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Quick Tire Question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Chewy, Oct 9, 2000.

  1. Chewy

    Chewy 1/2 ton status

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    Can I put 35x1250 tires on 8 inch wide rims? Thanks in advance.

    '87 Beast
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  2. K5Jimmy

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    Yes...
     
  3. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    No dont do it, your side windows will pop out and our air filter will clog imediately!!!!!!!


    Just kidding!!!!!!!!!!

    Yes, and 8 inch rim with a 12.50 is fine! [​IMG]

    Mike [​IMG]
    See <font color=green>EMMETT</font color=green> -&gt; http://emmett.coloradok5.com
     
  4. Goose

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    Yes, but IMHO they look funny. The 10" wide rims look much better and I think your tires will last longer. No solid proof on the tire wear, just something I think may have happened when I switched my 33x12.50 tires from 8" to 10" rims. Sure seemed to help tire wear.

    Cruisin in my '73.
     
  5. Gold Rush

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    I have had 10" rims and 8" rims with 33X12.5X15 tires and I prefer the 8" rim. I now run 36X12.5X15 TSL Swampers on 8" rims and am glad I went with the 8" rim. The trails here are narrow between rocks and even the 8" rim gets the outside edge chewed up. If I ran 10" rims there wouldn't be anything left of them. Just my $.02

    David 75K5
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  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I run my 35x12.5x16.5 General Grabber MT's on the stock 6.75"x16.5" steel rims. Tire wear? How about 40,000 miles so far and lots of tread left. In my case I wanted a narrow rim to help keep the tire on the rim when its aired down, so far that has worked too. I've run them on the trail down to 12 psi without losing a bead.
    Works for me.

    Rene

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  7. Jason73K5

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    I prefer the 8" rims with 35x12.5" tires. If you're going to air down, the narrower rims will help to keep the bead seated. I've never had any negative effects from this setup.
     

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