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16.5" ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by R72K5, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    hum i keep seeing ppl lookign for 16.5" stuff
    i thought this size wheels tires were old outdated junk ?

    i always send 16.5" stuff to tire shredders and the wheels to scrap shredder

    am i missing something ?


    hmm
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    No, you are not missing anything...it is outdated junk.
     
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    It's outdated, but so are the NP 205 and leaf sprung front suspensions. My point is, there are alot of people still running them and plenty of tires available in the 16.5 size, so I wouldn't just scrap everything, some might have value to the right people. Just a thought. Rich.
     
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    I guess I'm running on old, outdated junk. Oh well, I still pay less than people with 16's.
     
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    Outdated? There are more large tire sizes available for 16.5s.Another plus is the wheels are cheap if not free cuz nobody wants them.

    Here are my free 16.5s with DIY4X4 beadlocks :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yea way outdated :whistle: :whistle:
     
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    I've been running 16.5's for some time now. No problems here.
     
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    Wow, old, outdated junk cost alot now days I guess. Whyd I pay so much for JUNK!?!?!

    [​IMG]
     
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    This is a strange coincidence. I was going to post a question regarding 16.5" stock rims.

    Picked up a set of 4 free ones with 4 additional free 33x12.5x16.5 tires. I searched the archives and I see the main concerns are bead design and availability of tires.

    Can anyone tell me the rim width of the stock 16.5" ???

    Have a look at the pics, I want to have the 12.5's mounted but was concerned about width variation and the stock bead - I assume it's the crappy one.
     
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    I got some weird ones...

    I have 5 rims that are 6 lug,16.5 inch X 6 inches wide..came off a half ton 4x4 69 GMC truck,I ran them on my 72 K5 for many years---they would rub the rotors on the 73-up style trucks for some reason,had to use wheel spacers on the front..I used 8.75x16.5 tires on them,cheap bias ply new leftovers from the late 70's,nylon cord--felt like solid iron tires,but it went great in the snow--thumped like they were square for 15 miles on cold days.we have came a long way with radial tire techknowledgy!...

    The 8 lug 16.5's on that 62 GMC 3/4 ton frame/trailer thing I'm building has 1/2 inch fine thread lug nuts and studs--first GM I've seen with 1/2 inch instead of 9/16ths!--they were pretty rotted,so I swapped the front tires off the 74 K20 I'm junking(16's) with them..its easy to find 16's here now,more of them around than 16.5's..

    I had over 100 tires and rims here once upon a time!--I've given most to needier folks than I,or stuffed some in junk cars when they go to the scrapyard,down to only a dozen or so--its 5 bucks just to throw a tire away now!--I bet I trashed a few dozen 16.5 split rims,and maybe 12 drop center rims too...just too many!.. :crazy:
     
  12. R72K5

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    hum interesting stuff

    well i can see pont of new chrome/aftermarket 16.5" stuff or maybe sometimes one piece 16.5"'s and such

    hmm

    i was jut always under the impression that 16.5" was dinosaur and that there is VERY little variety of tires 16.5" made/found anymore

    hum

    i dunno..

    divorced sorry no dont have anything 16.5" junked all that, as usual

    even junked most all the 16" stuff too,

    some of it i should kept, but it was taking up so much room and the city was bitching about all the zillion sets of wheels and tires i had, so...

    poof gone

    thanks for learning me,
     

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