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Old 12-12-2016, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default What tire size you guys recommend for 16" wheels?

My truck is stock ride height. I have a set of 16" GM wheels for it and trying to figure out what size tire will give me the look I want. I dont want the thin tires. I like the beefier look as opposed to the low rider style. I've dug around the threads for pictures and I'm sure I have looked at exactly what I want. But they didn't mention what size tires they were. So I need some help or suggestions please.
It currently has 15x8 wheels with very thin tires. Wife hates it, as well as I do, so we want to both be happy! LOL
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According to info on Tirerack.com the 16" stock equivalent size is a 225/60/16
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Sorry for the confusion. It had 14" wheels from the factory on it. I definitely want to go a little taller and wider than those.
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I know it came with 14's, tirerack lets you select a wheel size larger than stock, that was the OE equivalent size in a 16"

You can see the difference in the 14 to 16 inch tire sizes using this calculator. The 16" size I listed is both taller and wider:

https://tiresize.com/comparison/
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Just put 16s on my 92 and went w 225/55/16... I think it looks really good.
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I have an 86.5 SE shortbed with a V6. I run 16x8 rims with 225/60R/16 tires. No affect on speedometer. When I run by the speed check signs, the speedometer and the sign are dead on. The tire/rim combo also looks great.
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I'm trying to figure out what tires and rims to get without lifting my truck or anything... So 16x8 rims will fit on a stock 1995 hardbody pickup??? along with the 225/60 tires?? Really not digging how small the stock wheels look
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I'm trying to figure out what tires and rims to get without lifting my truck or anything... So 16x8 rims will fit on a stock 1995 hardbody pickup??? along with the 225/60 tires?? Really not digging how small the stock wheels look
> So 16x8 rims will fit

To answer that, you need to know what 16x8 wheels you are looking at. There is an offset that specifies how far off of center the hub/flange is welded onto the rim.

Check out this sticky:

Official "Will my wheels tuck" thread

In general, you are going to want a nice, positive offset of about 40 or so in an 8" wide wheel.
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