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Anyone know of a 16.5 wheel to fit our trucks

I started talking to a guy at the bank and he tells me he has a set of 4 tires that are 33x12.5x16.5 ATs that I can have. So I am thinking about buying a set of cheap wheels and maybe run them on the street and saving my MTs for when i want to get dirty. Exect I can't find a 16.5 rim. Is it possible to mount them on a 16 inch rim ?
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im gunna say no because the bead wont sit right in the rim.... see what rims he has them on and how much he would want...
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im gunna say no because the bead wont sit right in the rim.... see what rims he has them on and how much he would want...
He doesn't have rims just the tires.

Which is why i was hoping to find a set of rim cheap
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i've never heard of a 16.5 wheel.
I didnt no they made thoes.
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Ive never heard of 16.5's on a ranger. But i have 16.5 alcoas on my 1994 f-350 4x4. NO, DONT TRY PUTTING A 16.5 TIRE ON A 16 RIM. It says it on most 16.5 tires.
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yahh, don't put those on anything else decides a 16.5 rim. any shop with half a brain would never do it because it is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!!
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16.5 'S BELONG ON 16.5 RIMS , iF YOU WANT A TALLL SKINNY TINNY TIRE FOR fOR MUDING THERE ARE SRT MUDERRS BY INTERCO. tHEY ARE CHEAP COMPARITAVELY. gO TALL, iF YOU GO SHORT YOU ARE BEING SHORTED
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^^ hes getting the tires for free....
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man everything i look at is for an 8 lug configuration...cant find any anywhere! i did find this site that makes custom military wheels...

http://www.stocktonwheel.com/military_wheels.htm
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ya most 16.5 is for bigger trucks, i dont think i have ever seen a 16.5 on a ranger
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you could get adapters, i guess, though..

honestly, waste of time/money trying to make those tires work for you.

get the free tires, sell em, buy tires for your current rims...
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On the side of my tires (16" wheel) it says "do not mount on 16.5" rim. I would recommend not trying it at all.
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16" tires have a bead that is at a completely different angle than a 16.5" tire. They are NOT COMPATIBLE. Don't get the tires, it would be a waste.
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Hey FREE is always good. It was worth a try. OK, I can see that they will have to go on a 16.5 wheel. In all reality I don't need these tires but since they are free I was going to make them work if i could, but doesn't look like that is going to happen.


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man everything i look at is for an 8 lug
configuration...cant find any anywhere! i did find this site that makes custom military wheels...

http://www.stocktonwheel.com/military_wheels.htm
I sent them an email, it never hurts to ask.
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you could get adapters, i guess, though..

honestly, waste of time/money trying to make those tires work for you.

get the free tires, sell em, buy tires for your current rims...
Yeah sounds like more work then its worth,

but how would that work.

Get a set of 16.5 8 lug wheels and mount an adapter to my truck then mount the wheels to the adapter ? Then the wheels would have to have an insane backspacing to make up for the space of the adapters right ?
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16.5 inch rims are not made for a ranger i bought a set of hummer tires for 100 dollors thought it was a good deal. the only place i found 16.5" rims for a ranger was a place that made custom rimms and was more expensive then buying new tires in the first place
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16.5 inch rims are not made for a ranger i bought a set of hummer tires for 100 dollors thought it was a good deal. the only place i found 16.5" rims for a ranger was a place that made custom rimms and was more expensive then buying new tires in the first place
Yeah i thought thats what you said this weekend. Oh well never hurts to post.
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I thought you meant x16.5 tires, as in 14 inches wide lol. I was about to say your truck is gonna cry.

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man everything i look at is for an 8 lug configuration...cant find any anywhere! i did find this site that makes custom military wheels...

http://www.stocktonwheel.com/military_wheels.htm
They will make them. For $125 a piece. So I would have to spend $500 to use a set of free tires. No thank you LOL. Oh well it was worth a try.

I probally should think about getting a set of AT's to run everyday. Maybe when my MT's where out.
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i've never heard of a 16.5 wheel.
I didnt no they made thoes.
15.5, 16.5, 17.5 are most commonly used on trailers.

Diesels and Dually's are the most common production vehicles that use them.

Sadly the only ones I could find on eBay that are a 5 lug were these...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/16-5-...spagenameZWDVW

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Hey I paid about 650 for my 15x8s and 31x1050 A/T tires... That sounds like a decent deal to me.
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Hey I paid about 650 for my 15x8s and 31x1050 A/T tires... That sounds like a decent deal to me.
I have a set of 15x10 rock crawlers so if i was going to spend $500 I would just buy some tires.

Sure $500 for 33x12.5 wheels and tires is nice but I was hoping I could buy 4 rock crawler 16.5x8's for like $200 since the guy would give me the tires. $200 for wheels and tires is one hell of a deal. But since the cheapest wheels are $500 no thanks.
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Yeah if anyone else is interested you buy the wheels and i will get the tires other wise i am done.
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