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Anybody had any success mounting Kenda Terra 502 tires on 7.5 x 12 Wheel Horse rims?

Kenda says the tire needs a 8.5 x 12 rim. They spec. out as 23 x 10.5 x 12.

My 318 rims measure 7.5" from inside of bead to inside of bead. So they just might work.

Reason for all this being I have some steep slopes down to the lake.  Yard has a toboggan run slope, a couple of  8 - 10 foot drops with flat areas in between.

Total drop of about 20 feet in about 100 feet. Plus the soil is Michigan sand.  Grass is thin and the old original Carlisles just aren't cutting it anymore.  

Looking for a more agressive tire for turf.  Have read some goon reviews of the 502's on this forum.  But not much detail on the rims they were mounted on.

Any experiences good or bad would be appreciated.


Old 5 Foot

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They will work on the narrow rims, but will be a little more rounded and a greater tendency to roll over. They would be better on a wider wheel, but I would do it if I didn't have access to wider wheels. 






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I mounted them on the wider wheel of the 522xi. They are awesome! Just go up and down the slopes unless you have plenty of weight. If you lighten up and spin on one wheel it will dig a hole pretty quick. 


I think you will technically have better traction if you find a wider wheel as they will stay pretty flat. If you look for rims from any XI seriels, 1991+ 520H, 1988+ 520HC, 418C, and a few other misfits it should be the wider 8.5" rims. 


However, other than fender clearance I cant see why it would not work. 



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