|04-24-2008 11:27 AM|
|04-24-2008 10:59 AM|
Just busting your chops, I agree with you on this one, you trade durability in one area of the tire for another...
|04-24-2008 09:23 AM|
|Triple88a||There are 2 good things i can think of to air down too. First reason is traction and 2nd reason is punctures. Aired down tire is a lot harder to be punctured by a rock (unless it slices the sidewall)|
|04-24-2008 07:59 AM|
|04-24-2008 02:18 AM|
for example.. procomp mts for a 15'' rim are like 30 bucks cheaper PER tire than for a 16'' rim..
16'' tires arent much of a difference.. but when you get into 17-20'' tires.. then your getting into less of a sidewall.. which means the less you can air down.
like some one up above said.. most of us are using our jeeps for offroad purposes.. so a 15x8 tire is what MOST of us run.. who wants bling on a jeep anyways.. dont get me wrong, my next vehicle is going to have 20-22'' rims unless i get a truck.. but why would you put them on a jeep?
|04-24-2008 12:24 AM|
sounds like you really want 16'' wheels.. if you like it then buy it.. wo cares what anyone thinks.. they look nice.. but many here are or want to be hardcore crawlers.. I got 15'' wheels because there are more tires available and are cheaper than 16''. plus its also lighter since I cant afford alloy wheels.
I have steelies. 400th post yesss!!!!!
|04-24-2008 12:05 AM|
edit: add image
Here are my 35x12.5R15 with the 15x10 outlaw IIs
|04-24-2008 12:01 AM|
|AzTJ||A tire for a 15" wheel is cheaper... and I don't want to buy new wheels. Plus I think the same way Jerry does. A 15" wheel with a 35x12.5" tire is perfect.|
|04-24-2008 12:00 AM|
Why is buying 15's easier than buying 16's ??
What if cost is not an option? "U might as well" Why??
I am looking for some technical information and experience here. I really want to make an educated choice.
|04-23-2008 11:57 PM|
|debruins||15, cause its just easier and cheaper than buying 16's, and u might as well|
|04-23-2008 11:55 PM|
|Gilez||OK Cool but why??|
|04-23-2008 11:53 PM|
|AzTJ||When I go to 35's I'm gonna be keeping my 15's.|
|04-23-2008 11:43 PM|
|04-23-2008 11:39 PM|
|AzTJ||The 15" rim allows you to have a taller sidewall than a 17" rim. The more sidewall you have the more deflection the traction is possible. Ideally(IMO) a 17" rim isn't needed untill you are running 37" tall tires.|
|04-23-2008 11:27 PM|
|04-23-2008 01:28 PM|
agreed.. look how the bulge out..
hes running 33x12.5s now and it still looks about the same
|04-23-2008 01:26 PM|
|04-23-2008 01:16 PM|
heres his jeep with 31x10.5 tires on his 15x10 rims.. it wont let me edit my last post
|04-23-2008 01:12 PM|
also i agree with jerry.. 15x8s are perfect for a jeep up to 35'' tires.. with a 3.75'' backspacing.. i wrapped mine with 33x12.5 pc mts
my gfs dad runs 15x10s and they are just TOO wide looking
|04-23-2008 12:53 PM|
I will always go against recommendations for 15x10 wheels for tire widths up to 12.50", at least if the tires are aired down for offroading. For a Jeep whose tires are aired down for offroading, 15x8 is simply a better choice for tire widths up to 12.5". A tire requires less air pressure to remain safely seated against an 8" wide wheel than it does a 10" wide wheel.
15x10 is fine for a street Jeep if the tires are no smaller than around 32x11.50, but 15x8 is better for most common tire sizes for an offroad Jeep, at least up to a 35x12.50 size. I air my 35x12.50 tires mounted on 15x8 wheels down to 7 to 8 psi without any problems, but I couldn't air down even close to that much if I were using 15x10 wheels.
One thing to keep in mind that some don't understand... the wheel width is not selected to match a tire width, it is selected to match the tire's natural bead width. A 12.5" wide tire's natural bead width is closer to 8-9" than it is 10" apart. For example, running a 15x10 wheel would be a big mistake for a 31x10.50 size tire, especially since it would have a heck of a time staying seated if aired down even a little.
|04-23-2008 12:47 PM|
$75 and I'm on my way.
|04-23-2008 12:46 PM|
|04-23-2008 12:40 PM|
|jbone03||AmericanRacing Outlaw II wheels in 15x10. Thats what I have! I love them but all the salt they put on the roads here in Germany caused the clear coat to peel. The only problem I have is the rims are 15x10.5 and the tires are 31-10.50 15 so if I want to air down the tires to go wheeling they will probably come off the rims. Also the back space is not enough so the tire sick out past the 6" fender flairs. Vehicle inspection didn't like that.|
|04-23-2008 12:11 PM|
|Gilez||OK cool. Why not 17"??|
|04-23-2008 12:01 PM|
I'd buy the AmericanRacing Outlaw II wheels in 15x10, like Trip has.
They look sweet.
|04-23-2008 11:21 AM|
What are the advantages to the different rim sizes available. If you could have any size regardless of price, what size would you go with??