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16.5 x9.75 rock crawlers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TXsizeK5, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    What are you guys' experience with 16.5" wheels? I have heard something about the tire coming off the rim when aired down. but I don't intend to air down and keep it as a dialy driver and mudder/beach truck. would 16.5 rock crawlers be good match with some 35" mud terains to put on my 14bff? thanks!
     
  2. SAVAGE1

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    I'm running them with my 42's. I hear they can lose a bead when aired down below 15psi. You should be fine if you stay above 15. I'm going with Hummer double beadlocks so I can run single digit psi /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. TXsizeK5

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    I just planning to have this on the street, sand, and occasional mud, at operating PSI... what like 26-30psi?
     
  4. evilandangry

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    I run 35 12.5 16.5 BFG AT's as a street tire. They are mounted on 12.5 in wide rims. I run 27 lbs of pressure in the winter and 32 when it is warm. That seems to work well, but be sure to check the pressure often, some 16.5 rims, like mine, have metal valve stems that seem to leak real easy.
     
  5. outlaw612

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    If youre not gonna air down, 16.5's will be fine.
     

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