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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by beater_k20, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    i've pretty much decided that with my 10 bolt i should stick with a tire in this size range. what are the advantages and disadvantages of each of these sizes? either way i go they will be mounted on 10" wheels.
     
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    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    I would think the wider tires would cause more damage than the taller one /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif More traction
     
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    i wouldnt go any bigger than 35s...

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    I would think the wider tires would cause more damage than the taller one /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif More traction

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    Yeah but taller tire = more leverage on parts. Hard to say. I'd say that the 15.50 might do more damage, but only due to weight.

    I don't think too many people have issues with 35 or 36" tires breaking 10 bolt fronts but I could be wrong.
     
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    According to Pontiac, wider is better. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    I'd go with the wide tires. If I could afford 33x15.50x15 TSL SXs I'd buy them.

    It'd be really nice to be able to "float" on stuff without having to air down with 12.50 tires. I'm willing to bet the two tires have about the same amount of abuse inflicted on an axle. The weight on the 36 is further out but the weight on the 35 is greater. The 36 will put more stress on the shafts when climbing stuff though.

    I'm pretty sure it's the inertia that tends to kill an axle.
     
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    I ran 36's on 15x10's for a while with my 10 bolt front and had no breakage problems at all. I don't think there is much of a width gain in the tread itself between the 15.5's and the 12.5's it's listed as only 2 inches. I prefer having more ground clearance while still having a wide tire which is why I went with the 36's. Here's a link to the spec's of the TSL's from Interco's website Spec. page /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    rotational mass will be the calculating factor- what you save in that .5" outer radius will probably be about the same as adding the weight of the extra rubber for the 15" wide tire. If your running alloy's , you should be fine with either.

    In terms of float.. 2 or so inches more. WEll, could make the difference of getting out or getting stuck-. Gaining .5" in clearance isnt that big of a deal.
     

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