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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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the recommended rim is a 10 but a 8 will be noticeably wider in appearance with the same tire. a 10 inch width may have some rubbing at full lock on springs or bumper or fender. a 16x9 would be the best option but depending on if lift amount is under 4 i wouldn't go 10s
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I'm stock suspension now and have no other problems besides my spring rub. I ran 35/12.50-16.5 on my other '97 with the same stock suspension and had no problems. I don't see having ANY rubbing issues if I went with the 16x10... I just don't want the wheel to appear wider than the tire.

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I had 16x10's with 315/75's on my old 99 when I first bought it. They did not at all appear to look wider than the tire, they looked great I thought. I don't have any pictures of them though, they didn't last long on the truck cuz I went to 18's.

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I did a 97 with a 4 inch lift and 35s on 16x10s - they fit but it was close. it had alum running boards that the tires hit and i had to trim them a bit
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I did a 97 with a 4 inch lift and 35s on 16x10s - they fit but it was close.
I swear my two were factory freaks... they sit ridiculously high for stock... and I love it

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I have 16x10's with 315's(35's) and have no problems. The 10" wheel I think works best with that size tire although it will work on a narrower wheel.

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