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Rockcrawler Opinions on wheel/tire width

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JST12, Jun 21, 2001.

  1. JST12

    JST12 1/2 ton status

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    For extreme wheeling, would you go with 8 or 10 inch wheels and 12.50 or 14.50 width swampers? For airing down and rockcrawling, to have the lowest chance of separating a bead, would you stay with an 8 in rim? Beadlocks are not being considered because of street use. Some say for a light rig, run a thinner tire (12.50) to have more weight/traction on the tread and easier turning. Whad'ya think? JT
     
  2. Emmettology 101

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    I would either go with a 12.50 on an 8 or a 14.50 on a 10. Probably the 14.50 in a swamper since they have strong sidewalls.

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  3. Gold Rush

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    Well My personal favorite is the Swamper TSL with it's 8ply bias sidewall in a 36X12.5X15 on an 8X15 white wagon wheel. Lots of flex and good sidewall strength with around 8-10 PSI.

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