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i bought a set of 33x12.50x15 buckshots and hating the rims i got now, for the ones of you who had seem these rims you'll know why, but i am buying a set of cragar soft 8's but was thinking with a 12.5 wide tire, is 8 inch wide rim safe, or should i go 10 wide???? whats the pros and cons
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I like how 10 wide looks, it makes the contact patch greater. It also sticks out a good bit, I have some pictures of my truck on 33 a/t's with 15x10 mt classic II's if you want to see it. I like it wide...
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i got 10 wide now, and i just wanna know does it look funny, but if i run 8 wide, since i do alot of towing, and some wheeling, will it affect performance of the tires
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those are the wheels i have. 10 inch wide with 31 10.50s on them. definatly go with the 10 inch wheel
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10" wide wheel on a 10.50" wide tire? That to me isnt safe....
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I do a ton of towing, most of my trucks life is spent towing to the mudhole...with that said...even before when I had 33's, it was perfect with 10's, why change something that isn't broken. The 8's will cup your tire a little at higher psi's that you can run the 10's at where the tire will be flat.
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This isn't a question of safety, but a question of looks. A 12.50 will be perfectly safe on an 8 inch wide rim. I am running 12.50's on a 7.5 inch rim now. With a 10 inch wide wheel, obviously more tire will be sticking out the side. While flinging mud, dirt, sand, rocks around, you could easily damage the paint more with a 10 inch wide wheel.
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those are the wheels i have. 10 inch wide with 31 10.50s on them. definatly go with the 10 inch wheel
You have 10.50's on a 10 inch wide wheel? I don't think that is safe. Plus I bet it looks like crap
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i love the roostertail my truck lets out at 3500 rpm, ok so its 15x10 cragar soft 8's, this weekend i will have um, so monday or tuesday i will have pics
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