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I got them off ebay. They are "Superstrong" brand, made in that new land of opportunity - China. They look pretty good really. I was going to post a pic but the camera batteries are dead and I can't find any good ones laying around, maybe this weekend I'll pick some up.
One possible snag. These are 8-16 but actually measure closer to 7 3/4". It says 6" rim but my rims are 8". The natural shape of the tires makes me wonder if I'll get them to seat on an 8" rim. I know I could use an inner tube, but they might look a little funky stretched out that far. Have any of you guys run into a similar situation and if so, how did you address it? I really don't want to buy a pair of 6" rims but I may have to.
When searching for tires I noticed that all 8-16's say 6" rim, and to get something for an 8" rim they are 9.5" wide which would look tuff but they are way too tall.
Thoughts?
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Actually, the 9.5 tires are not too tall. Some members do run them.

When tires are made outside North America, they often get put into a stack that is hydraulically compressed and then the stack is banded together. This saves space inside the container and that means more tires per container. In other words, the shape they are in right now is not necessarily what they should look like when mounted. If you are not in a hurry to mount them, then lay one flat on the floor. Then step into the hole where the rim would go, put your feet on the sidewall facing the floor and pull the other sidewall upward as hard as you can. Get someone else to measure the distance between the two tire beads. Cut a bunch of wood 2 x 2's to that length and force them in between the tire beads every 12". If you have good sunshine where you are, roll the tires outside and let the sun heat them up.

Don't worry about opening them up with 2x2's that are substantially wider than 8". When you remove them after a few days, the tire will relax but hopefully..... not less than 7 to 8 inches. Mount them on your rims while paying attention to tread direction and try to inflate them. One way to get the beads to spread is to wrap a strong rope or light duty chain around the tire and leave a bit of slack in it so you can slip a tire iron or length of pipe between the tire and the chain/rope. Then twist the pipe/bar to tighten the chain/rope to force the beads wider and into the rim so that they will seat when you apply air. If you have access to an air cannon, so much the better.

Once you have them mounted and aired up, my guess is that you will be happy with how they look. Whether or not you like the ride is a different story.
 

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My Titan 8-16 6 ply Ags came on 6" rims. I switched them to the 8" silver Ingersoll rims but I did use innertubes. The tires have a slightly larger bulge in the side walls on the 8" rims. I don't see any problem installing them on 8" wide rims as a tubeless tire.
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sjyoung1 said:
I run the 9.5 x 16 Denman Farm Hand AGs filled with Rimguard. They fit fine & make the rear fenders come up in back to a more level position. I like 'em.
I run the Denman 9.5s too, filled with calcium chloride. They make my 446 virtually unstoppable in mud or snow. Best tire that size IMHO, it's a shame the company is no more.
 

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Might check my zebra new shoes thread, The new tires I got today are 8x16 SuperStrong's too.

(I will admit I couldn't find any USA made tires so no one's going to remind me what I said a month or so ago about no China tires on my Americain made Case?).

My local tire shop quoted me a different brand and they couldn't get them so they sold me these instead, $295 total with tax and mounting for the pair.
 

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eBoyDog said:
(I will admit I couldn't find any USA made tires so no one's going to remind me what I said a month or so ago about no China tires on my Americain made Case?).
I bought Firestone 8-16 ags about 2 years ago and presume they are still available through any Firestone dealer.
 

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I bought Firestone 8-16 ags about 2 years ago and presume they are still available through any Firestone dealer.[/quote]

I bought Carlisle R-1`s two months ago, they are branded as "Made in USA". Info only, not meant to disparage offshore brands. ( we`ve already had THAT discussion)
 
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