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Old 12-07-2006
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New wheel choice - Mickey Thompson's

I'm lookin at gettin the Mickey Thompson Classic Beadlock in 15x10, with a red bead ring. You all think it will look good? Sonn i'll be purchasing rancho shocks and ill probably have some other red stuff on the truck. I'll probably be saving around 3-400 bucks on wheels and tires because of my job.

oh and im not gettin 18's anymore cause the only ones i wanted were Rockstars, and it appears they dont make them in our bolt pattern




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I have the Classic II's -- I'm not into the fake bead locks, but they are good looking wheels.

I think I'd either use the polished ring that matches the wheel, or the black one. But hey that's me, lol.
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I think I'd either use the polished ring that matches the wheel, or the black one. But hey that's me, lol.
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well i might get some 15 or 16" AR Chambers, i just wish they had them in 10" wide. Should i get the AR Chambers in 8" wide or MT's in 10" wide?


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what size tire are you going to run?


personally, i dont like 10inch wide rims, and i dont like fake beadlocks
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I think the AR Chambers would look better, but I like the idea of 15x10's.
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scott, ill have 33x12.50
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chambers, 8 inch wide. without a question.


everybody has mickeys...
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15's or 16's?
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mickey beadlocks in a 17
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15s or 17s...
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beadlocks on 18s or watever you said
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Agreed on 8" if you're going to offroad - much better bead retention when aired down.
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i wont be using it offroad much at all, almost never probably. i have the CJ7 for that.
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Then you might want 10's at that. However, I really like those black wheels you posted, especially for a street truck.

The 10's look much bigger with the 33-12.5 size tires. Makes them appear very wide and aggressive. I like the 8's because I can air down to 10 psi and I've not yet lost the bead, even when winching folks with my wheels turned.

But if you don't need that, 10's are a better choice probably for tire wear. 8's tend to wear the centers faster and if you air down to compensate, you lose mileage.
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i want those rims so bad, the only way i can get them wider is if i do 18's. think theyd look good in 18's, griggs?
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quest, get ur *** down in houston. we need to meet and i want you to see my ride. you ever plannin on lifting yours?
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i want those rims so bad, the only way i can get them wider is if i do 18's. think theyd look good in 18's, griggs?
18's with 33's...7 or 8 inches of sidewall, yeah? I don't know. Sometimes, low profile looks great, big sidewall looks great -- not sure how it looks in between. I think it would look fine, but it's a matter of individual preference.
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chambers, 8 inch wide. without a question.


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Ha ha! There's a reason for that though: they're cheap and strong.
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get the black ones because those beadlock wanna-be's will be a bit** to clean around all them bolts...
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You can take the beadlock trim rings off and throw them in the dishwasher...
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dunno when i am going back. been wanting to hit the exotic rental and get another lotus or benz, but dont have the time
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You can take the beadlock trim rings off and throw them in the dishwasher...
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