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15x8 or 15x10?

I can't decide on which one to get? I'm pretty much settled on DC-1 blacks wrapped in 33x12.5R15 BFG M/T. I phoned the 4wheelparts store in Edmonton and the gentlemen strictly told me not to get 15x10. I have heard there are some potential problems with running a 15x10 wheel, but is it anything serious?
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More specs on your truck would be nice. Color, lift and so on
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Sorry, it's a black 2000 Mazda B4000 4x4, 3 inch BL
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You can run a 15x10. Many people on here do it with no problems. If you plan on doing a lot of offroading I'd go with the 15x8. It will hold the bead of the tire better if you air down. My guess though is you aren't going to be doing much offroading. So therefore I'd go with 15x10 for maximum treadwear and an increased contact patch.
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Thanks for the reply, I think I'm going to go with 15x10. I'm a weekend 4 wheeler and my truck is my DD. It's all mud and sand considering there's no trails out here in Saskatchewan so I never really worry about airing down . It's all in good fun I'm not too worried about peak performance but street appearence is always a nice thing to have.
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15x8 all day long.......
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I have heard the the 15x10 cause rubbing under full flex so if that is true then go with the 15x8. I believe my old ranger had 15x8 and i ran 31x10.5 without a lift kit fine.
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that and they will end up causing more wear and tear.......
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Ive always heard to run 15x10 on a 12.5 wide tire........i am running 15x8's and have been for the past 50k Miles.....

But am looking to buy 15x10's because the tires wear bad....and barely touch the ground....

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The only problem you have to worry about with x10's are rubbing your valance when you turn.....and your mudflaps.....

Right now with my x8's when i turn my wheel my tire is like 1.5 inches from my valance....and 1inch from my mudflap.....so im scared to get x10.........
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Here's a pic of my truck under pretty near full flex in the rear, keep in mind this is with a 3 inch BL, 31/10.5/15 BFGs on factory 15x7s. The land is so flat here I'm not too worried about rubbing. I also plan on getting a superlift in a couple of months.

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As you can see, the tire is barely even tucked.
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^ Thanks for the reply Rocky, I do don't have any mudflaps installed but I should probably measure the clearence of my front valance. The mazdas also have that small flare in the fenders which i believe is a little wider than rangers.
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15x8 on a 33"

and i like my 35s on a 15x10
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The only problem you have to worry about with x10's are rubbing your valance when you turn.....and your mudflaps.....

Right now with my x8's when i turn my wheel my tire is like 1.5 inches from my valance....and 1inch from my mudflap.....so im scared to get x10.........

a 10 will rub that front mud flap
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The only problem you have to worry about with x10's are rubbing your valance when you turn.....and your mudflaps.....

Right now with my x8's when i turn my wheel my tire is like 1.5 inches from my valance....and 1inch from my mudflap.....so im scared to get x10.........
You really rub the most at full flex in the rear with 15x10's. When the tire stuffs in the fender it will actually hit the fender and cut the tire. You should see how bad mine are from wheeling it. I am considering addig shackles or an add a leaf to make some more space. The add a leaf is prob the best bet as it will stiffen the rear more and hopefully flex less.
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15x8 with just the BL
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Showing support for 15X8's. I have 33X12.5's on mine, I didn't rub when all I had was a 3" lift.
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Thanks a bunch for all the feedback, i've made the smarter choice, 15x8 is what I'm getting
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boooooo 15x10
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