5Ton Combat rims on 395 MVTs install for Beginners!

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First off, I want to say Thank you to WES for all the help. I know putting these wheels together are not rocket science but advice with tire selection and a couple things to aid the process makes like easier! So I got all 7 of my tires finally mounted on the Rims the other day, just waiting on my new lug nuts to come in now. I looked around on youtube and couldn't really find a good video explaining and showing the process from start to finish. So for everyone that's new like me Here ya go!!!
 

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How do you like it compared to those other big tires you had? Interesting to see how they will work without beadlocks
 

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How do you like it compared to those other big tires you had? Interesting to see how they will work without beadlocks
I took it out today and the ride quality is def much better. Also you can tell the engine is not straining. Overall I would say it was a great idea!
 

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That's awesome. We're planning a trip to Barstow in March or April. You should come
I'm down to go!! Just gotta let me know the date in advance. Who's we?? Greg was telling me today that there is a meetup and everyone camps out in the spring and fall.
 

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I'm down to go!! Just gotta let me know the date in advance. Who's we?? Greg was telling me today that there is a meetup and everyone camps out in the spring and fall.
There will be a posting of the event when it gets close so you can find out all the info. It's a lot of fun. You can check out the past events and the pics but I don't remember the posting name. I'll see if I can find it and let you know. Glad you went for a ride around the block and it ran, rode good!
 

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Thanks for the vid. When i broke down my 14R20s, i guess the bead stuck up far enough, the bead ring pressed down enough on the tire bead, they aired up no problem. I did just win some mv/t 395s on what looks like lmtv rims. probably gonna have to break them down and fit them on my 5 ton rims.

are these lmtv rims?
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No problem. I'm not sure which rims those are. Simp5782 would know, shoot him a PM. I would just tag him on the post but idk how...lol
 

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Thanks for the vid. When i broke down my 14R20s, i guess the bead stuck up far enough, the bead ring pressed down enough on the tire bead, they aired up no problem. I did just win some mv/t 395s on what looks like lmtv rims. probably gonna have to break them down and fit them on my 5 ton rims.

are these lmtv rims?
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Yes.

Steve is also using large bore valve stems. Alot easier to air if you bust a bead even off the truck air
 

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Thanks for the vid. When i broke down my 14R20s, i guess the bead stuck up far enough, the bead ring pressed down enough on the tire bead, they aired up no problem. I did just win some mv/t 395s on what looks like lmtv rims. probably gonna have to break them down and fit them on my 5 ton rims.

are these lmtv rims?
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Yes they are LMTV FMTV rims and they will bolt to the older trucks.
 

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I wont be using the lmtv rims anyways. Color doesnt match my truck and iv got spare rims sitting around.
ill be posting them for sale or torch them for scrap once i get the tires on other rims.
 

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not sure what dual tapered is referencing. can you elaborate?
M809A1, M939,HEMTT wheels are tapered on both sides of the wheel for using budd style lug nuts with the wheel facing out or flipped inside

Some 1st generation LMTV/caiman wheels in steel and aluminum were tapered on both sides the same way. Specifically the titan brand of steel wheels.

Some of the newer accuride and Hutchinson wheels are only tapered on the face side of the wheel, not on the inside so you can't flip the wheel around for use.
 

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M809A1, M939,HEMTT wheels are tapered on both sides of the wheel for using budd style lug nuts with the wheel facing out or flipped inside

Some 1st generation LMTV/caiman wheels in steel and aluminum were tapered on both sides the same way. Specifically the titan brand of steel wheels.

Some of the newer accuride and Hutchinson wheels are only tapered on the face side of the wheel, not on the inside so you can't flip the wheel around for use.
Ahhhh, gotcha. Well, thank you sir. Iv got 13 5 ton rims, so hanging onto them if they aren't dual beveled would be moot.
 
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