Originally Posted by OKRenegade
Bill, any reason for the 8" wheel over a 10" wheel? I assume it has to do with actual tread width in relation to the wheel thickness?
And why do you favor the 12.5 over the 10.5 tire? Thanks
I feel at low air pressures the wider tire will give more contact patch. Plus they look cooler.
I actually should have said 8" or 10" rim. Either is acceptable, but it depends on the tire. A 12.50 width differs from tire to tire. It seems to me the BFG's ( 3rd picture) are not quite as wide (tread width) as the first 2 pictures.
The first 2 pictures are 33/12.50/15 on 10" rims.
The 3rd is a 35/12.50/15 on a 8".
It really depends on the look you want.
Some will say they would rather use a 8" rim so the tire protects the rim, I would rather have the rim protect the sidewall of the tire. I would rather scratch some paint than puncture a tire.
The last picture is a 31/11.50/ 15 on a 10" rim, for comparison.
The tread width is 9", the 35/12.50 width is 9 5/8"
The tire in the 1st picture, a 33/12.50 is 10"
The key here is what I should have said. So I apologize for that.