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post #1 of 7 Old 09-19-2011, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Wagon wheel tire width?

Just wondering how wide of tire you can go on the stock white wagon wheels? I love the old school look of them been thinking of doing some DIY beadlocks and then powder coatin them black

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-19-2011, 03:10 PM
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Well there 15x7, and I have 33x12.50" tires on mine, which I think is the widest you can go, the benefit is I can air down quite low and dont have to worry about it coming off the bead. Whereas a 15x10 rim would give the tire a wider contact patch but wouldn't be able to air down as much since it isn't squeezing the tire like that 15x7.
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Well there 15x7, and I have 33x12.50" tires on mine, which I think is the widest you can go, the benefit is I can air down quite low and dont have to worry about it coming off the bead. Whereas a 15x10 rim would give the tire a wider contact patch but wouldn't be able to air down as much since it isn't squeezing the tire like that 15x7.
Very cool most the tires I'd run are 12.5 anyways. Got any pics by chance?
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Weld on bead locks will add a little less than a inch to the rim width. I'd use a 15x8 with a 13. 50 or a 12.50.
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Lemme know if you'd like some more up close
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-19-2011, 03:50 PM
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36/13.50/15 IROC bias on Ballistic fab weld on headlocks, starting with a 15x8 rim.

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Lemme know if you'd like some more up close
I love that I'll defiantly do it when its time for new tires (runnin 16"s right now)

Thanks guys I'll post em up when done (as long as I don't go full width before then)
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