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Old 08-03-2013, 06:00 PM
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Ok yes another 16.5 wheel question.

Ok well ive searched and searched and cant find the answer to my questions.

I have 4 humvee tires W/ full rubber run flats, dot approved goodyear's straight off base, but obviously ford screwed us with the lug patterns.

#1: If i buy Mickey Thomson 16.5 wheels will these tires stay on at normal psi and be safe to put my daughter in the truck...i do wheeling but never air down or anything like that.

#2: If I were to go and buy some trail worthy fab custom wheels, can i run them as DD safely(again i have a daughter).

#3: What back spacing should i run? I have after market wheels now with 4.5 but i truelly love the wide stance look...is a 2.5 backspacing to agressive or just go 3.5...yes i know I might have to cut my bumper but thats ok, i only have a 4inch lift anyways so the 37's will rub regardless for now.


Thanks for the input guys.

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Old 08-03-2013, 06:13 PM
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not that this answers your question but here is My 2 cents

I have 16.5's on my Blazer they were High $$ Rims and bought years ago just before they basically did away with them as the norm 8 lug rim

I will need new rubber some day And I think it would be time to ditch the rims
and get a saftey bead on say an 18 " like I have on My Superduty
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:18 PM
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i wouldnt put my daughter in a truck with militray tires (used ones at that) without having them beadlocked.

try and find a 16.5in rim that is beadlocked, regular 16.5 dont have a bead to retain the tire like the other size rims do. if safety is paramount, stick with a 16/17/18/etc rim size.

just my opinion but being military... i have seen what those tires go through.
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Well that goes to my second question. If trail worthy fab wheels are good for DD then ill just buy a set of those.

My issue is $1400 on tires is down right stupid when i can get the humvee wheels for $150 set of 4 with 90% tread.


4 tires at $350 = $1400

4 TWF wheels at $200 = $800 but tires are time a dozen
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Well that goes to my second question. If trail worthy fab wheels are good for DD then ill just buy a set of those.

My issue is $1400 on tires is down right stupid when i can get the humvee wheels for $150 set of 4 with 90% tread.


4 tires at $350 = $1400

4 TWF wheels at $200 = $800 but tires are time a dozen
just get the military tires, your a idiot if you pay anywhere near those prices for tires
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Well then explain to me were you get your 40 pro-comp wheels for any cheaper eh?
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The issue with 16.5s breaking the bead out wheeling is when they are aired down. If you don't air down, then it's a self correcting situation as I see it.

Unless the tires are cut or the sidewalls split, I would run them on my rig. In fact, I have a set of 16.5 Convo Pro Centerlines in the garage for some military 37s eventually.

Karl
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:24 PM
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I wish someone would try them on something with the same sized brakes as a 06.
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? what are you after ? ?



yes the demise of the 16.5 was the lack of retention when proper air pressure
was compromised and since you have no control if you get a puncture

you have no control whether your tire leaves the seating area and causes a roll over or complete lack of steering etc
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? what are you after ? ?



yes the demise of the 16.5 was the lack of retention when proper air pressure was compromised and since you have no control if you get a puncture you have no control whether your tire leaves the seating area and causes a roll over or complete lack of steering etc
While I am not devaluating this statement, I would think that a blow out on a lifted front could have the same hazards.

Karl
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