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wheel size?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by punchdrunk, Oct 11, 2001.

  1. punchdrunk

    punchdrunk Registered Member

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    in your opinions what is the best rim size for 35" m/t's ?
     
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    How wide of a 35"? I'm running 35x12.5x15's on 15x8.5 wheels. This way the wheel rim is in farther for a little more protection.

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    I run 9" wide wheels with my 35x12.50r15 MTRs. This keeps the bead protected.

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    I got 35x14.50's on 15x10's.

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    done,forgot i had not filled it in,i also didnt mention i'm running 8 lugs so 15"s are not an option ,correct?

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by punchdrunk on 10/12/01 09:53 AM.</FONT></P>
     
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    There are a ton of 15 inch wheels for 8 lugs.

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    I got 8 lug 15" rims on my Jimmy. Steel rims would be the only option if you want to stick with the 15" size and you will have to grind your front calipers a little or a lot depending on your backspacing and what front end you have (D 60 or D44, 10 bolt)

    I have my 36" x 12.5" TSL's on 15 x 10's...I'd prefer to have em on 8's but I got a smokin deal on the 10's.

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    I run my 35x12.50s on 15x10s. While a narrower rim would keep the bead further inside the protection of the tire, it also puts more sideways stress on the bead. My sidewall in straight in-line (somewhat) with my bead. This reduces the stress on it as the tire shifts. I also like how well the tread pattern lays down with 10" wide rims with very little air down. A friend of mine had to air his 35x12.50s down to 8 PSI to get the same tread impact as I did by only airing mine down to 18. But, wider rims also make fender clearance an issue upon cornering.

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    I should have said I have a d60 up front with a 14ff in the rear,is there a big advantage to go with 15'' rather than 16'' or even 16.5''i heard theres alot of grinding for a 15'' on a d60
     
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    I would think you would want to go with a 16" or 16.5". Between those, I don't know which has more tires available. The 16" tires usually have a higher load rating. With a D60 and such, you will probably want that.

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    16.5" rims have no saftey bead so running lower air pressures off road means you'll prolly lose the tire off the rim. 16's have the safety bead, but the availabilty of sizes is still limited. 15's have the lip and the largest selection of tire sizes.

    If you aren't going over 35" I would consider 16" rims. If you want bigger than 38" anytime soon I'd go 15" and grind...

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    does anyone have pics of the amount of grinding required?
     

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