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Understanding Custom Hummer Wheels

In the past vehicle wheels used to be submissive sections of steel with tiers attached. Today, this major element has become a definitive accessory that screams essence and style to your ride. Beyond doubt there’s no other part of a vehicle that can swiftly modify the outward show of the vehicle more rapidly than a set of fine looking wheels.

Attention grabbing wheels can add a little something to even the most dull and lackluster automobile. Wheels come in many different looks and styles so you can pick the wheels and rims that best match your style. Wheels are also available in a variety of sizes and styles. The size of the wheels without a doubt has a lot to do with the nature of performance the wheels will provide. Larger wheel are put in to pull off the rugged muscular look while at the same time supplying improved handling. Big wheels are also designed to battle bumpy environments and to refuse to accept any retribution from off road maneuvering. Smaller wheels, on the other hand, can make your vehicle come out lower to the ground making it specifically styled for receptive street driving.
When it comes to Hummer wheels, the decision can be overwhelming. It can very difficult to find the perfect set of wheels for your Hummer, a set that would be just the thing for your asset. Coming to a decision on the right wheels for your Hummer has a lot more to do with than purely the size of the wheels. Among the other factors that you have to consider when looking for new set of Hummer wheels include the type of job your vehicle is supposed to do. The right Hummer wheels are based on your particular intentions, if your hummer is just a show ride, something to drive around the city on the weekend, or a family ride with an attitude giving you the comfort of safety and the functionality of use. It also makes a big difference whether if your Hummer is rear wheel drive or front wheel drive.

Once you pick out the right Hummer wheels that fit your style, commands and demands, you have done your research so you can now go to an auto part shop to acquire your desired pieces. But if you want aftermarket, custom wheels, available to the general public for very affordable prices, just visit our website www.thechromepros.com, we are an aftermarket wholesale wheel dealer, and we sell aftermarket/custom wheels to the general public for very affordable prices. We have widest array of top quality Hummer wheels in various sizes, styles and specifications. For whatever type of Hummer wheels you need, www.thechromepros.com has you covered.

If you are wondering what kind of wheel are right for you Hummer here’s some helpful information on Hummer wheels that will help you better understand the intricacies of picking out the perfect wheels for you Hummer. The factory one piece steel wheels are hub centric, and use the flanged lug nuts. All other wheels are lug centric and use the Acorn lug nuts. What this means is that the one piece factory wheel depends on its fit over the hub for centering and support. Because of this the hub hole in a one piece wheel is concerning 1/32 inches smaller in diameter than other Hummer wheels. The correct way to measure the width of a wheel is from bead seat to bead seat. Another important factor in wheel maintenance is lug nut torque. New aluminum wheels have some crush value left in them so they should be readjusted at fifty, one hundred, and two hundred miles before you expect that they hold their torque. You should read up and find more information on this and mounting and balancing wheels before you make your final decision.

The Hummer H1 and the Hummer H2 have the same bolt pattern. Hummer H2 wheels have a smaller hub; they are 17 inchX 8.5". It is possible to use Hummer H2 wheels on the Hummer H1, but you will have to devise the hub outward 3/32 inches so the wheel will fit on the Hummer H1 tire frame. The load capacity of the Hummer H2 wheel may not be enough for the Hummer H1, therefore, adjustments may have to be made before you get out on the road. Another issue to deal with is that the backset of the Hummer H2 wheel is not the same as the Hummer H1. Two piece steel wheels squeeze in the tire and run flat bead locks between two halves that bolt together with a dozen flanged locknuts. This design allows repairs to be made in the field without unique equipment, tire machine. That is why all the armed forces Hummers have two piece wheels. While it is feasible to disassemble this wheel in the field it is a very tedious exercise to screw on and off the dozen locknuts with no power tools. The good thing concerning it is that you are capable to tune up the wheels at home if you would like. All the two piece wheels offered by AMG before to the 2000 model year came with five faced wheel nuts that have need of a unique socket to do away with. This was done to lessen AMG’s legal responsibility when these wheels were repaired. If you to do away with the wheel nuts while the tire is full of air the wheel assemblage could blow up. By controlling who was capable to purchase the socket AMG could insure that only trained technicians could service the wheels. It turned out that many owners were capable to obtain or make their own sockets and purchase regular hex flange nuts from the many Army surplus dealers. The most recent two piece wheels which are standard on the 2000 models now come with hex nuts.

The two piece wheels do have need of some preservation. Over time depending on circumstances such as torque and tire pressure the wheel studs can burst and have need of replacement. It is more likely that studs burst on really hot days on the road when the tire pressure increases in the heat up to near 50 PSI levels. Whenever you are on the highway in the heat you should watch the tire pressure and don't let it rise above 45 PSI. For these reasons it is important to check your wheels at gas stations and rest stops. All you will notice is a wheel nut missing. It is recommended that you carry a few studs and nuts with you on trips. You want to replace a blown stud as soon as possible because it will cause the adjoining studs to carry the load and possibly fail. It is suggested to replace the blown stud and the two adjacent studs. In 2000 AMG came out with a recently fashioned two piece wheel. They are on hand with hex nuts and use an orange / red ring which is thinner than the previous style rings. They also have an opening that you have to to line up when putting back together.

In 1996 AMG came out with their first 16.5 inch aluminum wheel. If you have the chance to take a look at these wheels you will notice that the spokes are very smooth. When AMG first came out with their 17 inch aluminum wheels they had the same smooth spoke patterns. However, all the following 17 inch aluminum Hummer wheels have a spoke with a three dimensional contour and have a hidden CTI.

Twelve bolt two piece steel wheels, with no bead lock/ run flat with GSA's weighs 110 lbs. In my opinion you should not use a twelve bolt wheel without either a run flat or a bead lock. Unless the tire is inflated to at least 20 PSI the tire can come off the rim. If the tire loses air from a leaking CTI system the tire will roll out and come off the rim. The majority of two piece wheels came from the factory with one piece solid rubber run flats that also security device both tire beads. These each weigh about thirty five lbs each with a total wheel and tire weight of about 142 lbs and require that the inside of the tire be coated with unique grease. It takes a unique run flat removal device and a lot of work to change a tire with this set of connections. In previous models, on the early style Hummers there was a two piece run flat that came out for a short time. AMG also offers a bead lock which is in the region of 10 lbs lighter and does not have the call for of any unique tools or run flat grease and locks both tire beads. The two piece wheels with bead locks are more preferable for this reason. Having a run flat on a civilian Hummer does not buy you much. It is only in very rare situations that you would not have the chance to merely stop and change a tire. If you are forced to drive on a flat tire you will most likely ruin the tire whether you have run flats or not. If you are driving with seventeen inch wheels you should not lower the tire pressure to a large extent lower than fifteen PSI or the tire will start to hit the run flat. In addition the run flat grease makes it complicated if not unworkable to patch a tire.

Working on Hummer wheels is a serious task and can be dangerous if you are not prepared or don’t know what you are doing. Keep in mind and be conscious that even the best wheels can become bent under extreme conditions. If you notice shaking, verify the balance and equilibrium. The one piece 16.5 inch steel wheels are not as strong as other Hummer wheels. The company that offered AMG with the one piece steel wheels turned out with a lot of flawed wheels. That is why AMG went back to the two piece steel 16.5 inch wheels for the newer Hummer wheel models.

If you decide to go with the one piece Hummer wheels you will probably have two piece run flats installed. There is no need; these run flats are totally worthless because they do not really lock the tire bead. If you ever have the chance to pull your tires off and take out the run flats, throw them as far as you can. If you decide to keep the two piece run flats you will have to get a only one of a kind Kent Moore run flat cam socket to tighten the run flats which can cost you upwards of $500.

The one piece wheels are very easy to tune up once the run flats have been replaced. You can have the tires mounted and balanced at most tire stores with standard tire machines. These one piece wheels are abundant in supply so they cost less than the other wheels and can make for a good spare tire. If you decide to go with the one piece wheel as a spare, make sure you go with the flanged lug nuts. If you already have or are planning to get a tire carrier, make sure that the Hummer wheels you are planning to make use of will fit on the carrier.

There are two types of aluminum wheels, the one piece standard and the two piece forged Hutchinson which comes with either a bead lock or a run flat as an option. The factory aluminum wheels are great because they are light, run true and hide the CTI hardware. The only negative aspect to the aluminum wheels is that they can get sliced up off road. The two piece forged aluminum wheel is the most excellent wheel yet prepared for the Hummer for the reason that they are extremely physically powerful, light weight, and fasten the tire beads. The trouble with these wheels is that they cost well over one thousand dollars each if you buy direct from the factory, without tires. The solution is to put on a set of the Goodyear MTR's and you will have a good quality arrangement.

In all probability the most popular aftermarket wheel for the Hummer are the Cepeck 8.5 inches by 17 inch aluminum wheels with Hidden CTI. Most likely, this is due to the fact that they have a load rating of forty five hundred lbs and are very strong. These wheels are one of the only aftermarket wheels for the Hummer H1 that has the proper offset. These wheels also come in 18 inch.

The first design of one piece 16.5 inch steel wheels made its appearance in the 1993 model year in the Recruit Series Hummer. This is the only vehicle they were used on. In 1995 the 16.5 inch Goodyear GSA highway touring tire was introduced as an option. And in January of 1996 a new one piece 16.5 inch steel wheel using flanged head lug nuts became the standard OEM wheel until the new century model year. The twelve bolt two piece 16.5 inch steel wheels with Goodyear MT radial tires have always been available to the general public for the civilian Hummer. The two piece steel wheels were distributed with five sided flange headed wheel and six sided tapered lug nuts. These wheels were used on all non-recruit Hummers for the duration until January of 1996 and the MT tires were a typical apparatus up to the 2001 year.

The 2001 model year was the same as the previous year with the exception of a 17 inch Goodyear GSA tire was on hand. Most of the 2001 wheels came with the 17 inch aluminum wheels and GSA tires. For the 2000 model year a new third generation two piece 16.5 inch steel wheel six sided flanged headed wheel nuts and 6-sided tapered lug nuts turn out to be the regular equipment standard. The 16.5 inch one piece aluminum wheels, 17 inch two piece aluminum wheels and the Goodyear 17 inch MTR tire were all possible alternatives. Moreover, in 2002 the 17 inch one piece aluminum wheels with GSA tires became the regular with the two piece aluminum wheels and MTR tires as possible electives.

Mil wheel valve stem first generation eight bolt two piece wheels were not at all accessible for the civilian Hummer. They were used on military Hummers with Goodyear bias ply tires alone. Radial tires cannot be use with these wheels; they are not physically powerful as much as necessary. Many Hummer owners do not have a spare. However, once your GSA's split the sidewall while driving you may be able to make it home with the CTI pump running, but you will soon discover that the tire and wheel are way too heavy and too big to just throw around. You are better served if you plan ahead and keep a spare in your garage.

When it comes to Hummer wheels, the decision can be overwhelming. It can very difficult to find the perfect set of wheels for your Hummer, a set that would be just the thing for your asset. Coming to a decision on the right wheels for your Hummer has a lot more to do with than purely the size of the wheels. Among the other factors that you have to consider when looking for new set of Hummer wheels include the type of job your vehicle is supposed to do. The right Hummer wheels are based on your particular intentions, if your hummer is just a show ride, something to drive around the city on the weekend, or a family ride with an attitude giving you the comfort of safety and the functionality of use. It also makes a big difference whether if your Hummer is rear wheel drive or front wheel drive.

Once you pick out the right Hummer wheels that fit your style, commands and demands, you’ve done your research so you can now go to an auto part shop to acquire your desired pieces. Just visit our website www.thechromepros.com, we are an aftermarket wholesale wheel dealer, we sell aftermarket/custom wheels to the general public for very affordable prices. We have widest array of top quality Hummer wheels in various sizes, styles and specifications. For whatever type of Hummer wheels you need, www.thechromepros.com has you covered.

 

 

 

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