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What rims with 8 lug?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Klef72K5, Jan 25, 2003.

  1. Klef72K5

    Klef72K5 1/2 ton status

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    What rims with 8 lug are you guys running? I'm wanting a 12" wide rim, 10" as last choice. I'm wanting to run the Baja Claws 35x15.5x15. Is there any good 15" rim for a 8 lug?
     
  2. Highlander

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    I hope you don't mind steel wheels, If your going to stay with the 15's and go up to a 8 lug Steel is the only option.


    Eric
     
  3. Klef72K5

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    everything is still in the air. I just bought my CUCV axles and I'm wanting a wide tire. I haven't seen many....if any 16x12" rims. Anyone know of any? If steel what brand? I've read other post that said the Bart rims have alot of runout???

    I'm just open to suggestions. After looking over the Dana 60 reveiw I thought about converting my bolt pattern.
     
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    If you're going to run beadlocks, you gain an inch or more when you put the beadlock on a rim. My 16x8" rims are now 16"x9"+ with champion beadlocks on them.
     
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    Weld wheels make a 16x10 with beadlocks. 8 lug for $312ea at Wheels page
     
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    I can't say about Bart Wheels, But if you are going to think about a 16in wheel just about everyone has a 12in.... Well now that I'm looking a 4x4 mag it doesn't show much of anything but when I was down at our local tire shop he showed me a 16x12 steel wheel I want to say it was a US Wheel but I'm not sure about that. You could look at what Rockstomper has they sell wheels up to a 17in but they are all steel.
    By the way have you read the write up on those tires yet? They were saying that they mite get only 10 to 12000 miles out of those tires.


    Eric
     
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    Do you guys that have the 8 lug on a 15" like it? How is the fit? How much grinding was there? Any pics?
     
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    Well you said your going with the Mil. setup so I'm guessing you have a D60 for the front right? then you need to read This . That write up will give some insight to what you have to do to run 15in wheels on a D60. Now if you were going to run 15in wheels with a 3/4 ton D44 8 lug, You mite not have to grind anything but I've some just lately that did have to. Either way it's Very close.


    Eric
     
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    Your probably gonna have to go with welds there expensive but there REALLY nice looking and REALLY strong.
     
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    those black rock crawlers are steel right? what about those chrome ones?
    thanks,
     
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    all rock crawlers are steel
     
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    My black rock crawlers are steel.
    15x10 8 lug.
    I like 'em a lot.

    Had to do grinding on both my old 3/4ton front and also my current dana 60.
    -- Mike
     
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    oh but 8lug 10bolt fronts you dont need to grind right>? or 14bff rears?
     
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    14 bolt rear don't need to be ground period - drums or disc, 15" wheels, any backspacing it doesn't matter - lots of room.

    My 3/4ton front was an 8-lug 10 bolt. With my 4"ish backspacing I had to do a good deal of grinding.
    It would be the same with an 8-lug Dana 44.

    I believe I had to do less grinding on my Dana60 than I did on the 8-lug 10 bolt (with the same wheels) but others on here have said no way so maybe I just remember it wrong.
    -- Mike
     

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