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33x?x15 on 7" rims

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by weisel, May 10, 2001.

  1. weisel

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    33x?x15 on 7\" rims

    what can I do with 15x7 rims? I have 235/75/15s on now and would want to go to 33" diamater tires and as wide as possible without messing up how the tire rolls and wears. Anyone else running 15x7? what do you have on them?

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    Re: 33x?x15 on 7\" rims

    You really shouldn't go any wider than a 10.50 with a 7 inch rim. The moron I bought my 2nd Blazer from had 33x12.50's on 7 inch rims and it looked retarded. I'm really surprised the thing didn't pop the beads for as long as I had to drive it that way. And the tires wore funny too.

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    Re: 33x?x15 on 7\" rims

    You could do a 32x11.50... but if you must have a 33" then probably a 10.50

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    Re: 33x?x15 on 7\" rims

    i have a 90 blazer with a 4in lift and 33/10.5/15 bfg's on my stock 7in alum rims and it looks good and rides fine awsome tires.speaking of tires the other day i pulled a brand new dodge pickup(cummins) out of a ditch and the tires really helped me pull the ram out of the four foot hole. when i was done pulling him out i told him should of bought a chevy. he laughed it was all good
     
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    Re: 33x?x15 on 7\" rims

    I think it was BFG that was making tires in a 9.5" wide. I cetainly wouldn't go any wider than the 10.5, and that's kinda pressin' it IMO.

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    Re: 33x?x15 on 7\" rims

    I'm runnin 33x12.50s on 8 inch rims and other than a little more wear down the center of the tire, I have no problems. I talk to guys all the time that run them on 7 inch rims and blast day and night thru the dez with no problems.

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    Re: 33x?x15 on 7" rims

    I picked up a parts truck awhile ago and it had 44x19.5x16.5 boggers mounted on 16.5x9.75 Weld rim i didn't think it was possible but he drove it around like that for awhile with no problems.


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    Re: 33x?x15 on 7\" rims

    But the taller the tire the more narrow of a rim you can use since you have more sidewall.

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    Re: 33x?x15 on 7\" rims

    I ran 32x11.50's on the factory 15x7 alloys for several years and quite a few miles and never had a problem. I had two different sets of mud-terrain type tires and they never showed any signs of abnormal wear. When I switched to 10" rims with the 11.50 tires, I couldn't really tell in difference in handling.

    While I would recommend an 8" rims for a 12.50 tire, you should be able to get by with the 7" rims.

    Concerning tires popping off the bead, a wider rim will make it more likely the tire will come off the rim.
     

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