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drdonpalmer
07-18-2003, 07:51 PM
Hey all,
I have a set of Original Scout II five lug white spoked rims. Can anyone tell me the size? Are they 15X10 or 15X8? All only one size? Or were their a bunch of sizes? I'm trying to find out quick and can't go measure the rims for 4 days.
Thanks,
Don

Baradium
07-18-2003, 07:56 PM
I bet the spokes are 15x8.

Original stock rims (non spoke) are around 15x7 IIRC.

Paul "Misterfixit" Schulz
07-19-2003, 06:37 PM
according to the sales brochure i have in front of me the original disc wheels are 15x6, to get the spoked wheel size we might need to hear from a superscout owner got any ideas hooper!

Jeff Joyce
07-31-2003, 12:43 PM
Stock white spokes are 15X8. I have a 77 SSII with original wheels. I had them measured when I bought my tires recently. I'm looking for the same wheel in a 15X10. Any suggestions?

sully0812
07-31-2003, 12:50 PM
My original stock chrome spokes are 15x7. I've got the addendum to the line-set showing that they were added and what size they were.

I'd be surprised at 15x6 here in the US, that's a pretty narrow rim. Is that a common size down under? (I guess it would make sense, since I see a lot of the 4x's there running tall narrow military style tires in the pictures.

Mike N
07-31-2003, 12:52 PM
Both sets of stock Scout II spokes I have measure 15 x7

Jeff Joyce
07-31-2003, 02:18 PM
Where is the measurement taken? I believe we measured mine just inside the lip of the rim using calipers. So the tire width at the rim would be the same ... 8 inches.

Paul "Misterfixit" Schulz
07-31-2003, 02:57 PM
out here 15x6 is fairly common for a 235/75r15 or a hr78-15, when going to a 31x10.5r15 normally a 15x7 would be used.

but out here most 4x4's of the time ran 16 inch rims with 7.50r16 tyres, only the lightweight 4x4's and f100's ran the 15 inch rims.and also scout's!

Keith F
08-01-2003, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by scoutnewbie
Stock white spokes are 15X8. I have a 77 SSII with original wheels. I had them measured when I bought my tires recently. I'm looking for the same wheel in a 15X10. Any suggestions?

I have 15x10 American Racing Wagon Wheels. They retail about $50 a piece. I am running 33x12.5 ATs on them. For more pics, click:
Photopost Pics (http://broken-link/photopost/index.php?user=1246&cat=500&thumb=1)

http://broken-link/photopost/data/1246IMG_1251reduced-med.JPG

Mike Moore
08-01-2003, 02:56 PM
Here's a pic of Keith F's wheel from straight on.
http://www.olddominionbinders.us/albums/album13/Larry3.jpg

Keith F
08-01-2003, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by Mike Moore
Here's a pic of Keith F's wheel from straight on.

Yup, that's the 'stuffed' pic. :p Sliced a couple tread blocks that day. Shows the inadequacies of my 'gointothemall' suspension. As you can see scoutnewbie, 15x10s require more than a little lift for off road use. :D

Splat
08-01-2003, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by Keith F


I have 15x10 American Racing Wagon Wheels. They retail about $50 a piece. I am running 33x12.5 ATs on them.


I have the same wheels, but I thought they were a few dollars cheaper than that - in the $35-40 range each. Bought mine with tires, so I don't recall the breakdown.

http://www.itr-nc.com/pat/scout_pig.jpg

I'm running 33x12.50x15 as well.

Mike Moore
08-01-2003, 04:04 PM
Dnag, Splat! That Scout looks pretty nice! Slap a set of rockers on it, and away you go! Lookin good!:D :cool:

Jeff Joyce
08-05-2003, 10:29 AM
Keith,
I'm looking to gain more turning ability (i.e. tighter radius) by going to the wider wheel. Did you notice this? From the measurements I've seen on the net, the 10" wide wheel moves the tire centerline roughly 2" further out from the springs.

I went from 31X10.50s ATs to 33X12.50s BFG ATs and it's a noticeable difference in turning radius. I'm not to keen on wheel spacers so I was considering a wider/more offset wheel. I was thinking the 10" wheel would get me back to where I was before going to a bigger tire. Any thoughts?

Also, I've got ~3" of suspension lift, no body lift. I noticed you had some trouble rubbing your fenders off-road. How about some large bumpstops? I have to replace mine anyway and was thinking of going larger with those.


-Jeff (scoutnewbie)

Keith F
08-05-2003, 11:37 AM
Jeff-
The 15 x 10s are the only rims I've had on the SII, so I can't compare them to stock. However I will say this thing turns really tight. I think my spring are a 4" lift (can anyone tell from the pics? :p ) and I have a 1" body lift with trashed rubber bushings. I'm hoping to get by with new poly body mount bushings and the Daystar 1" extended shackles in the rear. Hopefully that stuff will get installed this winter. :cool: I have no experience with changing bump stops.

Mike N
08-05-2003, 02:28 PM
If both wheels have the same B/S both place the inner edge of the wheel in the exact same spot. A 12.5 on an 8" wheel will exibit more sidewall buldge, but contact with the springs is at the tread not the sidewall.

I had to borrow a friends 33 x 12.5 on 15 x 10 wheels and found no differance (both wheels had the same B/S). I run 33 12.5 on 15 x 8 wheels normally.

If you want tighter turning get a wheel with less B/S but expect rubbing on the inside of the rear fenders at full compression.

Summit Racing has the US Wheel white spoke wheels for 26.95 each in the 15 x 8 (3.75 B/S), or 39.95 each for the 15 x 10 (4.0 B/S).

You can use the code "N54102" if you order through Summit Racing in the source box or over the phone to receive 10% off your order :D

Splat
08-21-2003, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by Mike Moore
Dnag, Splat! That Scout looks pretty nice! Slap a set of rockers on it, and away you go! Lookin good!:D :cool:

Thanks, Mike. The rockers need to be done SOON! She's looking a little worse-off than in that now - those rockers are really on their way out.

Anyone in the RDU area up for a welding project? :D