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Old 11-05-2008, 11:54 AM   #1
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Tallest skinniest tire for 8x15 inch rim

I have a stock height 4x4 and I like the look of tall thin tires. As the post says, I need to know what tall / thin tires are made for a 15 inch rim. I now have 31 inch tires that are , I believe, 10.5 inches wide. I like the height but not the width. Some of the 16 inchers look great to me but the 15 inch selection leaves a little to be desired. Thoughts?
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:15 PM   #2
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Re: Tallest skinniest tire for 8x15 inch rim

33x9.50 dont know if they are 15 or 16
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:42 PM   #3
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Re: Tallest skinniest tire for 8x15 inch rim

theres a whole lot of options tire wise.... Super swamper LTBs are designed to be tall and thin..

are you leaving the truck stock? or are you lifting it..

stock i think you will be stuck somewhere around a 32"inch tall by a 9-10.5 (9 is kinda pushing it on a 8 inch rim tho)
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:12 PM   #4
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Re: Tallest skinniest tire for 8x15 inch rim

Interco has a
34/9.50-15LT Bias ply 33.80" diameter
9.50"section width
8" tread width

GM used to offer 16" wheels as an option for 6 lug half tons. Maybe locate a set of them for more tire options. Not much help from pic but, I like the 255/85-16's on my 86 with no lift. The rims are 6.75 wide.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:29 PM   #5
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Re: Tallest skinniest tire for 8x15 inch rim

I should modify my post to say I need to stuff them under stock height (no lift planned. This is an old pic of my truck. Like I said I like the tallness of it but not the width.

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Old 11-06-2008, 09:24 AM   #6
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Re: Tallest skinniest tire for 8x15 inch rim

38/11/15 TSL boggers.I had a set of the 34/9/16 TSL's one time and they worked good.

EDIT,sorry I missed the stock height part.

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Old 11-06-2008, 10:43 AM   #7
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Re: Tallest skinniest tire for 8x15 inch rim

my truck is supposed to be stock, but i've got (2) extra springs on the front from what i think i've learned. I'm running 33X10.5 BFG AT's.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:48 PM   #8
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Re: Tallest skinniest tire for 8x15 inch rim

Mine is stock in this pic with HD front 1/2ton springs (stock) and 33x10.5x15 BFG AT's on 8x15 Mickey Thompson Classic II's.

The pics with the new bed have a 1.5" add-a-leaf and no weight on the truck...

I think they work great and like them... no rubbing.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:09 PM   #9
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This is my 69.. I had the local tire shop order some new steele 16 inch wheels and the tires are a 235/85/16. It has a 4 inch lift.
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This is my 69.. I had the local tire shop order some new steele 16 inch wheels and the tires are a 235/85/16. It has a 4 inch lift.
Hey JRDV can your rims accept dog dish hub caps?? If so where did you buy the rims and , if you don't mind... cost
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Re: Tallest skinniest tire for 8x15 inch rim

I have some 70's chevy dogdish hubcaps on it right now. I will get you a picture in the next day or two. I think the rims were around $90 a piece, but I will have to dig around to find out. If my local dealer can get them, any dealer should be able too ( I live in the boonies ). I will post some pics later.

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Old 11-11-2008, 08:56 PM   #12
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I have some 70's chevy dogdish hubcaps on it right now. I will get you a picture in the next day or two. I think the rims were around $90 a piece, but I will have to dig around to find out. If my local dealer can get them, any dealer should be able too ( I live in the boonies ). I will post some pics later.

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Thanks for the pics. I hate to be a pita, but if you can... a manufacturer and/or part#
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No problem. I will see what I can find.

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Old 11-12-2008, 06:35 AM   #14
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Re: Tallest skinniest tire for 8x15 inch rim

The 34 /9.50 go on a 6 or 7" rim. I think 8" is too wide. With no lift and 8" rims, i would go with a 33 10.50. (they recomend a 7" for this size, but a 8" would do.)
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:37 AM   #15
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Here are some quick pictures. The rims don't have a maker on them,and there is no part number.

Stamped on Rim: USA MADE 16X6 DOT........ HEAVY
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:12 PM   #16
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Thanks... looks great! I'll see what I can find out.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:19 AM   #17
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Re: Tallest skinniest tire for 8x15 inch rim

In 15s I`d say there are BFG M/Ts in 9.50/33.In 16" you can go to BFG M/T 255/85s.I`m not sure if Maxxis still makes Q78 Buckshot Mudders.
Here`s my`92 with 255/85s on newer trucks with stock rims.I can only find them in BFG M/Ts,now:

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Re: Tallest skinniest tire for 8x15 inch rim

Tim, The Q-78-15 is a 36" tall tire. I think you mean a P-78-15. That is a 33" 10.50 /15. Gateway/Buckshot still makes them. Thats what i run on the race truck. But they are biasply and dont have very good road manners.
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O K I C.We used to run 9.00-16s.I think they were 34".You "could" run w/no lift w/stock wheels and taking it easy.My unlifted trucks have always had some sort of spring work and would sit up an inch or two,plus not flex as much.
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So how careful do you think I would have be running a 33" tire at say 10 or so inches of width at bone stock height.
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So how aggressive do you think I could be with a 33" tire at say 10 or so inches of width at bone stock hight.
That's what mine is and although I haven't taken it our yet, I would think that only in turns on a landing you would encounter any rubbing. I tried wider rims but they would have rubbed. and 12.5's would more than likely rub easily...

If you saw issues you could easily install an add-a-leaf or zero rate leaf to assist...
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That should be fine.I have 12.50/33s on 8.25" wide wheels mounted on my unlifted`72 K3500.It`s even lower than stock and they clear for normal driving.
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Re: Tallest skinniest tire for 8x15 inch rim

my buddys dad has 33 12.50 15 on truck rallys the later model ones and he has no rubbing problems at all .
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