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Tire/Rim Width

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79Stomper, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. 79Stomper

    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have a set of 15x12 rims for my 3/4 ton conversion. I was wondering if I could fit a 12.5" wide tire on the 12" wide rim. Most places I see the manufacturer recommends putting them on a 10" wide rim but I have the 12" rims available and like the style.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    It can be done but the tires may be hard to seat on the rims. Also, the end result will have ballooned sidewalls so the combo may look a little odd. I have 12" wide rims on 35" BFG's on my crew cab. They're ok for now but next time I may step up to a 14.50", wide 36" tire so it will look more "natural".

    Something I noticed when doing mine, the tread shape will effect the overall look a lot. For instance, the BFG All Terrain has a very square cut shoulder on the tread making the "balloon effect" much more noticeable and looked awkward. I found that the BFG Mud Terrain K/M has some cleating that wraps over the shoulder onto the sidewall a little. The wrap around of the tread helped to make the combo more eye friendly.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Go for it, it'll look good.
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    The only problem that you might have is that you will probably loose beads easier. If it is a DD that doesn't see trail then it will probably be ok but if you see trail and lower your PSI for traction be careful with those beads.

    Harley
     
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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    That is what I was thinking too. I drive it once a week to work to keep everything fresh but other than that it sees the trails mainly. I think I will continue on my Journey for a set of 38's or larger tire. Really want to go bigger anyways. The 35's just look so tiny with all of that lift.

    Thanks for your comments/suggestions /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Go for it I really like how a 12"wide wheel looks on a 12.50 It seem to work good and your sidewallys will look straight(I like) EXCEPT for on a BFG all terrian, It the one tire that looks odd on a 12 wide
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    The 35's just look so tiny with all of that lift.



    [/ QUOTE ] /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif You only have 6" of lift( from your profile). I ran 33's with 6" and it looked great.
     
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    You could run that combo, but it may look a little odd. I ran an 11.5 wide tire on a 10" rim and it looked ok, but lost beads. If i were you id step the tire width up an inch so you at least get some sidewall bulge, if its even an option at this point.
     
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    I see yer looking for 38's....if you dont mind ground hawgs I found some on Tyres1 for 155 ea! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif I bought some, and figured I'd let people in on the sale too! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Well from the profile I have a 6" Suspension lift a 1" body and zero rates so a total of 8" lift. If you check out the pics in my profile you can also see I have been /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif to some fenders to make the body armor do its job.

    Thanks for the link on the tires. I was going to order a set of 40's from Nebraska tire but called them and they had sold them all /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif.
     
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    How well do the ground hawgs wear on the street?? I am looking to get some 38's and that is smokin price verses the ssr's I was looking at.
     
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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Another member on here sapper is running a set of 40" ground hawgs and they have been on the road for a few years now and still have a good bit to go to the wear bars on them, thus being the reason I am looking for a set, plus my truck doesn't really see that much of the pavement anymore. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     

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