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Old 10-28-2013, 11:24 AM   #11
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Re: Tire\rim question

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Providing they meet your weight capacity requirements, you could run 235/85R16's - a tall skinny tire - on the stock wheels.

How wide are your aftermarket rims? I had 16"x10" rims but went down to an 16"x8" rim so that I could run a tire narrower than a 315 (even 305's are typically recommended for a 9.5" max rim).
Not sure, Van is in the shop, will look at it when I get it back.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:26 AM   #12
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Why steel over alloy? They may be stronger, but if you are hitting something hard enough to break an alloy you're probably gonna have at least a bent steel that won't hold air. And all that unsprung weight. Yuck. I can understand if that's all you've got but why not just a smaller tire on the aftermarket rims? or did I miss that, and if so, sorry.

I just like steel better, have bent a few rims and they can be beat back in shape.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:53 PM   #13
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Re: Tire\rim question

I've seen the center get ripped out of a steel rimů.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:30 PM   #14
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I've seen the center get ripped out of a steel rimů.
I've seen the center break out of my rear inner Alcoa. Good thing there was another wheel present to keep the rest of the wheel/tire with the van

I've also broken the bead of an MKW alloy rim, but that one had some persuasion from a guardrail. I've also bent a half dozen steel rims on my van, hence prompting the switch to all aluminum (and the broken Alcoa prompting a switch back to steel for the inners)
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:13 PM   #15
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But had it cracked because of lug nut thrash?

I'm now running ATX Mojaves. Bulletproof.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:49 PM   #16
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But had it cracked because of lug nut thrash?

I'm now running ATX Mojaves. Bulletproof.

What tire do you have on those rims?
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