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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-05-2001, 12:23 AM
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Does anyone know if you can run a 12.5 33 tire on a 8 inch rim?

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Re: 8 inch rim

Sure, it is likely the recommended rim too.


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Re: 8 inch rim

yeah, 8" with work fine. it cuts down on the dreaded width problem that causes tire rubbin' in chevys [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Re: 8 inch rim

Thanks for the help and for telling me exactly what i wanted to here.

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Re: 8 inch rim

As they said you can run a 12.50 wide tire on a 8 inch rim, but from what I have seen it will tend to bow the center of the tire out causing the center to wear out faster than with a 10 inch rim.
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Re: 8 inch rim

So, if I decide to get some 15" rims and put 33x12.5's on them, then I should go with a 15x10 instead of 15x8?

Anyone got tips/suggestions on this?
Will it be OK with my 4" lift?
I plan on using the 15" wheels if I decide to do some more mods in the future (i.e. my dreams[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]) to let me run 35+ tires

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Re: 8 inch rim

I run 315-75R16's 35-12.50's on my truck, they are mounted on Eagle 058 16x8 rims. They fit great and the contact patch at 50 PSI looks good. If you go with the 8" rims, you can change tire size later if you want and not have to worry about getting narrower rims.

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I was also told that 8" rims are actually what 33 x 12.50's were designed for. Running the correct tire pressure will insure flat even wear. The 8" rims also cut back on rubbing which 10" rims are notorious for. If I ever get a suspension lift and can run 35's I'll still probably stick with 15 x 8's to cut down on rubbing...


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Re: 8 inch rim

8"s are what i'll go with as well....whether they be 15x8 or 16x8.

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Re: 8 inch rim

There is no problem adjusting air pressure to get a proper contact patch with a 12.50 tire on an 8 inch rim. Use 8 inchers unless you plan to go to a 14.50 or wider tire.

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