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9.75" or 12'' rims

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90blzr, Mar 30, 2001.

  1. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    9.75\" or 12\'\' rims

    When I get the wheels for my Blazer what do you guys recommend for the width for a 38X15.50X16.5 tire? 9.75x16.5 or 12x16.5?
     
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    Re: 9.75\" or 12\'\' rims

    I would say you have to go with the 12x16.5 otherwise those meats will ballon out over those 9.75" rims.. you dont want that, plus you would pop the beads on them easier.. good Luck.

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    Re: 9.75\" or 12\'\' rims

    I'd go with the 9.75".... Less rim sticking out to grab rocks and stuff!

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    Re: 9.75\" or 12\'\' rims

    replies to this are going to vary both rims will work and as far as what one to go with will vary on personal preferances(sp?)

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    Re: 9.75\" or 12\'\' rims

    What kind of wheeling do you do? Mudding is fine with 16.5 inch rims, since you don't need to air down. Rock crawling and 16.5's don't mix well. There is no safety bead on 16.5 inch rims so at low pressures it's very easy to push the bead off the rim. [​IMG]

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    Re: 9.75\" or 12\'\' rims

    Yeah, if your gonna be crawlin' you probably want the narrow wheels so there is a little less chance of loosing the bead. Probably better to avoid 16.5 in the rocks though, just my opinion...

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    Re: 9.75\" or 12\'\' rims

    My personal preference would be the 9.75" rims. These are plenty wide enough for a 15" wide tire, plus they will be better protected from rocks and roots if you do go fourwheeling. The narrower rim will also hold the bead better than the 12" rims.
     
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    Re: 9.75\" or 12\'\' rims

    I second Harry's responce.

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    Re: 9.75\" or 12\'\' rims

    Not that much wheelin' so far, just some mud when it rains and screwing around in the riverbed. Dont really go that often. Would like to go on some trails sometime, but I am new at all of this.
     
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    Re: 9.75\" or 12\'\' rims

    I would go with some 16X10 wheels,
    Of course this does limit the tires that are available
    But you would be able to blead down the pressure, and that is a must in rock's and sand!

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    Re: 9.75\" or 12\'\' rims

    I'd go with 9.75's and a yes with what HarryH3 said.

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