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33 X 12.5 R16.5 on a 17x9 Wheel

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ctslcut, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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    Anybody done this or know if it will work? I have had a hard time finding any 16.5 x 9 wheels that I like but I found a lot of 17's I like. This is the tire size I want so I want to know what my wheel options here are.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    why not just get a 33x12.5r17? then you dont have to jimmy rig your tires
     
  3. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    You can't run a 16.5 tire on a 17 wheel. You'd have to find a 16.5 wheel or run a 305/70R17 (ie a 33x12.50R17) tire.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    16.5" wheels and tires have been fading into obscurity for awhile now.

    You cannot run 16.5" tires on 17" rims.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    Ok well the reason I ask is because I wanted to get BF Goodrich All Terrain but for some reason that is the 33" size they make. I did know the alternative was to run the 305 or 315's but they are like 100 dollars more per tire so I didn't really want to go that route. I guess I will just have to use a different brand with the 33x12.5R17 size. Going to be pricey though. You guys have any idea what brand I could go with that wouldn't break the bank?
     
  6. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    They're cheap because they're being phased out. You likely won't be able to get replacement tires when these wear out.

    I'm running 305/70R16s on my truck. Pretty damn close to the size you're looking for.

    EDIT: Just realized you already have 17" wheels. There's bound to be a size for you out there.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    I'm running Dick Cepek Mud Country's. Cepek is owned by Cooper tire but isn't as pricey as Coopers or Mickey Thompson. We have had them on our shop truck for about 25,000 miles and they make hardly any noise and still have over 10/32's of tread. They are $247 ea from tire rack. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Dick+Cepek&tireModel=Mud+Country&sidewall=Outlined White Letters&partnum=325QR7MCOWL&tab=Sizes. The 33x12.50R17 is going to be you cheapest bet. The other size you can look at is a 285/70R17 which is a 33x11.50R17 but they are usually more expensive because they are less popular. (We own a small tire and automotive shop in Northern Indiana thats my source of info and we are a Tire Rack Dealer)
     
  8. Mar 4, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    Ok great thanks guys! Looks like I will have to dish out over 200 dollars a tire no matter what I do.
     
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