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Old 01-09-2006, 05:16 PM
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I am going to be adding either some 15x8 or 16x8 MT classic locks to the wagon with either cooper stt or bfg at in 31 x 10.50s. Which would you guys suggest? Im thinking the coopers pretty heavily over the ats because i have heard they are no good in mud. I wont take to many trips offroad but do want it to be capable of some playing. Im almost thinking that 16s would be a bettter choice, 15" wheels seem to be dimishing fast.
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Old 01-09-2006, 05:41 PM
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I don't think there's any shortage of 15" wheels or tires, and I find them easier to find than 16".
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Old 01-09-2006, 05:59 PM
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unless you plan on upgrading to dana 60's there is no point in a 16" wheel, and tires for them tend to cost more. you will get more out of a 15" tire off road since there is more sidewall and it can flex more. my 2 cents
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:01 PM
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Yeah, only point in a 16" wheel on half ton axles is if you plan on ugrading, that way you can use the same tires, but with 31's thats obviously not an issue. I say go with 15's. More of a chance of hitting your 16's on a rock as you will have less sidewall, and the wheels can look too big with that size of a tire.
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:19 PM
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I would go with the 16s to leave your options open. I really dont think that an extra half inch of sidewall will make a difference for you. I would assume that with only 31s you dont get to crazy with it anyway. If you decide to later though, and want to go with 35s for example then eventually you will start looking at larger axles. If you decide on 15s now, then you will be stuck.... You can do an axle upgrade fairly cheap, but if you have to get new wheels too.... Well, you get the picture....
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Old 01-10-2006, 01:13 AM
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If he goes with bigger axles later, he will need different wheels anyways. If he had 35's now, it would be a reason to upgrade. But he doesnt. And when you have a tire fo that size, every bit of sidewall helps, especially with a wheel like that, which is very easy to damage.
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Old 01-10-2006, 02:44 AM
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16" are getting cheaper and cheaper and easier to find if you know where to shop (we just had a thread on that - it's somewhere over in General Discussion, I think). I found a lot of great deals on good 16" tires to the point where I wouldn't even consider 15" any more.

Another point in the 16" wheels' favor is that you can then upgrade your front brakes with the Big Brake kits intended for the older Chevrolet and GMC trucks - which 15" wheels won't clear.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:07 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Stuka:
[QB]If he goes with bigger axles later, he will need different wheels anywaysQB]
Oh yeah, what was I thinking...
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:18 AM
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I'd do 16's. Good tire choices out there and with this bicycle wheel/rubber band tire trend of the new rigs, 15's and 16 inch rims will soon be obsolete anyway.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:25 AM
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20s. Just go with bicycle spoke 20s and be done with it. Why bother with something you know you're not going to be happy with.

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