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post #1 of 20 Old 11-14-2012, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Shortest tire I can run on a 15x10 rim

What is the shortest tire I can run on a 15x10 Cragar Soft 8 rim I have now 33x12.5 but I would like to get a shorter tire because I am going to lower my jeep. I have a 3 inch lift and was going to go lower to stock I will be making the jeep a highway runner and keep it as a DD. I want to get better gas mileage because the lift and tall tires are killing me. Please let me know idc how wide they are since I have swapped axles and wont rub but would keep everything as narrow and as short as i can get.

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post #2 of 20 Old 11-14-2012, 03:08 PM
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You aren't limited by tire height on a 15x10 rim....it's the tire width you have to watch. I personally wouldn't go any narrower than a 12.50 on a 10" rim. If it's gonna be a street rig maybe down to a 10.5 but the tires will look balloonish and not meet your "narrow and short as I can get" goal.

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post #3 of 20 Old 11-14-2012, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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What can I go for though I can stay with a 12.5 tire or wider but im talking about height whats the lowest I can go with a 12.5 or + wide tire
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Mickey Thompson used to make 31x13.50's....don't know if they still do. But if you are going smaller for better mileage then a shorter fatter tire is going to suck up fuel just like a taller narrower one. Is there a reason you want to stay with the 10" wide rim? Maybe sell your tires and wheels as a package and replace them with a 15x8 with some 30x9.50 or 31x10.50 tires.

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post #7 of 20 Old 11-14-2012, 06:30 PM
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I think your best bet would to be try to sell what you have as a combo and go and buy a set of 15 x 7 wheels to put on a set of 235/75/15 if you want to go back to stock. Put up an ad here or on Craigslist and I bet you can find someone to trade you. There are a lot of people who want to go up in size and might trade you.

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post #8 of 20 Old 11-15-2012, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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I would like to keep the 15x10 rim I did go on craigslist and try to see if I could trade for a 15x8 but I hated the look Thank you so much Mickey I really Appreciate it for the information. I do have a question about my rim is there any easy way to find out the backspacing because im not 100 percent sure its a Cragar rim. I did see on mickey thompson website the same rim bbut it had a -44 backspacing and mickey thompson only -4. Is there any easy way to find out but thank you for the advice
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195/50/15?





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post #10 of 20 Old 11-15-2012, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thats cute thanks no but doubt those are 15x10 rims ;P
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post #11 of 20 Old 11-15-2012, 08:25 AM
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I run 32 x 11.50 on a 15 x 10 rim. I am pleased with both the performance and look. I have Crabtree shackles and have not experienced any rubbing issues. The PO was running 33 x 12.50 on a 15 x8 rim and their were serious rub issues at the extreme turn. Granted I don't do any serious rockcrawling where i am at extreme articulation.

The caveat is that 32 x 11.50 size tires are pretty limited in availability. I am not aware of any big names producing an AT only a MT tire in this size.
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I mean to say offset not backspacing whoops sorry about that one is Cragar is -38 and MT is -44 would that be a huge difference does not seem like it with a 5x5 bolt pattern
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post #15 of 20 Old 11-15-2012, 03:53 PM
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I mean to say offset not backspacing whoops sorry about that one is Cragar is -38 and MT is -44 would that be a huge difference does not seem like it with a 5x5 bolt pattern
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