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Old 07-18-2005, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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towing with 35's, 8's or 10's

sorry, fairly newbish stuff here. My buddy hauls a 7K camper with is 02 quad cab short bed superduty, and he wants me to put a lift and 35's on it. For those that do a lot of towing, would you run an 8 or 10" wheel. He'll be running 315's specifically, prolly an MTR, BFG or maybe a Nitto. on a 16" wheel.

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Old 07-18-2005, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I used to tow with 36's on a 9.75 rim and they were PJ's so 14" wide, and my 04 ram 3500 SRW short wheelbase had 35's on the factory rims. I had no problems. Personally I think it would look stupid on 35's with a x10 wheel since they stick out so stinkin far. Either way it will be fine.
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Old 07-18-2005, 06:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would run an 8" wheel just because a 10" wheel puts a lot of stress on unit bearings and ball joints, and the tires will stick out a lot. If not for these factors, I believe a 10" wheel would offer more stability...but not so much that you'd notice.

Consider 17" wheels as well.
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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there are not many 35" tires that i would consider for a 17" wheel. Personally, i dont care for BFG and procrap stuff, an havent seen many other options for 17's. Otherwsie, i woul opt for a 17x9 wheel
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I have 33's with 8" wheels and no problems in over 70k miles.
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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315's on a 16x8 i like the way they tuck up and seat up on the wheels
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Go with 8's. Lots of guys get 10's and the stick out too far and look hella mexican mini truck style. Ive got pics of 8's if ya want
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Old 07-19-2005, 11:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I've had my 315s on both 8" and (currently) 10", I really didn't notice a difference in the way it drives/tows (its a Dodge, and will drive like crap no matter what you do ). Personally on a lifted Ford I like the look of the 10s. I would have your buddy look at a few other trucks and see what he likes. As mentioned the 10s will be harder on the front end, and may make it turn a bit worse (I didn't notice any difference in turning radius).

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there are not many 35" tires that i would consider for a 17" wheel. Personally, i dont care for BFG and procrap stuff, an havent seen many other options for 17's. Otherwsie, i woul opt for a 17x9 wheel
Nitto makes some nice ones, as does Toyo. Load range E, made for 17s, etc.

16s aren't an option for the Dodge crowd, so we have to find tires that work with the 17s. In the end, 17s are better anyway.
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Also check into 18" rims. I have some buddies that live in Vacaville and have gone to 18"s and wont look back to 16"s EVER. They tow some heavy ass laods and they said the 18"s have way less sidewall roll and they handle great.
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