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What would happen if I were to try and mount a set of the TSL Radials on 16x8 instead of the 16x10 that is listed for the SAM-89R 36x12.50R-16LT

Would they even mount? I really dont want to run 10 inch wide rims if I dont have to.

Even if I run a 5 inch lift I am worried about the back spacing on the 16x10s.

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It should fit... I have 35X12.50X15 BFG AT/KO's mounted on 15X8.5" American Racing rims. A 12.50" wide tire will mount on a 8 inch rim, but thats the abosolute smallest width rim allowed. It'll cup the tires real bad too. If I'm goin on the highway I'll put 35lbs of air in so it'll ride right, but that cups the tires. For around town I drop it down to 23lbs. At 23lbs they'll sit flat and wear good.

Just put them on (I mounted mine in my driveway, it was easy cause the sidewalls are so flexible) and air them up. Then check the air pressure and look at how they sit (from the pavements view up), and adjust it down until they sit flat. For around town run that air pressure, but for highway speeds inflate them to recommended specs.

Good luck, drop me an email if you need any help with mounting them... it really is very easy. [email protected]
 

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Also, when you order the rims... they'll say 16X8, but they're actually 16X8.5" tires as far as mounting goes. When they make the rim they measure the distance between the inside lips for rim width. When you mount tires you measure the outside of the lips for width.

(use the ":"= the area measured between)
|::::::| ----> Inside (Manufactured)
:|------|: ---> Outside (Mounting)

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6" SkyJacker Suspension Lift Springs and shocks with 3" factory blocks. Custom Axle vents & steering shaft/knuckle joint, 35X12.50X15 BFG AT/KO's on 15X8.5 American Racing Chrome Nuggets. No more sticks <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_frown.gif">
 

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...my bad! that last post is me...TUNIS!
 

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I've got 35"x 15.5" on 15x10's so I'm sure 12.5"s will fit on 8"s. Just like 79-W150 said run the air a little lower. I have about 32lbs. in my tires and they are were wearing great,at least up till the balancing went out. I've had them for over 15 months driving the street regulary about 100 miles a week, and they are just now needing replacing because the balancing was off, so they would have gone even longer.
 

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Running 12.5 tires on a 15x8 rim might cause some tire cupping and maybe some splits in the sidewalls since they are radials tires. What ply are the sidewalls? I know the radials are weaker than the regular tires
 

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Bill,

The 36/12.50/16 will fit on a 16X8 wheel. I was initially going to go with that size tire on a 16X8 589's. I've seen this set-up on a Dodge and it looks really clean. The tires are flush, just like my truck, and would add more height since it's a 36" tire. Also, when you mount them on an 8" wheel, you get a true 36" + !!! :bigthumb:
 

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Thanks for the info guys. I am still looking at options. I really want to get a set of the Dirt Grips but I don't know about that price plus I haven't found a place to get them local yet.

Maybe I will go with the swampers...
 
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