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View Poll Results: What size rim to run with 33*12.5*15s?
15*8 Rim 15 35.71%
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show us a strait on picture and you'll see what I mean. IMO a lifted truck should not have the tires tucked.
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show us a strait on picture and you'll see what I mean. IMO a lifted truck should not have the tires tucked.
an offroad vehicle should make decisions consciencious to what will be better for offroading. and thats an 8 inch rim...

tell me proof otherwise, and maybe ill beleive you...


BTW, dont give me "footprint" because tread width is CONSTANT on ALL tires of the same size and brand...


of the years of tire work ive done, ive never "seen what you mean"...
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So when you lift a truck therefor raising the center of gravity and making a roll over more likley it would'nt be better to give it 2" widder stance!?!?..... I beg to differ.
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shes putting on 3 inches, and shes already increasing her width with the wheels,the extra inch isnt gonna make her any more likely to roll than her previous setup. she doesnt deal with high off camber situations, so whats the benefit? a buldgey sidewall more prone to lose a bead? no thanks.

and as far as i know, in all the situations ive been in, ive never rolled.

and if you say a 10 is better suited for wheeling than an 8 with a 12.50 section width tire, then youre, well...
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So why is a smaller width rim better for offroad and when you say offroad do you mean mud or rocks cause incase you didnt know there are'nt many rocks in Florida.
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i mean for anything.

less likely to blow a bead (especially upon airing down), rim is less liekly to be damaged, valve stem is tucked in more, thus less likely to be damaged...
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what about for mud? A smaller width tire/rim is better for mud?
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why wouldnt it be? you seem to know, so why would it be worse?

please give me the "bigger footprint" arguement...


edit: and dont say smaller width tire/rim, because its the same size tire and same tire that we're referring to......
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15x10's look sweet as hell but IMO 15x8's are more functional...

and that's all I have to say about that...
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well obviously looks have no "points" to be argued, so tiffany will just have to make that decision...
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So why dont you give me a reason to why you think that a smaller width rim would be better for the mud and stop being a dick.

Go ahead educate me and make your post meaningful....................

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So why dont you give me a reason to why you think that a smaller width rim would be better for the mud and stop being a dick.

Go ahead educate me and make your post meaningful....................
at which point in time have i been a dick? i told you why 8 inch rims are BETTER FOR OFFROADING. PERIOD. and at which point have i heard why either prove "better" in mud specifically, i have not seen, because it probably wont make any difference traction wise. and if it DID(and it wont), it would be so minimal that you wouldn't even know

and make my post meaningful?? get over yourself bud...

just take a chill pill and remember, its the INTERNET for christs sakes. dont take things so damn personal...
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The x10s tire sidewall probably sticks out a little bit further?(because of the 2 inch difference). So more damage both to sidewall and rim is more likely

x10s have a slightly wider stance also. (before you argue, I think with backspacing and whatnot x10s stick out slightly more)

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The x10s tire sidewall probably sticks out a little bit further?(because of the 2 inch difference). So more damage both to sidewall and rim is more likely

x10s have a slightly wider stance also. (before you argue, I think with backspacing and whatnot x10s stick out slightly more)

Aaron
na the 10's have a larger backspacing.....they are 3 5/8"
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When we went to the dunes I aired down to 18 psi, no issues whatsoever at that pressure and I wasnt easy on it by any means. I beleive Zach also went down to 18 psi as well. I am not trying to argue with ya Gil or anyone just throwing some info out there. And no comments about what happened out there either, its done and over with.
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meh, i dont even care to try to sound like more of a "dick" anymore. ive said what i thought so its all good!
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I can understand the sidewall and rim sticking out a little further and more susceptible to damage, but at the same time I don't understand how the width of the "footprint" isn't affected.

I supose if you are airing down you are going to get you're " footprint" regardless, but in situations where you drive mostly on road and have to go through some mud or dirtwithout the ability to air up and down... wouldnt a wider print be better?
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I can understand the sidewall and rim sticking out a little further and more susceptible to damage, but at the same time I don't understand how the width of the "footprint" isn't affected.

I supose if you are airing down you are going to get you're " footprint" regardless, but in situations where you drive mostly on road and have to go through some mud or dirtwithout the ability to air up and down... wouldnt a wider print be better?
i said im out, but i have to comment this...

"footprint" always stays the same. the tread blocks are a set width from shoulder to shoulder and THATS IT. nothing to change it. when you air down, its gonna be constant to how much you air down. and the rim width wont affect that, but the purpose of airing down is not to get a bigger "footprint", its to mold around and cup objects you are driving over thus increasing traction...

the only way to achienve an actual wider "print, is to you guessed it, get wider tires...
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makes sense,

I kinda assumed that a skinnier rim would the outer most tread up towards itself and off the road, but if that's not how it works then nevermind.
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makes sense,

I kinda assumed that a skinnier rim would the outer most tread up towards itself and off the road, but if that's not how it works then nevermind.
If you're tire is overinflated only the center patch of tread will be on the ground. If underinflated then only the outer i believe? I think Gil's sayin if you have x8s you have the exact same contact pattern as x10s. So you can't say "wider contact patch = floating better"

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when airing down you do increase the "footprint" but not to the left and right. When the pressure is decresed the increase in surface area is from more of the tread (forward and backward) being in contact with the ground. so in effect as long as the tire is not over inflated the tread "width" should be the same
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HOLY 2 MONTH OLD THREAD BATMAN...shesh...
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sry guys i did a search and pulled up the thread and forgot to check the last date. oops..never again
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