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Unimog Wheels Specs

Folks,

In anticipation of the arrival of my 1700 (shipping still on for this month) I am seeking information on wheel options for a possible second set.

Some questions:
1) are the wheels lug or hub centric
2) will 10 lug hemmit wheels fit
3) do I care of unsprung weight
4) seeking a nice 50" solution, any recommendations
5) what are the specs of 10 lug wheels...backspacking, dims, etc.?

Thanks!!

Marc
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Chris swapped out for ex-military rims for his U1700.
Some info here, and if you search for "U1700 wheels" , you will come across some other
Threads, including one where he is offering for sale his original MB rims.


http://www.benzworld.org/forums/unim...y-u1700-4.html
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Folks,

In anticipation of the arrival of my 1700 (shipping still on for this month) I am seeking information on wheel options for a possible second set.

Some questions:
1) are the wheels lug or hub centric
2) will 10 lug hemmit wheels fit
3) do I care of unsprung weight
4) seeking a nice 50" solution, any recommendations
5) what are the specs of 10 lug wheels...backspacking, dims, etc.?

Thanks!!

Marc
1. Hub
2. If you have 10 lug hub adpaters on the axles.
3. Not within reason.
4. That is pretty big. Look at 15.5R20's as a viable reasonable cost option. XZLs are out there for a fair price, mil surp. Not the XLs or XMLs.


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hi marc,

assuming my 10 bolt hubs are the same as yours:

1) hub centric
2) no. look for het/pls rims
3) het/pls are f'n heavy. ~170 lbs each w/o internal beadlock
4) surplus military 16r20 goodyears are ~ 52"
5) http://www.benzworld.org/forums/unim...ml#post4971600

het + 15.5 michelin xl:
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/unim...ml#post5283805


hope this helps,

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Folks,

In anticipation of the arrival of my 1700 (shipping still on for this month) I am seeking information on wheel options for a possible second set.

Some questions:
1) are the wheels lug or hub centric
2) will 10 lug hemmit wheels fit
3) do I care of unsprung weight
4) seeking a nice 50" solution, any recommendations
5) what are the specs of 10 lug wheels...backspacking, dims, etc.?

Thanks!!

Marc
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Some questions:
1) are the wheels lug or hub centric
2) will 10 lug hemmit wheels fit.
I keep seeing posts going back in forth of yes and NO on this. But if what I have are Hemmit rims... then yes they will fit. Seen them my self in person on a U1700 10 lug, mine are the same rims just cut to fit 8 lug axles.
3) do I care of unsprung weight
Um... yes and NO, My wheel is about 500lbs, Unimog doesn't seem to care but it is a lot of weight when it comes to changing tires.
4) seeking a nice 50" solution, any recommendations.
48 Max in my opinion, and 46 being about perfect. due to tire rub.
5) what are the specs of 10 lug wheels...backspacking, dims, etc.?


Check this out as well, lots of great info
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/unim...tires-sbu.html

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hi dave,

here is my .02 worth:

"hemmt" and its various spellings appear to be a generic name commonly used for any military rim and don't always refer to the real HEMMT rims. the brochure posted by ehi here has pictures of het and hemmt rims:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/unim...ml#post4971600

het - 10 bolt on 335mm diameter circle with 281mm pilot
hemmt - 10 bolt on 11.25" diameter circle with 8.75" pilot


i have the same rims as endo911rs (chris?) and i believe he found the same thing:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/unim...ml#post2846830

"Second, a call to Titan. That is who manufactures my wheels. After a brief description of the wheels the guy explained that my wheels are used on the HET (Heavy Equipment Transport Truck), which transports the M1-A1 tank. The wheels are still in production today and are not supposed to be in civilian hands... oh well, lucky for me, one set squeezed through the cracks! He also said that the wheel is designed to be used with a bead locker ring which is made by Hutchinson in Trenton NJ."
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"Second, a call to Titan. That is who manufactures my wheels. After a brief description of the wheels the guy explained that my wheels are used on the HET (Heavy Equipment Transport Truck), which transports the M1-A1 tank. The wheels are still in production today and are not supposed to be in civilian hands... oh well, lucky for me, one set squeezed through the cracks! He also said that the wheel is designed to be used with a bead locker ring which is made by Hutchinson in Trenton NJ."
I wonder if you could be nailed with exporting controlled or listed goods if you crossed the boarder? I know they get sticky with even the smallest items (scope rings...scope's, etc), just food for thought if you come visit up here, or go to Mexico

A lot of ex-military equipment is like that. Even some things like trailers and such.

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I wonder if you could be nailed with exporting controlled or listed goods if you crossed the boarder? I know they get sticky with even the smallest items (scope rings...scope's, etc), just food for thought if you come visit up here, or go to Mexico

A lot of ex-military equipment is like that. Even some things like trailers and such.
I have to deal with this every day at work. You have to really be careful. In case of US made goods ITAR comes to play and its way tougher than Canadian controlled goods regulations. So Trev is right, driving such rims across a border is a huge risk but sales to a foreign national even when on US soil is equally bad.
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I wonder if you could be nailed with exporting controlled or listed goods if you crossed the boarder? I know they get sticky with even the smallest items (scope rings...scope's, etc), just food for thought if you come visit up here, or go to Mexico

A lot of ex-military equipment is like that. Even some things like trailers and such.
For the wheels in questions: Unequivocally, YES.

You would be in Jail if caught, along with the person who sold them to you.

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Well then. That's something to certainly keep in mind for the Expo or boarder travelling mogs

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