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Old August 18th, 2020, 01:27 AM
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Default Do 16.5 inch tires exist today ?

Would like to upgrade to disc brakes. This is no problem staying with the 8 bolt pattern. Have original wheels and hub caps, want to keep original. Iím shopping for tires , let alone big white wall tires 9.5 x 16.5 Seems to be quite rare if found at all. Do I cave and upgrade to 16 or 17Ē. ? Thanks for advise as Iím a little bummed right now


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Old August 18th, 2020, 04:46 PM
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Default Re: Do 16.5 inch tires exist today ?

About ten years ago, I got a pair of 17.5's for the front of my
'60 3/4.
They have worked well even though the shop did not prepare the rims and I have had slow leaks ever since.
More recently I discovered that no 17.5s seem to be available.
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Old August 19th, 2020, 03:42 PM
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Default Re: Do 16.5 inch tires exist today ?

you can get new bias ply tires from coker tire, in 16.5 and 17.5 sizes. but grab your ankles and brace yourself for price.
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Default Re: Do 16.5 inch tires exist today ?

Try Coker Tire. They are bias tires and I did not see the ply. My used ones here are 6 or 8 ply bias. https://www.cokertire.com/tires/8-17-5-highway.html.
Use your wife's purse, they are $210 each.
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Default Re: Do 16.5 inch tires exist today ?

coker tire had several options, i saw they even had 14 ply in the 17.5, but if i remember right they were over $400.00 each
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this company lists the size you are looking for. Looks like Coker tire is the distributor, in 8.75-16.5 they run about 200.00 per tire, made in USA.

https://www.stausaonline.com/tires/sta-super-transport/

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Default Re: Do 16.5 inch tires exist today ?

I remember when 16.5's were first out. I was running 16's at the time and a friend of mine indicated that they were outdated wheels and everyone will soon be going to 16.5's.

Of course I could never understand the big deal of a 1/2 Inch more.

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Default Re: Do 16.5 inch tires exist today ?

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Would like to upgrade to disc brakes. This is no problem staying with the 8 bolt pattern. Have original wheels and hub caps, want to keep original. Iím shopping for tires , let alone big white wall tires 9.5 x 16.5 Seems to be quite rare if found at all. Do I cave and upgrade to 16 or 17Ē. ? Thanks for advise as Iím a little bummed right now
This is what I did for disc brake. I also have a Dana 60 full floater axle.
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