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post #1 of 9 Old 10-13-2009, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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11.50 vs 12.50??

SO I am torn between getting the 32" 11.50 and the 33" 12.50

I have a set of 15" x 8 (4" backspacing) cragars. I do intend to trim.

Anyone have some comments? Advantages/disadvantages?

They will cost exactly the same, and I am getting the BFG ATs

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-13-2009, 02:05 PM
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I would get which tire you prefer, because either will fit with no problem especially with the correct rims as you say. Some people prefer the pizza cutter style tires, but the difference between 11.5" & 12.5" will be negligable. More people debate over 10.5's and 12.5's.

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ok cool beans, I just wanted to make sure that the 4" of backspacing would be ok on the 12.5"s and that they would fit ok on the 15x8's
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ok cool beans, I just wanted to make sure that the 4" of backspacing would be ok on the 12.5"s and that they would fit ok on the 15x8's
Yeah I have the same and they never rub on the control arms.

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nice nice, I am sold haha
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nice nice, I am sold haha
I think the debate is 10.5's will be more legal than 12.5's as far as stock fender coverage. I havent had a prob running 12.5's but some more conservative persons will roll with 10.5's or if they like the skinnys for the snow or whatever.

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i have 12.5 on 15x8s. it works fine. i scrub on reallllly sharp turns but it is to be expected

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i have 12.5 on 15x8s. it works fine. i scrub on reallllly sharp turns but it is to be expected
rubbin's racin'

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I think the debate is 10.5's will be more legal than 12.5's as far as stock fender coverage. I havent had a prob running 12.5's but some more conservative persons will roll with 10.5's or if they like the skinnys for the snow or whatever.
Hrm, well this build is almost entirely for winter, so are 12.5"s really gonna be that much worse then 11.5"s
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