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    Default 20x8.5 or 20x10? Difference?

    What's the difference between the two rims? What's better if I'm lifting my Silverado and getting 33" tires?

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    Default is 1.5" wider than the other. . Which one you get depends on how much you lift.

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    Say 6" lift? Sorry about the goofy question just couldn't find any solid answers on Google

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    I wouldn't do anything less than x10. Expect some possible rubbing though..even with a 33 if you go that route.

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    Typical wheel sizes are:

    There are, of course, varying widths but I believe those are the most common. 20x8.5 sounds stupidly skinny for how tall a 20" wheel is. I'd think you'd be hard-pressed to find 35's that are rated for a mere 8.5" width. My 305's (34.3") tires are on 17x8's .... and 8" is the absolute thinnest wheel that's within proper spec for the tires. You WILL have to trim to avoid rubbing if you do a 20x10, though. Expect it. (I had to trim for 17x8's but it was minor.)

    Last edited by SurrealOne; 01-12-2012 at 01:03 AM.

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    I like a thinner rim on a tire. The reason for that is I like the sidewall to protect my investment on the rims. With that set up the tire will stick out just a little past the edge of the rim. So if you were to take a straight edge and run it from one side of the tire's side wall across the rim to the other side of the side wall the edge of the straight edge will not touch the rim. Were as if you go with a wider rim the tire sidewall will be level with the sidewall. So the tire does not protect the rim. I believe the safe number is 2"'s. So say you get a 12" wide tire a 10" wide rim is ok.

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