Wheel width. You can run 8” all day with the 13.5’s. Even the Toyo M/Ts which are around 14.50. I know what tire shops say about it too. I would run a 8-9” max wheel. 10” wide wheel is not that good for wheeling. You will be cutting or grinding a lot to not rub at full compression. Back spacing and off-set are very important. 4.5-5” back spacing is where you want to be. Also with a 10” wide wheel you may experience earlier maintenance on ball joints, tie rods, unit bearings. A lot more stress now. Anyways. I see you ordered 10” wide, but just wanted to inform you. The rest of your list is spot on.So, I've looked around at wheels and there isn't much that I like. I'm a fan of the AEV wheels, specifically these:
Ram Katla Wheel - American Expedition Vehicles - AEV
I've asked a few people and am getting the feedback that a 37x13.5x17 tire should really be on a rim wider than 8.5". That is the minimum on the Toyo site, but the actual width of the M/T is 14".
The alternative is to get teh 10" wide version of the wheel. I plan to do bigger flares so I don't think they'll stick out too much, but I also don't want to buy the 8.5 and one day decide bigger is better and have to drop another grand on rims. Buy once and be done. Any alternate rim ideas welcome.
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