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Old 11-27-2020, 11:14 PM   #81
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Mike85212, wish I lived closer to you! I think those 16" look bitchin on a Vicky!
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Old 11-28-2020, 12:11 AM   #82
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Fredski53....you should take some time off and come to the desert for a while in the wintertime and get out of the cold snowy weather!
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Old 12-01-2020, 10:26 PM   #83
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Fredski53....you should take some time off and come to the desert for a while in the wintertime and get out of the cold snowy weather!
Mike, if I was to show this post to the wife, I know she would jump at the chance to go somewhere warm! Question, when you had the 16" wheels on your Victoria, did the tires rub the front brake rods? How wide are the tires?
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Old 12-02-2020, 01:42 AM   #84
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Chris Haynes had his 16 inch wheels widened 1.5 inches. Does anyone know how this is done and can they recommend anyone to do it? I am in Tennessee.
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Old 12-02-2020, 10:08 AM   #85
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Widening the wheels seems like a lot of expense for not much gain. I have stock 5 inch wide 35 Ford wheels on which I mounted 225/75R16 tires. The tires don't like at all oversized for the rims and the tread width is 7 inches. Unless you're looking to install 10-11 inch wide tires, the stock rims work fine.
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Old 12-02-2020, 01:28 PM   #86
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Unless you're looking to install 10-11 inch wide tires, the stock rims work fine.
Mounting a wide tire on a narrow rim causes the tire to crown. This crowning will cause the center of the tire to wear faster than the rest. Check the tire manufacturers listing to find out the suggested rim width for the tire you want to use.
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Old 12-02-2020, 09:02 PM   #87
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Hi Fred, The tires are 6.5 X 16.
No, they did not rub anything. Obviously we all know that there are a lot of cars out there running 16 wheels I think it really comes down to personal preference. To say that there is a right or a wrong is not correct.
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Old 12-02-2020, 10:25 PM   #88
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Got the 16" wheels on and the 155/90-16 spares too.
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Old 12-03-2020, 06:27 AM   #89
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Got the 16" wheels on and the 155/90-16 spares too.

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Old 12-03-2020, 06:50 AM   #90
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Got the 16" wheels on and the 155/90-16 spares too.

Looks gorgeous all around, nice vehicle dbshelton !


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Old 12-03-2020, 10:00 AM   #91
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I don't know what it costs to have a wheel widened but you can have new ones made in a variety of widths and diameters. They are not cheap but they are brand new and sealed for use with tubeless tires. I've had two sets made by the "wheel smith" out of california. I have a dozen real nice original '35's, two of which will be used for the spares on my DD. I know that stock '35's are dirt cheap compared to brand new ones but if you want wider than stock, going new and running tubeless is an option.
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Old 12-03-2020, 11:17 AM   #92
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I run 35 ford wires tubeless with no issues, I do use metal valve stems. At fifty bucks a tire crowning is a non issue,a wide footprint distributes the low weight just fine.If I get five years out of the tires thats 40 bucks a year cost..how cheap does it have to be?
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