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Rim size?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by seattle73k5, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. seattle73k5

    seattle73k5 1/2 ton status

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    I know this has been a beaten down question but what is the best rim size for my 19.5x44x15 boggers.

    See I finally decided to go ahead and keep the tires and get 8 lug steelies for the D60 14Blt swap and just grind the calipers alittle.

    So I am going with 15x ???? 8/6.5 4"BS

    How wide should I run the rim 12" is what the tire manufacture says but wouldn't 14" wide be better?

    thanks for the inputs
     
  2. seattle73k5

    seattle73k5 1/2 ton status

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    bump anybody? what are you all running with your 44's?
     
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    trailblazr81 1/2 ton status

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    I would really think a 14" rim would be better. If a 8"-10" wide rim is used for say a 35x12.5. I dont run anything that big mainly because then it makes it difficult to tow and haul. But you should usually go 2-4 inches narrower than tire width.

    Oh and its a pain in the azz puting the 15's on 3/4 or 1 ton axles. I have 15x10 white wagon wheels on my 73 3/4 ton. It takes a while to grind. I used a 5" wheel on my Craftsman grinder and spent 2 evenings after work grinding.
     
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    fit them on the skiniest rim you can get them on, then when you air down you'll never slip a bead!!
     
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    I'd go with 12's, my 39.5 x 15's are on 10" wide rims (recomended size also) and 44's have a lot more sidewall so they wouldn't pull in that much on 12" rims.


    Rene
     
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    I agree because if IIRC the recommended rim size should be about 2/3's the width of the tire..
     
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    my 44's are on 12" rim with my beadlocks so a touch wider than that. More like 13".
     
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    did i read 4" of backspacing, im thinkin that wont even clear. i ran 15x10s on my d60 front with 2.5" and still had to grind my calipers. i dont even think they make a readily available 15" wheel for eight lug with anything else, ive been wrong before though!! :D

    ryan
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    First thing is I would think you'd want the least amount of backspacing to keep grinding to a minimum.

    Anything from a 10" to 14" wheel should work fine.
     
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    My 15x10's are 3.75" BS...well 3 of them are, one is 4 1/8". I bought them used and never noticed the oddball. Ironically when I first ground my D60 calipers I had a matched pair up front. When I bought new swampers the oddball with 4 1/8" BS ended up on the front. I went for a drive and the bead area of the rim got red hot and ruined a brand new 39.5" TSL... :doah:

    Now both calipers are ground for the deeper rim.

    Rene
     
  11. seattle73k5

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    this is a daily driver and I don't want my tires sticking way to far out of the fender like it matters with 44'" boggers but the less I get picked on by the local PD the better. That is why I was thinking 4" bs.
     

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