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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-22-2009, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cool wider wheels vs thinner wheels...

Ok, I've got an 88 f150 and it came with 15x10's and 33x12.50 . I changed to a 35x12.50 and I plan to lift it 4 inches (it has a leveling kit right now) so now the 35's rub on the inside (swaybar and radious arm) i got a good deal on some 15x14's with a lower offset (less backspacing) but i've been noticing most people run 10's and i've even seen 7 inch wide with the same size tire .... what are the pros and cons of thin vs wide wheels , it's my dd and work truck that I plan on using to transport kayaks and other small camping gear once in a while ...it really won't be an all the time offroad vehicle (or so I think) i know if i was trailriding it i probably would want thinner wheels that had more positive offset to keep width down, and on the highway thinner wheels = less drag , but besides that any other things that i should consider?
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Im no expert but 14" wide is BIG. I have 16x10's and run 37x13 Swamper Boggers. Im thinking of getting 12" wide wheels when I change to 35x15.50 swampers.
I may never change though, these Boggers are Awesome !!!
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dont run rims wider than your tires. a few inches narrower is fine. it will protect your rims from curb rash and sidewalls from puncture. you can adjust the steering stops, get rims with less backspacing, or wheel spacers. of course there is always the cheep option. exercise restraint - back off the wheel when it rubs.
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yea id definately stay with the 15x10s. the 14s are for like 16.50 tires, and if ya aint trailridin all the time u wont really need em. im keepin the 10s for my dd. and it could look a lil funky on ur truck with the way they may stand on it...
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