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wheel size poll

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by surpip, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    im really stuck as to wich weel size to run , i want 17's because it seems as though there are more choices(tire wise) for them, than the 16's and i dont want to grind for 15 so that's out hummmmm /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    I am on the search for some 17x10 wheels myself. 17's are going to be standard equip. for most new cars/trucks soon. The tire selection for 17's will grow too. I also don't want to have to grind a D60. 17's just seem to be the best route to go if I can find some cheap steel ones.
     
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    20" dubs and 39"-40 Michelin XZLs.


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    16s, if I had it to do all over, I'd probably go with 16s myself.
     
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    16s, if I had it to do all over, I'd probably go with 16s myself.

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    I bought my 16" beadlocks before all the 17"s came out. If I was to do it over I'd go with 17"s, more and better tire choices. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    run a 16 after that there is no safety bead on teh tire, thats y 16.5 tires come off the rims easier, and u want the most tire u can get and everything is cheaper
     
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    run a 16 after that there is no safety bead on teh tire, thats y 16.5 tires come off the rims easier, and u want the most tire u can get and everything is cheaper

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    All whole sized tires have safety beads.
     
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    Spinners and Michelins!
     
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    20" rims and 53" michelins, I think fordcummins was selling them a while back (the tires) /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    18" Pro Comps with Goudy Beadlocks. Wont know about performance for another week or so. Still waiting on Santa driving the brown truck.
     
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    SO why are 16.5s not good?
     
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    SO why are 16.5s not good?

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    causs all half sizes do not have a safety bead, so the tire will blow a bead alot easier at low air pressure.
     
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    if i had the bucks i'd go 17's.tires seem to cost alot more in a 17 than a 15 or 16, but that will probly go down w/ popularity. whatever you do, dont get 18's. they have the worst selection of anything.
     
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    SO why are 16.5s not good?

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    causs all half sizes do not have a safety bead, so the tire will blow a bead alot easier at low air pressure.

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    Unless you're running HUMMER beadlocks.
     
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    [quoteI bought my 16" beadlocks before all the 17"s came out. If I was to do it over I'd go with 17"s, more and better tire choices. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

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    Hmmm that is interesting in all the tire shops and catalogs I have seen recently there are 2 times more choices for 16 inch tires? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
    But the reality is that 17s will be common soon and have tons of choices too. For my money thou I's go for the 16s today. Next year it might be a toss up.
     
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    For some odd reason 16 inch tires are mundo expensive in the larger sizes... so are 17's.
     
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    SO why are 16.5s not good?

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    causs all half sizes do not have a safety bead, so the tire will blow a bead alot easier at low air pressure.

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    Unless you're running HUMMER beadlocks.

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    AHHH go it!
     
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    I voted 17's. There is other equipment available for 17" wheels these days also.

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    all about the 15s. quit being a wuss, and grind a little. If you get rims with 3" of BS, the grinding is minimal. You could prolly knock it out in 30 mins. Wheels are dirt cheap and tire selection is the largest with 15s.

    I had to grind a lot on my calipers... but thats just cause I have 4.25" of BS on my street rims...

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