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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, May 12, 2004.

  1. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    The tire Size I want is: 315/75/16 Effective outer Diameter of 35".

    My current rim size is 16x8" . Would this be too narrow to fit that tire?

    My truck is not lifted, but so far, the wide body kit is allowing me to fit these without a problem.
     
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    namkrow 1/2 ton status

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    315's fit great with an 8" wheel.
    I prefer the 8" over the 10" for this tire.

    -T
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    nope i run my 39.5x13.5x16in Iroks on 16x6.75in rims and have no problems at all /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Sounds good to me. Was just worried about uneven tire wear at full PSI. (I had just recently learned that your supposed to adjust tire PSI to match load side). Ahh well, live and learn. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    That's what I'm running on mine. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i ran my 38x13x16in tsl's on my 16x6.75in rims and i ran the tsl's at around 23psi on the street 10-12psi on the trail and 6-8psi in the sand never lost a bead and got just over 35,000 out of my tsl's
     
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    only difference is I will be towing... this truck will never see trail duty!
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    only difference is I will be towing... this truck will never see trail duty!

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    At max pressure and load, the tires should wear straight across. I personally feel that a 10" wheel is ideal for a 12.50 tire though, especially for road use. Having run them on 8s and 10s, I prefer the 10s.
     
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    That was the only thing I was concerned about- the 8" rim may cause more "center" wear than edge wear- But that would be more of a function of me keeping the air pressure at the proper amount, rather than anything else.
     

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