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post #1 of 5 Old 04-01-2007, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Preferred Rim Width for 315/75/16 Tire???

I'm torn between 16x8 or 16x10 (which are my only obvious options). Right now I'm running the 315/75's on my stock 16x7 wheels. The sidewalls are ballooned a tad, and the wheel's backspacing isn't right for the tire. The edge of the tread rubs the leaf pack when the steering gets close to full lock.

I'm leaning toward the 16x8 but don't know if they'll still appear too narrow. On the flip side, the 16x10's that I've seen with 315's have appeared to be a hair too wide for the tire.

I don't plan on going any bigger in the future. What should I do?

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I'd go with the 10's...

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I used the scale provided with the manufacturer of tires I just bought. Go here and look up your size. The optimum size rim will be in ( ).

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It may vary some for brands but I wouldn't think too much.
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I know what the manufacturers recommended sizes are, but was looking for personal opinions instead...

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Something else to think about. Do you want them to stick out from under your fender? I've got 10's on my truck and they stick out about 1 1/2".You'd probably be real close to "even" with the fender using 8's.
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