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Old 10-20-2005, 12:17 PM
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Rim Size

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?
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Old 10-20-2005, 12:30 PM
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I would think width, offset, and bolt pattern.
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Old 10-20-2005, 12:35 PM
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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.
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Old 10-20-2005, 12:45 PM
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Backset?

Does 6" have to do with the bolt pattern?

So Height = 15"
It has 5 lugs.

I never put 22s on my Accord so I'm basically clueless when it comes to this stuff.
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Old 10-20-2005, 12:46 PM
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6" is the width of the rim, the bolt pattern is 5 on 4.5.
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Old 10-20-2005, 12:51 PM
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Cool, thanks! That leaves us with offset.
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Old 10-20-2005, 01:24 PM
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Doug; My son suggests at least 18's, prefer 20's.
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Old 10-20-2005, 01:31 PM
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Doug; My son suggests at least 18's, prefer 20's.

Leroy is right!

If you are goin, go with the 20s

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

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Old 10-20-2005, 03:10 PM
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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....
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