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Why bother with 14" pugs?
Posted 23 May 2004 - 09:01 AM
Posted 23 May 2004 - 09:25 AM
Posted 23 May 2004 - 09:30 AM
Example. Qman runs 27/8.50/15 Superswamper SSRs. I run 27/8.50/14 Superswampers.
Same exact tire, same diameter. But. With a 14 inch wheel, I have more tire between my wheel and the road, in theory allowing me to air down more for more tranction with a lesser chance of blowing a bead.
14 inch wheel or a 19 inch wheel is no different for clearance. The size of the tire is what gives you your clearance. Make sense?
I have about an inch and a half of tiresticking out past my rim, very small cahnce of mangling my rim on a rock. Those 15inch pug alloys wouldn't stand a chance at Evans Creek where we do most of our Hatch Patrol Initiations unless you put a pretty wide tire on them.
Posted 23 May 2004 - 10:20 AM
Posted 23 May 2004 - 10:40 AM
Second, since my car is not a serious offroader, I wanted alloys (they're a hell of a lot lighter), and I like the 14" bottlecaps better than the 15" 7-spokes.
Posted 23 May 2004 - 11:57 AM
I run a 215/75r15, which is close to 28" outside diameter. It's like 27.85" or something like that.
Pugs are perfectly fine, but I run a chevy 6 lug rim drilled for 4 lug because I like the wider offset I get (about 5"-6" wider track for the car) from them. Since I don't run a swaybar for better articulation, the extra width helps high speed handling on the freeway.... and it looks cool in my opinion.
The chevy rims are also MUCH thicker than the pugs, and at only $25 brand new (in ANY size you want), are easily replaced should I mess one up. And they look somewhat similar to the original subaru white spokes...
Posted 23 May 2004 - 12:40 PM
Couple reasons really. Sometimes its just supply and demand. Gotta get what you can get. Others like to run more meat and less metal for the tires/wheels. Sure its an inch difference in diameter but you can just make that inch up at the tires.
I always wondered why folks put 14" pugs on their subes? The whole idea of putting pugs on is to get more ground clearance. Since pugs come in 15" why not install those and get the extra lift?
I got 15" steel pugs cuz I have an awsome selection of make/model tires to choose from. Steel rims hold up stronger and are cheaper/easier to get straightend out; unlick aluminum alloys I've had in the past. Suposidly bigger rims means better handeling but I can't really judge handeling 'performance' (read: lack of) with my lifted wagon. It's also an extra inch in steel BLING yo
Posted 23 May 2004 - 02:47 PM
i need new wheels and tires and it's all greek......Miles (sparkster)
Posted 25 May 2004 - 03:53 PM
I get it now.
Pug steels... yeah they look real nice! NOT!
Posted 25 May 2004 - 04:34 PM
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