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Unread 10-16-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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16.5 rims and tires?

Where can I find them?

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Unread 10-16-2014, 05:34 PM   #2
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All over.

You dont want em. They suck.
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Unread 10-16-2014, 06:08 PM   #3
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Y not and I can't find the right bolt pat
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Unread 10-16-2014, 06:09 PM   #4
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Better yet what do I want to go with and stay cheap
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Unread 10-16-2014, 06:18 PM   #5
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I thought some gm trucks had em. 15's are cheaper, 16's seem to have more selection (if you want to look at something like 285x75x16)
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Unread 10-16-2014, 06:36 PM   #6
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=where+to+find+16.5%22+wheels%3F
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Unread 10-16-2014, 07:03 PM   #7
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Stock 16.5 wheels are %99 8 lug pattern.

Plain 16.5 wheels suck as they do not have a saftey bead( some stock 6in wide wheels do however.
This means the tire falls off the wheel at low pressures.

16.5 tires are not plentiful as few tire companies make them.

Only a few mil surplus tires work well.

Putting a 37in mil take off on a dana 30 is a bad idea.
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Unread 10-16-2014, 09:00 PM   #9
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Stock 16.5 wheels are %99 8 lug pattern.

Plain 16.5 wheels suck as they do not have a saftey bead( some stock 6in wide wheels do however.
This means the tire falls off the wheel at low pressures.

16.5 tires are not plentiful as few tire companies make them.

Only a few mil surplus tires work well.

Putting a 37in mil take off on a dana 30 is a bad idea.

At least leave me something to respond about damn !

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Unread 10-17-2014, 12:09 AM   #10
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Mounting 16.5s is like converting to steam. Nobody uses them anymore.
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Unread 10-17-2014, 02:16 PM   #11
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That's some funny ***** right there!
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Unread 10-17-2014, 02:46 PM   #12
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The only reason to consider going to a 16.5 is if you really, really want double bead locks and "streetability". Hummer double bead locks are awesome after you put a small fortune in them (recenter for proper backspace/bolt pattern, rock rings, and a bead retainer to replace the run flat), but then you have some serious cash tied up in a set of wheels that has a dwindling tire selection.

If that's what you're after, fine, but if you're wanting to run the 36" or 37" military surplus tires, the previous poster was right. You're asking for problems bolting them to a D30.

I have a set of them sitting in the back of my shop. I may end up using them, I may not, but my long term build plan involves tires no bigger than 37" and 8 lug axles. In that range, they may make sense, but I don't like the idea of putting the time and effort to make the wheels right when I might not be able to get off road tires in the future.
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Unread 10-18-2014, 10:14 AM   #13
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Here you go man, this company makes any style, lug pattern, center design, color, along with bead locks and rock rings..... http://www.trailworthyfab.com/12-Bol...al-w-TIRE.html

If you're doing this just for cheap military retired rubbers then stop right now. I know they are on craigslist for a dime a dozen but they are heavy as sin, don't flex when aired down, and eventually they will stop being avaliable which leaves you with a small fortune worth of wheels and no tires; not to mention they will grenade your axles in a heartbeat if you're anything shy of full size with reinforcments.
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Unread 10-18-2014, 12:45 PM   #14
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Here you go man, this company makes any style, lug pattern, center design, color, along with bead locks and rock rings..... http://www.trailworthyfab.com/12-Bol...al-w-TIRE.html

If you're doing this just for cheap military retired rubbers then stop right now. I know they are on craigslist for a dime a dozen but they are heavy as sin, don't flex when aired down, and eventually they will stop being avaliable which leaves you with a small fortune worth of wheels and no tires; not to mention they will grenade your axles in a heartbeat if you're anything shy of full size with reinforcments.
The mil mtrs work awesome. The baja t/a are nice as well. The MT sucks. But all of them have plenty of sidewall flex.
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