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Unread 06-28-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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15X10 rims on an XJ?? Yes or no...

My son likes them. His ride. They are used... price is right, but I think too wide. Will be mounting 33s.

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eh, I would only run a 10" wide rim on 14.50" wide tires maybe 12.50". I plan on running my 8" wide rims with 33/12.50/15 tires.
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eh, I would only run a 10" wide rim on 14.50" wide tires maybe 12.50". I plan on running my 8" wide rims with 33/12.50/15 tires.
Yeah, I'm trying to visualize what they would look like, but I have nothing to use as a reference. I wasn't planning on using tires wider than 10.5", but with a 10" rim I would go at least 12.5. I definitely don't want anything wider than that. Any turning issues with wider tires?

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If you guys say so I'll let him buy them.
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I would definitely not run a 10.50" wide tire on a 10" rim. I see 12.50 pushing it but that is just me. I would run 12.50 tire on a 10" wide beadlocked rim so I wouldn't have the chance of blowing a bead with them.

My buddy has 15/10 rim on 31/10.50/15 with I think 3.75 backspacing, not completely sure on the BS.
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12.50 is alright with 10" wide wheels.

These are 35x12.50 on 15x10 wheels.

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I would definitely not run a 10.50" wide tire on a 10" rim. I see 12.50 pushing it but that is just me. I would run 12.50 tire on a 10" wide beadlocked rim so I wouldn't have the chance of blowing a bead with them.

My buddy has 15/10 rim on 31/10.50/15 with I think 3.75 backspacing, not completely sure on the BS.
My bad... I would be running 15X8 rims with 10.5 tires. I'm mostly curious about 12.50s on 10" rims and how that would look/handle up front? If they fit alright I'll let my son grab the used rims and we'll go 12.5s. Otherwise, we'll go with 8 inchers.

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12.50 is alright with 10" wide wheels.

These are 35x12.50 on 15x10 wheels.

Great pic! Thank you, Sir.
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I have to agree that 10" is wider than ideal. Not to say that it wouldn't work for simple DD'ing though.
I run 35x12.5x15 tires on 8" rims and don't air down to less than 15psi, at which point I still have occasional issues with mud or tree bark bead contaminations causing seepage.
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I run psi < 15 often in my 33x12.5x15 MTZ's on 15x10 rims. I have not had bead blowing issues and run blues and blacks.

I was concerned at first, but have found myself down ~12 psi and all was well.

I got a good deal on my wagon wheels or I would have probably ran 8" rims too.

For a DD and even moderate wheeling, 15x10 is fine.
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They're fine for a lot more than just simple DDing, I haven't had an issue yet running 15x10 in Big Bear, Cleghorn and tons of local trails. Yes you can't air down as much and you're more likely to blow a bead.

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They're fine for a lot more than just simple DDing, I haven't had an issue yet running 15x10...

This is a perfect picture. I was curious about the profile of the tire. I'm old skool and ignorant, and I don't want that bulging-tire-mounted-on-too-narrow-a-rim look. My son is 14. His XJ will be "done" when he is 16. I'm accumulating things! It will mostly be DD. So no steering issues? I understand about the 33s, and I will cut the wheel wells, plus ~3" of lift. The PO of my CJ5 wore the front fenders away with too large a tire, by scrubbing when he turned. I want to avoid that.

Thanks for the pics and comments.
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This is a perfect picture. I was curious about the profile of the tire. I'm old skool and ignorant, and I don't want that bulging-tire-mounted-on-too-narrow-a-rim look. My son is 14. His XJ will be "done" when he is 16. I'm accumulating things! It will mostly be DD. So no steering issues? I understand about the 33s, and I will cut the wheel wells, plus ~3" of lift. The PO of my CJ5 wore the front fenders away with too large a tire, by scrubbing when he turned. I want to avoid that.

Thanks for the pics and comments.
I was thinking that picture would work nicely for you, and I understand about the whole too-narrow rim look. Makes me gag every time, as for the 15x10's they're not bad. I'm honestly looking for some 15x8's because I prefer the look and the fact I can air down more.
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I was thinking that picture would work nicely for you, and I understand about the whole too-narrow rim look. Makes me gag every time, as for the 15x10's they're not bad. I'm honestly looking for some 15x8's because I prefer the look and the fact I can air down more.
Thanks D. Going back over this I see I got it wrong! I meant to say bulging tire on too WIDE a rim... but you get my point.

So the general consensus is 15X10s with 33s is okay on the front of an XJ?
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Yes it's ok.

Either 8" or 10" is going to be fine.

I like my 10" stance, it looks good and you can still air down very low when you wheel.
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Thanks, Guys, for the input.
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Thanks D. Going back over this I see I got it wrong! I meant to say bulging tire on too WIDE a rim... but you get my point.

So the general consensus is 15X10s with 33s is okay on the front of an XJ?
No, I got what you meant I typed it incorrectly. the whole narrow tire stretched to a big rim thing right?

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