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Old 01-09-2004, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought my car wrecked and one of the rims was replaced. The back wheels are suppose to be 8" and the front 7 1/2"-but the guy got the wrong rim, so now i have 3 7 1/2" and 1 8". I wanna be able to rotate my tires so they wear even. Is the 8" gonna rub when I put it in front? Will it matter to have different sized rims in back? Thanks
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Old 01-09-2004, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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keep the staggered. it wont make a price diff, jsut that u replace back tires more often and front tires less often, instead of both of them medium i guess. buy the right size.

plus u wanna buy 3 more 8" rims ?? cost $$$. just but 1 and put back teh staggard setup.
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it will probably slightly throw off your allignment
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Old 01-10-2004, 01:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah, its not good to be riding on different sized wheels. I would suggest selling the 8 for a 7 1/2 or vice versa.
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Old 01-10-2004, 09:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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with a 1/2 difference in width, i'd say keep it on the back or replace 8" tire, because if you get 2 8" tires, when it comes time to rotate, you'll have to put 8"rims on the front, and that's going to look pretty stupid IMHO :-)
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