Rims and tires questions - Ford Bronco Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By andrewmp8
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)
Rims and tires questions

I used the search a bit, but I am creating a thread so I can also get people's opinions and advice. I randomly came across some rims and tires that are unique, and seeing as my bronco is just a toy I like to try different things. For one, would this set even work on my 93 full size bronco? If so, are there any major drawbacks? They fit on old jeeps and from what I've seen on this forum old jeep wheels fit broncos. Any advice or opinions are appreciated. Thanks!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
hadenallison is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hadenallison View Post
I used the search a bit, but I am creating a thread so I can also get people's opinions and advice. I randomly came across some rims and tires that are unique, and seeing as my bronco is just a toy I like to try different things. For one, would this set even work on my 93 full size bronco? If so, are there any major drawbacks? They fit on old jeeps and from what I've seen on this forum old jeep wheels fit broncos. Any advice or opinions are appreciated. Thanks!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


The numbers on the tire read 7.00-15L M something
hadenallison is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hadenallison View Post
The numbers on the tire read 7.00-15L M something


5x5.5 bolt pattern as well


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
hadenallison is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 08:30 PM
Registered User
 
BigBlue 94's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hoyt, Kansas
Posts: 2,934
Bronco Info: 85 Bronco, 306ci I6 w/4bbl, np435, 4" lift, 37" Irok NDs, 4.56 w/ Detroit Locker and tru trac
iTrader: (0)
Garage
Those are a skinny, old school traction tire. Most likely 28-30" diameter. Most likely bias ply. Tires were sized p78, q78, etc back then.

They remind me of my 78's co-op grip spurs



You dont want split rim wheels either, but yeah they would fit.

94 Bronco XLT. Beefy 351, 6" , 37's, 4.88: burnt
85 Bronco custom, 4" 37's, locked 4.56, 300 i6 4 bbl, np435/208
96 f350 XL, rclb, 351, c6, BW4407 xfer
78 f150 Ranger, 351m, t18, np205, rusty
90 f150, 95 f250, 96 f350 psd: stolen, sold, and burnt, respectively.
BigBlue 94 is online now  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 08:37 PM
Fullsize Member
 
biggum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Maine
Posts: 233
Bronco Info: 86 XLT 351 HO, Holley 650, 3" Exhaust, 6L Up, 265/75R16 Dirt Commanders, & 85 302 EFI, AOD, 6L Up
iTrader: (0)
Garage
Those look like old super swamper / buckshot mudders. They are probably bias ply so tough as nails but ride like bags of rocks around your wheels. Back spacing may be an issue. Are the 93s 5x5.5?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
biggum is online now  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by biggum View Post
Those look like old super swamper / buckshot mudders. They are probably bias ply so tough as nails but ride like bags of rocks around your wheels. Back spacing may be an issue. Are the 93s 5x5.5?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

93s are 5x5.5 and I'm not worried about ride quality because it's mainly just offroad messing around maybe once a week. I think these are old military type wheels. Does back spacing mean how far the axle goes into the rim? And what would be the issue?also, do you think the wheels would look small, or big or normal size on the bronco? Thanks



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
hadenallison is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigBlue 94 View Post
Those are a skinny, old school traction tire. Most likely 28-30" diameter. Most likely bias ply. Tires were sized p78, q78, etc back then.



They remind me of my 78's co-op grip spurs







You dont want split rim wheels either, but yeah they would fit.


What are the issues with split rims? The potential for them to blow apart? Thanks
hadenallison is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 09:56 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Texas
Posts: 609
Bronco Info: 1989 Bronco 5.0 AOD w/ 3G alt, more to come
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hadenallison View Post
What are the issues with split rims? The potential for them to blow apart? Thanks
That's a big part of it. Most shops that recognize them will refuse to work on them. They're banned for a reason.

Woman Who Ended Split Rim Wheels Passes Away - Tire Review Magazine


They're not just dangerous to people working on them, they're dangerous for anyone in the vicinity of one on a truck and they caused a *lot* of accidents. Hot a pothole just right, shear one or more fasteners, BOOOOOOOOOM.
Spktyr is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 02:21 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 140
iTrader: (0)
Yeah no way id touch those rims let alone use them,The tires are probably dry rotted and worth next to nothing really.
hadenallison likes this.
andrewmp8 is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 08:33 AM
Foolsize Member
 
92BroncoXLT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Middle Georgia
Posts: 1,080
Bronco Info: They multiply when I'm not looking.
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmp8 View Post
The tires are probably dry rotted and worth next to nothing really.
This would be my main concern, these 78 series tires (unless repops) are old as the hills by now. Also, split rims are a death trap as stated above.

Save yourself the headache and get some used 33's for your stock wheels if your trying to be thrifty.


1992 XLT 300/M5OD
1978 Custom 351M/C6
1991 XLT 351W/Blown Up E4OD
1988 Custom 302/AOD
92BroncoXLT is online now  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 92BroncoXLT View Post
This would be my main concern, these 78 series tires (unless repops) are old as the hills by now. Also, split rims are a death trap as stated above.



Save yourself the headache and get some used 33's for your stock wheels if your trying to be thrifty.


Thanks for the advice. Even used, the 33s can be pricey but sounds like these aren't worth the headache. (Or literal headache if they blow up.)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
hadenallison is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 10:03 AM
Registered User
 
BigBlue 94's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hoyt, Kansas
Posts: 2,934
Bronco Info: 85 Bronco, 306ci I6 w/4bbl, np435, 4" lift, 37" Irok NDs, 4.56 w/ Detroit Locker and tru trac
iTrader: (0)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by 92BroncoXLT View Post
This would be my main concern, these 78 series tires (unless repops) are old as the hills by now. Also, split rims are a death trap as stated above.

Save yourself the headache and get some used 33's for your stock wheels if your trying to be thrifty.
Yup, notice how old the tires are in the pic i posted. They are at least 20 years old. Cracked all to hell, and last time this thing was road worthy, about 10 years ago, we ran tubes in them.

If youre looking for a traction tire, 31" and smaller super swampers arent too pricey

94 Bronco XLT. Beefy 351, 6" , 37's, 4.88: burnt
85 Bronco custom, 4" 37's, locked 4.56, 300 i6 4 bbl, np435/208
96 f350 XL, rclb, 351, c6, BW4407 xfer
78 f150 Ranger, 351m, t18, np205, rusty
90 f150, 95 f250, 96 f350 psd: stolen, sold, and burnt, respectively.
BigBlue 94 is online now  
Reply

  Ford Bronco Forum > Bronco Discussions > Noobie Bronco Tech Questions. Flame free zone!

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Bronco Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. DO NOT USE Gmail.com accounts. If you only have a Gmail.com email please contact the administrator here

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome