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Old 01-14-2008, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can I mount 36x12.5x15 TSL on 15x8 rim?

I know Interco recommends a 10" wide wheel, but can I safely mount 36x12.5x15 TSL's on 15x8 wheels? What would be the downsides? Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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downside is a lot smaller footprint, they are going to look like pizza cutters. i ran my 38 12.50s on a 8inch rim for a few years. i eventually swaped to 10 wides and it was better offroad and looked a hell of a lot better too
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36x12x16.5s on factory 8 1/4" wheels. I didn't think it looked like a pizza cutter, thought it looked good...

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I have 36x14.50x15 on 15x8's. Seems to work fine for me. Also, it keeps them tucked in the fenderwell better. Most 10 inch wheels have a higher offset, which makes the tire stick out farther, and therefore getting you pulled over for not having your tires inside the wheelwells.
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah do it! they will look a bit akword but willwork fine!
by akword i mean the sidewalls will recead inwards
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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thats the rim we advise people to use(15x8) looks good and cuts down on the need for bead locks..
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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OK. I guess I'll buy new rims instead of using my 8" ones. Just seems like a safer bet. thanks.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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nothing is wrong with mounting a 12.5 on an 8 inch rim, ive done it for years.. pretty much standard across the board is 33x12.5x15 with an 15x8 with 3.75 backspacing....
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes, you can. You may notice a touch more bulge in the sidewall, but it shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I run 37x12.5x15 on a 7" rim. No problems, the sidewalls protect the hubs/rims etc better.
More than a few moons ago, Ivan Stewart and Robby Gordon preferred 7" rims to anything wider on the race trucks. The big tire at that time was a 35x12.5.
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I ran 36x12.50 and currently 38.5x12.50 SX tires on a 15x8 steelie.

I'de run the wheels you got now and change them later if you don't like.
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hell I ran some 315/75/16 MTRs (basically a 35x12.5) on stock 6.5" wide Dodge wheels.
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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i have 35x12.50x15s on my stock 1980 4x4 f150 and they run better than my buddys wich are on 15x10s
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