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Hey all I'm looking to replace my tires on my f350, i have 16.5 rims and tires for this size are almost obsolete, i have found a few sites on eBay that sell used Humvee tires, (37x12.5x16.5) now has anybody use or has used these tires on there trucks...Thx Ozzy
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You will need a lift to clear them.

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You could probably pick up a set of 16" rims at a local salvage yard and use any tire you want or is the bolt pattern different between the 2 rims?. I thought Ford quit using the 16.5" rim before our trucks were made.
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Hey all I'm looking to replace my tires on my f350, i have 16.5 rims and tires for this size are almost obsolete, i have found a few sites on eBay that sell used Humvee tires, (37x12.5x16.5) now has anybody use or has used these tires on there trucks...Thx Ozzy
From experience: they WILL NOT balance. After POUNDS of weight we never got them to... I agree with arron... Get some 16's.

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i kinda like the rims I'm using now, and I've read that the Bias ply 36x12.50.16.5's won't balance, but the 37x12.50 x12.50's are radials, as far as clearance goes I've got 6in lifts all round with almost worn 35's on it now.....
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I must be about the only one on here still running them. The wheels on my 96 are the original eagle alloys from a family members late 70's ford. I've run both the bias ply 36 and im on my second set of the radial 37's the 36's only lasted about 15k but where better off-road. The last 37's i had on went about 60k but had bad wear due to the dana 50. the truck sees mostly farm life now but during college saw trips with trailers to both coast and everything in between. Depending on what front springs you have you might only need to space the bumper. Im not sure what springs came with my dana 60 but with 350 blocks it sits level. I wouldn't run any other tire but a 37x12.50R16.5 on my truck. They hold up to anything and everything. From corn stalks pulling 700 bushels of corn to a crazy guy in an s10 that thought t-boning my truck would help run me off a road. They may be heavy but they all balanced. The radials took less weight then the 31x10.5's goodyear duratraxs I put on the explorer. As for noise i have a straight pipe exhaust and a modded 7.3L the tires are the quietest thing on it.

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