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Old 12-14-2009
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Weird width on bfg a/t

So I was looking for a good tire to put on the wheels I like and came across this..
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
its 33x12.5r16.5lt
whats with 16.5? will this fit fine on a 16" wheel? when i used the search engine i searched for 16" and this came up so i assumed it would be compatible?
sorry if this was asked before, i didn't really know what to search for this issue

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nah wont work. there are some 16.5 inch rims and hence why the rim selection for tires.
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they sell 16.5" wheels, not too common tho
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alright thanx for the help, glad i caught that!
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nope... if it says 16.5 " rim it's because it was made for a 16.5" rim... i had that on my old chevy , lots of older trucks had 16.5" rims
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ya kinda getting phased out there REALLY hard to find now a days
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uhhh..weird tire width? uhhhh........





16.5 tire say right on the side to not use 16" rims. My old BFG's did. Same can probably be said about 16" tires too.
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I know Ford used 16.5" wheels back in the 80's. Our 88 F-250 came with them stock. Few years ago we finally downgraded to 16's so we could have more of a selection in tires.
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^^^ was thinking the same thing
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there phazing 16.5's out due to safty... they seem to roll off the bead alot easier than other tires becuse of the lack of a lip... its rather dumb. but im not aware of a single truck that has oem 16.5's anymore just for that.
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Basically, 16.5" rims (or any other xx.5" rims for that matter, ie 19.5, 22.5, 24.5) are for commercial/heavy duty service. They're designed to run tires that can handle high pressures (80 - 110 psi) and were never designed to be used with pressures under 30 psi, which is why they lack the safety bead. You typically only see 16.5" wheels in 8 bolt application, too.

16.5"s would be fine if you converted them to use beadlocks but why? Use 16s or 17s instead, more options out there. The one major advantage, though, is that they're easier to work with when seating/unseating them. LR
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thats funny i found a set of 4 bfg mts for a 16.5 rim, in good shape for 35 a piece, damn only an inch and a half lol
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