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hound2005tj 12-23-2010 04:46 PM

15x8 vs 15x10
 
i'm looking to buy dick cepek dc-2 15x8 or 15x10 they both have the same backspacing which is 3 5/8 so i won't need any wheel spacer i think any suggestions thanks

Jerry Bransford 12-23-2010 05:03 PM

It really depends what size tire you're planning to run but so long as it's a 35x12.50 or smaller, I'd run 15x8. 15x10 just means you can't air down as much on the trail without increasing the odds the tire is going to come unseated. It takes more air pressure to keep a tire safely seated between two edges that are 10" apart when compared to edges that are only 8" apart. I'd only run a 15x10 if I was running a tire with a 13.5" wide tread. I personally run 15x8 with my 35x12.50 tires and would not even consider a 15x10 unless it was strictly a street Jeep.

InfernoGirl 12-23-2010 05:24 PM

^^^^^ What Jerry said, besides a 10" wide wheel with that much bs will put your tires out about 4" from the flares.... Lookin' like a roller skate....

hound2005tj 12-24-2010 11:47 AM

thanks

Ibuildembig 12-24-2010 11:52 AM

See I like um wider. More tread on stuff, plus most of the time they drive better. It really depends on what you like and what your plans are for the jeep :)

hound2005tj 12-24-2010 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig (Post 943031)
See I like um wider. More tread on stuff, plus most of the time they drive better. It really depends on what you like and what your plans are for the jeep :)


it's mainly for on road use but off road ready

Chanch0 12-24-2010 11:59 AM

Yep, I just purchased 15x8 wheels after Jerry's recommendation and I am very happy with them.

Ibuildembig 12-24-2010 12:00 PM

You can get away with 10's offroad provided you don't go below about 8-10 psi (depending on the tire sidewall strength). My family has 3 YJs with 15x10's on um with no beadlocks and we have never blown a bead off....but just like everything else, you have to be sensible in your driving style lol

Pyro8541 01-13-2011 02:41 AM

So everyone would be against the hawaiian way of running 15x18? haha

JAX-SRF 01-13-2011 04:12 AM

Easy bradah!! The Hawaiian way isn't legal, but it's the Hawaiian way, ya know. I'm running 15x10 with 33x12.5 with a 3" lift and they work great on and off road. I passed RECON with this configuration even though most shops say you won't. Everything fits in the wheel well plus gives you a great stance. With the 12.5 tire there aren't a lot of situations to get into that will require you to deflate your tire so much that it would pop off the bead. Especially here in Hawaii.

DerekM 01-13-2011 07:17 AM

15x8 looks much better and is more practical and functional.

Pyro8541 01-14-2011 12:07 PM

Oh yeah i know, neighbor has a taco with 16x18's and its a straight mall crawler. i do like the wider look of 10's but i went with 8's to get my RECON done. I think once i get the roll cage done, i'm going to stick black 15x10's on it.

drl650 01-18-2011 10:02 PM

I just put the 15x10 Dc2s with 33x12.5 I like the wide stance look. But then again I mostly use on the street with some mild trail rideing. I did have to buy some 6" fender flares.:D

hound2005tj 01-18-2011 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by drl650 (Post 999278)
I just put the 15x10 Dc2s with 33x12.5 I like the wide stance look. But then again I mostly use on the street with some mild trail rideing. I did have to buy some 6" fender flares.:D

i went with the 15x8 because i would like to have more grip on the bead so when i do some serious trail i'll be just fine although i should get the 6" flares as well but they are so overpriced for just that i might just fabricate my own whenever i get a chance too :D

OsageJeep 01-18-2011 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by hound2005tj (Post 999372)
i went with the 15x8 because i would like to have more grip on the bead so when i do some serious trail i'll be just fine although i should get the 6" flares as well but they are so overpriced for just that i might just fabricate my own whenever i get a chance too :D

I got some Rugged Ridge 6" flares for my Jeep on eBay for 245 delivered. It is a six-piece set. Some other people don't like them but they work great for me and offer complete tire coverage on my 12.50s. I am completely happy with this purchase and would buy it again if I had to make the choice again.

drl650 01-18-2011 11:06 PM

I ordered the Bestop Highrock 6.5" flares off of Ebay for 195 shipped. Cant wait to install hopefully tomorrow..:D

benny127 01-18-2011 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by drl650 (Post 999278)
I just put the 15x10 Dc2s with 33x12.5 I like the wide stance look. But then again I mostly use on the street with some mild trail rideing. I did have to buy some 6" fender flares.:D

Are these wheels made in china?
I like made in the USA.

drl650 01-19-2011 01:26 AM

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Originally Posted by benny127 (Post 999542)
Are these wheels made in china?
I like made in the USA.

Yes And so do I. I looked at 4 different brand of wheels for my rig and they were all made in China? Go figure.

Wesboy 01-19-2011 02:49 AM

DC-2s are made in Indonesia

benny127 01-19-2011 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Wes Hughes (Post 999676)
DC-2s are made in Indonesia


Ibuildembig 01-19-2011 10:29 AM

Exactly why I only buy 3 different brands.....Alcoa, Weld, and Stazworks

benny127 01-19-2011 10:42 AM

Cragar steel wheels are alot heavier but the feeling is so light when knowing it manufactured in the usa. My shoes also made in the usa hahaha.

Gary2 01-19-2011 01:22 PM

Besides the offroad reasons we have heard . I prefer an 8 because it is easier for the TJ to control the tires on the highway than a 10 with the same BS. The farther out the wheels are the more the road surface effects how much you have do as far as steering correction. It may not be as noticable when everything is new but it won't stay that way as long either. I always try do do my best after lifting a vehicle to get it to drive as close to the way it was before it was lifted and it is just easier to accomplish with the narrower wheel BS being equal plus it is a lot less wear and tear on the steering and suspension .

jeepjones 01-19-2011 01:31 PM

So a 12.50 tire on a 8" rim doesn't bulge the tire tread surface area? I thought it would, changing the contact patch and wear patterns. American Racing still makes wheels in the US.

Ibuildembig 01-19-2011 02:34 PM

It will buldge it out more than a 10 yes. I always put 10's on because of the roads actually. Making it wider lets it sit in the grooves of the blacktop better and not wonder nearly as much.

Wesboy 01-20-2011 06:36 PM

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Well, there's so much mis-information out there already and this could be an important point for someone.
Here is a pic of the box my DC-2's were packed in.

OsageJeep 01-20-2011 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Wes Hughes (Post 1003496)
Well, there's so much mis-information out there already and this could be an important point for someone.
Here is a pic of the box my DC-2's were packed in.

Indonesia...that sounds like something you get after a night you don't remember...

hound2005tj 01-20-2011 07:49 PM

does it really matter where it's made and how about the owner does it have to be an american made as well?

OsageJeep 01-20-2011 08:16 PM

I prefer quality over origin of manufacturing.

hound2005tj 01-20-2011 08:50 PM

i am sure they still go through a quality inspection of some sort


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