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15X8" or 15X10"

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazin Ed, May 22, 2002.

  1. Blazin Ed

    Blazin Ed Registered Member

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    15X8\" or 15X10\"

    Got a 4" lift w/ 8" wide wheels mounted on some Pro-Comp 35/12.5/15 MT's but I'd like to move up to 10" wheels. I'm sure others have this setup so I was wondering if you're experiencing any rub up front on street driving? Compressed? What's your backspacing?
     
  2. GRINCH

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    Re: 15X8\" or 15X10\"

    There has been some discussion on 8 or 10" rims, I guess it will also matter if you plan on airing your tires down. I heard the 8" holds the tire to the rim better. Some have also said you will rub more with an 10" rim. I'm in the same boat... I have 33" on a 10" rim and am cosidering going to a 8" when I get my 35".
     
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    Re: 15X8\" or 15X10\"

    with my 4" and 35's I would sometimes hit with the 8" rims, but with the 10" rims I hit the fenders every time I turned in the driveway. I trimmed a little to eliminate this, but now with my sway bar disconnects I will sometimes hit again, guess I need more lift.
     
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    Re: 15X8\" or 15X10\"

    8" - you should have rubbing only under serious flex.
    10" - you'll rub turning sharp corners..period.

    I have 38's on 8" wheel with only 7" of lift and I have NO rubbing at all, even when flexing it. If I were to go to a 10" wheel, I'd have to run 35's or 36's max.
     
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    Re: 15X8\" or 15X10\"

    10" looks way better.
     

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