Source for large offroad tires

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I scored a DM800 recently and I'm thinking about doing an offroad heavy haul/prime mover kind of thing with it. I want some tires that will somewhat fill up the front wheelwells, maybe tires from a loader or something probably about two inches tall or so. Does anyone know where I can find such a thing?

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Try a toy store, the kids have a great array of tyres on their toys, you might get lucky and find them on a cheap toy, or try the broken/parts in the die cast section on evil bay

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I will drop him a line and see what the diameter of those are, they look pretty close to what I'm looking for.

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This is what Dave's tires look like on the DM

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I had to move the front axle foward to get the tires to fit in the opening. I will try and answer any questions you have.

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Those are what I'm looking for. I'm planning pretty much what you did, a 6x6 prime mover. I might put a crane or something on the back, I'm starting with the DM mixer kit so I have a about a foot of frame behind the cab to play with and I can always shorten it a bit too.

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I just ordered a set of 14x22 tires from AITM and the 80, 000 hard bar suspennsion and drive axles Dave makes some nice stuff

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You can buy some neat Lego tyres as well.

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