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how big a tire can go on a 16x8

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TRDguyKC, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Mar 18, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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    TRDguyKC

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    Ok, so heres the deal.... I was contemplating powdercoating my wheels black and all, but i had another idea. I really like the new bronze "simulated" beadlock TRD wheels and theyre 16x8 if im not mistaken..... and i was wondering how big a tire can run on that wheel. I currently run a 305/70/17 on my truck now and *IF* i went with 16's id like to run a similar size... but i was told that you should be "careful" when running a wider tire on a slim rim like the 16x8.

    any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated.

    *edit: they are 7.5 inches wide.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    ktmrider

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    rule of thumb 4 inches wider then the rim :thumbsup:
     
  3. Mar 19, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    01taquito

    01taquito "thats what she said"

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    do you know where the rule of thumb comes from? way way back in the day it was ok for men to hit their wives with a switch (tree limb) as long as the switch was not bigger than her thumb:eek:
     
  4. Mar 19, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    personally i dont really see any problem running a wide tire on a skinny rim.. you have problems when you try and run a skinny tire on a wide rim.. hard to get a bead set.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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  6. Mar 19, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    wat?
    well you cant do too much with that....it should have been the rule of wrist
     
  7. Mar 19, 2010 at 11:09 PM
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    well ya know heres a good one from VA for ya...

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