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440BoltMainiac

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Not gonna find a 8.00x 16.50 tire an if ya did you would grind
Yourself to salt with guilt right? My family rides too yknow?

My lugs are 2.5 in. apart c-c times eight
With a four and 7/8ths hub hole.... Is this a standard
Lug pattern for HD or 1 ton truck rims? Im thinkin
A Mid eighties and newer 1 ton dodge ram dooley will
Fit.. Appriciate all your knowledge and thanks again... 440BM


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https://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1ACAW_ENUS305&q=16.5+truck+rims&oq=16.5%22+truck+rims&aq=0&aqi=g1g-v1&aql=&gs_sm=1&gs_upl=210l6713l0l13856l15l15l0l0l0l0l102l1450l9.6l15l0


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Go to Les Schwabs. They'll find you 16" rims to fit, and give you a tire warranty that will outlast the motorhome.


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440BoltMainiac

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Now where is the fun in that? Les Schwab? Really? I Prefer Napa Auto Parts and their lifetime warranty,...Thanks Bryan, wife already suggested The Schwab...

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I had a 79 Dodge that I converted to 16" wheels. I used Ford wheels on mine. It's been a few years, and I sold it over a year ago...but if I remember correctly, Ford wheels up to about 1999 yeaar model will work. Don't use GM wheels, cause the center hole is too small. My old Dodge had 8.50 x 16.5's on it, and I put 16" tires that equalled that size. I think they were 225/75 16's, but I can't remember for sure. I paid $15-$20 each for 6 rims, and the tires were $105 each. All that was still way cheaper than 6 new 8.50 x 16.5's, and I had tires I could find in Anywhere,USA if I busted one. I asked around at all the tire stores about selling me spare wheels they had laying around. Took me a few days to find 6 of em, but it was worth the trouble. Good luck in your search.

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replaced my 8x16.5's with Cooper 8.75x16.5 radials. They ride smooth as glass and fit the rig real well... cost around $145. each mounted and balanced about a year ago.


I don't think anyones dying statement ever contained the words "I wish I had spent more time in the office", so lets go somewhere!

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Thank you ALnCory! Tried and True methods due to tireless passion
For hands on quality on yer own rig...I want to get this unappreciated kinda neglected
Detroit Metal the accolades it deserves.. Nothin sweeter than Union Made Detroit Metal...
Especially a 440! No displacement for Cubic Inch Displacement...
Wow! I'm ranting away when I should be restoring , wrenching, and Fitterin
Out 100% frame up like she came off showroom floor...
Thanks again to you and Rv.net.
We need ya out here...440BM

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Finding a 16.5 tire years ago was practically impossible. I think the manufactures stopped making them. I had them on my King of The Road fiver and had tire troubles while traveling the midwest and couldn't find anything but used. I replaced the wheels with 16s and new tires and that problem went away. By the way what have you got against Les Schwab? I wish they were nation wide.
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440: i have a 76 dodge and just did the switch, put the front 2 on Saturday. So it is fresh in my head

Dodge has the coined wheels, and takes the coind lugg nut(1 1/8 size socket)
what i did was figure out what 16 inch rims would work without changing my lug nuts(ford uses different luggs as the ford uses flat waher lug)

1stgen.org is the place for 1st gen dodge trucks dually wheels. it's a message board devoted to up 1993 dodge trucks

those truck you the 16 inch dually wheels you need. i found a guy on there that had 6 wheels(i later found the 7th spare the same way)

i can say as of saturday i'm using 1990(date stamped) 16inch dodge dually wheels on my 76 brougham using the orginal coined lug nuts

hope this helps

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I replaced my weathered 16 1/2 michelins two years ago with Firestone 10 ply transforce 16 1/2 tires, I had a choice between Cooper and
Firestone and went with the Firestone, They are a great smooth riding quite tire and handle just as good or better then the michelins, They were only $217.00 installed balanced with new metal value stems and dually stem extensions. In my opinion it was easier to go this route then be looking around for 16 inch rims which I had done on my previous MH. As most of the old style rims have been discarded and gone to the metal scrap yard long ago. Bin there and done once all ready.

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