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15" oem wheels to 16" steel wheels on SII

have a '79 SII with the oem 15x6 wheels. i'm running 31x10.5 tires. i'd like to bump to a 16" wheel to give me more tire choice and running a 33" equivalent. i'm also running the 10.5 oem dog dish hub caps from a 1/2 ton p/u. i like these and want to keep them. haven't had any luck finding a 16" steel wheel that will accept the hub caps, i think they exist. the wheels need the nubs for a snap fit of the roll flange on the hub caps. any insight is greatly appreciated.
 

FDChappie

Active member
My Scout, with a 4" lift is running 265/75-16 which are about 10 x 32 tires. They rub a bit on the leaf springs at full lock, but other than that they fit.into the wheel wells nice and keep the mud below the trim line. These are Rock Chucker wheels so no hub caps. IIRC some older F150's had 16" rims.
 
thanks Chappie. I'll keep my eyes open for F150 wheels. i seem to recall reading the scout hubs are a larger diameter than others. the center bore may be an issue.

thanks Winchested. i thought there was a wider and less expensive tire selection in 16s.

don't cringe, what's the thought on running a 33x10.5 on the oem 6" wheels. like an "oil" thread, lots of opinions out there on the web.
 

int77345

Member
iv been running 33X10.50 tires on 42 year old OEM wheels for about 15 years. works good for me. at about 40K on the tires, they are flat worn out. i run them till nothing left.
 
iv been running 33X10.50 tires on 42 year old OEM wheels for about 15 years. works good for me. at about 40K on the tires, they are flat worn out. i run them till nothing left.
Thanks for the insight, very helpful. I assume your OEM wheels are 15x6?
 
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