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Old 01-03-2017, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Time for new tires

Pretty much got the life out of these old shoes.

Any thoughts about using 5.50 x 16 tires instead of 600 x 16s so they fit in the fender wells better?
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:52 PM   #2
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I would run the 5.50's on the front and 6.50's on the back.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:57 AM   #3
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I would say you got maximum use out of those tires......
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Wow, you can almost see the air in that one.
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Pretty much got the life out of these old shoes.

Any thoughts about using 5.50 x 16 tires instead of 600 x 16s so they fit in the fender wells better?
What is wrong with that tire? Walt
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:28 AM   #6
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That's a cool picture. Keep it for a spare.

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What type of wheels, and what size tires are on there now? Not sure why you feel 600 x16's wouldn't fit fender wells on a vehicle that probably had 18" tires to begin with, ... unless maybe something has been modified that's not apparent in your photos.
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If you ran over a piece od chewing gum you could tell what flavor it is.
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If those are the tires, how are the brakes?
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Old 01-04-2017, 01:22 PM   #10
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What type of wheels, and what size tires are on there now? Not sure why you feel 600 x16's wouldn't fit fender wells on a vehicle that probably had 18" tires to begin with, ... unless maybe something has been modified that's not apparent in your photos.
John,

I am thinking the same way as Rich for my '31 RDPU where I intend to run 16 inch Kelsey wheels. The problem is that the 600x16's are slightly too wide meaning you have to let the air out to get them in the fender well. Of course I also carry a tire pump to inflate them if needed.


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Hey Walt, would that tire be known as a "down east Knobby " for winter travel ?
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I run 5.50 on the front of my 33 pickup with 16" wheels but it has a dropped axle under it (shhhhhh...)
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I run 5.50 on the front of my 33 pickup with 16" wheels but it has a dropped axle under it (shhhhhh...)
These ones? I like 'em! I especially like those caps...what are they? DD

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If you ran over a piece of chewing gum you could tell what flavor it is.

If those are the tires, how are the brakes?

Wow, you can almost see the air in that one.

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These ones? I like 'em! I especially like those caps...what are they? DD

46 Merc I think...... not another one of your "tests" buddy?

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Old 01-04-2017, 04:10 PM   #16
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No Test, GB. I just think they look really good with those narrow 16" Ford wheels. DD
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:19 PM   #17
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As Charlie says, 6.00 x 16 tires don't fit properly into fender wells designed to accommodate a 5.25 x18 tire.

Rich,

They will be, after all, spare tires, so what's the harm in 5.50s (which may still be a tight fit depending on the make of the tire).
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These ones? I like 'em! I especially like those caps...what are they? DD

Yes, that ol truck and yes those were 46 Mercury (no linger on it)
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Great looking Pick-up.
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Great looking Pick-up.
Not to mention...a "little bit" rare, too! DD
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