Spare trailer wheel

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by upnover, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. upnover

    upnover Grumpy, decrepit Old Man Moderator

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    I recently bought a new trailer. I bought one spare with it. I found three good tires, no wheels, to use for spares. I know what a new wheel will cost me, but wondering if there is a factory wheel off of something that would work also. Maybe I can pick some of them up. It's an 8 lug, and I am assuming, 8 on 6.5 pattern. Not sure of back spacing. But it's a narrow wheel, maybe 6"?? on a 7K axle

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. NC-V

    NC-V Well-Known Member

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    Can I ask why not just get an extra new trailer wheel? Last time I bought trailer wheels (granted these were 15" 6 lug) I think I paid $26 per wheel. I believe a 8 lug 16" silver mod wheel is still under $40 new. No worrying about offset or weight rating etc.
     
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  3. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    Agree with @NC-V I just bought a spare 8 lug silver rim for my stock trailer a month ago at the local trailer supply shop and it was under $40 out the door. If you have time to wait you could save a couple $’s and find one online at amazon or etrailer I suppose.
     
  4. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    Amazon. $80. new tire and wheel.
     
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  5. upnover

    upnover Grumpy, decrepit Old Man Moderator

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    I have three good tires for spares, just seeing if I could save a nickle or two. Found the wheels for $43, free shipping
     
  6. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    I think I have one or two at the house, if you can figure out how to get them from Raleigh.
     
  7. Jp9519

    Jp9519 Well-Known Member

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    16” wheel off a ram 2500 will work
     
  8. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    If I had to use any factory rim, it'd probably be an aluminum PYO rim off of a 2500HD. Forged aluminum is where it's at. So long as it'll fit over the hub.
     
  9. NCJeeplover

    NCJeeplover Well-Known Member

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    Got a link to that?
     
  10. upnover

    upnover Grumpy, decrepit Old Man Moderator

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    link for?
     
  11. NCJeeplover

    NCJeeplover Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I meant to quote @Ron

     
  12. moldman05

    moldman05 Well-Known Member

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    Backset is different on a GM 2500 stock steel wheel. I used them on my trailer with a spacer. I tried to use GM alloys but trailer studs are smaller diameter and to short
     
  13. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    I sent Yager west with three old steel trailer wheels.
     
  14. upnover

    upnover Grumpy, decrepit Old Man Moderator

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    Thanks Shawn!
     

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