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post #1 of 6 Old 04-01-2002, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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I want to get a set of 16x8 wheels and 245/75/R16 (30.6") BFG MT's, but as I looked at the dimensions on these tires on, they say the rim width range is only 6.5 - 7.5", does this mean I can't fit 16x8 wheels with these tires?

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-01-2002, 10:43 AM
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They will physically fit on 8" rims, but they will look a little funny, compared tp being on 7", and you will also not have much bead protection at all on 8" wheels.

Ever see people with ridiculously wide rims (wider than the tread width) and how funny the wheels look? Well, LOL, it wouldn't look that bad, just giving you the idea, LOL <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
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Thanks for the input. Also, if a tire size is 31x10.50R16.5, does this mean you need a 16, 16.5, or 17" wheel? (I didn't think they made 16.5" wheels)

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16.5" wheels are usually reserved for heavy duty trucks like F-350 and the like. I recomend staying with a 15", plenty of selection.

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16.5's suck. Don't get them if you can help it. They will not hold a bead on when aired down offroad. I agree, stick w/ 15's.

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You could also try a 255/70-16. It's about the same height and a little wider.

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