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How narrow of a rim?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pvfjr, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. pvfjr

    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    Can you mount a 35x12.50R16 tire on? Mickey Thomson says an 8-10" rim, but I know it's more flexible than that. 6"? 7"? Who's done what, does anyone have any pics?
     
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    When I asked this same question several months back there were guys on here running 13.5's on stock rims.
     
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    I run 35/12.5/15 on stock steels.

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    What size are stock? I've never had a set of stockers.:(
     
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    I have 33x13.5-16 on 16x6.5 stock steel wheels.

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    i ran my 35x12.50 r15s on the stock aluminum rims (7.5" wide)

    Narrow rims the poor mans beadlocks
     
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    I have 38.5x14.50-15 sx's on 15x8" wheels
     
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    Sounds like I could go for a set of 7" rims pretty easy then. 6" might be pushing it though. Works out alright though, because the 7" are the same price as the 6" on summit.:D Anyone know where to beat 41.88 a piece for 6-lug 16x7 rims?
     
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    Used or new??

    Used?--JUNKYARD!:thumb:

    New?..nope..

    Those big tires on stock rims look almost as good as beadlocks --be pretty hard to bend or peel a rim back with them sunken in and protected by the sidewalls..:thinking: ....
     
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    Used would be fine. Nobody seems to have any 16" 6-lug with a large centerbore though.:crazy:
     
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    Do you need them to be 6 or 8 lug?

    I think clarkjw24 has or had some 6 lug 16x7 or 8's. I look to see if I can find the thread.

    Here it is. I was going to buy them but the ended up being 16x7's and I couldn't use them.
     
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    After Christmas, I can get you some pics of 33x12.50x16.5 TSL's on stock 16.5x6.76" wheels :D
    James
     
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    Well if it works out we'll be getting some 6-lug 16x6.5 rims today, probably have them mounted this weekend.
     
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    Post up some pics. when you get 'em mounted. I wanted to put some 315/75/16's on my stock 16x6.5 rims, but the tire store told me they were too narrow and would cause premature wear on the tires.
     
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    Well we got the tires mounted up today. As it turns out, the stock rims we got ended up being 5" wide.:eek1: Needless to say, that's really narrow. We mounted them anyway, and they're pretty sucked in at the middle. I think that would make it ride on the center tread more than normal, with the sidewall sucked in so far. But I figure if we can let out the right amount of air, it might compensate. :D I would worry about premature wear, but this will probably only be driven to and from trails, so I won't worry.

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    Looking Good!

    pvfjv, That is a sweet looking s-10 blazer. I like they way those tires look. What size are they? I can't wait untill I get my tires to mount on skinny wheels, this Christmas :xmas:
    James
     
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    Thanks. I *think* they are 315/75R16's, whatever they were came out to be the same size as a 35x12.50. It was nice to see what it looks like with a set of tires on it, they help a lot. Next on the list is to make the rims look less crappy, and a little love from the :hack: for the fenders. We cut a corner out from in front of the front tires that was in the way at ride height. Later we'll clearance for flexing.
     
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    Oh yeah, we had one problem. The front tires will hit the leaf springs at full lock, so I guess we should get some wider rims with less backspacing. This things gonna need some huge fender flares.
     
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    You can run a 7in rim w/ a 12 - 13 in wide tire with no problems.

    later
    jmd
     

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