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Rim size for 44x21-16.5?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Big89Burban, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. Big89Burban

    Big89Burban 1/2 ton status

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    Got some 44x21-16.5 Super swamper STS's a while back. The guy I bought these from reccomended 16.5x14 rims. It seems like these rims are not very popular and have limited rim styles. I measured the tires today (from bead to bead) while they were on there side. Turns out there only like 11.5" in there normal state. Think I should just get 12" wide rims or go ahead with the 14 inchers? Pro's/Con's? Thanks!

    BTW the truck is mostly gonna see road and some mud. No crawling for me. :D
     
  2. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    swampers will give you a reccomended rim size printed on the side of the tire.

    a 21 in tire is a wide tire so 14" wouldent be outrageous. 12" would prob work too
     
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    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    just checked swampers website. They reccomend a 16.5x14
     
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    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    I have 16.5" x12" weld outbacks with 44"x19.5"x16.5" boggers. I wish I would have gone with 14" wide wheels but I bought the tires from a friend. The 14" wheels would look better on those 21" wide sts.
     
  5. Big89Burban

    Big89Burban 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks man!

    Now find me a 14bff and some d44 8 lug outers!! :haha:

    lol
     
  6. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    A D44 isn't gonna stand up to 44's if you wheel it very hard.

    I think either 12's or 14's will work fine. There's a lot of sidewall there to absorb the change in width.
     
  7. Big89Burban

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    Aint gonna be much hard wheelin with some all terrain tires on it :haha:

    Just need to get 3/4 ton running gear so I can order rims and get those 44's on!

    Edit: My burban looks goofy with 12"s of lift an 30" tires!
     
  8. gambit420s

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    i met "roy jones" on here, he has 49-21R16.5's, he's using 14" weld sidewinders, they look about right, purty pimp too if you ask me... :pimp: :pimp1:

    12's might keep the bead longer if you're aired down though

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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    lol, sorry man, just saw the tire size, didn't read the STS part.
     
  10. Big89Burban

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    [​IMG]

    I have a good home for some 3/4 tons axles & 16.5x14 wheels please help. lol :rotfl:
     
  11. PsychoticDeadGuy

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    i will get you a 14bff if you pay for shipping and a couple hundred bucks for the axle and my work...and the only different in the 1/2 and 3/4 ton d44 is the backing plates, rotors, spindels and larger bearings...
     
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    If I could find a 14b or D60 that had what I wanted then I wouldnt mind paying good $$$ for it. Oh an about the d44. All i really wanted was the 8 lug swap.
     
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    its cute in a kinda retarded short bus kinda way :haha: :rotfl:
     

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