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Does Interco really not make a 40" TSL for 16" rims???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chevyin, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. chevyin

    chevyin 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys, trying like crazy to find some tires for one of my K5's. I was originally thinking about the Pitbulls as some of you probably already know, but complications abound. The 'local dealer' (2.5 hours away) now says the set he had for me is "gone" and he has no idea if/when they'll get more in. ooookay. So decide to go back to the old stand-by: TSL's. But now Im being told by a local dealer he doesn't think they make a TSL (of any type) in a 40" tire (or 39.5 whatever) for a 16" rim. I found this hard to believe, as its such a common tire size, and we're talking Interco here. So my brother has been searching the net today and all he's found is 38" TSL's for a 16" rim. So now Im finding myself compromising on the tire brand AND size? This is crazy! Anyone know if Interco really makes a 40 TSL for a 16" rim? This is driving me nuts. :( I dont want 16.5's (heard the horror stories of trying to air down with no safety-bead) and I dont want to hack my D60 one-ton calipers to fit 15's. *sigh*

    TIA guys.
     
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    no TSLs for 16" rims bigger than 38...

    theres a 15, 16.5, and 17 for the 39.5" variety...
     
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    13/38-16 TSL 6PLY, That's the closest TSL I can find..............
     
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    redneckdude 1/2 ton status

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    and it is the closest you will find...check on the interco site, tyres1, any of the big tire places, they wont be there.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    the only tires that they make for 16in rims bigger then 38 are boggers and iroks
     
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    chevyin 1/2 ton status

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    Wow Im surprised you can get them for 17" rims, but not 16. Seems strange, but oh well. I hadn't even thought about 17's, guess I should investigate that option. Thanks for the replies guys. :)
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    or just go down to 15" rims :D
     
  8. chevyin

    chevyin 1/2 ton status

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    Like I said before though, I really dont want to hack my 1-ton brakes. I recently bought another truck that's had this done to it, and well, after looking at how much grinding needs to be done to my nice new painted and shiney calipers, Id really rather find a wheel and tire size that fits better. Thanks for the thought though.
     
  9. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I suppose you're too pretty for the mud too :p:

    As previously stated, the only Interco's bigger than 38 in a 16" rim are Iroks and Boggers.
     
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    if u got 15s with like 2.5" or 3" bs, you would barely have to grind/ some say u wouldnt have to at all. still trying to sell you on the 15's :haha: . also if u notice, 15" tires are cheaper than all other rim sizes, every penny counts :D
     
  11. chevyin

    chevyin 1/2 ton status

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    Deciding to not grind the brakes has nothing to do with looks really (was joking about my 5minute paint job lol) and more to do with concern for performance (seems like alot of material to remove only to end up with a very small amount of clearance) and possibly recore fee's in the future (minor concern). I dunno, just seems like finding wheels and tires that fit a 1-ton setup is a better way to go to me. *shrug*

    But as a side note, does anyone know where I can get my calipers chromed? j/k ;)
     
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    chevyin 1/2 ton status

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    I have another blazer with the same setup on it (D60) and the calipers on it have what Id call extensive grinding. Im not prude about such things, but since Im buying the wheels and tires at this point, now's the time to avoid that situation if I can. But I do agree, saving money is always nice too. :)
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Just jokin man. Next time I have my junk apart I'll put a 1/2 / 3/4 ton caliper up against my ground 60 caliper.
     
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    Before deciding i wanted 42s, i was dead set on the 39.5s for 17s...you can get a 17x9 black cragar soft 8 for the 8 lug pattern from summit...it would have cost about 330 shipped i believe for a set of 5...they run about 60$ a piece.
     
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    alright alright i understand
     
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    I knew you were joking, I was too. :) I appreciate the replies.

    Same goes for you muddy, appreciate the replies. I totally understand where you are coming from, just wanting to go the other route on this truck. :pimp:

    Thanks redneckdude, I'll check those rims out in a few mins. Sounds like a great deal. :D
     
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    im sure 17's will be fine :D from what ive read on here tho, they are starting to bring out 18s and fading out the 17s in addition to the 16.5's. im not 100% sure, but i thought i read that on here :confused: :crazy:
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Run the H1 double beadlock rims and buy 16.5's...


    Rene
     
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    Are they street legal? DIY only or does anyone sell them? Thanks.
     
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    do what i did and run the 3/4 ton brakes and rotors ....
     

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