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question about wheel and tire sizes

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by sandracer0004, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. sandracer0004

    sandracer0004 1/2 ton status

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    guys i have a set of 36x12.5x16" tsl swampers i wanna put on my truck, can i run 16x8" wheels. or is that gonna look funny? or should i go to the 16x10? seems i can find alot more in the 16x8 size. but not sure what it will look like? any body got pics or run this size?
     
  2. Ddragggon

    Ddragggon 1/2 ton status

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    I'd be willing to bet 16x8 would be too narrow for the tries to seat properly... afterall, its a 4.5 inch difference between the tire and the rim widths. 16x8 is only an inch wider than the stock rims which are 16x7, and that's deffinately too narrow for a 12 1/2 inch tire.

    do a quick search in the Garage area for rims of that size, and I'll bet you almost anything you'll run across at least 20 discussions about this in the last month. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    -Ddragggon
     
  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i have 36x12.50s on 8" wide wheels, have for like 8ooomi and not one problem yet and they look fine. check out my webshots
     
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    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    8" wheels should work fine. I have 15x8s with no problems well, last time I looked at them
     
  5. tom1987

    tom1987 Registered Member

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    I have 33 by 12.50 on 16 by 8 rims and I think they look better then 10inch rims with 12.50inch wide tires because there is more sidewall sticking out from the rim. /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif's rule /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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