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Old 08-16-2015, 06:05 PM   #1
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8.00 X 16.5 Wheel Options

Hey guys, I guess my old thread was too old to post to. Here's the link to it: Dodge RV

Anyway, I know it's been a while and we've done a lot with our little coach. New a/c, sealed up the roof, installed some sliding drawers and other little things.

I'm working on figuring out my tire/wheel situation. It currently has 8.00X16.5 tires on it and from what I've read that's a tough tire to find. I'd like to swap them over to 16" tires and then use the correct radial that will keep the size the same. Does anybody know what truck I'd be looking for to get the correct wheels? I believe it should be any dodge dually up to 1993 i.e. first gen, but I'd just like to get some input on that.

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Old 08-18-2015, 07:13 PM   #2
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Anything X 16.5 can be hard to find these days. Ag suppliers are your best hope. If you want to change wheels (not stupid, but not cheap either) you need to call someplace like Southwest Wheelhttp://http://www.southwestwheel.com/ and talk to them. They may have a direct listing and be able to direct you to a local dealer. Many of the larger tire dealers can do the same, but you have to find THE GUY that knows how to work the catalog.

You can also hunt on line like Craig's list and maybe get lucky.

Do you know of a local wrecker that specializes in trucks??

Good Luck, it took me years to collect the right wheels.

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Old 09-11-2015, 02:02 PM   #3
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I have done what your asking. you can read about it here

Can I change from 8.75x16.5 to 16 or 17" Wheels?

the difference between us though is I have a 1 ton reverse dually wheel in the fron where you have a 1ton 8 lug truck wheel. So I would assume you would just use dodge truck of same year but not dually for the front

you can use ford dually wheels for the back as well but then you need their lug nuts and I didn't want to buy new lugs so I found the solution in dodge trucks

hope this helps
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Put an ad on the auto parts wanted section of you local craigslist. I bet someone took off some to put on chrome. Should be cheap and ask for hubcaps too.
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