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OK, who's got em and how did you get them on the truck


I am having trouble finding a rim and tire combo that keeps the original diameter close for the Allison.



Any ideas?
 
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I think King D has a set of 4
 

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King D Hellllp!!!!!
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i am using mickey thompsons they are only 28 inches tall a little short looking but in 2 whell worked perfect,havent ran all 4 yet hopefully very soon.as far as rims just using cheap black daytona style rims.the bad deal is the tires arent rated for a truck that heavy
so i dont drive down the road with them on ,i wait and switch em at the track..jes
 

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My choice would be one of the following Mickey Thompson ET Drag tires (they are not DOT approved)

33.0/16.5-16 with a 33.7" overall diameter and 16.7" tread width, 19.7" sidewall in a L4 compound for a 16" rim

33.5/16.5-16 with a 33.7" overall diameter and 16.5" tread width, 20.8" sidewall in a M5 compound for a 16" rim

34.5/17.0-16 with a 35.0" overall diameter and 17.0" tread width, 21.0" sidewall in a M5 compound for a 16" rim

The Mickey Thompson ET Street's are DOT approved but the only ones available for 16" rims have a 26"-28" overall diameter. That would limit you to 100 mph @ 3200 rpm in an Allison equipped truck with a 3.73 rear gear. The extra rpm of the Quad stealth would be a necessity with that short of a tire.
 

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mtomac said:
My choice would be one of the following Mickey Thompson ET Drag tires (they are not DOT approved)

33.0/16.5-16 with a 33.7" overall diameter and 16.7" tread width, 19.7" sidewall in a L4 compound for a 16" rim

33.5/16.5-16 with a 33.7" overall diameter and 16.5" tread width, 20.8" sidewall in a M5 compound for a 16" rim

34.5/17.0-16 with a 35.0" overall diameter and 17.0" tread width, 21.0" sidewall in a M5 compound for a 16" rim

The Mickey Thompson ET Street's are DOT approved but the only ones available for 16" rims have a 26"-28" overall diameter. That would limit you to 100 mph @ 3200 rpm in an Allison equipped truck with a 3.73 rear gear. The extra rpm of the Quad stealth would be a necessity with that short of a tire.
also the dollar amount per tire of the true slicks are also or at leasr were a limiting factor for me
 

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how much $ difference between the ET Street & ET Drag?
 

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Mike,


33.0/16.5-16 with a 33.7" overall diameter and 16.7" tread width, 19.7" sidewall in a L4 compound for a 16" rim


Is there even an 8 Lug rim that would fit that tire for our trucks? I know that you would have to have tubes (no big deal) and maybe screws for a tire that size also.


I found a 30/14.0-16LT from M&H Racemaster that sounds perfect but the jagoffs are listing it on websites without even making the tire yet.
I guess the search goes on!
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There is a readily available 16 inches tall by 16 inches wide 8 lug rim for our trucks??


You would need some pretty steep backspacing on them also to not get the dope ass pimp-mobile look with 4 inches of tire hanging out of the rear wheel wells either.
 

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you will have the dope ass pimp look any way cause the back spacing will be hard to find but you dont want to drive these trucks down the road with the slicks on, most slicks dont have even half the load range needed to support the weight of the truck....jess
 

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I was not worried about driving them on the road, I just did not want the truck to look stupid at the track. I think that the smaller width slick in the 16 inch rim size will be the ticket once they are available.
 
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