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How wide?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 78Blazer, Apr 10, 2001.

  1. 78Blazer

    78Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    How wide does my rims have to be to fit 35x12.5?


    Scott
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  2. reddog64

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    mine are 10 inches wide right now...
    My old stockers were 8 inches wide...

    The 10's will give you a flatter stance and let teh tires wear evenly = last longer!!!

    Um... yes officer I know it's too big...
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    8" will work fine, but make the tire "balloon" more. It will make the tire "taller".
    10" will work best (my opinion) as it will "level" the tire out. It will also give the better floatation foot print when aired down. This is the better all-around rim size for about any tire size.
    12" would just be too wide. It would flare the sidewalls out too far as to damage the rim and sidewalls if you do rock crawling. It also looks goofy in my opinion.
     
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    12 inch rims on a 12.5 tire look really crappy...

    You'll be the happiest with 10's in my opinion!

    Um... yes officer I know it's too big...
     
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    I think 10's would be the best IMHO (but 8's would work too).... [​IMG]

    "Suck Fumes Ford Boy"
    "I love my country, I fear my government"
    "What if the hokey pokey is what it's all about?"
     
  6. '73 K5

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    Use the 10's.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
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    I run stock 8's. Helps keep the tire from poping the bead at low pressure and helps keep the rim off the rocks. The 10 will give you better street manners since the tire is not rolling back and forth as much . Be carefull when selecting a 10 inch rim. These trucks were ment to run hub centric rims. that means the rims center on the hub and not the lugs. I have heard many folks shearing lugs by running a poor fitting rim. Also be careful about back space on the rim. The less that is the more you push the wheel out from under the fender. Looks good but causes you more clearence problems. Example is you might clear a 33 inch tire on a stock rim with stock offset but a 33 on a 10 inch wide rim with a 1 inch loss of offset has moved the outer edge or the tire out 3 inches and that means you have to clear about 3 inches more tire in the fender when turning. It make take 2 more inches of lift to clear without rubbing on the street and 4 inches or a lot of Sawzall work to clear when flexed.

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  8. Gopherkiller

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    Wish my tires were as wide as my oldladie's ass! GOPHERKILLER
     
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    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. 84K5WITHAJUNK305

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    That's pretty funny. I'll probably be running tires that are about 15.5" wide, would it be better to go for the 12 inch rim, or a 14?

    A broken 84 k5 and lots of mud, it sucks to be me
     
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    That will be better with the 12 inch rim.
     

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