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Old 12-01-2009, 07:31 PM
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Tire issues. HELP!

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Buildin me a rat rod, 54 international Harvester,, 1 ton dually. Got 16 inch rear rims. I want TALL tires for it. I cant anything much that will fit width wise except a couple.

One is a 195/80/16 and the other is a 215/85/16 Wich is going to be taller? Im no good at these metric measurements.

Also, anyone know other sizes thats tall, but thin?? LOL Tnx, HG

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the 215 will be taller and a bit wider
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A 235-85-16 is about 31.5"....all 85 series tires are "E" rated at 80 psi.....not that you have to run that much air in them.
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I have 235's o my Dodge dually. They are tall and skinny. Be prepared for sticker shock. $1100 or more.
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I can tell you what NOT to use! I'm running 265/75-16's bridgestones, and they almost touch each other!
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I can tell you what NOT to use! I'm running 265/75-16's bridgestones, and they almost touch each other!
I had this problem with 255/85-16s on my Chevy dually. Ended up using spacers from Fred Groeske.

http://www.wheeladapter.com/

Fred's a great guy and previously ran a rocket-powered funny car. His spacers are high quality and he takes great pains to ensure that the hub-centric feature is maintained on trucks that use it.
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Looks like they'll do the trick for me! Thanks Joe!!
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Kool.

Thanks. Im looking at sum 225 85 16's. Are these fairly tall n narrow? HG
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