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Old 04-16-2012, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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newb wheel size thread....

I picked up some 33's for my 83 toy. I have 2 that are 33/14.5/15 and 2 that are 33/12.5/15...Can I use the same rim width for all 4? I was thinking a 15x10 but I am not a hundred percent sure.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Short answer; Yes. The only caution that I would throw out there is that if you run a two inch wider tire on the same width rim, the actual outer diameter will be different. this being the case, do not engage the four-wheel drive while on dry ground. The different diameter will cause the drive shafts will turn at different speeds, which will damage the transfer case.
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In addition to what HAPPYJOHN said I would also put the wider ones in back, if you did not already think of it.
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Wider defiantly going on the back. I have no use for 4wd on pavement. Just curious, what size room do you think it would take to even it out though? 15x10 for the 12.5s and 15x12 for the 14.5s?
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Wider defiantly going on the back. I have no use for 4wd on pavement. Just curious, what size room do you think it would take to even it out though? 15x10 for the 12.5s and 15x12 for the 14.5s?
Just run the same rim front and rear, it'll be easier later when you need new tires. It's hard to guess that, because every company measures their tires a bit differently, and they rarely measure out to what's printed on the sidewall. You might even consider a 15x8, that's what I always use for the 12.5's.
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you can run different air pressures front and rear to even out the height of the tires
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you can run different air pressures front and rear to even out the height of the tires
Is this sarcasm....if this will work awesome...if not, I feel like a moron and will go back to lurking lol.
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Yes it works. Guys do it all the time when they run a smaller spare than whats on their rig.for example.running 35's and only having a 33 spare they run max pressure in the 33 and lower the pressure in the 35's to match the heigth of the 33
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