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Who has 12.5" tires on 8" wheels?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RiceDaddy, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. RiceDaddy

    RiceDaddy Registered Member

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    Who has 12.5\" tires on 8\" wheels?

    Can I put 35x12.5x15 tires on 15x8 rims without any problems? All the tire mnfrs say 8.5" is the narrowest wheel to run. I seem to remember guys on here running 8" wheels with this tire combo. Should I get 15x10 wheels instead?
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    Re: Who has 12.5\" tires on 8\" wheels?

    I do. The only thing is that the tire will wear more in the center.
     
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    Re: Who has 12.5\" tires on 8\" wheels?

    i do 36x12.50 TSLs on 8.25s
     
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    Re: Who has 12.5\" tires on 8\" wheels?

    I've had 33 and 35 inch 12.5's on 8 inch wheels. I liked them on 8's better than 10's. Never lost the bead, and had good footprints. You do wear a nice strip down the center on the highway .
     
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    Re: Who has 12.5\" tires on 8\" wheels?

    yes you can hell im running 38x13x16in tsl's on 16x6.75in rims /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: Who has 12.5\" tires on 8\" wheels?

    42x15x15 on 15x8 @ 5-6 psi!
     
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    Re: Who has 12.5\" tires on 8\" wheels?

    33x12.5x15 on 15x8 wheels here. Just like everyone else said, the tires wear in the center on the highway. I think the 8" wheel helps keep the tire tucked inside the fenders better too, if that's a concern for you.
     

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