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Old May 3rd, 2011, 01:15 PM
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35 x 12.5 on 15 x 7

anybody running this? or are most of you on a wider wheel? it seems like going with a 7" wheel would pull the tire in a little narrower. but I don't know if that size tire really needs a wider rim.

if anyone is running a 15x7 with a 35x12.5x15 tire could you please post up some pics?

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i would not go smaller than an 8" rim. you will put stress on the side walls and the sealing bead.
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This issue has been beaten to death, but I had absolutely no problems running stock D90 wheels (16X7) with these size tires. This is something Land Rover has done a great job with.
The problems developed when I went to 8" wide non-LR wheels and they de-beaded twice on one trail.
The D90 wheels have an excellent bead and this size tire is no problem at all.
There is a post from Mike at ECR running Super Swampers on the LR 6.5" steel wheels with no de-beading issues.
If you are running non-LR wheels, my guess is your beads won't be that great at 7".
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This issue has been beaten to death, but I had absolutely no problems running stock D90 wheels (16X7) with these size tires.
Probably better to say specifically alloy 16x7 wheels. With more an more non-NAS trucks coming to the US, "stock" is not going to mean much. Standard 90 wheels outside the US are 5.5x16 steel.

Agreed that LR alloys are better at retaining the bead than most steel wheels.

15x7 are going to be aftermarket, and my humble opinion is that 8 inch would be better for a 35x12.50 to reduce the risk of popping a bead when running low pressure.
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