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16x8 wheels? #4624993
01/05/18 02:08 PM
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lawnguy Offline OP
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What is the widest tire size I can put on a 16x8 custom wheel? This is on a 2000 F150,just street tires,no big off road tires for me.

Last edited by lawnguy; 01/05/18 02:09 PM. Reason: additional info
Re: 16x8 wheels? [Re: lawnguy] #4625008
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According to several car forums a 275/45R16 is the widest tire that will fit.


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Re: 16x8 wheels? [Re: lawnguy] #4625026
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knowing the width of your existing tire you can reach your hands behind the tires with front wheels turned lock to lock and you can guesstimate how much space is there. Any additional width you add to that is divided by 2 on the inside where it may rub. Tire rack has the widths listed for the tires they sell.

I had 285/75R16's on my 02 F150 that no one said would fit without a problem using this method and they are giant tires comparatively. On that truck the one spot to check is the driver side wiring bundle along the frame. Ford didn't tuck it in well which you can do yourself.

Re: 16x8 wheels? [Re: lawnguy] #4625170
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Need to know how tall you want them to be.


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Re: 16x8 wheels? [Re: lawnguy] #4625207
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lawnguy Offline OP
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235 70r 16 is whats on the truck now. Wouldnt want then too much taller if i can help it.

Re: 16x8 wheels? [Re: lawnguy] #4625340
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You'll probably more limited by what tire sizes you can find.

255/65R16 is the most common size I've seen that is wider that is close to your current overall diameter. The 16" wheel is limiting. Here's a list of tire sizes TireRack has for 16" wheels: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/sizes/results.jsp?diameter=16

Re: 16x8 wheels? [Re: lawnguy] #4625388
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Do you want truck tires, or P-Metrics?

I think the 285/65R16 would be fun laugh


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Re: 16x8 wheels? [Re: BrocLuno] #4625528
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lawnguy Offline OP
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I just want regular street tires. No big tall boy off road mudding tires. This is for in town driving and highway high speeds....lol


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