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maxxis tires

i'm looking to buy a set of maxxis bighorns to compliment my fabtech spindles, AAL and shackles but i'm having trouble finding them to fit an 8in. wide rim..anyone have any suggestions or should i even go with a 10in wide rim?

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you can run a 12.5 wide tire on a 8 inch rim
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A good rule of thumb.....you can a 4" wider tire than the rim. For example: on a 8" wide rim, you can go as wide a 12 or 12.5" tire. I've got friends that off road with bead locks on a 7" rim running 12.5" tire.
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I'm running mine on an 8 inch wide rim.
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i have thought about running my 35s on a 8" wide rim but havn't decided.
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i have thought about running my 35s on a 8" wide rim but havn't decided.
your current wheels are 15x10?
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I run my 35's on 8" rims for bead retention. No problems.

Why don't you buy an American made tire though? Maxxis are Taiwanese.

I know, now the foreign manufacturers lobby will flame me, but I don't care. When you run out of money or good jobs, you can eat your foreign tires, lol.
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and its on......buy some MTZ
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what exactly are the "american" tire companies?
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Ones that are manufactured in the US. Some examples would be:

Cooper/Mickey Thompson/Dick Cepek/MasterCraft (all Cooper companies)

Goodyear

Interco (superswamper manufacturer)

And there are others.

Most BFG are still made here, but the company is primarily owned by the French Bridgestone company I believe.

Some brands you can't tell where they're made except by referencing the DOT code on the individual tire. There are companies that have different sizes of the same tire style made in different countries!

Dunlop is a good example of this -- you can't tell WHERE their tires are made except by referencing the DOT number. I even wrote them once and asked and that's what they told me. If I sent them a DOT number they could tell me where it was made. I never bothered after that because it was too much trouble to go through to be able to buy American made tires from them.

My preference is American owned and made. But American made is good also.

Interestingly, Goodyear and Cooper are the only major tire manufacturers still owned by American controlled companies.
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^^in that case

Iroks!!
or TSL's
for american

my vote are the BFG Krawlers
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MT/Rs are by far my favorite tire, I bought the maxxis tires cause they be cheap
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how much?
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$610 shipped
$510 if I would have gone with the original plan of 33s
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Thats the only reason I bought them the goodyear ones are 200 bucks more. But those are the next tires I am getting after the ones I am putting on today wear down
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mainly going with maxxis because of the price, plus i have a friend who's ran them on his jeep and liked them, if they wear down quicker than most it's all the more reasons to get a BL and 35s..
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how do you like yours razoredge?
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So far I love mine, they perform well in the mud. Don't expect them to last forever though, since they're mud tires. I've had mine for about 6 months and they haven't shown signs of wear........yet...... They're pretty loud on the street though. Thats OK for me though.....if my tires aren't singing to me then I'm not happy.

What size you looking to get and where from?
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yea i don't mind hearing them at all either..i'm getting 33s from a local dealer for about 155 a tire..you don't know of anywhere i can get them cheaper do you?
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I got mine here, but they don't seem to have the bighorn in 33 or 35 at the moment.

Might email them and see cause you can't beat their free shipping!

http://stores.ebay.com/Select-Tire_W...QQftidZ2QQtZkm
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word thanks..how long did it take for you to get them in?
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Think it took 4 days.

They have that tire on their website, but if you buy it there you have to pay shipping. I'd email them and see if they'll set an auction up for you.

http://www.selecttire.com/detail.aspx?ID=9989
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yea i'll get on that..i appreciate it man.
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