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I presently have 4 35 x 12.5 x 16.5 tires BF Goodrich All

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I presently have 4 35 x 12.5 x 16.5 tires BF Goodrich All Terrains with American Racing rims 5 x 9.75 type -21 mm offset 8 lug Ford. One tire blew out and 16.5 tires are no longer available. I think I can replace 2 tires with LT315/75R 16's or 35x12.5R17's but have no idea of the rim size to match the tires and close to the old rims
1. Is this a good replacement for 2 tires and what is the difference between them?
2. What size rims do I get to closely match my current rims and will work with these new tires?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  virtual auto tech. replied 4 months ago.
I'm sorry you are having problems with your vehicle. I will try to help.I'm a full time mechanic and have been a mechanic for over 20 yrs and I work part-time here on JustAnswer to help you and others repair their own vehicles, and I get credited by your ratings.. So before leaving the site make sure and leave me a rating. You can still reply to me as many times as neeed, even after the rating.. I will need for you to be my hands and eyes since I'm not there.So the current tires circumfrance is 109.9" and turns 577 revolutions in a mile. The 35x12.5x17 is exactly the same circumfrance @ 109.9" so turns 577 revs in a mile also. The 315/75r16s are 108.7" and turn 583 revs in a mile so would be slightly hard on transfer case when in 4x4 mode
Expert:  virtual auto tech. replied 4 months ago.
As far as rims go. You can get the same specs as your current ones just in 17" model.
Expert:  virtual auto tech. replied 4 months ago.
I don't know if they still make that exact specs. I just looked some up and I see -12 offset but no -21.
Expert:  virtual auto tech. replied 4 months ago.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Your answer didnt exactly answer my question - what size rim do I need to get to match what I have now but for the new tire size.
Expert:  virtual auto tech. replied 4 months ago.

as long as the bolt hole pattern and hub hole diameter is the same, then a 17" rim if you go with the 35/12.5R17. The last number is ***** rim size diameter that you need. So if you bought a 315/75r16 then you would need a 16" rim. Ford did a few stupid things over the years so as to make people buy there tires and rims. the 16.5" rim was one and later they did a 7 bolt hole rim.

But to answer your question if you buy the R17's then a 17" rim, if you buy the R16's then a 16" rim.

Is this what you are asking? or are you asking what rim out there is closest to what you currently have but in the new rims diameter?

Expert:  virtual auto tech. replied 4 months ago.

Did that answer your question, or am I misunderstanding?



Expert:  virtual auto tech. replied 4 months ago.
Was that what you were wondering or can I still be of assistance with this question?