That is interesting, did not know that thanks! With it only being .5" smaller(or .25" all around) you should not have a problem clearing the brakes.only reason i ask is because you can get the newer military steel belted mud terrains are pretty cheap. they are 37x12.5x16.5
Really? Honestly I haven't had 17s on in forever to really remember but I could have sworn there was about 2-3" of room.Some aftermarket 17" wheels don't clear the calipers on 3rd gens. I highly doubt 16.5's will clear.