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AM Hummer tires (new type)
kayelbe
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003 - 12:45 PM UTC
Is there an aftermarket set of Hummer tires (new kind)? I've only seen the Ordnance/Tank Workshop Aggressive pattern and the Verlinden set, which also seems to be the older set.

If not, are the older ones still COMMON. As a military man, I know that the government probably ordered 100 million of 'em under contract, used half, and stored the rest.
Thanks,
Kevin
matt
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003 - 01:26 PM UTC
MR makes a "new" & "old" set MR is avil. through VLS, Squadron & Great models I believe.
Sabot
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003 - 03:06 PM UTC
I've got trucks with both types.
kayelbe
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003 - 06:43 PM UTC
Thanks guys.
I know the Italeri Hummer wheels leave a lot to be desired...
So Rob, it would be *safe* to assume that there's a Hummer or three running around Iraq with the older style tires then?
Thanks again,
Sabot
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2003 - 04:08 AM UTC
Yes, but it would be an older truck. When the Army decided to replace the tires and wheels, it did not just one day replace every wheel and tire (can't use the old wheels with new tires, or not supposed to) and you can't mix tire/wheel types on the same vehicle.