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Old 12-06-2009
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285/75/R16's on 16x10's??

Just curious if this is doable and safe.. im currently running my 285/75/R16's on 16x8 wheels but i definately want to upgrade to 16x10's just for the stance. Is this doable or should i upgrade tires to 305/70/16's for that.

The reason i ask is i only have money for one of the other right now: either 33x12.5's or the 16x10's. and if i can run my current tires on the rims, then thats what i'll get. Then upgrade to bigger tires later.

somethign tells me its probably not doable, just curious if anybodys done it.

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yeah definately do-able, why not? That width of rim should be pretty decent for a tire like that, 285's are like 11.5 or something along those lines. 305s are only going to be about an inch or so wider.
Edit: I know it's kind of a step in the opposite direction but guys run 315 75's on stock chebby wheels, and they're like 6.5 or 7 wide. I think the recommended rim width for a particular tire is more of a guide line, where you'll get the most life out of your tires. Look at that stupid vw trend, guys are stretching 10..11..sometimes even 12 inch wide rims on 195/45s or whatever. You'll definately be safe and in the clear. I like to use this site, it gives a decent general rule of thumb as far as rim sizes for a particular size of tire go.
http://www.rims-n-tires.com/rt_specs...&text1=&text2=

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11.5 tire and 10 rim is pushin' it a little...8's are better. BUT...there's a few members here running 11.50's on 10's and have no problems. I'd be afraid of popping a bead when aired down and wheelin'. now...if the tire was bumped up to say a 305, yeah, 10's would be perfect.
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I would say that its best to upgrade popping a bead is not fun its just a risk....
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not to mention it would look goofy with that over-inflated balloon look.
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Don't you have that backwards? Won't a skinnier rim be more prone to popping beads?
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Don't you have that backwards? Won't a skinnier rim be more prone to popping beads?
no.
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Thanks guys thats kinda wat i had figured, just wanna check and be safe haha
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Just wondering if you could explain your answer a little more. I'm not trying to be arrogant, Just want to know a little more as to why. For example, Let's say I was mounting a 325 80 for exaggerations sake. I have a choice of going with my OEM 16x7 wheels, or to make the step up to some 16x10s. Why is it you think that something like a 16x7 would pop beads less than a 16x10? I wouldn't want to run a skinny rim with a wide tire, however in this guys case I would think going with a 10inch rim on a 285 would be pop less beads compared to a 305. Maybe I'm wrong, Im just looking for some sort of a better answer than "no." Thanks.
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Alot of it is all in theory and it makes sense.

If you take a look at the reccommended wheel width for a particular tire, you'll see that generally, the wheel needs to have about 3-4" less width than the tread width. Both for treadwear and bead holding. When you go higher in wheel width on the same tire, the chances are increased to blow a bead when aired down because of the 'bubble' look and the sidewall being pushed out. An extreme but it sorta shows what I'm saying: 10.50 tire on a 14" wheel. Sidewall so stretched out, idk how the hell it holds a bead, much less air it down. It's also hard to actually set the darn bead on the machine. Some tire shops probably won't even touch it.

The smaller wheel aides in keeping the bead when aired down w/o beadlocks because the wheel size is quite a bit smaller than the tire, and it sucks the sidewall inward. I used to be a strictly 12.50 tire and 8 wheel guy because of this theory, but having my toyota with it's 12.50's and 10's aired down to 5 in the snow..changed my look on 10's on 12.50's. Wheel should be about 2.5-4" smaller in width than the tread. IMO, 11.50 on a 10 is just cutting it too close for me. YES it can and has been done...don't think I've seen it aired down to 10 though.

Hope that made sense. Me trying to explain this is hard on my pea sized brain. lol.
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i think it's gotta do with the original contour of the tire. it kinda curves inward. whereas if it's being forced out there is more of a chance that the bead could blow. i'm probbably wrong but that's the nly reason i can think of.

EDIT: got in after shane and saw i was kinda headed in the right direction. like you said about the VWs and their streching, alot of beads get blown on those for the simple reason like shane said, it's hard to hold a bead.
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Hard to set it and hard to hold it. It's a huge fad right now with the import crowd and it disgusts me very much. lol. Not because they're imports, but just because.

Thanks for bringing the natural sidewall curve inward. Forgot about that. lol.
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love it or hate it. it does look really good on a lowered dub when it has the right amount of poke.
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