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12" rims

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dumbfounded, Jun 6, 2000.

  1. dumbfounded

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    12\" rims

    I was looking at I believe they were super swampers anyways the size was 33x14.50x15 I would like to see them on some 15x12's parked under a blazer.........haven't seen many wide and not too tall tires... just curious...

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    Re: 12\" rims

    Wide and short is usually the hot set up for running in sand. Like the Mickey T's and Dick Cepek tires that are like that. MT makes a 35x17.50 and I know DC makes some super wide 31's and 33's.
    I would just worry a little about backspacing with a really wide rim. But they sure do look cool.

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  4. Re: 12\" rims

    Why would you need to backspace if you put on wide rims? Wouldn't that give you the same result, looks-wise?
     
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    Re: 12\" rims

    What I mean is, you don't want to put undue stress on the wheel bearings by not having enough backspacing. Or hitting steering components with too much. I just didn't think that the wider rims offered much of a selection of backspacing sizes. Usually 4 inches is about it on the cheaper ones.

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