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    Just got my new tires that are being discontinued this year. My J20 was fitted with 950 x 16.5" tires when I bought it in 1981. I needed a new set this year and found out that this size was no longer being made. No listings on the major tire manufacturers webs. I didn't want to scrap my perfectly good chrome rims and centers to go with modern wheel rims sizes. I would have had to spend another $800 for rims plus the cost of the new tires. Anyway found a warehouse in Sherbrook ,Quebec Canada that has stock. Apparently , the Bridgestone/Firestone plant in Joliete Quebec was still making them as of June of this year as my build date stamped in my tires is 2513. 25th wk of 2013. Anyway attached is a link showing them mounted on my truck.
    If anyone needs this tire size below is their web site. They're very strong ,10 ply rating (overkill for my application), maximum pressure 80psi. I only put 50 psi in them and they ride beautifully.

  • #2
    Looks nice. I ran the Transforce for awile on a work truck, great wear and nice ride. Very strong tire but not alot for muddy conditions. Never had an issue, just learned its limits quickly and respected them.
    Its only money............
    82" J10 Honcho
    . .......==,---,
    79" Chief W/T 'TANK'

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    • #3
      Yes I agree ,their tread pattern is not coarse enough for mud and snow. They are a definitely a heavy haul , highway cruising rain tire.


      • #4

        80 Cherokee
        360 ci 727 with
        Comp cams 270 h
        Edlebrock performer intake
        Holley 4180
        Msd total multi spark.
        4" rusty's springs
        Member, FSJ Prissy Restoration Association

        If you can't make it better why waste your time. No use repeating the orignal mistakes. I'm to old to push it that's why.


        • #5
          If you plan to keep the truck long time now would be a good time to start saving for new rim's. 16.5" truck tires have been scarce for quite a few years so by the time you need new tires again... have Plan B in place.
          "Don't mind me. I'm just here for the alibi"


          • #6
            saweet! now I can get the alum 8 lug slots (70's style) for my 71 F250. And get the tires from them, or maybe two sets. The Ford was my Dad's and has been in the family since she was a year old. It will only be a weekend driver once I get her done, afther the Chero that is.

            thanks for the heads up.
            83 Cherokee 4dr WT(axles) 4" lift, 351w, nv3550, NP208, installing soon

            65 Corvair Corsa Convertible, 4 speed, 140 quad carb engine

            71 F-250 Camper Special (in rewire stage)

            HE guides my path, forgives me when I stray and lights my life.


            • #7
              Very nice!
              Small Scale Jeeps


              • #8
                The guy can't hold my 52" tires any longer so they were posted for sale 2 days ago.
                Jeep gauges are for amusement only. Any correlation between them and reality is purely coincidental.


                • #9
                  Very nice. I'm a fan of 16.5's myself, and didn't know a major name brand mfg. was still making the 9.50-16.5's.
                  Thomas Russell
                  1987 Cherokee Laredo 2-Door 4.0/AW4
                  1971 Gladiator
                  J2000 Platform-Stake Dump 350/T18

                  1970 Gladiator J3000 3407Z Camper Truck 350/T18
                  1968 Wagoneer Custom 327/TH400


                  • #10
                    I ended up buying a set of 16" wheels for my J20. The only tires I could find were similar to the tires you bought or bias ply traction treads and they all were $$.
                    Jim C
                    '67 J3000 Dually
                    '86 J20
                    '79 CJ5(in pieces)
                    '86 CJ7 Doesn't need anything(so why do I have it?)
                    Correction- it just needed a water pump!