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Old 12-22-2008
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tires and rims question

im planning on doing a lift soon and was talking to someone at a local shop and he suggested the for 33's i should have a 10 inch wide rim, i dont see whats wrong with running that on an 8 inch wide rim seeing as im runnin 31x12.5x15 now

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on a 12.5" tire a 8" wide rim is more than fine... most people here have 15x8 rims on 33x12.5R15s
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this confirms what i thought, 15x10 for 35s or bigger, ******* just wants me to spen more money, which is bullsh!t because he's been a customer of my dad's for years and said with his discount that an "installed" price for a body lift was 600+. ive decided against spending alot more money on my truck because once i go into the military ill prolly want an f150.
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15 x 8 will be fine. BL is easy to do, you can handle it yourself.
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yea i know, originally i was against but i figure if i take my time itll be great, now i just gotta do my homework.
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go and look at any tire manufacturers website, it will tell you that a 12.50" section width in any diameter is not reccomened to be mounted on a rim 8" wide. lots of people do it, i'm just saying, technically he is right, and he is doing his job.

example: the BF goodrich site reccomends a rim 8.5" to 11" wide for a 33x12.50R15 tire, the most common size is 10" wide, so that' what he will tell you to run. height is not the determining factor here, technically a taller tire should be more forgiving!

we all know that in this case 1/2" won't matter, but when you walk into any place of business, they will automaticly assume that you know very little about their business.

as for the body lift costing $600 installed... what is the average shop rate in your area? not only that, they will charge you mark up on the body lift kit that has probably been marked up by three times already. why do you think that people do as much work themselves as possible? and privatly source their own parts, like off the small internet based shops that have almost no overhead.

not to be a ball-buster, but they wouldn't be in business if there wasn't money to be made at it!
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go and look at any tire manufacturers website, it will tell you that a 12.50" section width in any diameter is not reccomened to be mounted on a rim 8" wide. lots of people do it, i'm just saying, technically he is right, and he is doing his job.

example: the BF goodrich site reccomends a rim 8.5" to 11" wide for a 33x12.50R15 tire, the most common size is 10" wide, so that' what he will tell you to run. height is not the determining factor here, technically a taller tire should be more forgiving!

we all know that in this case 1/2" won't matter, but when you walk into any place of business, they will automaticly assume that you know very little about their business.

as for the body lift costing $600 installed... what is the average shop rate in your area? not only that, they will charge you mark up on the body lift kit that has probably been marked up by three times already. why do you think that people do as much work themselves as possible? and privatly source their own parts, like off the small internet based shops that have almost no overhead.

not to be a ball-buster, but they wouldn't be in business if there wasn't money to be made at it!
i was asking if it was safe, which it obviously is considering alot of knowledgeable people on this forum run that setup and havent had any problems with it. and i realize that if they didnt profit that they wouldnt be in business. i didnt ask for an economics lesson. thank you for your input
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if you carefully read my post, i never said it wasn't safe! too wide of a tire on a given rim will balloon, likely have less tread contacting the ground, and result in poor tread wear.

i used to work in the bussiness, so i know. rule one, cover your @$$. rule two, bussiness is bussiness!

you were griping about the professional opinion that you asked for when you went to this shop, and complained about price of the estimated work. i thought i would clear things up for you.
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whatever man, im not gunna get into it with you but your not getting the point of what i was saying.
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