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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 06, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Question what size is better 15x8 or 15x10

looking to put some old school cragars on my 72 camaro I have a new M/T 275x50x15 drag radial what rim should i use the 10 or 8 need your help guys
the front will be 15x6 using M/T sportsmans 26x7.5x15

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Re: what size is better 15x8 or 15x10

10s will be tight, and the BS needs to be perfect
but i think the tire will work better, and it will not bubble out as much
but wider is better
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Re: what size is better 15x8 or 15x10

The rule of thumb is that the rim width should be from 1 inch wider to 1 inch narrower than the tread of the tire you intend to run. A 275 has a 8.8-9 inch tread so either will work fine. A 15x8 will fit your car better as far as keeping the tire under the car.
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well i just took a tap measure to see what I had on before. looks like I had 15x10 with 4.5 B/S I measured from lip to to lip and its 10 across almost got the 8s. glad I was bord today

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Re: what size is better 15x8 or 15x10

or did I measure them wrong?

should it say the size on the wheel they are weld pro stars

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Out to out is generally 1" wider than where the two tire beads fit.

My old-school 14" Fenton slotted mags measure 10" and are 9" wheels.

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