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Unread 05-18-2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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7" or 8" rim width for 10.5" wide tires???

Looking to purchase some 33"x10.5" tires. Want to know what size rim width would be better suited for those tires. 7" or 8" wide rim?

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Unread 05-18-2013, 11:41 PM   #2
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8", that way when you go to a 12.5" tire with 35's it will still be perfect. 7" wide is a little thin when you go that big. but thats just my opinion. But I'm biased...I'm running an 8" rim on a 31x10.5 tire.
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Looking to purchase some 33"x10.5" tires. Want to know what size rim width would be better suited for those tires. 7" or 8" wide rim?
If you plan on doing any wheeling I would go with the 7".

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I like the look of 8 inch for 31s, 32s and 33s. You can air down fine with the 8 inch if you need to.
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[I know, old thread, but...] I've always heard the general rule is tire width = 1.5x wheel width. That would mean 8" on a 12.5" tire and 7" on a 10.5 tire.

I'm paranoid about beads popping, so for the past dozen+ years I've used 12.5" tires on a 7" wheel. I don't recommend that necessarily, but it works for me. I can go down to 6PSI without bead concerns and at 25PSI I get nice even wear on the highway.
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