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Unread 04-05-2014, 10:28 AM   #1
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Can I throw 35x12.5R15 BFG ATs on an 8" wide rim?

The title is pretty much my question. My 99 TJ is being given to my father and he's dead set on not getting another set of mud tires. I figure a set of BFG ATs would suffice, however I've heard that BFG doesn't recommend their tires on rims less than 8.5" wide. Is this true?

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Unread 04-05-2014, 10:41 AM   #2
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Unread 04-06-2014, 12:22 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks for the quick reply
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Works great on a 8" wheel.
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yup, it will keep the bead good too
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I have 35"x12.5r15s on 15x8" rims. My tires are chipping badly from all of my off road runs, making it difficult to balance these tires.

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I have 35"x12.5r15s on 15x8" rims. My tires are chipping badly from all of my off road runs, making it difficult to balance these tires.

Have you gone to dynabeads or bb's?
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Have you gone to dynabeads or bb's?
I haven't tried dynabeads. These might be a low-cost option allowing me to run the BFGs until I can buy a set of Falken MTs.
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Unread 04-20-2014, 02:36 PM   #9
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The title is pretty much my question. My 99 TJ is being given to my father and he's dead set on not getting another set of mud tires. I figure a set of BFG ATs would suffice, however I've heard that BFG doesn't recommend their tires on rims less than 8.5" wide. Is this true?
Physically the tire can be mounted to the wheel and the bead will seat.

However, since the wheel is a little narrower for that tire and outside the approved rim width range of 8.5" - 11" the center of the tire will be slightly higher (domed) than it should be, which will likely result in accelerated wear vs. a rim width that falls within that 8.5" - 11" range. An approved rim width will stretch the tire properly across the rim giving it a more uniform fit.

You might get a ton of a mileage out of the tires and never notice a problem wight the 8" wide wheel and 35 x 12.50 x 15 tires, or you might get rapid wear in the center of the tire. It's something you'll have to keep an eye on. For the most part I think you'll probably be ok.
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