Originally Posted by Phoenix
16.5-inch rims are old pickup truck-size rims. There is very little selection in tires for that size anymore.
I have found many sources for the 8.75 R 16.5. They are plentiful but the 9.5 R 16.5's are fading out. I found a local source tha thas 6 of them left.
I'm just wondering why a previous owner put the 9.5's on. Better handling? Is it really that much better? Engine rpm's should be lower. Lower enough to make any difference on anything, like engine temperature, fuel consumption?