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16X8 Vs. 16X10 Rims - Benefits & Differences?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1986Blazer, Dec 8, 2001.

  1. 1986Blazer

    1986Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    What are the significant advantages and differences of 16X10 rims over 16X8 rims.

    Rockcrawlers only come in 16X8 - and I like their costs over alloy rims. If the difference is nothing than that is my route, if there is a huge difference, than I guess I'll have to come up with the extra cost.

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  2. muddin4fun

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    It depends on the size tire you're running. How wide of a tire are you gonna run? I personally like the way the 10" sit. They make the stance a little wider which makes it more stable since my truck is lifted.

    I was gonna get some rockcrawlers and I'm pretty sure they offer the 10"

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  3. 1986Blazer

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    I plan to go with 35/12.5 16R

    Does the two inches make that much difference in stability?

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  4. greg83k5

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    with the 8" rims, the 12.5 tire doesen't 'fill out' at the sidewalls the way a 10" rim will.... the wider rims make the tire look larger.

    if it's all about looks, get the 10" rims, and your tires will look cooler.

    if you air down when you hit the dirt/mud/rocks, then the 8" rim will let you air down lower, because ( insert the physics involved ) means your tire won't de-bead as easily, which is why most folks try to go with 15" rims on a 4x4....

    my two cents.

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  5. BIGJ

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    Rockcrawlers are now made in a 16 x 10 (eight lug) from 4wheel parts. You will have less tire bulge with a 16 x 10 vs a 16 x 8.

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