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15x10 or 15x12s?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blzr4x4ngkid2, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. blzr4x4ngkid2

    blzr4x4ngkid2 Registered Member

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    I'm selling my 15x14s, so I can get some not-so-wide wheels. I have 39.5" Boggers and the wide wheels are trashing my front end, well the tires don't help either. I am leaning towards the 10", but I just want some other opinions.
     
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    camok5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I would go with the 15x10s becuase its not that big a differance but it depends on how wide of a tire you use 12.5,13.5,15.5 etc... I switched from 15x12 to 15x10 because my 35x15.5x15 swampers would spin on the rim in the sand when I would floor it.
     
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    tough call.. i went through the same thing when i sold my 14s. i went ahead and bought 12 for my 39s. i think my truck works well with the current setup.

    this will give you an idea of how wide they'll end up
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    my rig has about 7" of lift and plenty of cutting. the wheels are 15x12 with 3 1/2 backspacing.
     
  4. blzr4x4ngkid2

    blzr4x4ngkid2 Registered Member

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    Any shots of the truck just sitting flat? Your rig looks pretty sweet man. Thanks for the pic though, that helps. I was going to say something, but forgot. Thanks again.
     
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    I have my 38.5x16 swamps on 10" wheels simply because the 10" wheels were $40 each and the 12" wheels are somewhere in the neighborhood of $70.
     
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    why did you have to post those pics???? Now im thinking about putting the 15x12s i have in the back yard on, the BS is the same too /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif sorry... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    i went with the 12s cause i was planning on running a 44 after these 39s were about gone and i thought a 10 would be too narrow.

    i like the way they perform and look so i just might stay with 39-40 size tire.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I would have kept the 14's. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    dont see a need for anything wider than a 10" rim on a tire any narrower than a 44 bogger.

    j
     
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    In TTC some guy is running 44" boggers on 8" wheels!
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    exactly. hella phat rims are pretty pointless. they weigh more and cost more and what do you get in return? what are the posetives?

    j
     
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    A flatter footprint for more floatation if you care about 4 wheeling like you and me.

    For the show truck boys, they get more tire sticking out and a more deep dish appearance so they think they're cool.

    I wanted 12" wheels because I knew I'd have 44s eventually, but I'm happy with my 10s now actually and I'm going to order another set when I get new 38s.
     
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    meh, at 5psi ur footprint will be plenty flat, 10" rim or not. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    j
     
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    meh, at 5psi ur footprint will be plenty flat, 10" rim or not. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I was simply trying to find one instance where a wider rim would help. Me personally, I'm happy with my 10s.
     

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