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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-01-2004, 04:08 AM
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will 16.5 fit

hey everybody, first time, i've been reading alot of the posts and learned alot of things from you but i have a question i have a 2000 z-71 and im going with a 3 inch body lift for now and a set of 33/s i know i can run 305/70/16 on a 16x8 rim but will 16.5 fit so i can run 33/12.5/16.5 the tires are cheaper that way but i didnt know if they would fit due to the offset differences? any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated thanx
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Re: will 16.5 fit

15" rims are made for 15" tires
16" rims are made for 16" tires
16.5" rims are made for 16.5" tires

Put the right tire on the right rim. 16.5" rims and tires will fit under your truck. Do not put 16.5" tires on a 16" rim. I doubt that that tire shop would even do that do to liability.
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Re: will 16.5 fit

yup you havw to hav teh correct rim for th tire size. as for the question of whether or not 16.5" rims will fit....yes they will. you just have to consider the abckspacing of them rim
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i know you have to have 16 with 16 and 16.5 with 16.5 but i didnt know if the 16.5 would fit or not the 16x8 only have a 4 inch bs while the 16.5x8.25has 4.75 bs and with that bs i didnt know if the 33/12.50.16.5 would rub or not and if it is too much for the lift thanx for the help
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Re: will 16.5 fit

well it sure as heck wont rub on the frame [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] MIGHT on the bumper, but thats aneasy easy fix. perhaps spearty will post up pics of when i trimmed his bumper on what is now MY truck. if you do have rubbing it will be minor
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Re: will 16.5 fit

Im not exactly sure of the details, but someone should chime in and explain the drawbacks to teh 16.5" wheel. Basically, they don't hold a bead anywhere near as well as the 16's and 15's will, so if you air down you'll have a better chance of blowing a bead on teh tire of a 16.5" rim.
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Re: will 16.5 fit

this is true, there is a safety ring on the 15 and 16s that make it harder for the bead to pop on these tires. this is to prevent crashes when the tired rapidly loses air i na passenger vehicle. I"m not sure why they dont do this on the 16.5 but i assume it has something to do with ease of mounting heavy duty tires on them since the 16.5" rims are used more for comercial applications than passenger vehicles.
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