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Recently got into the big trucks and have a dilemma. I have the SD/DD Freightliner and Lowboy trailer. Question is: the tires in my lowboy are the same as my Freightliner.  On Bills72sj's build of the same combo he stated the tires on the trailer were from the kit.

Are the incorrect tires in my kit? 

If I was to look for resin/rubber replacements for a more correct tire, what should I look for?

I am totally new to the trucks and a little guidance is needed.

Thanks

Pic is a comparison of my tires on hand. From left to right: Revell W900, Moebius Tire set, Loyboy/Freightliner tire and Lindberg Dodge L-700. All about the same with the Lindberg being slightly shorter than the Moebius and AMT. Revell being the tallest.

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Andy -  most of the amt lowboys had similar tires as  its tractors .  I'd have to look at the sidewall, but thought they were 10× 20s. The modern lowboys run low pro tires but the older ones had a similar tire

What I like to do is contact the am vendors like gw trucks , or scenes unlimited and telling them your project , they'll hook you up w correct rubber or resin replacements.  

gwtrucks@yahoo.com is Gary's email , he doesn't have a website 

Hope this helps and welcome to the big rig side ! 

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2 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

Andy -  most of the amt lowboys had similar tires as  its tractors .  I'd have to look at the sidewall, but thought they were 10× 20s. The modern lowboys run low pro tires but the older ones had a similar tire

What I like to do is contact the am vendors like gw trucks , or scenes unlimited and telling them your project , they'll hook you up w correct rubber or resin replacements.  

gwtrucks@yahoo.com is Gary's email , he doesn't have a website 

Hope this helps and welcome to the big rig side ! 

Thanks.. I was looking at Scenes Unlimited's site and that is where the confusion set in 

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7 hours ago, Sledsel said:

Recently got into the big trucks and have a dilemma. I have the SD/DD Freightliner and Lowboy trailer. Question is: the tires in my lowboy are the same as my Freightliner.  On Bills72sj's build of the same combo he stated the tires on the trailer were from the kit.

Are the incorrect tires in my kit? 

If I was to look for resin/rubber replacements for a more correct tire, what should I look for?

I am totally new to the trucks and a little guidance is needed.

Thanks

Pic is a comparison of my tires on hand. From left to right: Revell W900, Moebius Tire set, Loyboy/Freightliner tire and Lindberg Dodge L-700. All about the same with the Lindberg being slightly shorter than the Moebius and AMT. Revell being the tallest.

IMG_20211115_113309550.jpg

I think that the problem may partially be that different tires are in different releases of the Freightliner and probably the trailer too. I am pretty sure that the last Freightliner that I built had what I call the “Ertl Style” Goodyears. They are a little wider than the rest, not including the Dodge tires. I think that the Round 2 remade these in a universal version with the intention of them working on both the 20” and 22” rims. These tires do not have a center to has needs to be removed. Since they are made to fit both, they fit loosely on the DM 600 20” wheels. Basically there were 20” and 22” rims in the AMT kits. I didn’t get one to measure, but I am pretty sure that the Freightliner has the 22” wheels. I don’t think that I have a lowboy to see what size wheels it has, but if it has 20” wheels, you may have a release with the universal tires that don’t fit well. AMT offered a few variations of tires; Goodyear, Uniroyal, and firestone, some vinyl, some two piece hard plastic. I think the sizes were 10:00 20, 11:00 20 and I think 11:00 22. For vintage trailers, I like kit tires. They are straight tread and often have little tread. Aftermarket suppliers are great too. The Scenes Unlimited tires are great, but the ones that fit his spoke wheels are a little closer to 24”. You may also use a set of the Round 2 rereleased kit tires.

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