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Old 04-20-2015, 04:05 PM   #1
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I had a brainstorm...ok fart. ...

I'm getting new tires for my 1994 Tour master (that's for another topic) and I have a set of nice aluminum rims from my 2000 F250. They're 8 lug 16 inch just like my 5th wheel. I measured both and it looks like they are 2 1/2 inches on center.

Anyone ever do that? Use truck rims on a 5er?

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I've used a factory steel wheel from the spare on my Dodge truck on my 5er years ago; but only a short distance.
As for using an alloy wheel , because of the side loading on the rim during turns on the 5er axles, I'd want to contact the wheel manufacturer to be on the safe side.

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Old 04-20-2015, 07:34 PM   #3
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Trailer wheels are required to have a zero offset.
Truck wheels have lots of offset which can and will take a trailers bearing out rather quickly and can and will break lugs. I found that out the hard way many years ago when I was smarter than my equipment trailer mfg who told me not to use truck wheels on my trailers.

I would use a trailer wheel on the 5er....even as a spare..
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:48 AM   #4
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OK...that settles it. It WAS a brain fart.
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:35 PM   #5
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X2, you need 0 offset wheels and the Ford 8 lug bolt pattern is not the same as every other 8 lug. It's close but not the same, I think the ford it a metric pattern.
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