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15x8 or 15x10

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by reddog64, Feb 6, 2001.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    Should I look into getting 15x8's or 15x10's??? What are the pro's and con's of each...

    Um... yes officer I know it's too big...
     
  2. Rebel88

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    What tires are you running? That is what determined my running a 12" wheel.

    Later

    Have you driven OVER a Ford lately?
     
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    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    I'm running 35x12.5xr15 bfg AT's and love them

    Um... yes officer I know it's too big...
     
  4. Rebel88

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    If you run 10s on that tire it will flatten out your contact patch as compared to the 8. With the 8s the tires will ride just a little higher than with the 10s. I would go with 10s jus to give a little sidewall bulge and a fatter stance.

    Later


    Have you driven OVER a Ford lately?
     
  5. If you air down off road then an 8 helps hold the tire on the bead beter.Their's my nickle.
     
  6. MICHIGAN BLAZER

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    I like the way 10's look better than 8's w/ that size tire. The 8 will hold the bead better but i've had bad luck with my tires wearing funny with the 8's ....i run 10 wide

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  7. laketex

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    10s if it's on the street and 8s if it's on the trail.


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  8. HarryH3

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    I like the look of 10's better. But the edges of the rims will get chewed up if you go rockcrawling. 8's seem to be pretty well protected by the tire. For mostly mud and street use, I'd go with the 10's. For rocks I'd probably go with 8's.

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    10's look better on the street. I'm running factory aluminums with Champion beadlocks and they come up just shy of 8". They work great with a 12.5 wide tire and the rocks don't have lunch on them.
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