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16 vs. 16.5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rlhenry, May 26, 2006.

  1. rlhenry

    rlhenry Registered Member

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    I thought I read somewhere that there is a design difference between 16 and 16.5 inch wheels other than diameter. Is there any truth to that and is one more desireable than the other?
     
  2. bajaviking

    bajaviking 1/2 ton status

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    The 16.5 does not have the safety bead, I think thats what they call it, which makes the tire come of the rims more easely when you air down. If you can better get a 16" or beadlock the 16.5's.
     
  3. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I only lost a bead on my 16.5 once.. and that was cuz I turned into a stump and bent the rim.... :doah:

    however I dont air down.... mud and sand, wide tires, lockers and no need to air down :bow:


    but yes tehre is no safety bead on a 16.5....
     

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