Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-04-2016, 05:36 PM   #1
New Member
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 5
Default Roadtrek tire and rim mismatch?

I have a 2001 Dodge Roadtrek and just had a pair of tires replaced. I noticed that the tires 245/75R16 had printed on them not for 16.5 rims. I noted the same on the older tires that I have had on the Roadtrex. The sticker on the door reads that I do have the 16.5 rims on the vehicle. Since the van has been using 16 inch rims for all these years, I am wondering if there is a problem using 16 inch tires on the 16.5 rims? If so, what is the problem


banjoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 08:57 PM   #2
Platinum Member
Bruceper's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 673

If you do indeed have 16.5 inch rims you need 16.5 inch tires.

Yes, a 16 inch tire will fit. But I can fit into a speedo. Neither of those things are right.

Doing a little bit of research, a normal tire has a 5 degree taper on the bead. Most 16.5 inch rims have a 15 degree taper. This means the tire won't seat properly and can lead to a blow out. Take em back and get what you need.
Bruceper is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.