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Unread 03-04-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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35s on 7" wide wheels?

Title says it all, would they fit comfortably/safely?

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Unread 03-04-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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Will keep doing this til people comment
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Unread 03-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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How wide are they?

Thats the key. The wider they are, the more pressure they will put on the sidewalls and help keep a bead when you air down. Usually a 10.5" tire will put a good amount of sidewall pressure, and a 12.5" wide tire will put even more pressure on the bead. I wouldnt go any wider than 12.5 on a 7" wide wheel. Not sure if there would be any repercussions, but there is almost no point to it.
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Unread 03-04-2012, 10:20 PM   #5
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How wide are they?

Thats the key. The wider they are, the more pressure they will put on the sidewalls and help keep a bead when you air down. Usually a 10.5" tire will put a good amount of sidewall pressure, and a 12.5" wide tire will put even more pressure on the bead. I wouldnt go any wider than 12.5 on a 7" wide wheel. Not sure if there would be any repercussions, but there is almost no point to it.
Thats true but i just want confirmation. Ive never seen 35x12.5R16s on a 16x7 wheel in person. So its all new to me.

I just bought a set of 16x7s to fit a set of tires i got free. They were 250 bucks. I still have 2 sets of 15x7 from the jeeps. I dont really feel like buying 8" wide wheels plus the ones now looks great.
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Unread 03-05-2012, 02:07 PM   #6
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Holy bump ****. What else would you like to know? An 8" wheel would be optimal, but a 7" wheel will do on a 35" tire no wider than 12.5".
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A 12.5" wide tire on a 7" rim fits, but the tire suffers. A friend of mine ran this for a few years, and he told me that the sidewall developed small dry-rot type cracks faster than he thought it should.

I do know for a fact that he wore the center of the tread way down before the shoulder area of the tread.
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Thanks guys thats all i needed to know.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 12:18 PM   #10
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I have a buddy that works on jeeps, 7" is pushing it, especially if you plan on doing offroading
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I have a buddy that works on jeeps, 7" is pushing it, especially if you plan on doing offroading
Where's the logic behind that? 7" will hold a bead much better than a 10".

I really don't have any personal experience to share. But In all my research I've found some people run 7" no problem and there's the people who never did it that call foul.
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Unread 03-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #12
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I ran 35x12.50 on 7" wide wheels for 40k miles.

No problems.

You have to run lower PSI to get even treadwear.
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