22.5" Tubeless Budd Wheels Trailer load! spent my allowance
Spent my monthly allowance of dismounting a couple of 22.5" tubeless wheels yesterday!
there's a few 6 lug wheels in the mix from dismounting the NOS Goodyear tires that I sold but the rest (excepting 4 17.5" 8 lug wheels) are the 5 lug on 8" circle 22.5" bud wheels. Just sold two of these but still have 18 of these wheels in storage (ten with tires) and plus the wheels that are on the trailer.
I swear these things are like mice! stack them together and they multiply Anyone else have that problem?
Your stock 7.00 x 18" tires are about 35" tall. The closest match in a modern tire is an 8R19.5" at 33.5" diameter. If you were to go with 22.5s the narrowest available is a 9R22.5" which will be 38", or taller for some I've seen listed. I know you've been to the classifieds to see what's out there. There are four guys I know of that have the 19.5" x 6" Budd #89340 or 19.5" x 5.25" Budd #72070 wheels available. Maybe others will speak up. The closer the better to save you shipping costs. Stu
Might fit the truck, I'll defer to the others on that. My concern is that those tires might not fit your wheels. The widest 6 lug x 8.75" bolt circle wheels that I have record of are Accuride #28157 and #28670, both 6.75" wide. A 265/75R22.5" tire is spec'd for either a 7.5" or 8.25" rim. I don't find a quick reference for the diameter of that tire but know that either a 9R22.5" or 10R22.5" will fit the above rims. They are 38" and 40" range and will fill up your wheel wells. Stu