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east tx skier
10-20-2005, 12:17 PM
Hypothetically, if I were going to upgrade my 14" rims on my trailer to 15" rims. What are the rim dimensions (apart from 15") that I should be considering?

Anything else that I should consider?

jraben8
10-20-2005, 12:30 PM
I would think width, offset, and bolt pattern.

Footin
10-20-2005, 12:35 PM
Doug, stock rims are 14x6, if you go to a 15" rim I think you will have a hard time finding 6" width with the proper backset.

east tx skier
10-20-2005, 12:45 PM
Backset?

Does 6" have to do with the bolt pattern?

So Height = 15"
It has 5 lugs.

I never put 22s on my Accord 8p so I'm basically clueless when it comes to this stuff.

Footin
10-20-2005, 12:46 PM
6" is the width of the rim, the bolt pattern is 5 on 4.5.

east tx skier
10-20-2005, 12:51 PM
Cool, thanks! That leaves us with offset.

Leroy
10-20-2005, 01:24 PM
Doug; My son suggests at least 18's, prefer 20's. :D

MarkP
10-20-2005, 01:31 PM
Doug; My son suggests at least 18's, prefer 20's. :D
Leroy is right!

If you are goin, go with the 20s

Leroy
10-20-2005, 01:44 PM
14"-15''....he is still laughing...;)


Leroy is right!

If you are goin, go with the 20s

Gofast
10-20-2005, 03:10 PM
Cool, thanks! That leaves us with offset.


Backset is how far back the rim is centered over the hub.

You can measure yours by placing the wheel face down on the ground. Put a yardstick or soemthing similar across the rim and measure the distance from the mounting surface to the edge of the rim ( on the backside of the wheel )

As an example, if you have 4.5" of backspace and put wheels with 3.5" of backspace on there, your wheels will stick out 1" farther than stock.

Another example is a Dodge Neon with 12" gold spoke rims that look like the tires are sticking out past the body.

Hope that helps....

Tom023
10-20-2005, 03:24 PM
ETS here are some drawings of offset. I gotta think trailer wheels are zero offset but never measured mine.

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/infoWheelOffsets.dos

east tx skier
10-20-2005, 03:44 PM
Thanks for the info all.

I saw some little suburban looking kid with spinnin' 24s on his chevy truck on my way back to work. I rolled down my window, pointed at him, and laughed my fool head off. I know, I'm old, crotchity, and just don't get it.

An Icy Hot Stunta, he was.

Remember, this is all hypothetical. But if I can pick up some (3) 15" rims whenever the marathons I have on my 14s wear out, I'll be happy for the tad bit of extra ground clearance I might achieve. Plus, they'll fill out my wheel wells after the lift. :) I've got no need for my nice boat trailer to look ghettofabulous.

In exchange for this information, I offer you this to laugh about.

LakePirate
10-20-2005, 03:55 PM
Not trying to threadjack but here goes.....is the icy hot stuna website still up? I lost the link years ago.

Just so you know, they lived in Georgia. Rest assured, we are all proud.

I always swore that I knew the kid on the right from somewhere.

richardsoncd
10-20-2005, 03:59 PM
Lake Pirate...some of our secrets are best kept in the state lines :noface:

east tx skier
10-20-2005, 04:01 PM
Not trying to threadjack but here goes.....is the icy hot stuna website still up? I lost the link years ago.

Just so you know, they lived in Georgia. Rest assured, we are all proud.

I always swore that I knew the kid on the right from somewhere.

I think it exceeded its bandwidth a bit. Always made me laugh. It was something like www.motivatedbyboredom.com or the like.

ski_500
11-08-2005, 04:40 PM
The previous owner of my boat/trailer had 14" chrome rims that were developing serious rust problems. So I swapped them out for 14" aluminum rims from a Ford Ranger. The offset was just right and they fit the fenders like a glove.
:D

milkmania
11-10-2005, 08:55 PM
this would look nice.....
http://www.4x4x4.com/Images/wheels/Monsoonwheel1.jpg

googled ford ranger wheels

BrianM
11-10-2005, 09:27 PM
this would look nice.....
http://www.4x4x4.com/Images/wheels/Monsoonwheel1.jpg

googled ford ranger wheels

Those wouldn't work. 6 lugs.

milkmania
11-10-2005, 10:10 PM
now who said they'd fit?!?!?!?:rant:

I said they'd look nicehttp://deephousepage.com/smilies/rofl5.gif

can't you just agree with me, just this once8p


actually, I didn't catch that:o

ski_500
12-02-2005, 09:33 AM
Those do look nice... too bad.

I got an older style from a 2wd ranger.

I'll find some pics to post.

lakes Rick
12-02-2005, 11:23 AM
Eastie,

Take your trailer down to one of your local tire stores ( I stay away from the big Goodrich, Firestone guys) and have them check what bolt pattern ( chev, ford, etc.) your trailer is.. Then you can look for some used wheels on the market.. Personally I would go with 15 X 6 wheels.. I would think the offset would not be much of a problem on a 6" wheel, but you might want to check your tire to fender clearance on the outside and if its right there you will need to adjust it one way or another...

If you go new, a local tire store should be able to help you with some trial and error fits.....

Personally I would LOVE to find a set of the mags off of the newer MC trailers.......

east tx skier
12-02-2005, 12:25 PM
Well, I may push this purchase off a bit. Just pulled the trigger on a bowflex. That, plus all the other Christmas gifts, and I'm done for the month. The problem with the new MC rims is that they're 6 bolt.

lakes Rick
12-04-2005, 01:20 AM
Well, I may push this purchase off a bit. Just pulled the trigger on a bowflex. That, plus all the other Christmas gifts, and I'm done for the month. The problem with the new MC rims is that they're 6 bolt.

Costco had a free weight set that was too nice to pass up on a few months ago.. Very nice rubber coated, 5-40 pds...

The tandems are 6 bolt? Usually that means a heavier axle...

atlfootr
12-28-2005, 08:45 PM
you maybe able to find an adapter.

rem_pss308
12-29-2005, 01:28 AM
I have a friend that has a 2002 X-9 his trailer is a single axle, and it has 15" rims, and tires on it. You could talk to your local dealer, and find out what they are putting on them. Also any good tire dealer can tell you what you need.

east tx skier
12-29-2005, 12:12 PM
Costco had a free weight set that was too nice to pass up on a few months ago.. Very nice rubber coated, 5-40 pds...

The tandems are 6 bolt? Usually that means a heavier axle...

I have a weight cage in the garage. Been using the bowflex I bought for a couple of weeks now and like it. Lots of variations. Wife has been using it, too. A lot easier/safer for her to change resistance.