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what wheels can i run on a 3/4 ton?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigoltrux77, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. bigoltrux77

    bigoltrux77 1/2 ton status

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    Im wondering what size wheel i could run without having grind. I read the post about 15's and 2.75" back spacing. What 16" wheels can i run? I dont like 16.5s, not much of a choice in tires. Id like to run 16's but what backspacing would i need so i dont have to grind? Thanks guys
     
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    uhhh.. actually 16s are the rim size that have no tire selection. You can get dang near any LT tire made today in 16.5 sizes. Check out Interco's site or something... you'll see how abysmal the selection is for 16 inchers.

    In any case, AFAIK you can run any 16" rim u want and it wont need grinding...

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    well i just never liked the lip of 16.5's, they seem like theyd come off the bead easily. I guess im wrong. Well then maybe i will get 16.5s I just wanted to run either 35" BFGs or 37" MTRs.
     
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    You should be able to use just about any 16" rim as long as it doesn't have a bunch of backspacing. I have 16's with 4 b.s. on my Dana 60 and they clear easily.

    There are tons of tires to choice from for 16" wheels if you don't need to go over about 37" tall. I would say there are more options for 16" tires in this size range than there are for 16.5" rims. Good luck finding an MT/R in a 16.5.......
     

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