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D&KLAWNS
11-17-2010, 07:20 PM
I have 20x8x8 tires can I upgrade to wider tires? Do I need different wheels? Thanks.

MountainViewGreenskeeper
11-17-2010, 08:48 PM
I have 20x8x8 tires can I upgrade to wider tires? Do I need different wheels? Thanks.

you might be able to do a x9 but your going to have to check your inside clearances

Steve
11-18-2010, 03:33 AM
What would be your reasoning behind that? What about your current tire size are you unhappy with?

D&KLAWNS
11-18-2010, 09:56 AM
I don't feel the width of the present tires is enough. I want more width for better stability on slopes. I know, I should have chosen the larger wheel package when I purchased, but oh well. just wondered.

Steve
11-19-2010, 02:37 AM
Did you get a chance to look and see what different tire packages they offer? Or are you looking to just add on some after market wheels?

picframer
11-19-2010, 04:58 AM
If you are looking for stability I wonder if you could simply put wheel spacers on, we run these on the smaller JD 2305 tractor/loader for stability. I believe they are around 2" thick and the difference in stability is simply shocking.

Steve
11-20-2010, 04:06 AM
With those spacers, is their only purpose to spread out your footprint two inches on each side? Or do these allow you to to add another wheel side by side, like a dually?

picframer
11-20-2010, 04:29 PM
With those spacers, is their only purpose to spread out your footprint two inches on each side? Or do these allow you to to add another wheel side by side, like a dually?

Pushes your tires out which gives you amazing increases in stability and a lot cheaper than buying tires/rims.

Steve
11-21-2010, 04:49 AM
Very interesting!

D&K, keep us posted on what you decide to go with.

D&KLAWNS
11-22-2010, 09:27 AM
will do Steve. Thanks for the help guys!