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Rims and Tires; What will fit?


 
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SnowDog
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:24 pm    Post subject: Rims and Tires; What will fit? Reply with quote

Okay, I've been looking for a while and I can't seem to find the exact infornation I'm looking for. So I just got the OME Delux kit from DPG and now I'm wondering what rims and tires to get and i need help with sizing. First I'm probly going with 33" but do you guys have any suggestions on width. Also, i realize that with a wider tire I'm going to have to go with new rims with smaller backspacing. What size is the best size 4" or 3.75". Next how deep of a rim should i get, 8" or 10"? !0.5" wide tires would probably be better on a 8" rim but how about 12.5" tires? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

33" x12.5 on 10wide,you dont want to put a33" tire on an 8" rim. Not sure that you can get a 33"x10, if you can I wouldnt recommend it. Will need flares to be legal
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, BFG makes a 33x10.5x15 in both the AT and the MT, I'm pretty sure. So you think that would be the best choice? 33x10.5x15 with 15x8" rims?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The height of the tire is not as much of a concern as the width of the tire with it comes to wheel widths. You can run a 12.50 wide tire on a 8" wide wheel. I've been doing it for years. Right now I'm running 35x12.50's on 15x8 wheels. If you run a 10" wheel with a tire that is 12.50, it will look like a balloon. If you go over 12.50 on the width of the tire, you will need need to go up to a 10" wide wheel as 12.50 tire is the widest you can go on a 8" wide wheel. Make sense?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mygreenjeep wrote:
The height of the tire is not as much of a concern as the width of the tire with it comes to wheel widths. You can run a 12.50 wide tire on a 8" wide wheel. I've been doing it for years. Right now I'm running 35x12.50's on 15x8 wheels. If you run a 10" wheel with a tire that is 12.50, it will look like a balloon. If you go over 12.50 on the width of the tire, you will need need to go up to a 10" wide wheel as 12.50 tire is the widest you can go on a 8" wide wheel. Make sense?

Yep...8" is all that's required for 12.5's. Works great and I personally think it looks better than a 10" rim.
I also run 35x12.5's on 15x8's w/ 3.75 backspacing and wouldn't have it any other way.




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