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Old 09-22-2008
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12.5 or 10.5

I took my truck to a tire center and tried on a 33x12.5x15 on my 15x8 rim and it looked a little wierd. . . . kinda looked like a donut - can you all post a pic of a 33x10.5x15 or should i just go with a 31? i dont want it to pop out too much, just want it tall. Or should i just dump the black steel and go for a 15x10 alloy for the 33x12.5x15 ?
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Old 09-22-2008
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ill post up some pics tomorrow of the tires i have now and the test tire i got. ^ Bump
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Old 09-23-2008
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Just get the 12.50 the 10.50's look like pizza cutters! Too damn skinny.
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Old 09-23-2008
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a 12.5 on a 15x8 looks just fine.. lol, maybe it was just the type of tire you had on it... I know any "smooth walled" type tire looks sort of funny on a 15x8, get something with some meat and it looks great..

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Edit: And yes they are all the same size tire.. looks wierd in this picture, almost like the drivers front is an inch or two smaller..
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Old 09-23-2008
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Best of both worlds.....32x11.50 on 8" rim.
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Old 09-23-2008
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Yah i got 32x11.5's and they are great i wish i had gone wider but it will soon come and w/e you do don't get a 15x10 rim for your tires you risk runnign the bead off.
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Old 09-23-2008
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hmm ok so more meat on the side of the tire, i didnt know about that. what do you all drive with? bfg ats? ill look into the 11.5 too. lets see what performs better.
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I just ordered new tires and stuck with 31x10.50. They are wide enough for my truck plus i like the looks with 31s. I ordered hankook dynapro m/ts. If you have a v6 go 33s and you wont regret it one bit, 2.3 go 31s or 32s.
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I really like the way the BFG MTs look . . . i might just go with those.
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Old 09-24-2008
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no donuts here
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Old 09-25-2008
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^^Your right...those are balloons, MTR's FTW (does that make me sound cool?). I like the 10.5's
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10.5s will look fine. especially if you travel in snow alot you will love em. i just got 12.5s instead of the 10.5s again.
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33X10.50 on a 15x8
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Old 09-29-2008
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no donuts here

off topic these pictures look like they belong in the ranger catalog you would find at the dealership i was looking at on the other day when i was getting some work done
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wowmike and cooke. what are your backspacings? also, mike do you have any pics from the sides?
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15x10 And 33x13.5's!!!!!
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This is an older shot.. abot as close to the side as I can get.. nothing 'newer' thanks to my main computer being down :-(

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12.50

bigger is always better. when i had the 285/75-16s (11" wide?) on my truck i hated them.. too narrow

and go with a 15x8 if you plan on wheelin it and airing down
my avatar is 15x8 and 35x1250s with 15 PSI in the tires, i've had them down to 10-12 and done some stupid stuff, never had an issue *knock on wood*

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(damn you Casey for taking low resolution pictures, that would have made an excellent background)

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wowmike and cooke. what are your backspacings? also, mike do you have any pics from the sides?

Believe mike's is 4" bs? Here's my pics of mike's truck...hope those fufill the request...



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I think you mean 15x7. Stock ranger wheels are 7" wide.
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33X10.50 on a 15x8


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Weird, sorry for the double post. Grr.

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double post!!!!!! haha
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My backspace with Ultra Baja 15x8's is a 3.75" backspace, stick out just past the fender flare on my truck with 12.5's.. the mud still flings up a little bit.. but I dont have to worry too much abotu road debri cutting up the side of my truck at all.
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Old 10-06-2008
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33 10.50R15 with BFG AT's

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