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What rims for 33x12.5x15 tires?

I'm picking up my tires tomorrow, 33x12.5x15 Super Swamper SSRs. I can get a set of 15x10 rims with 2 in back spacing but I think these might be too wide. What are other people who have this size tire run? Thanks...
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Re: What rims for 33x12.5x15 tires?

I'm putting mine on 15x8's...
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Re: What rims for 33x12.5x15 tires?

15x8. Seats the bead better and rubbing is less of a possibility as the tires don't stick out as far.
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Re: What rims for 33x12.5x15 tires?

15x8 holds the bead nicely oh and look Ive got 5 for sale with 2"B/S sorry had to blo the horn
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15x8 with 2" backspacing. Keeps the tires off the springs and adds worlds of stability. I wheeled with this set-up for the past year and loved it. ~Steve
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Re: What rims for 33x12.5x15 tires?

You can probably run the 10" rims, as the Zuk is light and won't be as likely to blow the bead off the rim. Most people use an 8" rim as it'll let the tire stay flat and will stay on the rim at lower air pressures. A lot of the guys up here run 7" rims, but it's not as good on the street as the tire stands up tall and wears in the center more. For mostly off-road running it's awesome though.
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Re: What rims for 33x12.5x15 tires?

I run 10x15s with 33x12.5s. I went with 10x15s cos they were VERY cheap (I swopped them for the stock steels), only real drawback I can see is that the tyres don't bulge much so the rims are a bit vulnerable to scratches and gouges. If I was going to pay out for rims I would go for 8x15s
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i'm running 225s on 8" rims and havent had a problem.... so 10" for your tires should be ok
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Re: What rims for 33x12.5x15 tires?

I have a set of Black "D" ring 15X7 rims with 2 inch backspacing that may be for sale soon. Tim Hardy once told me that the narrow rim would seal better at low tire pressures. I'll sell them for $150 plus shipping.

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Re: What rims for 33x12.5x15 tires?

A good rule of thumb for best wear and performance for street use is to have the rim width approximate the tread width. For offroad use it is good to have a somewhat narrower rim so the tire protects the rim and the bead stayes seated

The Interco spec chart for this tires showes a tread width of 10.5". The measured rim for the spec chart is 8.5". Based on the chart, I would say your best offroad performance would be an 8" rim and the best onroad performance would be a 10" rim. Go with what your major use will be.
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