Originally Posted by Tatum81
I have 5 lugs, seem to be about an 8 inch pattern.
You missed a set by a year:
Dodge motor homes had that pattern--5 on 8". They are 19.5 tubeless, which ends up with a little shorter tire than you probably have.
9R x 22.5s will work, but finding 5 on 8" 22.5 wheels is probably impossible.
5 on 8" split ring wheels with tube tires would be better than the Firestone wheels.
You mention "Budd" wheels. Budd is a wheel maker, and afaik, did not make the "widow maker" type wheel. HOWEVER, the widow maker Firestone wheels are the "Budd" type wheel, vs. the "Dayton" type wheel which is very different. Scroll down here for a brief explanation and pic:
what are budd wheels? - The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network
Do your rims have a split locking ring around the outside of the front wheel and the insides of the duals? Or is there a separation inside the wheel?
Ford two piece rims
Look at the video in post #4 here. My dad had a GMC 6x6 with these wheels, and he had the big ax-looking hammer to unseat the bead. What fun to change tires on that POS. (at least he bought a 1" impact for the lugs--finally)
Looking for the specific difference between "Split Rings" and "Split Rims/Widowmaker"