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Old 03-03-2014, 10:15 PM   #1
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15x8 or 15x10 wheels

Are there any advantages over a 15x10 wheel over 15x8 wheel?

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:23 PM   #2
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I asked a guy at a tire shop about this once and he said first it depends on how wide a tire you run, he recommended the 15x8 for a 12.50. Secondly you would need sufficient backspacing or whatever to keep them from rubbing if you went 15x10. To make a long story short, he told me the 15x8 would be better in my situation, which was a 97 wrangler at the time. Don't know how much bs he was feeding me but thats me experience, lol.

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:23 PM   #3
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15x8 will hold a bead better when you air down. Most guys run up to a 12.5" wide tire with great results.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:28 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I'll go with the 15x8. It will fit my needs
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:36 PM   #5
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Go 15x8 that's all I got
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The TJ is 5 on 4.5...correct?
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:21 PM   #7
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Yes 5x4.5. And ditto on the 15x8 recommendations.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:26 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone ...rims ordered
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:38 PM   #9
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Has anyone have experience with the Mickey Thompson sidewinder II wheels?
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I meant sidebiter not sidewinder
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We went with the 15x10's with a 2" backspace and love em, no rubbing at all and we have no lift
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Would always favor 15x8 for up to 12.5 wide tires however some chain stores won't mount some 33x12.5 tires on wheels less than 8.5 wide based on tire manufactures recommendations for minimum width and liability concerns. Still rather run 8" wide and I would just find another tire store that wanted my business.
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X2, it's very rare when a 15x10 is a better choice than 15x8. The only time I'd go with a 15x10 wheel is if the tire was 13.5" wide or wider... not that I ever see myself ever running that wide of a tire.
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X2, it's very rare when a 15x10 is a better choice than 15x8. The only time I'd go with a 15x10 wheel is if the tire was 13.5" wide or wider... not that I ever see myself ever running that wide of a tire.
Some guys around here in Florida run super wide tires like that for better flotation in the sand. I don't drive on the beach though, I stick with 12.50s.
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On my last jeep i thought i had 15x8 but it turns out they are 15x10. They stick out very far. I had 31" DuraTrac tires and went down to 12psi and never had a problem. I also wheel easy tho.

Ill be sticking to the 15x10 rims that i have simply to get a wider stance. I like it better for DD.
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On my last jeep i thought i had 15x8 but it turns out they are 15x10. They stick out very far. I had 31" DuraTrac tires and went down to 12psi and never had a problem. I also wheel easy tho.

Ill be sticking to the 15x10 rims that i have simply to get a wider stance. I like it better for DD.
I'm pretty sure I have 15"x10" rims and I run 33"x12.5s" but I would like to downsize on tire width. Would 10.5" tires ride correctly on 15"x10" rims
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My tires were 31 10.5 15 on the 10 rim. Mine did just fine not a single problem.
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My tires were 31 10.5 15 on the 10 rim. Mine did just fine not a single problem.
Ok sweet. I'm just tired of having more water from the road than from the rain flying on my windows from my tires. I prefer stock fender glares so I refuse to buy aftermarket. Personally I like thinner tires than wider.
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My tires were 31 10.5 15 on the 10 rim. Mine did just fine not a single problem.
That is definitely not a good or safe combination, that wheel is simply too wide for that tire. No kidding, no exaggeration.
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I bought the jeep that way. I never had a problem. I aired down several times as well. I would wheel it at 12-15psi.

I guess i was lucky!
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I bought the jeep that way. I never had a problem. I aired down several times as well. I would wheel it at 12-15psi.

I guess i was lucky!
Something tells me I need to consider 15"x8" rims if I want 10.5" wide tires.
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The 8" wheel with a 12.50" tire allows you to air down fairly low without walking off the rim, even without bead-locks. Not sure if this is a concern to you, but I safely air down to ~ 7psi for rock-crawling regularly with non-beadlocks (Cragar Soft 8s). Never an issue. If I was going to 3-4 psi, I'd want the beadlocks.
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Ok sweet. I'm just tired of having more water from the road than from the rain flying on my windows from my tires. I prefer stock fender glares so I refuse to buy aftermarket. Personally I like thinner tires than wider.
I went to a 7" flair and it covers my wheels well enough that I don't get too much road spray. They look the same as stock but wider. They have held up pretty well so far although I was thinking about trimming them up a little to stop some scrub. They are much cheaper than a set of tires.

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I went to a 7" flair and it covers my wheels well enough that I don't get too much road spray. They look the same as stock but wider. They have held up pretty well so far although I was thinking about trimming them up a little to stop some scrub. They are much cheaper than a set of tires.

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Well my current tires still have some wear left so once they get bald I'll go to 10.5". The flares are nice but do they have grey though?
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That is definitely not a good or safe combination, that wheel is simply too wide for that tire. No kidding, no exaggeration.
I understand it is not ideal, but why is it not safe?
I have the same combo on my Jeep which was like that when I bought it.
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I understand it is not ideal, but why is it not safe?
I have the same combo on my Jeep which was like that when I bought it.
I don't know a WHOLE lot about this stuff, but I think that the tire has to maintain a bead or some kind of seal against the rim, if the rim is too wide and the tire can't form that seal it can't be good, ya know?
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The max load on the rims I bought is 2000 lbs. will this be sufficient...even hauling a trailer?
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I don't know a WHOLE lot about this stuff, but I think that the tire has to maintain a bead or some kind of seal against the rim, if the rim is too wide and the tire can't form that seal it can't be good, ya know?
I understand the idea, but they hold air just fine. I don't air it way down and wheel it yet, so I'm not worried about it.
Besides... look at all the "hella flush" kiddies that run 225's or less on 11" wide wheels lol THAT is dangerous to me, but 10.5" tires on 10" rims?

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