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  1. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    I need to by new rims. I bent two rims in the rollover. I ad 15x9s on the truck. I am wonderind should I go with 15x8 or 15x10? I run the Goodyear 35/12.50r15s. I do alot of rockcrawling, and I run the tire pressure down between 10 and 15 on the trail. I never had a problem with popping a bead with my 9 inch wide rims, but no one makes them anymore. Will I have a better chance of popping a bead with the 15x10s?

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs Other cars 69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
  2. BigTex

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    You should be okay with the 15X10s because they are a "better" choice than a 9" wheel when running a 12.50 tire. The overall "fit" is better.

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    By the way, that is one SWEET Firebird!

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  4. DesertDueler

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    Thanks

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    Anybody else. I am ordering the rims in the morning.

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    the 15x10's all the way... they will even your tire stance, allow you to air down further w/o blowing a bead... and give you longer tire life!!! &lt;-- good thing!!!
     
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    the 15x10's all the way... they will even your tire stance, allow you to air down further w/o blowing a bead... and give you longer tire life!!! &lt;-- good thing!!!
     
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    Wouldnt a wider rim make it easier to blow the bead. I have a buddy with a jeep that has 33/12.50r15s on a 7 inch wide rim and has no problems going down to 10 psi.

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    Not really worried about the life of the tires. I have a waranty on them and get new ones before they go bald.

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    I'd say go with the 8" rim. The wider the rim, the better your chances of popping the tire off the bead at lower tire pressures.

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    Thats what I thought. Thanks I will be getting the 8"

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