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Question about tires and wheels

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Garet, Apr 7, 2001.

  1. Garet

    Garet Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    I have these nice chrome 8 inch wheels and I want to buy some super swampers to put on them. The only problem is the swampers are 33x12.50-15. I suppose there is no way these tires would fit on the wheels is there?

  2. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    They'll fit but the tire will be sucked in pretty bad at the junction of sidewall and rim.
  3. Garet

    Garet Senior Member
    Messages: 106


    So it probably would be unsafe?
  4. skyphoto

    skyphoto Member
    Messages: 32

    I had 32x10.5x15 on 8 inch rims and never had a problem!
  5. Power mad

    Power mad Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 75

    Hey all
    I just put a set of 33x12.5 Wildcat EXT's, mounted on a set of 15x8 Rally wheels on my 78 K5.
    The tires fit nice on the wheels and I didn't need a lift either.
    See ya
  6. Garet

    Garet Senior Member
    Messages: 106


    I think I'll just use the 8's then.
  7. bummerkit

    bummerkit Member
    Messages: 38

    if you just use the 8's the tire is alot more likely to pull a bead if you are off roading very much because of the stiff sidewall and the rim is so much narrower than the tire. then im just a punk kid too.
  8. Power mad

    Power mad Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 75

    Hey there
    I have never lost a tire yet and I air down to 10 psi in the sand and to 20 in the woods. I run em at 35 on the street and they are wearing fine.

  9. Captkaos

    Captkaos PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 55

    A 8" rim will be less likely to loose a bead than a 10" rim. 8" rims have a bead lip on the front inside edge and a 10" doesn't.
  10. MTCK

    MTCK Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    10 inch wide rims have those too, so long as they are 15 or 16 inch diameter. 16.5 inch rims are lacking this lip. I've had a set of 10's with the lip. It is diameter specific.