How To: 31x1050r15

How To: 31x1050r15

Postby SilverBullet1997 [OP] » March 6th 2014, 6:32pm

How to go from a stock 215/75r15 tire(left) to a 31x1050r15(right)
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To get it to fit on this OLV lifted van:
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You need these.
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:rofl:

You get this:
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Obviously, there is more to this than just that, We used a jigsaw to cut the bumper, and some of the cladding away, but I did have to take a sledgehammer to a little bit of the inner fender well, and a metal cut off blade, you have to relief cut and bend the tack weld seam over so it is not running parallel with the van.

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Jasen: Cutting the bumper

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Cutting the cladding

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Removed cladding bracket, preparing to cut tack weld seam

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See, I do, do some of the work on my van, it is not all Jasen... It is just hard to take pics and do the work at the same time...

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Relief cuts in seam, bent over.

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Relief cuts in seam, some of bottom tab cut off.

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Using Jasen's girlfriends* :lol: hammer to bend the tabs in. (*Not really Jasen's girlfriends, as Jasen is happily married, just had to give him some stink about having such a small hammer)

Those cuts on the seam worked well, but there was still not enough room for full turn without rub yet, so I had to take a sledgehammer to the inner part of the fenders to make it fully work. Was not able to take anymore pics as we were on a time crunch at that point as it was already past 9pm and I have neighbors who I am sure do not want to hear the loud banging of a sledgehammer on sheet metal past 9. Plus had to remove some more of that tab(where you see the screw hole for the old bracket)
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Finished?....... NEVER!


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Re: How To: 31x1050r15

Postby Jasen » March 7th 2014, 2:40am

I'll let you know that hammer is 1 full pound of 'merian STEEL, made by Stanley tools, a true 'merican company.
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Re: How To: 31x1050r15

Postby Jasen » March 12th 2014, 2:03am

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The stock mid grade wheels and BFG KO's makes mine look better too.
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Re: How To: 31x1050r15

Postby SilverBullet1997 [OP] » March 17th 2014, 8:50pm

Had a little bit of rubbing on the drivers side up front, so banged that back a little bit more with a BFH.
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(You can see where the primer got rubbed off a bit. Banged it back, re-primed then installed items below.
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Picked up some cheap plastic mud flaps from O'reillys(LAPS) for 6$
Also picked up some screws(from Lowe's Hardware Store - 5$) to install the modified mud flaps, and re-secure down the mud skirts on the inside because the lower holes no longer matched the holes in the frames.
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Then Jasen and I cut them down to make them fit the curve and fastened them in to keep the debris from flying up in to the door well areas.
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As you can note in the picture above, I get a little bit of inner frame rub on the tires(nice shiney spot) on the passenger side.
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Re: How To: 31x1050r15

Postby plumbedastro » March 18th 2014, 12:38am

Nice
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Re: How To: 31x1050r15

Postby survival bill » April 30th 2014, 11:55pm

I wonder what new rubber you could get on a stock truck with them body mods?
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Re: How To: 31x1050r15

Postby WoodButcher » May 1st 2014, 3:41am

My '97 2wd? LT 235/75 x 15 on the front and 31 x 10.50 with tall springs on the back.

@SB, you should feel privileged to use that hammer, when you grow up and get old enough maybe we'll let you buy one...

If I could justify the cost I'd get one of those 10oz. magnesiums.
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Re: How To: 31x1050r15

Postby SilverBullet1997 [OP] » May 1st 2014, 3:52am

WoodButcher wrote:My '97 2wd? LT 235/75 x 15 on the front and 31 x 10.50 with tall springs on the back.

@SB, you should feel privileged to use that hammer, when you grow up and get old enough maybe we'll let you buy one...

If I could justify the cost I'd get one of those 10oz. magnesiums.


I have gone through a couple of these, with waffle print head.
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and a couple of these
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Doing concrete construction kills hammers....(I don't do concrete anymore)

Now I carry a hammer similar to this in my van at all times...
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Re: How To: 31x1050r15

Postby thegreenmachine » May 1st 2014, 5:13am

SilverBullet1997 wrote:
WoodButcher wrote:My '97 2wd? LT 235/75 x 15 on the front and 31 x 10.50 with tall springs on the back.

@SB, you should feel privileged to use that hammer, when you grow up and get old enough maybe we'll let you buy one...

If I could justify the cost I'd get one of those 10oz. magnesiums.


I have gone through a couple of these, with waffle print head.
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and a couple of these
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Doing concrete construction kills hammers....(I don't do concrete anymore)

Now I carry a hammer similar to this in my van at all times...
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I have a couple of those.....

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Re: How To: 31x1050r15

Postby SilverBullet1997 [OP] » May 1st 2014, 6:23am

thegreenmachine wrote:
I have a couple of those.....
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That looks legit :rockon:
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Re: How To: 31x1050r15

Postby [email protected] » May 3rd 2014, 8:04am

If I had a hammer for every hammer I broke, I'd have one hammer. :rofl:


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Re: How To: 31x1050r15

Postby MmusicmanMmusicman is online! » May 3rd 2014, 1:03pm

[email protected] wrote:If I had a hammer for every hammer I broke, I'd have one hammer. :rofl:

Awesome quote!!! :rockon:
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Re: How To: 31x1050r15

Postby Lumpy » May 3rd 2014, 1:23pm

My hammer was handed down to me from my great-great grandfather. It's had three heads and four handles and it's still hammering good as new.


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Re: How To: 31x1050r15

Postby [email protected] » May 3rd 2014, 6:50pm

Lumpy wrote:My hammer was handed down to me from my great-great grandfather. It's had three heads and four handles and it's still hammering good as new.


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