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Old 16 Feb 2012
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8.25 16 tyres

I'm looking at getting a set of wheels made for my Iveco

Could I run 8.25/16 tyres on 7 inch wide rims ?

I currently run them on 5.5's which isn't perfect, but the wheel manufacturer seems to start widths at 7 inches, 6.5 " would probabily be the right width allowing 8.25/16 , 255/85/16 or even 255/100/16

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Hi Rich,

yep 7 inch is a little bit wide for an 8.25/16 - should be 6.5in or you could get away with 6 inchers.

recommended rim for a 255/100/16 is also 6.5 in.

Are you using split rims or regular rims?

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You've confirmed what I thought, I'm looking at having some wheels made as the 6.5 inch wheels for Ivecos are hard to come buy and expensive

These would be tubeless rims - mach 5's by Matt Lee so I'll have to see if he can do 6.5 inch

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Be warned I believe the 40.10 military spec that run these bigger wheels also have larger bearings to match! not so sure that I would bet my dead grannies soul on this info but it might be worth checking out. Bigger tires more pressure on joints etc so wear may be higher. I wondered what advantage this upgrade would really give me especially when in the desert. Bot I found my biggest problem there was keep the power on over the bumps/corigations. It was the bad suspension that got me stuck not the tyre size. But the larger size do look cool!! Just buy a long handled shovel its a lot cheaper!!

One reason I would go up to this is size is the extra weight rating I think my 7.50 xzls were on there limited and it increased the prob of punctures especially on tarmac. They got to warm!
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bigger tires wouldn't have helped here just bigger shovel!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicolum...ream/lightbox/

p.s plenty of the larger sizes in Italy or if your going through Pakistan you can easily change in Islamabad. Have a connection in Italy if you need it

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I run on 8.25 16s , not too heavy compared to 750x16, but with a 128 load rating as my iveco is heavy

Wouldn't go for 255/100/16 - difficult to get in the uk let alone anywhere else, not sure about the bearings. Irish electricity have just got rid of a bunch of trucks and they were all on 8.25/16 xzl - even harder to get than their big brother

I'm resigned to staying with the standard wheels - anything else is too expensive

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