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Old 06-11-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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12.5" on 8" rims

I know most of the sites i've looked at have a recommended rim width of at least 8.5" for 12.5" tires.

Does anyone else have 12.5 on 8 rims? Can I see a picture? Just curious how it looks.

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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33x12.50x15 on a 15x8 wheel. Some tire shops will say don't so it, but it works great and you can air down lower than with a 15x10 wheel.




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Old 06-11-2012, 04:53 PM   #3
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A 8-9 inch wide wheel is what is recomended for a 12.5in wide tire for those that air down. 10in is good for street use. 15x8 is very common around here for those that run a 15in wheel
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:55 PM   #4
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The 8" wheel will generally hold a bead better on a 12.5" tire vs. a 10" wheel.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:02 PM   #5
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Thanks for the quick replies! I'm sold, now to convince the other half that it is a "necessity."
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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33x12.5x15 on 15x8
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:27 PM   #7
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33x12.5x15 on 15x8
Hey Gunmetal, what wheels are on your TJ

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How about using 8.5 inch wide wheels like me? I know the selection isn't great, but there are some available.
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How about using 8.5 inch wide wheels like me? I know the selection isn't great, but there are some available.
They should work as well. Do you have them, or are you looking for some and why?
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They should work as well. Do you have them, or are you looking for some and why?
I already have them. That's why I asked, "How about using 8.5 inch wide wheels like me?" Maybe I should have asked, "Why don't you use 8.5 inch wide wheels like I do?"
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15x8.5's aren't as common as a 15x8 that is why you don't see to manny of them around. That being said no issue with running that size if you can find one that you like
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #12
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These aren't the ones I have, but I kinda like the Black Rock Desperados:
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I already have them. That's why I asked, "How about using 8.5 inch wide wheels like me?" Maybe I should have asked, "Why don't you use 8.5 inch wide wheels like I do?"
Ah okay. Yep like XJ said they're not as common, especially when an 8" wheel will work well.
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Pro Comp 7069 with Goodyear MTRs. I liked the soft 8's, but didn't want the weight of the steel or the shine. These fit the bill.
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every time I flip through a catalog, those are the ones I always come back too!
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:43 AM   #16
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Here is my 35x12.5r15's on 8's... Works great for airing down...
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