View Full Version : 16.5 wheels

10-09-2006, 10:25 PM
So i got a set of old aluminum 5 slot mags from a buddie of mine. Since their a 16.5, and after being informed kindly by a few from the forum previoulsy, and upon personal inspection, they dont have bead humps. So what im woundering, is how low of a psi can one run without blowing a bead. Theyd be going on my F250, and its my DD so it wont be seeing much heavy wheelin, just the occational day of church, and some light trial\old logging road stuff for camping and what not. I wouldnt want to air down very often, its just nice to soften the ride up a bit, and get that bit of extra traction...Is it even worth running them? The lowest ive ever gone for psi has been 35...the tires are normaly run at 70, for heavy hauling purposes, but their shitty tires and i dont trust taking them much lower since their made to run that high, and im planing on getting some new rubber so
Imput and personal exsperience would be much appriciated

Thanks, Brian

10-09-2006, 10:30 PM
what size of tire??????????????????????

10-09-2006, 10:33 PM
well, their prob gunna be 33s but possible 35s.....the truck still reletively stock...

10-09-2006, 10:34 PM
radial im assuming?........street 28-32....

offroad.... 18-20....

10-09-2006, 10:38 PM
ya know you only run the maximum pressure when your loaded to the maximum wieght on the tire

10-09-2006, 10:41 PM
thanks dean, and ya, radial, and epic....im aware, but im almost always loaded....Im apprenticing as a bricklayer,a nd work for my old man, so he sends me to pick shit up throughout the day, and a almost full pallet of concrete blocks is heavy.....

10-10-2006, 12:04 AM
cool just checkin lots a people don`t know that

10-10-2006, 04:22 PM
ya, tell me about it, but thanks for the heads up anywheys

10-11-2006, 07:33 PM
"So i got a set of old aluminum 5 slot mags from a buddie of mine"

dude those are my favorite rims[redneck]....how much did you get em for, does anyone still produce those things today?

10-11-2006, 08:40 PM
Never ran 16.5's before, but everyone tells me they break a bead if you bump a curb! [15] I'd guess 20psi minimum. Pretty limited selection of tires available for them now too. Everyone is going 16, 17, 18, etc. I'm in the same situation with my '77. Bought it with 2 brand new (3 years old) winters on the back, tried to find matching ones for the front, not available. Going to bite the bullet and buy 16's all around.

10-12-2006, 05:51 PM
To answer troy, they were free......and i agree Kootenaycat, tires are getting harder to find, but theyre still out their....the BFG mudds come in that, so im thingking of going with them

10-12-2006, 05:56 PM
i have a few sets,
my buddy just bought my 35" boggers and runs em down to 10 psi,
i go with 13 psi.

free is the best price!!!!

10-12-2006, 06:01 PM
Oh hey, 16.5 come in:
tsl radials
bfg AT
goodyear Military(cant remember the exact name)
Baja wide track