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How Wide Of Tire For A 5.5 Inch Rim?

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#1 Quigg OFFLINE  

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Posted June 04, 2013 - 08:30 PM

My rear rims are 12x5.5 could I mount a 23x8.50x12 tire on them or should I stick with the stock 6x12 size?

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Posted June 04, 2013 - 08:37 PM

26x12x12 go on 10" rims, and squeeze on 8's, 

 

That said, rims are usually cheap, I would get the right size!!  

 

The "flat tread" looks much better, although it has no effect on function.

 

Some worry about looks, not me!!

 

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Posted June 04, 2013 - 10:09 PM

My rear rims are 12x5.5 could I mount a 23x8.50x12 tire on them or should I stick with the stock 6x12 size?

For better advice, could you tell us what model tractor you have. Many tractors Like Allis/Simplicity use a special inset wheel on the hydro models so as not to get into the cooling fan. Many older farm tractors went to wider 12-14 inch wide tires on the 10-11 rims and while they didn't get the true width because the tire was pinched in, they did get a crown that sometimes helped traction on those tractors, so anticipate that if you put a 8.50 tire on a 5.5 inch rim, it might be taller than 23", you may have clearance issues as the previous poster is experiencing


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Posted June 04, 2013 - 11:03 PM

It's a Garden Mark Squire ( Simplicity 725 ) early model I think about a 1962.

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Posted June 04, 2013 - 11:07 PM

For the size and age of the tractor, I would stick with the stock tires, I dont think there is ANY benefit of running the wider tires on your tractor, all your going to do is buy wheels an tires that you dont need and wont look right on a older tractor, just my opinon, which doesn't mean much. See I would just buy another tractor that would take larger tires, lol







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