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Old 12-31-2009, 10:24 PM
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Tire/wheel question

I have a pair of 295/50R15 tires with a tread width of 10". Do I need an eight inch wheel or a ten inch? I can get by with either as far as fender clearance goes. That's not a problem. Thanks in advance, Rod

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Either One Will Work
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I agree with CARB, but here's what your looking at. A 10" rim will be a little more difficult to mount the tire on. It will look great but will be a little more susceptible to curb damage as the rim is as wide as the tire. I think the 8" or 8.5 would work better with the radials as they will give the sidewall more flex in the corners. If your going to drag the car, go with the 10's. for street and road driving, go with the 8's. Whatever you decide on think about what kind of driving your going to be doing as application can make a big difference.
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what about about a 265/50/15 on a 7" rim or do i need an 8"?
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Don't put them on a 7 inch rim. Tire is to wide for that width rim. As stated above the 8 is small as you will want to go. What type vehicle are you putting them on that may make all the difference anyway.

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their going on an s10, the wheels i want only come in an offset of 4 1/4 out. which means if i get 7s they will only be out 3 3/4.
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The reason i ask is if you mount a 50 series tire on a 7 inch rim the tire is going to balloon out on the sides pretty bad. and when you mount the tire you get one side on and sometimes well it can be a real PITA to get it the rest off the way on the rim.JMO Speaking from experiance .

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I appreciate the info, guys. It helps. Thanks again, Rod
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