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Unread 12-01-2010, 02:37 PM   #16
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10" is too wide for normal sized tires. They're popular among ricers who think they look cool on their goofy mall crawlers.

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Unread 12-01-2010, 06:53 PM   #17
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Agree with most. When I ran a shorter height tire (33") and a true 12.5" section width, I ran 8" wheels.

I run 12" wide wheels now on small rim diameter wheel (15") and a relatively tall (37") and wide 15.6" section tire.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 07:02 PM   #18
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I now run 8" wheels. But for the past few years and many off road trips i ran 10" wheels. I guess my mall crawler makes it over the curb every now and then. But now i know that 2" of extra wheel width separates the hardcore from the mall crawlers. I hope i dont loose my parking spot a Macy's.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 07:19 PM   #19
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good to see all the 8" love because they are most of what i have been seeing used, and lol on the ricer mall cruiser comment
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Unread 12-01-2010, 07:44 PM   #20
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But now i know that 2" of extra wheel width separates the hardcore from the mall crawlers. I hope i dont loose my parking spot a Macy's.
Jeeps with 12.5 tires on x10 wheels should park by Macy's. You can still go to the mall with 12.5 tires on x8 wheels, but you have to park by Sears, near the tools.
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Unread 12-02-2010, 09:02 AM   #21
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Jeeps with 12.5 tires on x10 wheels should park by Macy's. You can still go to the mall with 12.5 tires on x8 wheels, but you have to park by Sears, near the tools.



I was on tens when this pic was taken, I wasn't on my way to Macy's.
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Unread 12-02-2010, 04:19 PM   #22
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Jeeps with 12.5 tires on x10 wheels should park by Macy's. You can still go to the mall with 12.5 tires on x8 wheels, but you have to park by Sears, near the tools.


The only reason i take the TJ to the mall is the over zealous people driving 80mph to get a spot, My 35's and stinger is a nice deterrent.
I usually park by Victoria's Secret, But for every 10 that go in they need to save and hold 7 of the secrets under lock and key.
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Unread 12-02-2010, 05:33 PM   #23
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I always prefered 8's for a 12.50 tire not because of airing down but I like to run the tires a little softer on the highway and just trail riding which gives a better ride with a tire that is that heavy and with an 8" wheel you are not wearing the edges as bad as you would on a 10 with the same pressure.
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Unread 12-03-2010, 02:55 PM   #24
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Jeeps with 12.5 tires on x10 wheels should park by Macy's. You can still go to the mall with 12.5 tires on x8 wheels, but you have to park by Sears, near the tools.
that's the dumbest quote ive ever heard. the wider rim will make the tires last longer, i have 15x8s on mine, but the center treads wont wear evenly with the outside treads like they would with a 10 inch rim, sure the 8 inch holds bead better, but park next to macy's? thats like saying you should stay off the trails even though your rigs built up because you only have 7 inch wide rims.. idk maybe its just me, but im sick of hearing about "posers" because they prefer a different style
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Unread 12-03-2010, 03:22 PM   #25
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that's the dumbest quote ive ever heard. the wider rim will make the tires last longer,
thats about just as dumb. going on 70,000miles with my BFG ATs on my cruiser 17x8 12.5 wide tire, and my buddy got 93,000 miles on his 15x8 and 12.5 wide tires. its all about air pressure and proper tire rotation no matter what size you got
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Unread 12-03-2010, 03:28 PM   #26
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thats about just as dumb. going on 70,000miles with my BFG ATs on my cruiser 17x8 12.5 wide tire, and my buddy got 93,000 miles on his 15x8 and 12.5 wide tires. its all about air pressure and proper tire rotation no matter what size you got
i never said you couldnt get alot of milage out of a tire, so thank you for putting that in my mouth. im saying that a 8 inch rim pushes the tire together more in the middle, which makes the tire slightly taller than it would be on a 10 inch rim. the taller tire will ride more on the center treads than the outers as compared to the same tire on a 10 inch rim, sure you can mess with tire pressure, but generally the wider rim will produce a more even tread wear
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Unread 12-03-2010, 03:34 PM   #27
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. the wider rim will make the tires last longer,
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i never said you couldnt get alot of milage out of a tire, so thank you for putting that in my mouth.
well how else would someone take what you posted. i took it as what i had wrote. seems pretty clear
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well how else would someone take what you posted. i took it as what i had wrote. seems pretty clear
and i never said you couldnt get alot of miles on any tires, your telling me you got so many miles on a 8" rim, well im not saying you didnt. im saying that a wider rim helps to prevent the center tread from wearing prematurely, which makes the tire last longer. im not knocking 8" rims, thats what i have and i love them, im just saying that 10" rims have benefits too
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and i never said you couldnt get alot of miles on any tires, your telling me you got so many miles on a 8" rim, well im not saying you didnt. im saying that a wider rim helps to prevent the center tread from wearing prematurely, which makes the tire last longer. im not knocking 8" rims, thats what i have and i love them, im just saying that 10" rims have benefits too
i can agree with that, both sizes have benefits, but for me i dont see any on a 15x10 until you look at tires wider than 13.5. kinda like with a 10.5 wide tires a "7 wide rim works better
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that's the dumbest quote ive ever heard..
If you wear out tire centers, you have the wrong inflation. You can not go by the door sticker or embossing in the rubber in a non-stock environment. You're young though... wait for it. It usually takes more years on the planet to realize you don't know everything. Oh, and use the shift key more often please.
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