15" vs 16"

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15" vs 16"

Postby MihiT » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:52 pm

I dont know why I do this to myself, I've googled myself stupid.
My plan currently is to buy a set of 15x7 rims to fit 33x10.5s.

SOMEHOW I started thinking about 16" rims. These would fit 265/75 (equivalent to 33x10.5)
BUT the tyres themselves are heavier, I imagine the rims are too, and everything is more expensive, so what IS the point of going larger diameter rims?

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Re: 15" vs 16"

Postby Big » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:49 pm

15" will yield more options than 16" rims and save more $$$ than 16" rims.. so why bother.. if 15's work ?

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Re: 15" vs 16"

Postby MihiT » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:26 am

Big wrote:. so why bother.. if 15's work ?

Well that was pretty much what I wanted to find out, and if theres no good reason, I wont!
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Re: 15" vs 16"

Postby mudlva » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:49 am

16" rims are to fit over larger brake calapers.
No advantage over 15's apart from that.
15's will bag better with a taller wall as well.

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Re: 15" vs 16"

Postby NJV6 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:20 am

265/75 are only a 32x10.5. You need to compare a 255/85 or a 285/75 to a 33x10.5 x15

As mudlva said, it's for brakes and also better road manners (less sidewall to squirm)
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Re: 15" vs 16"

Postby slidenyo » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:24 pm

i find shit/mud/clay does't get bound up in 16's
i rate them an the daily 17's i run

my 15's just seem to be shit magnets for some reason
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Re: 15" vs 16"

Postby mudlva » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:29 pm

slidenyo wrote:i find shit/mud/clay does't get bound up in 16's
i rate them an the daily 17's i run

my 15's just seem to be shit magnets for some reason



Decent off set fixes that problem. Ive got the centers moved and the back of the rim hardly holds any crap now.
It is a valid point tho as on std 15" rims and bigger calapers clay and stones can be a real p.i.t.a

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Re: 15" vs 16"

Postby Lchundy » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:14 am

Alot of modern design mud tyres are going 16 inch or bigger

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Re: 15" vs 16"

Postby TJ » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:44 am

17 is the new 16, and 16 is the new 15. Mostly new 4x4s are moving towards 16/17 inch rims so that bigger brakes can be fitted with more powerful engines.
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