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Old 03-18-2020, 10:17 PM
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Anybody running a M/T 275 drag radial on a 12 in wheel non beadlock?been looking for a horror story on someone kicking a bead off during a run but haven't found it yet. I'm a 4240lb turbo car no trans brake and the potential to run low 6's in the 1/8.did find someone say M/T said to use permatex hi tack on beads to help.they say you can't use rim screws on a radial tire.has anybody tried that or seen it tried?

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Old 03-18-2020, 11:18 PM
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Only issue i am aware of is they are a massive pain to mount and seat the bead. Personally i'd run a 10" rim

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Old 03-18-2020, 11:42 PM
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I mocked up a 12 inch wide weld wheel borrowed from a buddy with a 275 to get the correct backspace.using a air cannon tool the tire went right on.maybe I got lucky.I'm going with Sanders 750 series wheels.

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cant sppeak for your power or a 12 inch wheel, but hi tack and the 275s is a plus on the 10'' wheels i run. low 6s on 275s. I was looking at a set of 15x12s that had 275s on them on face book market place they really had a wide tread. looked odd, i was hoping they were 315s and i would have bought them, but he did not have bead locks on them.

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15x12 on a 275 non beadlock is my plan when i do my new housing, hopefully i can find a wheel for mockup first, it might convince me to go with a 10. HAHA

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What is the widest wheel the tire manufacturer recommends? My Nitto 555's(275/60-15) say 9.5" wide wheel is the max. I put them on 10" Bassett wheels and they look perfect. I wouldn't put them on anything wider or they will look like oethel's pics. To me, that's not a good look.

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They say a 8" rim for the 275 but poeple go 10" all the time ..

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I thought I saw them put one of those 275 on a 14" rim on you tube!


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I thought I saw them put one of those 275 on a 14" rim on you tube!


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Fast forward to 12:30
https://youtu.be/9jDuDm3eYjM

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https://youtu.be/9jDuDm3eYjM
Thats not the video i saw......BUT it'll work! LOL


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They got it on there but something tells me that sidewall is not going to act like it supposed to Lol

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i'd bet most of these pro 275 cars running 3.90's or quicker are on a 12" or more.

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