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I am looking for a set of 35s that are heavy enough to tow with. The best I can find are Swamper SSR radials that are 10ply and E load range. Bad thing is, they are $265 a tire or $1172 mounted and balanced.

Do I have any other options that I am not aware of? I can't seem to find anyone who makes a 35 for a 16.5 inch wheel anymore......:doh:
 

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Try Berg tires in NC. Might be taller than what you need but there are TONS of 37" radial and 36" bias HMMWV tires surplused every day although for a 12" wide wheel could be a bitch to mount.
 

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the biggest tire I can fit is a 35inch. 36's might rub, plus I'm not sure if the bias ply will give me the weight capacity or the ride I am looking for.
 

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BFG make a 35/12.50/16.5 rim....bad thing is they are only shipping to a few retailers as they just came off back order.
 

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I also had this problem, and ended up with Interco Trxxus STS's 36X14.5X16.5. The tires lasted 30K and they were bald, so I got new rims and tires the second time around.
 

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The BFG ATs 35" on a 16.5" rim are a good tire. Last awhile & ride smooth. Good for the street, sand & snow just don't expect to go through much mud with em.
 

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Yea the BFGs I had were really good, and they were the 16.5s you should just get them
 

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Yea the BFGs I had were really good, and they were the 16.5s you should just get them
Well the 16.5's are my summer wheels and I want an aggressive looking tire that I can also pull trailers with. I currently have the 315 BFG ATs on my 16 inch Mickey Thompson 'winter' wheels. I really don't want the all terrains on my pretty 16.5 Welds. If I have to do that then I might as well just sell the 16.5s and keep what I already got and run them year around.
 

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You could take your rims to a machine shop and have them turned down to a 16" rim. I know a couple of guys locally that have had it done for less the $25 a wheel.
Just one more option for you to think about.

Billy
 

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yea 16.5 is a dieing breed thats why instead of buying more 16.5 tires i went and bought new tires and weels and went with 17s
 

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You could take your rims to a machine shop and have them turned down to a 16" rim. I know a couple of guys locally that have had it done for less the $25 a wheel.
Just one more option for you to think about.

Billy
Really? That's interesting. I might have to look into that. Just take a 1/4 of an inch off each wheel right? hmmmmm
 

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yeah I think its like 1/4" around. Its really alot easier to find tires for a 16" rim.

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buy new wheels it would be easier
 

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the taper od the lip of the wheel is different between the 16.5 and 16. little more involved then just getting rid on a 1/4 inch
 

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i know that the tires/rims the military uses on the humvees are 16.5x12 rims. sooo you might be able to pick up a set of tires at a DRMO auction. or find a friend who works in a motor pool.
 

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There is a member on here that has the Hummer tires for sale down in the Classifieds. Some were even load range D.
 
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