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15x8 vs 15x10

I've seen a quite a few threads about wheels and tires but not really a definite answer on rim sizes.

example: I want to get a 32x11.5x15 with BFG's. I have been to BFG's website and other websites and both rims are listed (15x8, 15x10) for the size tire I would like to get. Bytheway, they are just to start me out, another post for the other mods I am doing. My question is really why would I chose one over the other.
I understand that the 15x10 is a wider rim and may make the tire stick out further than a 15x8, but other than that what about safety or making the bead lock against the rim? Or anything else I maybe missing?

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the tire will stay on a 15x8 better than a 15x10, from what i hear on a 15x8 the whole tires doesnt hit the ground where as a 15x10 will have the whole tire on the ground, IMO a 15x8 works just fine as i havent had a problem with mine at all and as long as you rotate properly you schouldnt have a problem at all, plus it looks much much better.....
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yo definitely for your 11.5 wide tire get a 8'' wide wheel.
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Well right now I am thinking 15x8 with 3 3/4 backspacing Mickey Thompson Classic II rim because I am leaning on the Fabtech 5.5 suspension lift kit. Remember I am a 2wd with a slip differntial. A little dog trying to run with the big dogs. I wanted the Moto Metal rims but the BS was 4" and Fabtech says 3 3/4 max and I am not quite sure about the BS at this point. Better safe than sorry. Bytheway, I have not called about the issue of BS (that is another thread) to Fabtech and I have been searching online and have not found the magis words to find me that answer.
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yeah i mean 3.75 is perfect bs i believe. I got some wheels for sale, you should check em out man.
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cant say much bout 15x8 but heres my truck with 10x on it

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You can see how wide they are here..

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Now that's what I am Talking about. I would like to see what the 15x8 looked like compared to your's. I like your's.

BTW good flexing.
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Nice truck HighRoller. I like the look of the 15x10's
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damn evan never seen that flex before.....pimp stuff
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get 15x10. im gonna get some 15x12 or some 15x14. i like wide wheels and tires. i think 15x8's look stupid. but thats my opinion. i never heard of any problems keepin the tires on the bead.
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on the 11.5" tire, get a 15x8...now if you were going to be running 12.5 tire, then i would say 15x10............
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See this is good stuff, but what we are really taliking about here is 2". Because if I went to get rims and tires tomorrow I would get the 15x8's but I would not know why?
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Thanks Evan for the pics. Between the 2 there is not that much of a differnece and I will stay with my original chose of the 15x8. If there were any hazards from undersizing the rim retailers would be infactic about the prescribed rim size and since they are not I like the 15x8. Look for pics soon.

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My 32x11.50x15 BFG's are wearing just fine on my 15x8's, and look good too!
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Here's my 32x11.5x15 on Mickey Thompson Classic II's (no lift)



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thanks for the pics. I am going to get the Mickey Thompson's 15x8 with my BFG's.

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Woo! I beat you Evan
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haha nice once again im beat

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haha nice once again im beat

lol its all good. atleast you got a flareside
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