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Old 01-11-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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Question regarding 16" vs 16.5" rims

Apologies in advance for the silly question..

I'm tire shopping right now and trying to find a set of 33x10.5x16 tires that'll fit on my stock rims, so I can A/B the prices vs going to 15" rims.

I'm looking at these BFGs, that are available in 33x10.5x15:

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...sw=false&cs=33

But strangely not in a 16. The more I look around, a lot of places I'm finding don't have 33x10.5x16 of any tire at all - but do have them for 16.5. Maybe it's just me, but I've never owned a 16.5" rim, and haven't heard of anyone else either. Does a 16.5 tire fit on a 16 or something, or am I just out of the loop?
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16.5 was used mostly on military trucks like 80s chevys... I am sure others came with them as well but the issue I see is there are very limited choices for tires for 16.5s... not that common anymore... and unless you want 37s move on... and no - 16.5 tires won't fit 16 rims...
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A 16.5" tire will only fit a 16.5" wheel, vice versa with 16". You need to start looking into metric sizes, you won't find what you're looking for with Standard Inch sizes.
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^^ yup - there will be a ton of choices...
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Awesome, thanks guys! Right after posting I did find a bunch of metric sized tires in my price range. Anyone know off hand if these here:

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/pts/3525576624.html

Would fit on my '01 taco? Pretty solid price and Google seems to think that they will, it's just a long as hell ride from my place to where he is to find out either way. (I'm not sure what the backspacing is, but hopefully the seller does).

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16.5 was used mostly on military trucks like 80s chevys... I am sure others came with them as well but the issue I see is there are very limited choices for tires for 16.5s... not that common anymore...
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285/75R16 is the size that'll get you closest to what you're looking for.

EDIT: I see you beat me to it.
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we just pulled a set of 16.5 rims off of our 2500 '81 GMC and bought some 16" rims. The 16.5 tires are harder to find and more expensive.
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i am only guessing but the issue that may arise with those rims is the center bore... if I remember correctly toyotas have a larger center bore than chebbies... but being aftermarket they may... can you pull up the specs online from their website or something?
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