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Can You Put A 8.50 Rim On 26X12-12 Tires


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#1 searspullingtractor OFFLINE  

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Posted May 26, 2013 - 10:34 AM

will they fill out or get taller

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Posted May 26, 2013 - 11:12 AM

The rim size on a 23x8.50-12 tire is 12x7. The rim size on a 23x10.50-12 is either 12x7 or 12x8.5. On a 26x12-12 tire the rim size is usually a 12x8.5. However, you can get a 26x12-12 on a 12x7 rim if you don't mind a lot of tire bulge. Hope this helps.



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 12:23 PM

So I can't put 26 12 12s on my 23 10.5 12 rims with no issues or abnormal looks? I'm sure I've got the wider of the two.

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Posted May 26, 2013 - 12:26 PM

So I can't put 26 12 12s on my 23 10.5 12 rims with no issues or abnormal looks? I'm sure I've got the wider of the two.

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I think Casey typo'd on the rim size for 26x12x12 tires.  They normally mount on 10.5 wide by 12" tall rims.  So David, your rims are perfect.


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Posted May 26, 2013 - 01:40 PM

If this is for a pulling tractor you want to mount a 26x12x12 tire on a 13" wide rim measured between the beads. This gives the best side wall profile and keeps the tread as flat as possible.
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Posted May 26, 2013 - 03:13 PM

Thanks for the additional information on the more conventional rim sizes for the 26x12-12 tires. I know a lot of guys have used them on 12x8.5 rims, but I also know I always prefer straighter sidewalls on my tires, and do not own anything with 26x12-12 tires.



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 04:35 PM

Usually a taller tire will give you a bit more leeway for rim width than one with a shorter sidewall. You may be able to find the recommended rim width for the tires you are using by going to the manufacturers site.   



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 04:51 PM

I have 26x12-12 on 8.5 rims. They looked a little funny at first. I made spacers to move the inside of the rear tires  to be inline with the inside with the front tires. I run 5 psi in the rear tires and  It plows grate. No weight at all.  Pulling I want the widest rim the rules let you run. but I wouldn't go over 13"


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Posted May 26, 2013 - 10:48 PM

thanks

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 04:25 PM

We run 14 wide aluminum rims with 26 12 12's Makes a shorter fatter tire easier than changing out the gears






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