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16.5x9.75 OEM rims rare?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ned Kelly, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I'd like to get a set of OEM solid dish 16.5 x 9.75 rims. They do exist, right? Are they rare? Can't recall ever coming across them. What is the backspacing on them?
     
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    Not that rare... you just have to look. I got mine at the bone yard for 10-20 bucks each (couple different yards before I found 4 of them). Just took them off and sold them not too long ago for 75 bucks for a set of 4.
     
  3. Ned Kelly

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    Do you remember the backspacing? I want to mount 39.5 Swampers on them.
     
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    no clue on the backspacing, but I had my 38x15.50 TSL's on them w/o any problems at all.

    Here is an OLD pic of my rig w/ them on it. I sold them to a guy on this board named IRONNUT I think... not sure if he is still around here or not. If he is, maybe he could measure the backspacing for you???

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    I have 2 of them, and I'm looking for 2 more. I can measure the backspacing this weekend and let you know.

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    Was GM the only one's to make this a OEM rim? Just wondering because Ford rims have center hole that is too small to fit on GM's, correct?

    Thanks for measuring the backspacing when you get a chance.

    Did the military use the 9.75 wide rims? If yes, I could try a surplus place.
     
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    Ford and Dodge 8 lug wheels both have bigger center holes than GM.
     
  8. Ned Kelly

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    I guess I got the center hole thing backwards. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
     
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    I don't think so. In that size range, only 16" rims are used.

    Except for the Hummvees of course. But they're only 8.25" wide with A LOT of backspacing.
     
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    I measured on the inside of the wheel from the rim edge to the hub mounting surface and got ~4.75" The wheel had an overall width of about 10.5"
     
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    Perfect! Thanks for passing on the measurements. That's the same bs as my current whitespokes running 39.5 Swampers. Now I just got to find a set.
     

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