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Wheels and tires?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Polarisrider, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Polarisrider

    Polarisrider Member
    Messages: 93

    I found a set of 33x12.50 tires mounted on American racing 8 lug 16.5in wheels. They are off a 95 f250, will these fit my 04 gmc 2500 hd?
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    They'll fit. Just make sure you are basically get the rims for free. 16.5 tires are getting very difficult to find. Also, find out what kind of lug nuts you need. Your studs are 14x1.5mm. If you need long shank Mag style, they will cost you $200 bucks or so for some Gorilla nuts.

    Also, make sure the backspacing is OK. Those older "RWD" style rims tended to not have much backspacing, which can put a little more pressure on your wheel bearings.

    Some do not recommend 16.5s due to the lack of safety bead on the rim. This can become a bigger issue when plowing as you bump into curbs and such, especially if you hit them sideways.

    I plowed with them last year will no problems, but kept them well inflated.
     
  3. Polarisrider

    Polarisrider Member
    Messages: 93

    Thanks, the guy is asking 450 for wheels/tire combo, tires are 75%, so he says. They would be on the truck just for the summer, so I wouldnt be plowing with them. Also I am finding out it is almost impossible to get a 33in tire with a rim bigger then 15in. What are my options for a 33in tire size comparable to 295 or 305 size tire?
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    285/75/16 = skinny 33" tire

    305/70/16 = fat 33" tire

    315/75/16 = 35" tire

    the american # system is gone basicly.

    and a 31x10.50x15 would be 265/75/15 in metric.

    you just got to convort the #'s
     
  5. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    dont forget you can run Hummer rims....

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    I know its my dodge but just a idea....

    I pick up my set of 4 hummer rims with caps for 125.00....
     
  6. Rat_Power_78

    Rat_Power_78 Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    Damn you sure got lucky. Thats a really good price for hummer wheels.
     
  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    yep thats right h2 wheels are all over for few bills.

    and 17" tires are getting real comon. plus it all looks factory in the end. Thumbs Up
     
  8. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    I have seen a lot of the GM guys run the truck center caps with H2 rims and it looks pretty good!!

    Call your local dealer for "take off" rims, you might be in luck Thumbs Up craigslist and ebay are another good spot for them.
     
  9. bill7101

    bill7101 Member
    Messages: 34

    The H2 rims do look great on the Ram almost like they were a factory look.