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16.5 Rims.. HELP! #739316
August 12th 2018 7:16 pm
August 12th 2018 7:16 pm
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First off, happy to be new members of this blog, and hello to everyone!

We are midway through our conversion and are in need of new tires for our 1989 Chevy G30, but are quickly realizing that 16.5" tires are few and far between. Anybody have suggestions as to the most budget-friendly way to come across all-terrain tires? Wiser to start looking for 8-lug rims somewhere or suffer with the two options on the internet.

Thank you!


Re: 16.5 Rims.. HELP! [Re: VelmaTravels] #739322
August 12th 2018 8:29 pm
August 12th 2018 8:29 pm
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Van Diego California
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Welcome to the site Velma ... the 16.5 rims are on there way out, even I went to 16" rims as Ive had 16.5 for a long time but the choices are few for those.

Again welcome


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: 16.5 Rims.. HELP! [Re: VelmaTravels] #739326
August 12th 2018 9:03 pm
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I went with 17X9's black rock wheels, 80 bucks each and went with general grabber AT2'S. Locally I got the tires for 147 each installed.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/151407392@N07/shares/2V27Y6
Sorry not good at posting pics, stick with a 30" tire or less with fresh springs or it will rub.

Re: 16.5 Rims.. HELP! [Re: VelmaTravels] #739339
August 13th 2018 11:53 am
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VelmaTravels, Welcome to the Site!

Yes! The 16.5's have absolutely got to go. GM didn't keep them for too much longer, lots of tire and wheel options when you switch.

On my 1990 G30, I went with GM Factory Alloy wheels, Ebay. Going rate is around $100 ea, but I do see them for less. These are stock width wheels, I believe, 7, or 7.5 inches. You;ll need caps and lug nuts too, for this option..

I also see stock 16 inch eight lug wheels on CL often. Jegs, and Summit Racing have lots of wheels. I bought a set of black steel spoke Cragar wheels for my little B250, a little over $200 for 4.

Also running a General Grabber tire, HTS 245/ R16's M+S load range E. Which is a not very aggressive at all street looking tire. I run them on my Doge B350 MH too. Very smooth. They hold the road very well. The G30 platform performs really well in the high winds we have here. The 245's fill the wheelwells up. Looks good, and works well.

Don't inflate them all the way with no load on that Chevy though. Ha!

Have fun, and Welcome!


Re: 16.5 Rims.. HELP! [Re: VelmaTravels] #739450
August 16th 2018 9:48 am
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Billet 8 lug rims ... these are the ones Wedgy was talking about ... I have a set of these on my '92 holding a set of 245 BFG tires.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/wto/d/set-of-four-8-lug-chevy-gmc/6656479568.html

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/wto/d/black-chevy-gmc-16-inch-8-lug/6668712151.html


I dont know about the black set ... I like the chrome ones.

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Last edited by frscke1; August 16th 2018 12:08 pm.

SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: 16.5 Rims.. HELP! [Re: VelmaTravels] #739591
August 20th 2018 4:06 pm
August 20th 2018 4:06 pm
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I have western cyclone RVs on mine in 16.5" and I really don't want to have to change them.
I wonder if it's possible to have them machined down to 16".


79 chevy G30 cobra camper conversion.
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