Scout 80 tire decision Need advice

Discussion in 'General IH Tech' started by ryanb1994, Sep 15, 2014.


  1. ryanb1994

    ryanb1994 Farmall Cub

    Joined:
    May 28, 2014
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Lubbock, Tx
    Have a 61 scout
    [​IMG]

    it is completely stock, about to be road ready, however tires are very dry rotted, from sitting for who knows how many years in this field [​IMG]

    I am looking to find some "pizza cutter style" off road tires similar to the ones that are on it, problem being the two tires I've been considering have been 33x10.5 r16 (gateway buckshots) and the narrow ss. from interco 34x9.5 r16 both of these tires seem to be too large for stock suspension setup. My question is, do i need to lift to fit these tires (which isn't a problem at all, it probably needs a new suspension) or are there other pizza cutter style tires out there i haven't seen that would fit running stock height? Also would love to see some pictures of your scout 80 with whatever tire you run!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. eightOsix

    eightOsix Binder Driver

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Messages:
    656
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Fraser, CO
    I have also been looking for new tires for my Scout, mine has maybe a 2" shackle lift, good body bushings. Right now I have 235/85R16 (32") tires, but they will need to go back on the pickup. They work well and look good, too.
    STA tires makes a smaller "pizza cutter" style tire.
    I do not want to go with a bias ply, I think a 31x9.5 would be perfect, but they just aren't available anymore.
     
  3. pineneedle

    pineneedle Farmall Cub

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Chesterfield, MO
    Look at an Interco Super Swampers in 31/9.50/15. They are great tires, and very pizza cutterish. I have used several sets on a '51 CJ3A and they look very "stock". Pineneedle
     
  4. pineneedle

    pineneedle Farmall Cub

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Chesterfield, MO
    Pizza Cutters, part deux. I should have mentioned that the Super Swampers I referenced are in their TSL radial tire. Pineneedle
     
  5. eightOsix

    eightOsix Binder Driver

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Messages:
    656
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Fraser, CO
    I had seen those TSL radials. Pretty pricey at $200 per.
    Also, from my reading, they don't work very well on light snow and ice (hardpack) which are a significant consideration for me.
     
  6. cheyladd

    cheyladd Farmall Cub

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Billings, MT
    I just put Hercules Trail Diggers on my 63 80 and like them although they are smaller than I would have preferred. I went with 235/75/15 which measure 29x9. I really like the tires and they aren't that loud. Definitely the pizza cutter look and I had to go with 15 inch since I am running the factory rims. If I'd had 16's, I would have gone with the 235/85/16.
     
  7. pineneedle

    pineneedle Farmall Cub

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Chesterfield, MO
    I can't vouch for snow and ice because I keep my babies away from road salt at all costs. However, I have driven on these tires extensively in Colorado, most of the tough trails, and they are great performers. As for the price, I found several sources on ebay at much less than $200. But in these matters, you pays yer money, you takes yer choice. Pineneedle
     
  8. Scout Driver

    Scout Driver Binder Driver

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    536
    Likes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Hayti SD
  9. JackJ

    JackJ Farmall Cub

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Hagerstown,MD
    I currently have 215 85 16 tires on OEM 16 inch rims.I used bolt on chrome truck valve stems on the rims.Nice part is load range E.I like the look of the hubcapless 16 inch rims and I used black laquer on them.
     
  10. Sammy

    Sammy Y-Block King

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2001
    Messages:
    3,007
    Likes Received:
    375
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Grigsby's Bluff, TX
    Hardly anyone makes the old school pizza cutters anymore. The original super swamper was still made in the 30-31 pizza cutter style a few years ago, might still, I haven't checked lately but they were also bias ply.
    They're no doubt harder to find the correct tire for vehicles that old but there is no way that I'm gonna drive a 61 Scout very long on load range E tires. I have no need for those tires on that truck. I just may have to go back to 15's.
     
  11. scout2000

    scout2000 Dreams of Cub Cadets

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Messages:
    4,198
    Likes Received:
    1,030
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    DFW, TX
  12. jtscout80

    jtscout80 Farmall Cub

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2001
    Messages:
    483
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    White House, TN
    I think a set of these would be sweet on an 80. I have them on the back of my MS1210.
    [​IMG]


    Deestone D503 7.50-16, about 32" tall and 8" wide mounted on 5.5x16 rims. Bias ply, but how much difference in ride and handling will radials really make on a 50 year old utility vehicle? (40 year old van in my case)
     

    Attached Files:

  13. eightOsix

    eightOsix Binder Driver

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Messages:
    656
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Fraser, CO
    JackJ - How about a pic of your 215/85R16 setup?
    Here is a pic of my 800 with 235/85R16 (almost 32") tires. I am going with the premise that 80 and 800 clearances are close to the same.
    Here is a website that is helpful for comparing tire sizes.
     

    Attached Files:

  14. Mike Scherr

    Mike Scherr Farmall Cub

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Colorado Springs, Co
    eightOsix,

    Any lift in those pics?
     
  15. eightOsix

    eightOsix Binder Driver

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Messages:
    656
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Fraser, CO
    Maybe 2" shackle lift. Would like to replace the springs someday and get a couple more inches. These tires fit fine, no rubbing. I don't do any serious wheeling, so not sure what would happen there. The 152, even with 4:88 gears, has trouble pushing up a hill with these tall tires in high range.
     

Share This Page