewhere.
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #4 on: October 5, 2005, 03:24:08 PM »
No one has faced this before?
No one with a clue , huh?
Ok,
thanks for the responses RumChugger and RSL.
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #5 on: October 5, 2005, 07:01:38 PM »
aluminum turbine wheels? i have run a set of 10 x 16.5 for years. they were on my pulling truck, run them in the mud with 33 to 44" tires and pulled trailers. i have had no problems with mine yet. as of rating it should be marked on inner side of rim (backside).
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #6 on: October 5, 2005, 09:08:36 PM »
I have two sets of turbines, 16.5x10 I like tem even though I don't run them on my trucks
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2005, 09:42:50 AM »
i have had no problems with mine yet. as of rating it should be marked on inner side of rim (backside).

Thanks Ron, but I could not find a rating on mine.
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2005, 09:55:53 AM »
I can't say a load rating, but I've loaded out my ramcharger with over 2000 lbs of bolting and never had problem one with my 15x7 turbines... I've also pulled some overly tongue heavy trailers, too
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2005, 01:55:41 PM »
I towed a bobcat with my 87 RC with the factory turbine wheels with no problems.
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2005, 02:41:45 PM »
Thanks for all the replies, boys.
I believe I'm gonna go ahead and mount them and see what happens.
I just picked them up from my polishing shop, man, they look sweet. Now I need to find some centers for them..
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2005, 04:57:40 PM »
oh, you got them polished? any pics?
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2005, 05:03:42 PM »
Are they going on the 85 Gordon? That should look awesome.
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2005, 05:11:10 PM »
I just sprayed my hubs black and didn't bother with the el-cheapo plastic centers that kept breaking the mounting ears.
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2005, 09:00:00 AM »
No pics yet, will probably wait till they are installed with new skins.
They do look sweet, Noah. The guy did a great job. ;)
I've painted the rear drums already, and meed to replace one of the chrome hub covers up front, and will paint front hubs as well.
There's a twin (almost) to this truck in town with the turbines and centers and 33's and looks pretty darned good.
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2005, 12:02:20 PM »
Hey Gordon did you seal those wheels with anything? You may want to try this:

http://www.zoopseal.com/zoopseal.asp

It will keep those wheels lookin' as good as new.
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2005, 12:59:13 PM »
Thanks, Noah,
I was thinking about shooting some clear lacquer on them, but I may try this stuff out first.
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2005, 11:36:05 PM »
had turbines on my 86 r/c mounted with 32" sport kings, sent them out to be blasted and then had them powder coated a aluminum colour, very close to natural aluminum, that was great, nothing stuck a quick rinse and wipe and they looked like new.

started wheeling the truck pretty hard over rock,mud, slime and water in the canadian shield( granite belt) after a few months i noticed some slowwwwwwwwwwww leaks.... would take a few weeks to drop from 45 to 25-30 psi but it was a constant leak. took them off at the tire shop i worked in and threw them in the tank. found that 2 had developed hairline cracks around the base of the turbine fins. these rims have a pretty big amount of magnesium in them so they tend to develop these cracks over time. might have been due to the blasting but this was years after they had been blasted and coated. just fyi. you might come off scott free but if you notice them developing slow leaks check around the fins. any good mag shop should be able to fix em. i went to steel since a junk yard rim was a lot cheaper to repace after you shave the bead area of on some granite ::)
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #18 on: November 1, 2005, 02:49:39 PM »
That's good info, bigblue, thanks!
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Re: Turbine Wheels
« Reply #19 on: November 1, 2005, 04:23:41 PM »
I have run a set of 15" x 8"S with 32" x11.5" x 15" for 20 years with out a problem. Over loaded it lots of times. Hall a 16' cargo trailer a lot. Most of the time it is on the road. Have not had a problem with them.
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« Reply #20 on: November 2, 2005, 02:18:41 PM »
Thanks, jungle, and ALL who have replied. I appreciate your responses.
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