Coche Blanco
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October 5th, 2011, 4:30 am #11

Johnny Mullet wrote:Holding a V-8 engine at 6-8K for long periods of time causes these larger displacement engines to break down in various ways.
You guys running BMW V8s that i don't' know about?
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Wobblybob
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October 5th, 2011, 12:47 pm #12

Thought about your automatic the other day and your comment about 6 - 8000 rpms for long periods, (spinning those big mudder tires) and wondered about the transmission overheating.

Then I saw Woodie's comment in another post:

"To just drain the pan of an automatic, takes 1.6 quarts to refill. You have a small tranny cooler built into the radiator. Unless you're towing, racing, or spend a lot of time climbing mountains, that should be sufficient. If you feel you must have a cooler, they're generic, any cooler will do."

You probably had it on the list already but it sounds like there's a transmission cooler in your future. A big one!


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Johnny Mullet
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October 5th, 2011, 4:44 pm #13

I do need to relocate the radiator, so a tranny cooler will be added to the mix.
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Stiffchezze
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October 5th, 2011, 5:15 pm #14

I don't exactly see a whole lot more material than a piece of sheet metal on that door! :lol
I know tranny coolers aren't that expensive, but check the junk yards for one. I like the Jeep ones. Long and skinny.

Man, this is gonna be a good one! :popcorn
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Johnny Mullet
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October 5th, 2011, 11:03 pm #15

Any thoughts on ATV tires? Here are my options for a stock Metro 12" rim........

28x8x12
26x8x12

The 26" tires look about perfect to me. A Bombardier Can Am was in the shop and had the 26x8x12 tires on it and they looked about right. The 28 will give me more ground clearance, but will I be able to turn those tires in soupy mud?
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Scoobs
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October 5th, 2011, 11:57 pm #16

I talked to my mechanic about using the atv tires on my metro, after talking it over i dont know if it will be a good idea. Thats more weight than what is reccommended on the tires. Plus the Ply ratings, you might be better off just getting a 14" rim, and get a rougged tread recap on a high ply 14" like 8+
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Johnny Mullet
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October 6th, 2011, 12:42 am #17

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Lil red metro
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October 6th, 2011, 1:19 am #18

That tire looks very aggressive. I don't think weight is much of a factor when you won't be driving this on the highway. Only about 400 lbs per corner. Have fun with your toy. I may have to come out to Yankee Lake to see this. :thumb
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Scoobs
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October 6th, 2011, 4:02 am #19

Wow, Those are friggin sweet looking.
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offroadohio
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October 6th, 2011, 1:01 pm #20

Steved82971 wrote:I talked to my mechanic about using the atv tires on my metro, after talking it over i dont know if it will be a good idea. Thats more weight than what is reccommended on the tires. Plus the Ply ratings, you might be better off just getting a 14" rim, and get a rougged tread recap on a high ply 14" like 8+
most atv tires that are designed for hard offroad use will have more ply rating than a passanger tire.

Alot of atv tires are 6 ply rating, were p rated tires are usually 3 or 4 ply.

Wieght certianly isnt an issue, do you think the 4 seater side by sides running atv tires fromt he factory wieght much less than these metros, they probalby wieght more once wieghted down.

I ran atv tires on my tercel 4wd wagon and drove it to and from the trail.
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