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Tire and rim width.

Ok heres the thing, I bought 15x7" Black Rock Crawlers last summer, dont ask me why I went with the stock width on an aftermarket tire .........yah and i know zach you told me so. But I wondering if 15x8's would really make a difference on how wide my 31's look? So to sum it up will the 8's look better than the 7's? Thanks yall.
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I wouldnt buy it for look... and it wont look much different.. maybe stick out more
and fling more crap all over your paint mainly
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It would be an inch difference...lol right?

31x10.5 tire??
On a 15x7 wheel, the tire will not stick out past the fender.
If you get a 15x8, it will most likely stick out a 1/4 inch or so..makin the truck look a lot better IMO.
Maybe we can get a few pix.
I had 30x9.5 on a 15x8 and they were pretty much even with the fenders. (with fender flairs)
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I wouldnt buy it for look... and it wont look much different.. maybe stick out more
and fling more crap all over your paint mainly
True, but i did notice when i drive on gravel, you know how the dust sticks to the tread well when it does that only the center of the tire is coverd, the out edges are untouched. So the 15x8 would help the tire wear better wouldnt it?
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It would be an inch difference...lol right?

31x10.5 tire??
On a 15x7 wheel, the tire will not stick out past the fender.
If you get a 15x8, it will most likely stick out a 1/4 inch or so..makin the truck look a lot better IMO.
Maybe we can get a few pix.
I had 30x9.5 on a 15x8 and they were pretty much even with the fenders. (with fender flairs)
Right lol......check out my cardomain for some pics if you cant gather the info you need then just let me know and i will post some more pics with the tires.
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True, but i did notice when i drive on gravel, you know how the dust sticks to the tread well when it does that only the center of the tire is coverd, the out edges are untouched. So the 15x8 would help the tire wear better wouldnt it?

How wide is the tire?


NVM..lookin at cardomain
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True, but i did notice when i drive on gravel, you know how the dust sticks to the tread well when it does that only the center of the tire is coverd, the out edges are untouched. So the 15x8 would help the tire wear better wouldnt it?

level II's come with 15x7's and 10.5 wide, so i would think the tire should be touching all the ground as it sits, but yes, a 15x8 would help flatten the tire so it is touching all of the ground if it is not already.

If you plan to go any bigger then a 10.5 wide tire, then you need to get a wider wheel.


My opinion is yes, a 15x8 wheel will make your truck look better.
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level II's come with 15x7's and 10.5 wide, so i would think the tire should be touching all the ground as it sits, but yes, a 15x8 would help flatten the tire so it is touching all of the ground if it is not already.

If you plan to go any bigger then a 10.5 wide tire, then you need to get a wider wheel.


My opinion is yes, a 15x8 wheel will make your truck look better.
Alrighty Im glad you thinks so, because i totally agree with you ill get the rims some time soon, i guess after i get the leveling kit and the shocks. Thanks for the help bro.
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Yep wider wheels make it look better....Makes the tire look quite a bit bigger too. I have 15x8's on 12.50's and have saw 15x10's on 12.50's and they look 100x's better than 15x8's. I am going to move up to 15x10's sooner or later.
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Yep wider wheels make it look better....Makes the tire look quite a bit bigger too. I have 15x8's on 12.50's and have saw 15x10's on 12.50's and they look 100x's better than 15x8's. I am going to move up to 15x10's sooner or later.
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I'm gettin the Stock Alcoa 15x7, so If get a tire in 15x10..

Will it be alright or could go big bigger...
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On the Alcoa you prolly wont want to run a tire wider than 10.5".
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On the Alcoa you prolly wont want to run a tire wider than 10.5".
So 10 would be fine then ??
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Isn't that what I implied?
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Whatever...

thanks anyway...
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