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12.50 Tire on 8.25" rim - stupid or acceptable?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Cricket, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. Cricket

    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    Is it wise or unwise to run a 12.50 tire on an 8.25" steel rim?

    The rim in question is a stock GM 8 bolt 16.5.
     
  2. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    i would say acceptable. i know lots of people that run 36 inch swampers on 8 inch wide wheels to tuck them in more to protect the valve stem :)
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    hell i run 39.5x13.5x16in iroks on 6.75x16in rims and they run fine :D
     
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    I have my 42-14s on 9" rims :D
     
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    im running 7" wide wheels with a 13.50" wide tire. :D
     
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    i would try and stay within 4" either side of width of rim

    thats whats recommended anyways

    but many ppl go farther than that, heh

    good luck
     
  7. Cricket

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    Well I guess I'm in good company then.

    Thanks for all the replies!
     
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    Add another one to the 12.50" wide tire on a 8.25" wide rim.
    Tom
     
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    I'm running 12.50" on an 8" rim :D
     
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    These are 39.5/15 TSLs on a 8 1/4" rim :grin:
     
  11. mrk5

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    I've been running 12.5" tires on 8" rims for several years.
     

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