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    Default 9.5R16.5LT Tires?

    On my 1977 (with stock rims).. I've got "9.5R16.5LT" tires..
    Is there any normal (i.e. "P265/70R16") tire that will fit on this rim?
    These "9.5R16.5LT" are pretty expensive.. lol!
    2012 Silverado 1500
    2004 Silverado 1500 (SOLD):
    1977 Silverado C20:

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    16's won't fit the 16 1/2 rims. When I looked around a couple of years ago, I found some of the chain tire stores could get the 16.5 tires. They came in what I call the 'old' sizes (32x16 1/2), and I think there is size conversion chart on

    I ended up putting newer model wheels on my '85 van so I could use the 'new' size tires.

    Good luck,

    1999 Chevy K2500 Suburban 350
    K&N, reworked cai, Thrush cat-backs
    Vinyl, cranks, floor shift, and rear air!

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    yeah 16.5's are getting hard to find. there was one 9.5R16.5 on tirerack for 160 each. tried finding some just by 16.5 rim but it wouldnt let me search that way. I dont remember the size we ran on our 1970 Ford E300 since it had the 16.5"s
    2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
    1960 Land Rover Series II 88
    2001 Pontiac Sunfire
    2013 Toyota Avalon Limited (Wife's Car)
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    I searched around some more, and yea, they're expensive. A couple of Craigslistings came up for humvee tires, but those are like 35's, and I don't know how much wheel well you have to work with.

    Are your wheels 8 bolt? I think you're going to be better off converting over to a 16" rim and allow for more common tires. Like I said before, I did this to my van - and I get nice used tires from an EV service shop for free.
    Good luck, I'll keep looking...

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