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01-18-2006, 06:26 PM
will 12.5 tires work on a 7" wide rim, can honestly say i never seen it so im not too sure [cheers]

01-18-2006, 06:28 PM
I would have to say no, rims not wide enough, I would go with a min 9" wide rim for 12.5 tires

01-18-2006, 06:38 PM
[iagree] 8" wide wheel minimum for a 12"wide tire. I assume it's for your Jeep if so you will also need a wheel with a 4" backspacing.

01-18-2006, 06:44 PM
its works. Seen it done lots of times before. 33x12.5 on a 7" rim. It just will make the center wear out quicker.

01-18-2006, 06:45 PM
ya i figured so i got 7 wide with 4" backspacing and a buddy was gonna give me a good deal on some swampers thanks guys[cheers]

01-19-2006, 11:25 AM
My tires are on a 7 inch wide wheel just adjust your pressure accordingly so the centers don't wear out but then the tire is not very stable on the road they wander real bad

01-19-2006, 03:41 PM
i ran a 35x12.5 on a 7" rim. best thing to do to get it to wear even is chalk the tire, drive and see the contact patch, lower air pressure if the middle is the only part contacting, lower until you get an even footprint

01-19-2006, 04:20 PM
thanks for the info guys, im gonna git me some swampers this weekend[38] [38]