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Old 03-08-2013, 10:32 AM
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4.5" backspacing or 4"?

well got all excited for nothing today, got my tires(military takeoffs) and went to mount them on my wheels and they dont fit, my wheels are 16.5x12. Im tryin to fit them on 37x12.5/16.5 so,......im getting 16.5x9.75 wheels but they have a 4.5" backspacing and i want to know if they will rub with 37's at full lock. i might just get 16.5x8.25 opinions?
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:36 AM
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I'm confused Andy...why won't they fit on your rims?
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:37 AM
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4.5" back spacing is pretty much standard on these trucks.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:39 AM
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I'm confused Andy...why won't they fit on your rims?
correct...kinda, they fit but won't seat properly since they're 12.5" wide tires on 12" wide rims
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4.5" back spacing is pretty much standard on these trucks.
ok thanks

im bummed cuz i really wanted these to work
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:51 AM
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You actually tried to seat one? I would think they would seat perfect. I've never mounted a tire that big so maybe big skins are different...?
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:31 PM
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my father had a set of 37 military take offs and the wheels we put them on were 13 inches i believe wide but we had to use inter tubes to get them to work but for some reason the military 36 that was originally on it fit fine
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Yeah the hummer tires we use are on 16.5 by 9.75-10 wide and it's a 3 peice wheel, just bolt them together with wheel between and throw it on
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12.5 tires on a 12" rim is big NO NO. ESPECIALLY on a 16.5 that has almost no bead to keep the tire on
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^^^ how come? I'm seriously asking. I don't have any personal experience with tires that big.
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12.5 tires on a 12" rim is big NO NO. ESPECIALLY on a 16.5 that has almost no bead to keep the tire on
Yea but if u use intertubes like mentioned above wouldn't u be ok? we stretched the tires on my buddies 350z using intertubes and they were perfectly fine
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