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Question about tire size on stock rims

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by PGL4VT, Nov 17, 2002.

  1. PGL4VT

    PGL4VT Registered Member

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    From what I know, two different rims came on late K-5's...the old 15x8 rally and the polished mag which is a 15x7. Correct? Question (and I know this is whimpy compared to most of you guys) but I ran across a very lightly used set of 32x11.50 Dunlop Mud Rovers and I'm not sure I should mount them on the 7" rim. Dunlop says it recommends them on a minimum of an 8" rim. What do you guys think? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. k5ntexas

    k5ntexas 1/2 ton status

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    i think you should go for it. cuss people run a 12.50 tire on a 8 inch rim. and it has worked out for them. so i say go for it. later.

    jacob
     
  3. hammer

    hammer 1/2 ton status

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    I'm running 32"x11.5" on my truck till I go 1 ton then it's 35"
     
  4. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    Yes, you can do it. It will force the center of the tire to stick up, causing it to wear faster, but hey, I got 50K miles on my tires. 12.50 tires are stuck on 7" rims all the time.
     
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    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    I have run 35x12.50x15 tires on a 7" rim, I just run them at a lower pressure so they don't wear out in the center.
    Actually it's better for bead retention, no nead for bead locks. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    you can run 44x18.5 Boggers on 8.25" rims. so i think the 12.5 section width would be fine. adjust air pressure appropriately.
     
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    85HeartBurb 1/2 ton status

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    i'm running 38.5x11 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gifboggers on factory 8-lug 16x6.5 no prob
     

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