Any body have any pics from the front or rear of some larger tires on 8.5" wheels? I found some wheels i really like but the widest they come is that. So I want to know if they're gonna look too skinny or not. Thanks!
I have 10" rims, and had the M/T 33" X 12.5" X 15" tires on them. I had to replace them last week, cause they were slap worn out. I got some A/T tires, and they had a heck of a time putting them on the 10" rims. Most 12.5" wide tires are made to put on the 8 or 9 inch rim. But because of my lack of experience, at the time, I went with the recommendations of Mickey Thompson. On my YJ, I have 14.5" wide tires, mounted on 9" wide wheels. It is also much better when off roadn, less damage to rims.
The larger your rim size = more $ for your tires. I would stay with a 15" rim, better selection of tires, and cost less.
cuz i have 32x11.5's comin in this week, and was looking at wheels for them to get in the future, and thought a 10" rim would be a better fit, but i guess an 8" would actually be better. thats good to know... save a little money too
A 10" wide rim will give you a little bit better footprint than the same 12.50 wide tire will with an 8" rim.
Some say that you will blow beads easier when aired down on a 10" rim, but personally I air my 35x12.50's on 10" rims down to 6-8 PSI and have only blown 1 bead in my lifetime.
I have the opposite opinion(for once)! It isn't about popping beads but our last trip to Disney was a very good learning experience in tire pressure. I have Anya's jeep setup on 15x8" wheels and a 35x13.50 tire. After a whole weekend of wheelin I didn't burp any air at all. I checked each tire and they were still at 10psi. My buddy Forrest has 33x12.50s on a 15X10. Every last one of his tires had lost 4-6psi over the same weekend.
I've noticed this time after time as it wasn't just that trip. But to be fair I have also burped air out of my 37s on a 8" rim. But that's a little different.
So im guessing 15"x8" is the way to go? Regardless of the tire???
edit: Eventually I wanna do the 6" Bushwacker flares because I like the looks. Would those look ok with 15x8 rims on 32"x??? tires?
this is the exact set up im going for too, and i think they would look fine. im going with 32x11.5 bfg at's and a 15x8" wheel... i think they'll look ok. then again im speculating, and actually have never seen it, just goin with what i like