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Who's running 35" x 12.50 on a 8" rim????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by GRINCH, Aug 22, 2002.

  1. GRINCH

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    Who\'s running 35\" x 12.50 on a 8\" rim????

    Just got my MT/R's and decided to try them on 8" rims rather than my 10" to avoid cutting fenders. I have about 7" lift in the back and roughly a heavy 5" in the front.
    They sure look narrow compared to my 33"'s on 10" inch rims.

    The question is what air pressure to run?
     
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    Re: Who\'s running 35\" x 12.50 on a 8\" rim????

    Whatever is required to have even tread face on the ground , probably 35 lbs or so.
    A question for you, Where'd you get that intake housing?
     
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    Re: Who\'s running 35\" x 12.50 on a 8\" rim????

    I am running 35 12.5 BFG ATs on 16.5 x 8 1/2" rims.

    Yeah, these look like crappy skinny tires.

    I run about 32 lbs. They are still wearing in the centers.
    I think 28-30 lbs would be enough.. but then my gas mileage goes down to about 12 - 13 mpg.
    I am getting 15mpg now. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    BTW: unloaded - standard stuff in it (before Doubler) - it weighed just over 5000lbs. /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    Re: Who\'s running 35\" x 12.50 on a 8\" rim????

    Not sure I like the "skinny look" Just more worried about rubbing and popping a bead when I Air down.. I like to run around 24 on the trails and down to 15 when I hit the snow, which is about 7 months of the year.

    I have 30 in both now and the footprint looks decent. Just wondering if I should have more or less in the back compared to the front.
     
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    Re: Who\'s running 35\" x 12.50 on a 8\" rim????

    my opinion is 12.5's are good on a 8" rim because obviously they won't rub as much as a 10" and you can stuff 'em. but for sure they look better on a 10"
     
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    Re: Who\'s running 35\" x 12.50 on a 8\" rim????

    i got the 35x12.5 on 15x8 american racing rims.i like it better than a 10 inch wide rim because it protects the rim a little better with the little bit of tire sticking out.i run about 26 in the rear 28 up front because of engine weight.seems to wear pretty even.except my ball joints need replacing so it does wear a little different on the inside.
     
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    Re: Who\'s running 35\" x 12.50 on a 8\" rim????

    Thanks, at least there in canada save me a bit of shipping, looks like a good rig to start a snorkel with.
     
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    Re: Who\'s running 35\" x 12.50 on a 8\" rim????

    I run 35x12.50x15's on 15x10's and I have a 4" suspension lift only. I've never hit the fenders.
     
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    Re: Who\'s running 35\" x 12.50 on a 8\" rim????

    hmm .. wonder whats up then .. I run 33x12.50's on the stock 8" rally wheels with a 4" Rough Country suspension lift and rub my fenders every time I take it wheeling.

    More to the point of the thread .. Personally I like the looks of the 12.50's on an 8" rim, the rim is better protected and you rarely blow the bead when aired down. I run mine at about 30psi and am getting even wear across the tread.
     
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    Re: Who\'s running 35\" x 12.50 on a 8\" rim????

    i would go with 35to40 on road and since they are 8'' rims you can take them down pretty go ways, because the bead is tighter on the rim, at least that the way my friends is, and had no problems
     
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    Re: Who\'s running 35\" x 12.50 on a 8\" rim????

    jees, make it simple and true, if you want to go for good handling, go by the manuf.. spec, for yours it is 32-35

    if you wanna protect yer rearend such as a posi or lokker etc.. some good insurance is to make sure you are true on each tire with a ground to rim measurment, but that just for total perfection. /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif i started that per eaton specs, and my [censored] lasted 3 x as long last time, must help. if yer a open carrier, id say just go by manuf.. rims dont make a bit of difference.
     
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    Re: Who\'s running 35\" x 12.50 on a 8\" rim????

    I've got 35x12.50s on 8" rims on the front. They stay on the bead better when aired down. I am running a 10" rim in back to push the tires out to the edge of the body. I got my wheelwell filled up w/ a treestump when I was running 15x8s in the back.
     

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