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Old 09-18-2010, 07:34 PM
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Hey everyone, i have the stock 15 inch rims on my truck and ive got a buddy that wants to sell me the 16 inch off road wheels. will my tires fit on those or do i need to get new tires? or does it depend on what tires i have
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:40 PM
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No you cannot put 15" tires on a 16" rim. Can't put 16" tires on a 15" rim either. Wheels are what usually have holes in them and tires are the rubber things that touch the road.



EDIT: By the way, if your truck is in your avatar, it looks like factory 2001 16" "teardrops".
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:51 PM
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yep your right, just measured them, thanks for telling me the difference between a rim and a tire...NEVER WOULD HAVE GUSSED!!
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:00 PM
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well who asks if you can put a 16" tire on a 15" rim?? really...
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:07 PM
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jesus christ my bad for not knowing anything about wheels...thats why i asked smart ass
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:31 AM
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I apologize. The terminology in the OP confused me and it's the only reason I said the wheel versus tire remark. Sometimes folks call wheels tires and tires wheels and it's kind of a pet peeve. I only replied with smart ass when I got smart ass. Again, I apologize for being such a smart ass and feel free to ask more questions. Just remember that little search button because it's likely it's been discussed before. Welcome to the site and enjoy your modding!!
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:01 AM
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easiest way to tell what rim size you have is to look on the tire it will say something like 235/70 R16 and the number after the R is the rim size
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:38 AM
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cool thnaks guys thats what i needed to know
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