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Opinions on running a 35" tire on 10" wide rim...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1-ton, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. 1-ton

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    Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

    I am want to buy a new set of 16" X 10" rims for a set of 315/75/16 tires, but all the manufactures of 315/75/16 (35/12.5/16) tires recommend 8.5" wide rims for this size tire. I think 35" tires look funny on 8.5" wide rims...like balloons bulging out at the sidewalls. What do you people think about running 35" tires on 10" wide rims?
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

    If you don't ever have any intention of airing down it'll be fine.
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

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    If you don't ever have any intention of airing down it'll be fine.

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    This truck will only be used for camping, hauling dirt bikes, and towing. The only wheeling this truck will see is just enough to get out to the campsite.
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

    Can't you get tires that are 14.50 wide ?? They work very well on 10" wide wheels.
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

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    Can't you get tires that are 14.50 wide ?? They work very well on 10" wide wheels.

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    So do 12.50s and they look better.
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

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    Can't you get tires that are 14.50 wide ?? They work very well on 10" wide wheels.

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    So do 12.50s and they look better.

    [/ QUOTE ] Wider always looks better. And you can still air down if needed on a 10" wide rim with a 14.50 wide tire. But then again, I use 15's instead of 16's.
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

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    Can't you get tires that are 14.50 wide ?? They work very well on 10" wide wheels.

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    So do 12.50s and they look better.

    [/ QUOTE ] Wider always looks better. And you can still air down if needed on a 10" wide rim with a 14.50 wide tire. But then again, I use 15's instead of 16's.

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    The load range on 15" tires sucks, it would be completely stupid to put 15" tires on a 1 ton that you were going to tow with.
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

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    Can't you get tires that are 14.50 wide ?? They work very well on 10" wide wheels.

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    So do 12.50s and they look better.

    [/ QUOTE ] Wider always looks better. And you can still air down if needed on a 10" wide rim with a 14.50 wide tire. But then again, I use 15's instead of 16's.

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    The load range on 15" tires sucks, it would be completely stupid to put 15" tires on a 1 ton that you were going to tow with.

    [/ QUOTE ] Okay, where does he say anything about 1 ton or towing ??? [ QUOTE ]

    I am want to buy a new set of 16" X 10" rims for a set of 315/75/16 tires, but all the manufactures of 315/75/16 (35/12.5/16) tires recommend 8.5" wide rims for this size tire. I think 35" tires look funny on 8.5" wide rims...like balloons bulging out at the sidewalls. What do you people think about running 35" tires on 10" wide rims?

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    This truck will only be used for camping, hauling dirt bikes, and towing. The only wheeling this truck will see is just enough to get out to the campsite.

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    Right there Z3PR.
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

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    This truck will only be used for camping, hauling dirt bikes, and towing. The only wheeling this truck will see is just enough to get out to the campsite.

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    Right there Z3PR.

    [/ QUOTE ] Okay, but I'd still use a 15" steel rim and do some caliper gringing because of lower tire prices.
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

    i have 35x12.5r15 on 15 x 10 rims, and i have had no problem at all. ive aired down to 5 psi and the bead still held, even did some donuts and still didn't loose a bead.

    my 265/75r16 BFG have a load rating of 2778, my 265/75r16 Goodyears are 2601, and my 35x12.5r15 dunlop are 2555. not that much difference, they are all load range C though, but you can get higher in a 16" tire and i dought it with a 15" tire.
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

    i used to have my street tires (35x12.5x15 procomp MTs) mounted on 15x10 rims. I switched to 15x8. Honestly, I don't think I ever noticed a visual difference. Im sure there was a little, but its nothing to wet your pants over. Go with whatever is cheapest and will fit over your brakes.

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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

    I have wheeled 35-12.5s on 10" rims for years never had an issue.
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

    I think that Ground Hawgs are the best tire for.... oops, wrong post! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    I don't think that you will notice a lot of difference in how the tires will look on either size wheel. I would run the 10 inch wide wheel though so that it will bring the tires out to the edge of the fenders instead of keeping them tucked under.
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

    I ran 35's on 15x10 Alcoas on my Bronco aired down all the time and also had no problem. I plan on 16x10's with 315/75r16's for the Blazer shortly.
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

    I've run both 11.50's & 12.50's on a 10" wide rim for years without any problem. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

    Where's rjfguitar when you need him.....? /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    Re: Opinions on running a 35\" tire on 10\" wide rim...

    This is an opinion post and I much prefer a tire with a little sidewall bulge. I like a 12.5" wide tire on a 8 1/2" wide wheel. I think it looks good. I personally run a 19.5" wide tire on a 12" wide wheel.
     

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