35 12.50 on 8" wide wheel

Discussion in 'Axles / Suspension / Tires' started by blazed00, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. blazed00

    blazed00 Active Member

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    Anyone run a 35 12.50 on a 8 wheel
     
  2. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    I run a 12.5 on a 10 wide but there are plenty of people runnin 12.5 on an 8 wide.
     
  3. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    12.5 is fine on a 8 inch rim, will allso helop you keep from poppin a bead when aired down( poor mans beadlock)
     
  4. jeepin1995

    jeepin1995 undecided......

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    i would rather run my 12.50" wide tires on 8" wheels..... here's a pic of 35x12.50 claws on 15x8 wheels:
    ai36.photobucket.com_albums_e50_jeepin1995_motor_20swap_100_1304.jpg
     
  5. cj777

    cj777 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, an 8" wheel is actually the preferable size for 12.50s due to it holding the bead better like Jason said.
     
  6. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    ^ is that picture photochopped or is it just me.
     
  7. 89wrangler

    89wrangler Not a new member

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    Guessing, would say just you.
     
  8. BigClay

    BigClay Well-Known Member

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    I run 35x12.5 r15 on a 15x8 wheel and think it is perfect.
     
  9. GubNi

    GubNi 8 lug disc brakes?

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    8" wheel is better than 10" wheel
     
  10. jeepin1995

    jeepin1995 undecided......

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    Just you. This was during my motor swap.

    sent from that place where that thing is
     
  11. frankenyoter

    frankenyoter No Rain, No Rainbow

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    x2 on the poor mans bead lock.

    I'm running 36x12.5x15 on 8" rim. Works great and makes the tire stand taller.
     
  12. Baker

    Baker Well-Known Member

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    I ran some 12.50 35"s on 8" rim as a dd/ weekend wheeler and never had any issues
     
  13. blazed00

    blazed00 Active Member

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    thanks guys. always heard people saying not to go anymore that 3 inches wider from rim to tire size.
     
  14. jfitz018

    jfitz018 If you can't DODGE it, RAM it!!

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    I also run 35 12.50 15 on 8 inch rim
     

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