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Old July 19th, 2007, 12:32
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ok proablly a dumb question but i have some new tires on the way to finish my jeep project. ended up scoring a deal on so 35/14.50 boggers. i now need some rims. can i run them on a 8 or do i need a 10 inch wide wheel? if so why. i have a feeling the 8 wont work on that wide a tire but i asked anyways
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Old July 19th, 2007, 13:14
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Re: wheel width

you could run them on the 8's but it would buldge the tires out so bad that they would look stupid. I would also think that they would be even more susceptible to sidewall damage....I would say go at least 10" wide or so...
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Old July 19th, 2007, 13:44
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Re: wheel width

The bead of the tire will not make proper contact with the rim lip on that narrow of a rim. You should go 10" IMO.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 16:28
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Re: wheel width

I ran the same tires on 15x12s. Noticed they rode a lot better on the 12" rim than the previous 10" rim. Not really worried about losing beads as I have double beadlocks.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 18:48
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Re: wheel width

when tires are designed, they have a particular width wheel associated with them, when you change up that width, you alter the tires performance and not necessarily in a good way, such as Blackjax indicates
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Old July 20th, 2007, 18:51
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Re: wheel width

rubiconrescue,

A tire manufacturers website usually features the wheel width range as one of the tire specifications.

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Old July 20th, 2007, 21:46
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Re: wheel width

i wouldn't go lower than ten
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Old July 20th, 2007, 21:55
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i wouldn't go lower than ten
Shouldn't you be sitting in your mom's basement reading Harry Potter?

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Old July 20th, 2007, 23:22
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Old July 21st, 2007, 01:42
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Old July 21st, 2007, 08:58
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Re: wheel width

Rule of thumb here is the rim should be 2-4 inches smaller than tire tread width. This was told to me by the local chain tire store manager who is also my neighbor.
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