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i was wondering does anyone run 12" wide wheels? My questions is if so do you run spacers behind them if not do you think it would work? The locally offroad shop in town I always use told me that a 1" spacer and 15x12" would be way to much strain on the IFS. But I want the opinions of those you have this setup.
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Live4yotas said:
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MOST ppl around here are haters when it comes to anything wider than a 15x10, and some say that's too wide. I personally love wide tires and rims. I'm only runnin 31x12.50's on 15x10's, so I don't really have any good info on it. I'd say a 1" spacer would be too much. Why would you want to run a 1" spacer anyways??? Peace, Wes
 

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15X12 Welds should work without a spacer. They are only available in one bs, which I think is 3.625. Also why don't peolpe here like wide wheels? Wider is better unless it's your girl!
 

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15X12 Welds should work without a spacer. They are only available in one bs, which I think is 3.625. Also why don't peolpe here like wide wheels? Wider is better unless it's your girl!

wider is better for girls when you want kids, LOL!! The reason why ppl around here don't like wide wheels is b/c they all pretty much rock crawl. However, they always air down their tall skinny ass tires to get a wider foot print, so theoretically you'd think a wider tire would serve them good. I can understand that a 35x17.50 MT Baja Belted on a 15x14 would probably rip a fender or 2 off if you're a rock crawler, and you've only got like 6" of lift. Anyways, I'm just a dumbass redneck w/ a mud riddin background, so wtf do I know??? Peace, Wes
 

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The reason why ppl around here don't like wide wheels is b/c they all pretty much rock crawl. However, they always air down their tall skinny ass tires to get a wider foot print, so theoretically you'd think a wider tire would serve them good.
I hope your joking. That comment truely shows how ignorant you really are to off-roading.

While we are on the subject of wide wheels, are you aware that 14" wide rims will put better then 25% more stress on the wheel bearing then a 12" wide rim. Thus causing an early death to your wheel bearings.

I don't want to start a pissing match, but I will call out stupid posts when I see them. Yours was right up there.
 

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I hope your joking. That comment truely shows how ignorant you really are to off-roading.

While we are on the subject of wide wheels, are you aware that 14" wide rims will put better then 25% more stress on the wheel bearing then a 12" wide rim. Thus causing an early death to your wheel bearings.

I don't want to start a pissing match, but I will call out stupid posts when I see them. Yours was right up there.

UM, OOOOK!!!! I'm not gonna start a pissing match either, and if you think my post was stupid, well that's your personal opinion. however, like I said, wtf do I know, I'm just a dumbass redneck w/ a mud riddin' background. So, if you wanna get your panties in a wad over that, be my guest!
 

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15X12 Welds should work without a spacer. They are only available in one bs, which I think is 3.625. Also why don't peolpe here like wide wheels? Wider is better unless it's your girl!
i think Weld's come in two backspacing; 3.625 and 3.725. i'm not totally sure but i think i was offered a choice when i ordered my outbacks.
 

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Live4yotas said:
i was wondering does anyone run 12" wide wheels? My questions is if so do you run spacers behind them if not do you think it would work? The locally offroad shop in town I always use told me that a 1" spacer and 15x12" would be way to much strain on the IFS. But I want the opinions of those you have this setup.
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Maybe try the Hawaii board... I haven't been over there much but, the guys and girls on the islands LOVE to run P H A T T A S S tires and wheels. I bet you might get some good feedback from them.

From what I can tell lots of the tech folks say that running the larger wheels will put more wear on your front end parts. Which is probably a fact but, I have seen lots of rigs running 10" or bigger. I think it all depends on how much you use/abuse your truck.

I ran 10" wheels on a Chevy S-10 and everyone told me I was crazy that it was going to wear out my front end. I drove it with those wheels for well over 100K and never replaced a thing and it handled great. As far as wheel spacers I've always been told to stay away from them. Hope that helps!

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txtaco1 said:
From what I can tell lots of the tech folks say that running the larger wheels will put more wear on your front end parts. Which is probably a fact but, I have seen lots of rigs running 10" or bigger. I think it all depends on how much you use/abuse your truck.



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Jason

yeah, you'd think that runnin wide rims is like kickin some1's dog to some of these ppl. Taking your truck offroad will tear things up, running over too many speedbumps will make your a-arm bushings wear out. Your trucks parts are going to wear out. Just like anything else, I'm not gonna throw a part when something wears out on my truck, but I'm not gonna be heart broken b/c the look I've decided to go w/ MIGHT have had a small effect on the reliability of my wheel bearings. Anyways, did you ever get your rims??? Peace, Wes
 

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Because the tires I want to run are 36x16.50x15 dick Cepek Fun Country's and I'm almost positive there going to hit my 2nd strut on the trailmaster lift.
 

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I have 11.5" to 12" of lift front and around 13" of lift rear. No problem clearing them at all. There are alot of taco's here in mobile that are jacked up a couple as high as mine but I want mine to stand out with the wide ass tires.
 

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Yes I did they are setting here beside my 2nd set of 10" rims. They are in my so called computer slash truck room. I have yet to check the backspacing on them I bought them from a member and forgot what it was. i have pretty much decided to say screw the spacers and the 16.50 inch wide tire. I believe the 38x15.50x15's will look better so I'm going to buy them. I just about have all of the money saved up now. Can't wait for the income tax check to come in. I'm going to be putting my 302 in my 83 4x4 with a C6 trans from a F350 and a 205 transfer case. Dana 44's front and rear. Not for certain on the rear yet but I will be using a 44 out of an old bronco for the front. later
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There is a pic of my truck on like page 6 of the member rigs. Its an older pic was of a 2nd set of tires and rims I had. 33x15.50x15 tsl sx's on 15x10's with 12" of lift. I usually run 36" tsl radials on a set of hellcats 15x10's. Those are my daily driving tires and rims.
 

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I personal think not to step on anyones toes but 15x8's do not look good to me I used to have some hated them but I ran them till the truck was paid for. I put my 36" tsl radials on the set of 15x8 rims I had ewww looked like shit. I'm happy with 15x10's I just want something that stands out alil more its high enough now I just gotta make it wide enough. Thanks for everyones input. Later wes.
 

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I have a mud riding back ground to has far as tires for mud. If you have a low powered rig go for the skinny tires that will dig down and grab hold. If you have a rig with power go for the widest tires you can run you will have the ability to spin them and stay on top of them mud. Just my opinion. Skinny tires grab better as far as mud goes or trail riding more pounds per square inch on the ground for better traction. Wide tires will distribute the weight out futher but wont be as much in on spot. All depends on what you like. I dont really offroad in the taco to much anymore. But I do like red clay and mud. I'll put the 38's to the test in the mud and get some pics.
 

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wslytoy said:
wider is better for girls when you want kids, LOL!! The reason why ppl around here don't like wide wheels is b/c they all pretty much rock crawl. However, they always air down their tall skinny ass tires to get a wider foot print, so theoretically you'd think a wider tire would serve them good. I can understand that a 35x17.50 MT Baja Belted on a 15x14 would probably rip a fender or 2 off if you're a rock crawler, and you've only got like 6" of lift. Anyways, I'm just a dumbass redneck w/ a mud riddin background, so wtf do I know??? Peace, Wes
Most of the people here use their truck on road too, which means they need to conform to the laws of the state they reside in. Most of the states require tires not go out past the fenders (or fender flares) and they require big ass mudflaps for big ass tires.

And as far as mudding goes, I assume you are for floating across the mud, and not digging down to the harder dirt?
 

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"kicking some1's dog" LOL!!!! Your too much man!!! That's funny...

I agree though almost everytime I mention 15x10's someone chimes in that I should go with 15x8's instead but, I'm not hearing them at all!!! I haven't purchased yet but, I have my BL in hand ready for install and I've got a guy pricing out some tires/wheels as we speak. I may pick them up next week or so. Hopefully by the end of Feb. it will be all set up. I just need to get some help installing the BL. I watched a 3 get installed last weekend and it looks pretty simple but, it's just a PITA with like 100 little jobs you have to do. I'll post up some photos once it's all done.

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Live4yotas said:
Because the tires I want to run are 36x16.50x15 dick Cepek Fun Country's and I'm almost positive there going to hit my 2nd strut on the trailmaster lift.

forget it unless you plan on adding a solid axle and a V8. The Taco's ifs will not handle that size tire/wheel and even the v6 will have a time turning them. don't believe it? spend the $; put them on and find out ;)
 
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