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tire question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by hardcore_rob, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. hardcore_rob

    hardcore_rob 1/2 ton status

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    LT-9.50R16.5

    Not a whole lot of information out there on this sizing method? any information on what this equates to and exactly what sizing i should request for 33's or 35's

    i assume that these are 30 inch tires and i should be looking for something like 33/9.50r16.5 or 35/9.50r16.5 do they make these sizes?
     
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    LT stands for Light Truck tire
    the tire is 9.5" wide
    R means it is a radial tire
    16.5 is the rim size
    not sure if that is any help.
     
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    This is an old sizing method, and I have seen many heights on the same nominal sizes.
    As for what to get, 33 and 35 are not offered in 9.5 inch wide.
    And you wouldn't want a 9.5 inch wide tire if you are going to bigger tire.
    Now if you want them for street use, try the LT-11.00R16.5 or the 10.00R16.5 if these sizes are available they would be around 33-35.
    I will do some more research and get back to you for more acurate sizes.
     
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    OK did some searching.
    The LT-9.50R16.5 is actually 31 inches high. Some are 30.6 up to 31.2 depending on brands.
    Width is 9.5 hmmm wonder why.... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    This is the biggest you can get as a high milage load range E street LT tire.
    If you want to go 33 or 35, the minimum width available so far is 12.5 for both.
    You can go wider.
    If you want you can do some searching yourself on what kind you want by going there:
    Tire Rack
    If you don't know how to look on there for what you want, or you prefer talking to a representative, call their 800 number and they are very helpfull, and no obligation to buy, just take their advise.
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    I used them a lot and you can't beat there price, but still shop around a lot before you buy from anywhere.
     
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    dont they make thje 9.5 widths to put on dually rears?
     
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    Maybe, but from what I found, none had any, although I have seen 38"x11x16.5 but I know that when you go with a wider tire for a Dually they use a spacer. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Maybe if we look hard enough we might find some but so far I haven't.
     
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    One more thing, there are bigger tires keeping with the narrow widths, but they require 19.5" rims or 20" or 24"
     
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    my primary reason for asking the question was to find out what sizes of tires 33 or 35 that i could fit on my stock rim. (on a very tight budget and am trying to not have to get new rims for now) but i do believe a 33/12.50/15.5 or 35/12.50/16.5 would work...
     

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