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Old October 9th, 2004, 08:02 PM
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I'm going to apologize in advance for my ignorance on this subject, so bear with me. I'm looking to get some steel rims and bigger tires.

Wheels - I see a lot of guys go to a 15" rim, and also go wider, such as 15 x 8. What are the advantages/disadvantages of going to 15", and same question about going wider?

Tires - It looks like the most popular sizes after stock are 285/75 and 255/85. I read Doug Aitken's write-up on this site and doing the calculations, these sizes are almost identical in diameter, basically 33". What's the difference between these two sizes, and why would you pick one over the other?

I've got an OME 751/764 setup (2" lift).


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Old October 9th, 2004, 09:44 PM
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285 is wider then 255, 15" rims allow more side wall and more flex, there are more tires/cheaper for 15" rims (exept the ZXLs). Wider rims allow wider tires but I have seen quit a few of 12.5" wide tires on stock rims.
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