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what size?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hunterguy86, Jun 12, 2006.

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What size wheels

  1. 15x8

    15 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. 15x10

    4 vote(s)
    16.0%
  3. other

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  4. nekked

    4 vote(s)
    16.0%
  1. hunterguy86

    hunterguy86 1/2 ton status

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    I need to get new wheels due to swapping the 14 bolt in. I run 35x12.50x15 procomp MT tires

    What yall think, 15x10 or 15x8?
     
  2. 86haubs

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    Get the 15x8's so you do not have as much of a rubbing problem up front.
     
  3. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I vote other because if you ever get a D60 upfront then you either need to shave the calipers or get a 16" or 16.5" rim. If not then I say go as wide as you can go. :D
    I heart big rear ends :p:
     
  4. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Grinding the calipers isn't so bad. I voted 15x8's because they will hold the tire on the bead better and slightly increase the tire's height (and slightly decrease the contact patch). Unless you are in mud, height > width IMHO.
     
  5. copedrake

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    same as they said. but a 12.50 tire is all you can fit on a 15x8 rim i believe
     
  6. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    You can fit wider, but tire/wheel manufacturers recommend no wider than 12.50" on an 8" wheel. There are people that slam 42's (15" wide) on 8" wheels.
     
  7. 86haubs

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    That is just asking for trouble, no sir not me!
     
  8. hunterguy86

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    Thanks yall. I went with a 15x8 wheel with 3.5 inch backspacing. Ordered the wheels, should be here this week.
     
  9. sandawgk5

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    I will:D . I voted 15X8 as that is what I have with 12.5s and I went down to 8 PSI and never had a problem. Poor mans beadlock:D .

    Ira
     
  10. greenbeater

    greenbeater Registered Member

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    i also say 8. but i have personaly wheeled with a guy with 33x12.5, on 15x6 wheels. at very low pressures and never blew a bead. but i still say 8's i think 10's leave you too exposed
     

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