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Off-Roading Tires/Wheels

I've been thinking lately about buying a set of Wheels and Tires just for offroading. I currently have All-terrain tires and well, they just don't cut it sometimes. There have been a couple situations where, if I had a set of mud-terrain tires I'd be out of a sticky situation, no problem.

So I started looking at cool tires, some for looks, etc. Then I got a magazine with a tire guide. So after reading it, I started looking around at a set of tires for off-roading. Naturally I couldn't stay away from the low-priced SS LTBs. I've been reding up on them for the past few days, and the only thin bad about the is that they aren't for street driving mainly because they are bias-ply.

So, now that I've picked a not-so-expensive offroading tire, I need a new not-so-expensive wheel. Well, I bought my current wheels from Summit and some other things, so I'll be another return customer. They have cheapo wagon wheels and Soft8s and Rock Crawler-styles...

OOOOh, a beadlock wheel for 120 bucks. Not bad. way more than 40 bucks, but hey it's a beadlock. I can run them at really low pressures with beadlocks and get the most out of them while offroading.

NOW, the question is---> Can I mount a 31x1150R15 tire on a 15x7 beadlock wheel ($90) or should I go with a 15x8 wheel ($120)??? I'm trying to keep the price low, so that's why I'm wondering about the 15x7 wheels.

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honistly if you not rock crawling you dont need bead locks get some soft 8's 15x8 with some 32x11.5x15 buckshots or Mudking XT's you can air down to like 10 psi and be good
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your trucks 2wd isnt it? your not going to get into any spot where you need to air down so much that it would nessicitate beadlocks. and i dont think i would like having to change my tires everytime i went wheeling, but thats just me.
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Yeah and that would end up costing me just as much or more. I can get the 15x7s for $90.95 ($373.55 shipped) or the 15x8s for $117.50 ($481.55 shipped) and the complete set of tires for $457.55 shipped to my door.

I didn't ask what you wanted me to get, I asked whether or not a 1150 tire will work on a 15x7 beadlock wheel.
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your trucks 2wd isnt it? your not going to get into any spot where you need to air down so much that it would nessicitate beadlocks. and i dont think i would like having to change my tires everytime i went wheeling, but thats just me.
Beleive me, It's helps the 2wd out sooooo much. I was playin' around with my ATs aired down the other day and I drove them right up a nearly 90* wall
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oh sorry there slick i was trying to help and save your *** $ but if you feel you need to spend it YES it will freaking work...
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OH btw real beadlocks are illigal on main roads...you might never get a ticket but just food for thought...
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OH btw real beadlocks are illigal on main roads...you might never get a ticket but just food for thought...

ACtually there's no law agains beadlocks. I believe there was a forum where a guy put up a 200 dollar bounty to find a law that says "bEADLOCKS ARE ILLEGAL". It was explained that companies wont DOT stamp them because there is a risk of lawsuits. That's why it is hard to find DOT stamped beadlocks.
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There are some DOT legal beadlocks. High-impact.com or .net sells them.
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