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Eliminating 1 LB of rotating mass = 8.4 LBS of static mass. Let's upgrade TIRES

Tiwaz

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Does anyone have any comments/recommendations on these rims/tires:

Tire:
Cooper Discoverer STT Pro Mud Terrain LT37X13.50R17 121Q E Light Truck Tire
Link: https://www.walmart.com/ip/seot/224...e5-4eef-9369-b9f62781a665&listRegistryType=WL

Rim:
Black Rhino 1795ARY-88165G22 17X9.5 8X6.5 GNBLK -18MM Armory
Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08C3NNMX...V3BC5LRP&psc=0&ref_=list_c_wl_lv_ov_lig_dp_it

I would imagine that going with a 13.50 instead of a 12.50 on this rim should not be a problem, am I correct...?

Both the Tire and the rim have good reviews but the set would be around $670 which is a little more than I'd like to spend right now but if I don't find anything else decent I may have to pull the trigger somehow.
 

Tiwaz

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Worst idea ever if your looking to save $$$.

Feltz tires sells awesome 16.5’s for 200 apiece.
ok... here is a previously undisclosed factor:
Due to age and injuries suffered in 2 motorcycle accidents I have an incredible hard time handling the weight of a typical Humvee tire and I definitely want to be autonomous when it comes to change tires (especially in the Florida Everglades where no cell signal is present and even if it were nobody is gonna come and get you) so I have to have a tire/rim a lot lighter than the 16.5 steel rim and a tire that even w/o the run flat weighs a gazillion pounds. This is a consideration I definitely have to throw in the equation.
 

Awol

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Does anyone have any comments/recommendations on these rims/tires:

Tire:
Cooper Discoverer STT Pro Mud Terrain LT37X13.50R17 121Q E Light Truck Tire
Link: https://www.walmart.com/ip/seot/224...e5-4eef-9369-b9f62781a665&listRegistryType=WL

Rim:
Black Rhino 1795ARY-88165G22 17X9.5 8X6.5 GNBLK -18MM Armory
Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08C3NNMX...V3BC5LRP&psc=0&ref_=list_c_wl_lv_ov_lig_dp_it

I would imagine that going with a 13.50 instead of a 12.50 on this rim should not be a problem, am I correct...?

Both the Tire and the rim have good reviews but the set would be around $670 which is a little more than I'd like to spend right now but if I don't find anything else decent I may have to pull the trigger somehow.
I run 37×13.5-17 Cooper SSTs on my truck, with basic 17" steel wheels. They knocked a ton of weight off the truck, but they're definitely not what I'd consider light.

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Awol

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For sure no tire that size can be light but if I get this tire vs. stock and an alloy rim I have definitely shaved off a hell of alotta weight.
Definitely. They're much lighter than the stock rims with runflat inserts.
 
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