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Old 05-20-2001, 09:58 PM
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Is it possible to mount 16" tires on 16.5" rims w/8lugs???

I have a 1970 f250 with 8 lug rims and what I believe to be 16.5" wheels. Can you mount 16" tires onto those rims and is it safe?
 
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Is it possible to mount 16" tires on 16.5" rims w/8lugs???

I don't think you can, the tire would probably explode before the bead seated.
 
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Is it possible to mount 16" tires on 16.5" rims w/8lugs???

Dan, No it wont work. You can find late model 16s that you can use on your truck or purchase 16" custom wheels.

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Is it possible to mount 16" tires on 16.5" rims w/8lugs???

On my 16" tires it says right on the sidewal DO NOT MOUNT ON 16.5" RIM. I would get a set of cheap white or chrome spoke wheels. you can get them for around $50 each.
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Is it possible to mount 16" tires on 16.5" rims w/8lugs???

I have a set of wheels and tires from a 1998 Ford Expedition, I was hoping to use the tires (16")on my truck. Is it possible to make those wheels work safely? The 1998 wheels are 5 lug, is there an adapter or modification possible to make them work?
 
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Is it possible to mount 16" tires on 16.5" rims w/8lugs???

http://lw.bna.com/lw/19981027/951159.htm
 
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Is it possible to mount 16" tires on 16.5" rims w/8lugs???

>I have a set of wheels
>and tires from a 1998
>Ford Expedition, I was hoping
>to use the tires (16")on
>my truck. Is it
>possible to make those wheels
>work safely? The 1998 wheels
>are 5 lug, is there
>an adapter or modification possible
>to make them work?


Nope.

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Is it possible to mount 16" tires on 16.5" rims w/8lugs???

>I don't think you can, the
>tire would probably explode before
>the bead seated.

dont say it is not possible, I once got talked in to changing a tire at are shop and the air powered changer wouldnt even peal it of, we had to cut it off with a skill saw. turned out that it was a small 14in. snow tire on 15x8 rim. something you would expect from a chevy guy!



 
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Is it possible to mount 16" tires on 16.5" rims w/8lugs???

Ok....I believe I have got the message...It is not safe and probably not possible. I appreciate the information. I had not really paid that much attention to the tire size and a friend trying to help gave me a set of good used 16" tires and 5 lug wheels. BBB that information you gave was great. Thanks to all.

Is there a stock ford truck 16" wheel that has the same 8 lug pattern as the 1970 f250, that I could find at a salvage yard and if so what model years?
 
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Inner dia. of tire - rim size only fits tires of the same rim size, want to use a different size the you need different rims.
Anyone looking for this 9.5 x 16.5 size?
I just purchased 5 tires for my 77 Camper Special, these are getting harder to find only one I found was Firestone’s that match this size.
Did find this site if you want to match the dia. to a different rim dia.
https://tiresize.com/tiresizes/9.5R16.5.htm

actually my daughters ‘77 F250 4X4 Ranger has some aluminum rims that may be original ford rims 8 lug
check your usual spots, tire dealers, salvage yards, crags list etc.
 
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No, you cannot do that. Read the sidewall of the 16" tires. Says right on em "do not count in 16.5" rims".

 
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I remember a guy who tried this, actually it was TWO people (if you can believe that), the tire exploded and almost took a hand off one of the guys. They even worked at truck repair facility......??
 
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about the only people making 16.5" tires anymore is interco (swamper) at least in smallish sizes. its a shame to see all of the old school 16.5 wheels going away
 
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Ok....I believe I have got the message...It is not safe and probably not possible. I appreciate the information. I had not really paid that much attention to the tire size and a friend trying to help gave me a set of good used 16" tires and 5 lug wheels. BBB that information you gave was great. Thanks to all.

Is there a stock ford truck 16" wheel that has the same 8 lug pattern as the 1970 f250, that I could find at a salvage yard and if so what model years?
Well it only took 18 years but we finally cleared that up for you, even if you haven't posted in 17 years.
 
 
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