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15x7 too small?

if i get a 5/3 (5" Front, 3" Back.) lift are 15x7 rimes going to look to thin or do i need a little more rubber on the ground....??????????????????????????
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yes they are sorta skinny, but if your on a budget they will be fine til you can get some 15.8's with less backspacing. a 33x10.5 will be fine on stock rims, but what diamater are u looking to get?
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ya all depends on what size tire you are going with.
I wouldnt got 12.5 wide on a 7 rim.

10.5 would be cool tho.
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Diamater?
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ya all depends on what size tire you are going with.
I wouldnt got 12.5 wide on a 7 rim.

10.5 would be cool tho.
yeah i was thinking of 8's but if i get a cheap lift then theill rub and they wont work so that sucks.... but i dont want to spend the money for 7's now and a cheap lift then have to spend more money for 8's and a better lift later... it kinda makes not sence... i might as well save my money right.... but i dont know...
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ok, what size tire are you looking at??
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either one but i dont know cause i dont know if i will have the money should i save or just do it w/ the 7's
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what size TIRE are you looking at.. not rim.

I wouldnt go bigger then a 31x10.5 tire on a 15x7 or 16x7 rim.

if you plan to get 11.5 inch wide tires or bigger, get an 8 inch rim.
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Are there any concerns about running a 10.5 wide tire on a 15x8 wheel? If not, that sounds like it might be a better investment..
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15X7's are fine with 33's. a lot of people think its a bad idea because its not wide enough, but ask anyone who bombs their truck out in the desert their opinion on rim size and they will say 15X7
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to skinny.
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15X7's are fine with 33's. a lot of people think its a bad idea because its not wide enough, but ask anyone who bombs their truck out in the desert their opinion on rim size and they will say 15X7
33x what on a 7 inch rim, its ok for the bead and offroading but say goodbye to the center section of the tire as it will not wear right if you put a 33x12.5 on a 7 inch wide wheel.

If anything go with a 33x10.5 on the 7 inch wheel. Not sure if this is the information you are looking for.
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yah i think a 15X7 is great witha 33X10.50, should wear pretty well
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Are there any concerns about running a 10.5 wide tire on a 15x8 wheel? If not, that sounds like it might be a better investment..
well im trying to keep all the power i can so that would be too big for my truck im trying to go the cheapest way possible right now so i can do this in the first place..... so im going to get 14x6 rims and 227 70R14 allterrains just for now.. and it will give me traction and i can start to play w/ the big dogs w/ little tires.... then im gonna get a 2/1 lift so i have a little clearence and it will give me a little better ride w/ the bfg's...... then the rear bumper comes off and then the fabrication begins w/ the spair tire carrier and front bumper and all that blah blah blah yup....
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