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37" tire options for 16" wheels

I have 16" wheels and would like to run 37's in the near future. I am finding them to be few and far between with this wheel size. I have seen the BFG KM2 in 345/75R16 and 365/80R16. Since the collective agreement is that KMs run small I kind of want to stay away from them and the 365's will be wide as hell. I currently run 315/75R16.

I would like real close to a 37" tire. Any companies manufacturing 37x12.50R16?

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I run the 345's. New they measured 36.5ish their on a 16x8 wheel. Your other options are 38 inch toyos, 37 inch iroks, or 38 inch nitto mud grapplers. My next tire will be the nitto's since i want a little more height.

The day I mounted them up


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I was wondering how well the 345/75R16 would fit on 8" rims ... So looks like the fit fine ????

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Go to 1010tires.com --> Tire & Wheel Tech --> Tire Size Calculator

Stock Tire: 345/75R16
Section Width: 13.58 in 345 mm
Rim Diameter: 16 in 406.4 mm
Rim Width Range: Unrecognized tire size.
Overall Diameter: 36.37 in 923.79 mm
Sidewall Height: 10.1 in 256.54 mm
Radius: 18.18 in 461.77 mm
Circumference: 114.2 in 2900.6 mm
Revs per Mile: 571.8

Tire Models Available by Size: BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2


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I was wondering how well the 345/75R16 would fit on 8" rims ... So looks like the fit fine ????
Yes sir. No issues. 8's on 13.50's = poor mans beadlocks

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I think cooper makes the stt's in 37x16

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JK Vick, they do look good and I found the KM2’s to be the least expensive. Do the 37x12.50R16 Pitbull rockers exist or are they a pipe dream?

Do you think I’d be ok running a 38” Nitto Trail Grappler on my locked D30 with 5.13 gears? I am gusseted and sleeved. I know anything Nitto and Toyo run heavy.

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Yes sir. No issues. 8's on 13.50's = poor mans beadlocks

this makes me and my level8 Strike 5's in 16" flavor very pleased.


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dont forget 37 12.5 16 Maxxis creepy crawlers !!
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dont forget 37 12.5 16 Maxxis creepy crawlers !!

if I could get ANY info / real-world feedback on what the tread really does if you own these and wheel hard 3 times per month but also DD it 30 miles total on street, I would go w/ CCrawlers.....very little data! I am betting they'd not last too long in that context....


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I run the 345's. New they measured 36.5ish their on a 16x8 wheel. Your other options are 38 inch toyos, 37 inch iroks, or 38 inch nitto mud grapplers. My next tire will be the nitto's since i want a little more height.

The day I mounted them up


come the Spring, these will be the replacement for my 35" Cooper STTs. I only worry about the downsize to a "D" rated vs the STTs "E" ; where we wheel in Tenn/Georgia/Ky /Alabama there are no smooth rocks [ flintbeds, limestone-granite-like knife-bladed -shite & tree ROOTS ROOTs ROOTS that the heavier Cooper or GY MTR sidewalls can repell .....how are the sides on this [wonderfully light] D rated 345/75r16 tire ? Can the handle some sharp crap ?
(yes-i know this is more than 3 yrs ago)


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I run the 345's. New they measured 36.5ish their on a 16x8 wheel. Your other options are 38 inch toyos, 37 inch iroks, or 38 inch nitto mud grapplers. My next tire will be the nitto's since i want a little more height.

The day I mounted them up

Very interested to know what back spacing, offset and wheel spacers you went with to run these tires.....I know old thread.
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Are these still the only 2 options?

Maxxis and KM2?...Without going to Swampers.
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37x12.50x16 Irok on mine

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I have heard from a reliable source that the KM2 in the 345/75r16 is a Unicorn Tire and no one has seen it on a rig since 2010. I talked to BFG directly and they have been saying they'd produce some "in 6-8 weeks" to dealers for three years running. Time for 17" rims......for me that is......


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I have heard from a reliable source that the KM2 in the 345/75r16 is a Unicorn Tire and no one has seen it on a rig since 2010. I talked to BFG directly and they have been saying they'd produce some "in 6-8 weeks" to dealers for three years running. Time for 17" rims......for me that is......
Its looking like 17" rims for me as well. I got an unreal deal on my 16's but didn't realize tire availability was crap. I wish money grew on trees...it would all be too easy.
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I'm actually in this same boat myself also. I've got a set of 16x8's and 315/75 BFG A/Ts right now but looking to throw some 37's on pretty soon. My Dana 30 is sleeved and gusset'd and I've also locked both axles and regeared with 5.13's but what I'm worried about is tire width and then the possibility of grenading my Dana 30. As far as width, the only tire I've found in a 37x12.50r16 is the Creepy Crawler but I haven't heard any real feedback about these. Im worried about going by wider because it seems that my current setup begins to rub at full lock so I can't really go any wider without buying new wheels which I don't want to do or throwing spacers on which I also don't want to do. Anyone have any input on the creepy crawlers or maybe an alternate route that doesn't involve new wheels or spacers? I even considered a 38" tire but those options are even slimmer and are anywhere from 13.5"-15.5 wide.
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345 75 r16 KM2 BFG

Hi,

I am looking for one or two of these tires...anyone have some kicking around?
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Hi,

I am looking for one or two of these tires...anyone have some kicking around?

have fun with that search; I do not recall if it was Marcus from RCO or maybe one of the Discount Tire Direct guys ...SOMEbody referred to that size as "The Unicorn Tire" - referencing the unavailability for crazy periods of time- when talkin with me about them.
I want to say they make a very limited prod run of them based upon pre-orders , like , once per year?
I am NOT a tire dealer nor do I know this for certain but I loved my 16" wheels & wanted a set of these but they just never were available.

Now that I have said this, i am sure 5-6 guys will all sound-off that they have brand new sets down at PepBoys in Cucamonga or some shit like that, but jsut giving you a heads-up that if you DO find some, snatch 'em up because I couldn't find them. Cooper used to make the STT in the same size or wider and ceased because of lack of demand.

Anyway, lotsa rubber between wheel and terra firma with a meaty 16" like that. I think you cna get the Maxxis trep in big ol sizes for 16"s , if that helps....


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