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Old 04-16-2018, 04:25 PM   #1
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35's on 10" wide on 4" lift

Currently running 35's on rallies, looking at tires to put on a 15x10 wheel. Have a 4" lift, would the 35's rub or should I go with 33's?, But would they rub also on a 10" wide rim. Basically, would the wider rim make the tire height less?

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Old 04-16-2018, 04:45 PM   #2
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Re: 35's on 10" wide on 4" lift

i`m going that route myself.. i`m running no lift with 33`s but running an 8 inch rim
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:13 PM   #3
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Re: 35's on 10" wide on 4" lift

Rim width has no effect on tire height.
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:56 PM   #4
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Re: 35's on 10" wide on 4" lift

I ran 33"s on a stock K5 and it would barely rub. I'd go for it with the 35"s on a 4" lift...
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Rim width has no effect on tire height.
but.. you need clearance when you turn, with an narrower rim you can keep tire inside the fender well vs tire out passed the fender lip.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:45 PM   #6
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Re: 35's on 10" wide on 4" lift

I have no idea, but i love seeing what Mothers is doing to those wheels!!
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:36 AM   #7
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Re: 35's on 10" wide on 4" lift

I have 35 12.5 16.5 on my Jimmy with a 9.75” rim. The secret is backspacing. A 10” rim on 4.5” backspace should be fine. The older 3.5” is not enough and gets the tire into the hook on the front fender if the truck is twisted up much.

I used to have 15x10 Centerlines with 3 5/16 backspacing and they worked but not as well as the current setup.

17x9 with 4” or 4.5” might be the way to go. We are contemplating wheel size for my kid’s Jimmy project. It has 8.5” 8 lug 10 bolt in the front and semi-float 8 lug 14 bolt in rear so 15’s won’t clear the brakes. And the 17x10 rim is virtually un-obtanium.

So tentative plan is 17x9 with 4.5” backspace running 315 70 17 which are slightly shorter but significantly cheaper than 35 12.5 17 depending on tire.
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:02 AM   #8
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Re: 35's on 10" wide on 4" lift

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I have no idea, but i love seeing what Mothers is doing to those wheels!!
Oh yeah! Although quite the pain in the ass.
I purchased this wheel and rouge after watching a video of the guys polishing their big rig alcoas. Have the Powerball, but that doesn't cut it enough, it'll probably work good on the holes. Need some rainy days in the garage to get the polishing work done.
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:09 AM   #9
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I have 35 12.5 16.5 on my Jimmy with a 9.75” rim. The secret is backspacing. A 10” rim on 4.5” backspace should be fine. The older 3.5” is not enough and gets the tire into the hook on the front fender if the truck is twisted up much.

I used to have 15x10 Centerlines with 3 5/16 backspacing and they worked but not as well as the current setup.

17x9 with 4” or 4.5” might be the way to go. We are contemplating wheel size for my kid’s Jimmy project. It has 8.5” 8 lug 10 bolt in the front and semi-float 8 lug 14 bolt in rear so 15’s won’t clear the brakes. And the 17x10 rim is virtually un-obtanium.

So tentative plan is 17x9 with 4.5” backspace running 315 70 17 which are slightly shorter but significantly cheaper than 35 12.5 17 depending on tire.
These wheels are a 3" 3/4" back space, so I'm hoping not to have any issues. Hence my thinking of going with the 33. Don't want to get 35's and then find out I have to go higher in lift, which I won't do.

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