Originally Posted by ZMANN
and the reason 16.5 tires are harder to find
I still have a set on My 81 fullsize Blazer and the safety bead issue had just became a big deal when I bought them years ago
Dude, my wife and I were going down I-85 in GA head toward ATL in the right hand lane when all of a sudden BOOM, and an IMMEDIATE left hand turn from the right hand lane and a Semi just got by us. In the median we go Crap flying everywhere. Wife on the dash like a cat on a fence on all fours screaming "WHAT ARE WE GONA DO?" Me over there cranking the wheel for all I was worth to get it straight and heading toward the north-bound lane when the rim caught the asphalt edge of the shoulder when the truck decided to turn straight and head down the median and go to the center still doing about 45 mph. That was an eye opener for my wife to believing in miracles to say the least. Traffic in the North-bound lane was moving at about 20 mph by that time and of course they were all Semi's. What a day. Just glad I can still tell the story. NO MORE 16.5's after that.