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Hey guys
I am planing to buy the Trail Worthy Fab rim and tire combo in a 16.5 with 37" tires.
At the same time I need to lift the truck 6". Has anyone done this and can confirm if the 16.5 rims will fit over the calipers etc with any certain manufacturer of lift kit?

What would be the best kit to go with as far as quality goes?

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For the wheels you need to go with a 17" or larger.
I have heard of people shaving the calipers down to fit a smaller wheel, but personally I wouldn't.
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The 16.5 inch wheels have a very poor bead design, which is why they are being phased out. Even if they fit, you have a very, very narrow selection of wheels and tires. You will be much, much better off going with a 17, 18 or 20 inch wheel.
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For the wheels you need to go with a 17" or larger.
I have heard of people shaving the calipers down to fit a smaller wheel, but personally I wouldn't.
What he ^^^^ said.
Minimum on a 4th gen is 17" due to the calipers....
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The wheels and tires are the military Humvee take offs. Is that the rim you're referring to?
The price is just so crazy good....
I was hoping they would fit. I guess shaving the calipers a bit is a very bad idea?
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Well, shaving the calipers is definately not a great idea.
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The wheels and tires are the military Humvee take offs. Is that the rim you're referring to?
The price is just so crazy good....
I was hoping they would fit. I guess shaving the calipers a bit is a very bad idea?
i wouldnt do it, say you mess something up such as shave one to far, now you have to buy a new one to replace it, and have spent more money hopping up to 17" just my penny worth for the day

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Well, shaving the calipers is definately not a great idea.
i absolutly agree, i will get down and dirty and grind on many things, one thing i will not start grinding on and modifying are my brakes, that is of coarse unless i am doing an upgrade or painting calipers or replacing something, but no custom mods of the breaks for me.

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