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air down 8" vs. 10"

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TOMER, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. TOMER

    TOMER Registered Member

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    air down 8\" vs. 10\"

    Hallo to you all.
    My question is with which combination can I pressure down more air,The tire is 35".12.5".15":
    With 8" wheel
    or with 10" wheel
    or maybe they are the same?
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  2. imiceman44

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    Re: air down 8\" vs. 10\"

    With an 8" you can go down to single digit pressures, with a 10" you can pop the beed much faster even at 15PSI.
    I got my 35/12.50/15 on 7" rims.
    No way I am poping a bead here. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: air down 8\" vs. 10\"

    you would be safer with the 8's. But part of airing down is experamenting. Some tires will fold under themself when aired down to far.
     
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    Re: air down 8\" vs. 10\"

    Go with 8" if you plan on airing down all the time. If you plan on spending a lot of time in the sand definitely go with 8". I've been out in the sand with someone in a K5 and they were always peeling tires off the rim with 33" bias ply on 15x8 and 10-11psi in them. A 10" wheel would've been unbearable.
     
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    Re: air down 8\" vs. 10\"

    Thank you guys
    I defiantly go with the 8" wheel !!!
     
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    Re: air down 8\" vs. 10\"

    waht about a 10 inch rim with a 15.50 tire? will that hold like a 12.50 and a 8 inch rim?
     
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    Re: air down 8\" vs. 10\"

    Yes basically try and go smaller than the width of the tread and you should be better off.
    I personnally would go the narrowest wheel I can fit the tire in.
     

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