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15" wheels?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chiefheaphy, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. chiefheaphy

    chiefheaphy 1/2 ton status

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    Is there an advantage to running 15" wheels over 16 or 16.5"?
    I'm going with 46" BAJA CLAWS.
     
  2. greyhoundjc

    greyhoundjc 1/2 ton status

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    The 15's are usually cheaper and they have a safety bead that the 16.5's do not and therfore stay on the wheels better at lower air pressure. Also, more tires are avialable in the 15" rim size.
     
  3. muddybuddy

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    u might wana run a bigger rim with 46's, the sidewall is going to be huge! id recommend a 20" beadlock.

    16.5 dont have the safety bead like the other sizes. the h1's are 16.5 and are double beadlock

    15's allow you to air down a bunch w/o beadlocks (still recommended)
     
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    Yea if you are going with that huge of a tire, when you air down your steering response suffers (rims turn while tire stays put). I'd suggest some sort of beadlock on a larger rim. Not to mention if/when you do break a bead you risk damaging that expensive ars tire. I used to run 15s and on 2 consecutive rides I burst beads on 35" tires. The second time ruined the tire cuz i had to pull forward to jack it up. I run H1s now.
     

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