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max tire you can fit on an 15x8 rim

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 4x4 Cowboy, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. 4x4 Cowboy

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    how big can you go on a 15x8 rim /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. jekbrown

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    i dunno...shane74 runs 38.5 TSLs on 15x8 rims. Dunno if there is an official "maximum" or not...

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    Think he means width. I run 12.50 wide on my 15x8's, wouldn't go any wider than that.
     
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    12.5 is the max I would go also.
     
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    I agree, 12.50 on a 8" rim is the most I'd go.
     
  6. 77ChevyK10

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    My cuz has a 14.50 on a 15x8 and has had no problem whit it yet.
     
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    pretty much impossible to say if he meant hieght or width based on the original post. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif I would agree with the 12.5 on width tho...

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  8. 4x4 Cowboy

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    so do you guys think it would be ok to run 38's
     
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    I know a few guys that run 15" wide ties on a 15x8
     
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    I would run a 12.50 wide 38 on an 8" wheel, but would step up to at least a 10" wheel for a 14.50-16 wide 38.
     
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    Tim at 4x4 Iron runs 38x12.5's on 15x8's with no problems as far as he has told me.
     

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