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Question about rims and tires

I recently bought rims off a person and the rims are 12 inch wide what is the minimum tire width I can run
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I've read about guys putting 305s on a 20x12. Although I wouldn't put anything skinnier than a 13.5 tire on a 12" wheel. But that's just my opinion.

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So pretty much anything over 12 inch wide will work
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Well, yeah, unless you want to look like a low rider Nissan truck cruising the boulevard in 1985.

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I figured. But reason for my question is that I was looking at 35x12.5 and the rim width was 8 to 10 inches and didn't realize that it mattered
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I hear ya. The fact is, it's good to have the rim really close to the tread width for an even tread wear at a higher psi, or closer to max psi. I'd measure the no kidding tread width before committing to a 35X12.50 on a 12 inch wheel. Unfortunately, this isn't 1987 when tire shops would let you test fit tires before you bought them.

**EDIT** Guys over on the PS Army put a 305/50-20 on a 20x12 like it's cool, so a 35x12.50 "should" fit ok.

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Thank you for clarifying looks like I need to do some research
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Check out Eric's thread titled "35x12.50s on 20x12s" (I can't link it from my phone). there's a pic of what it looks like. Hell, if 20" tires weren't so much, I'd go that route on my 2003.

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I like the look I may end up going that route
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I just did a set of 20x12 fuels with 35x12.50's. I think it looks really good.
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