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Old 02-19-2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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Allowable Rim Width on tires

Hey everyone just came across something while reading about wheels...when I got my new wheels and tires from America's tire, I figured everything would be ok. But I am looking into 255/85/16 BFG KM2s for when I lift more in the future, and it is says the allowable rim width for these 6.5"-8". So I say shit my rims are 16x8.5 so that isn't recommended and I don't want to have to buy new wheels. So this leads me to look up my current tires and their recommended width size. I have the BFG AT's in 265/75/16, and I discover the recommended width size is 7"-8"!
But I haven't had any problems, so is this a big deal? And this would lead me to believe that since both the 255s and 265s have recommended rim width maximums of 8", I would be ok with my 8.5"??
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Anyone? I know it's just the manufacturer's recommended width but I haven't seen any adverse affects on mine. Maybe someone else who is running the MB72's with 8.5 can chime in about tire wear or something
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your sidewall wil just bubble out liek crazy and look a little....hispanic? good choice of words?
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your sidewall wil just bubble out liek crazy and look a little....hispanic? good choice of words?
HAHA very good choice of words...but I haven't experienced that with my 265s so would it really be any different with the 255s?
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:00 PM   #5
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i had 255 on my 8" and it looked funky. you can kind of see it in my pic below if you look hard enough
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well other than the fact that it might look weird, no real big things to worry about?
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if you deflate them to much and turn to quick they can pop off the bead, likelyhood not high BUT it can happen
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if you deflate them to much and turn to quick they can pop off the bead, likelyhood not high BUT it can happen
so what like no lower than 15psi?
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:09 PM   #9
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it really all depends on the tire construction and sidewall stiffness as well as the environment your driving in, should be ok though
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