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Thread: 8 or 10 inch rim for 28/11.5 slick.

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    8 or 10 inch rim for 28/11.5 slick.

    Hi i was just wondering if i should use a 8 or a 10 inch wide rim using a 28/11.5 slick? What is the advantages of both?

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    Administrator RACING JUNKIE bjuice's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    Greenville s.c.
    the 10 inch wheel will give you a "wider footprint" this mean more tire will be acutally making contact with the ground...which is a very good thing.

    always go with a wider wheel when you can...even the Outlaw 10.5 guy's who must use a 10 inch tire are putting them on 12 inch rims and flattening out the foot print.

    in your case there would be No advantage i could think of by using the 8 inch rim...go to 12 inch wheel if it will fit under your car.



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    Senior Member EXPERT BUILDER gearhead1011's Avatar
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    Shepherdsville, KY
    If clearance is an issue you will want to use the narrower wheel to pull the sidewall bulge in. Other than that the wider wheel should be the better choice.

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