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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-05-2003, 08:52 AM
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Help Choose a wheel size

Are there any bennifits to running a 16" wheel vs. a 15" diameter wheel? I am about to buy a new tire and wheel package for my 84' chev. I have decided on BF All-Terrains and a plain black spoker wheel but dont know if the wheel diameter is something to consider beyond how it looks on my truck.

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Re: Help Choose a wheel size

if you like buying tires and trying difrent brands and tread desing, then youl probly like a 15" wheel. theres is a much larger selection of tires and sizes for that 15" wheel.
also these wheels are usualy less exspensive than 16" or larger. and the tires themselfs are cheaper than 16" tires

a 35x12.5x15 tire can be had for 130 bucks or less, a 315x75x16 (35x12.5x16) is hard to find under 180

its all kinda up to you, you can grab 4by magazine and see prices and availabilty for yourself.
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Re: Help Choose a wheel size

I prefer the 15" because you get more tire between the road and the rim. In my mind, that equals more protection for the rim in the event of a hard impact.
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