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Old 11-09-2011, 05:53 PM
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12.5 tire on 12 inch wheel??

I got a great deal on some 16.5x12 mickey thompson wheels last week, and i'm trying to figure out what tires to get.

I want between 35 and 36 inches, as i only have a 6" lift and any higher than that just isn't really practical for me.

I know BFG makes their a/t in a 35x12.5r16.5 and i've had good experiences with that tire in the past but my concern is the width of the wheel. will it work? if it would, would it look ridiculous? Figured I'd ask and get an idea before I drop some serious coin on swampers that are twice as much.

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I had a set of 36x12.5 swampers on 15x12 rims on a truck in high school. I never had any problems with them but they do look a little odd..... they look like they taper out from the tread to the rim. As long as you run sufficient air pressure you wont have any issues. truthfully on a 12in rim I like something 14+ in wide.....
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:27 PM
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I had a set of 36x12.5 swampers on 15x12 rims on a truck in high school. I never had any problems with them but they do look a little odd..... they look like they taper out from the tread to the rim. As long as you run sufficient air pressure you wont have any issues. truthfully on a 12in rim I like something 14+ in wide.....
yeah i haven't been able to find any pictures but i can imagine they look weird especially on something like an a/t tire.
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Well I have a few pics of that old truck someplace Ill see if I can dig em up (that was pre digital photography haha). I did have a buddy with some 33x12.5 thornbirds on a set of 12in wheels that looked sick.


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It's gonna be hard to find tire options. Most manufacturers don't make much if any with a 16.5 rim anymore. It's hard to pass up a good deal though! Post up some pics when you get it done.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:21 PM
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if you end up finding those pics i'd like to see them. i know i've got slim pickins with tires for a 16.5 wheel yet i still can't make up my mind haha. I've been considering these two tires aside from the bfgs.

36x14.5r16.5 Trxus STS Radials
35x14.5r16.5 SSR Radials

both are e rated and about the same price. i kinda like the trxus sts because it's a 36 and more a/t than mudder since i only go offroad on the weekends.
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I've had SSR's before and they were awesome in the rain and snow!
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:38 AM
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really? do they usually run narrow or am i thinking of iroks?
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if you go that 12.5 tire route heres a possable option

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Old 11-11-2011, 11:35 PM
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hmm 100 dollars a tire isn't bad if i had a 10 wide wheel i'd buy them now i wish i could see some pics of those on a wider wheel...

also, now im deciding between the ssr radial and the tsl radial. which would be better on the street, and last the longest? the tsl is like 40 bucks cheaper and it comes in a 36 but i have heard the ssr is a great tire...
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