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12.50 on 8" rim

just saw this on cardomain, and was just wondering how it was possible.. is it because of the beadlocks?

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Alot of people run 12.50's on 8inch wide rims....I am, but i dont think his beadlocks are real, they are probably for looks

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um dude...dude ....90% of people with 12.5" wide tires run 8" wide rims its fine no problems its acully perfered by extreem offroad guys its holds bead better...
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yeah I just put 12.5 on a 8'' rim and its totally fine. It looks awesome too.
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yeah I just put 12.5 on a 8'' rim and its totally fine. It looks awesome too.
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thats what im running...never a problem for me
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Those are fake *** beadlocks lol, theres not even a ring that would actually clamp the bead...

I have 38x12.50's on 8" rims. I would never run a 10" rim unless I got up to 14.50.
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some people even put a 12.5 on a 7" rim...for each is own
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nah i meant cause its a 31 instead of 33, to me it would seem like being shorter would mean that the tire would have to stretch more.. is this theory not right..
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nah i meant cause its a 31 instead of 33, to me it would seem like being shorter would mean that the tire would have to stretch more.. is this theory not right..
tire height doesnt matter, as long as its a 12.50 in width its fine
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What Andrew said....don't matter the height, matter is the width. 8" rim is perfectly fine with a 12.5" tire.

YUP...fake *** beadlocks.

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i have an 8in wheel with 12.5's. it was a tough choice, because theres a few guys at my work that "wheel" together, and the one tech has a LvlII, and he has the 10in wheels, with the 12.5, and i thought that it looked too... i don't know... flat, on the side.
We have taken our wheels off, and campared them side by side. his, 33x12.5x15 Buckshot mudder on the eagle alloys 15x10 rim, next to my 33x12.5x15 buckshot mudder on rockcrawler 15x8 rim. his is 1/2 in taller. My tires are newer[then less then 4000 miles]and his had at least 15K on them, but the footprints were equal.
the one time i know that he's been offroad he blew a bead going through a rut with 25psi in the tire, i hit the same rut twice[to prove i could] with 15psi, and no problem. at all
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