Wheel width question: What's ideal for all around use? (1 Viewer)

alex e

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I want to order some 33" BFG Mud Krawlers (im simplifying the name) and the $50 steelies in a 15 or 16". I noticed they only come in 10.5" width. Is this a useful width to have on my all purpose rig, or do I want to go narrower on the wheel and tire?

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For wheels, I follow the 2/3's rule for anything but super wide tires. You take the desired tire width, multiply by two and then divide by three.

As an example, my 35x12.5s... 12.5x2 = 25... 25/3 = ~8". So I run 8" rims and never had an issue.
 
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Guess I have to agree with the 3/2 rule too. Mine are 32x10.50s on 7s. OK check my math, 10.5 times 2 equals 21 divided by 3 equals 7. I will say I wish mine were wider but I also wish they were taller so...go figure.
 
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I have always liked 33x12.50-15's on 15x8 rims,thats what I have.I don't really care for the 15x10 rims that much.I would also run 35's on a 15x8,as I liked the 35"(315's)on the 16x8 stock 80 wheels on my old FZJ80.
 
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My 2 cents

Over the past 10 years I have run 33x10.5 BFG All-terrain, 33x9.5 BFG All-terrain, & dunlop 33x12.5s. For an all purpose rig I prefer the 9.5s or 10.5s because they wander much less on pavement & there is much less "wheel whine". I think I'll stick w/ 10.5s for on road use just because I like the look better than the 9.5s & I didn't find much difference in performance. I use 2 different sets of wheels, but I couldn't speak to any real difference in ride - go with the sage advice above for sizing & find a wheel you like.
 
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Probably closer to Phi

.618, the golden ratio
or take your wheel width and multiply it by 1.618
 

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