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Old 08-09-2022, 07:08 PM   #1
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2005 Pace Arrow 22.5 wheels

The rim for our steer tire on our 2005 Pace failed. Had it welded and shop said they use stainless steel to do repairs. Still I'm uncomfortable with a welded rim and have been looking for a replacement. It's an 8 lug 22.5 x 6.75. Apparently they don't make them any longer. Closest I can find in an 8 lug is a 22.5 x 7.5. So if I go with them, I'll likely need two since I'm told I can't have different rims on the steer tires. Then I still have a potential fitment issue.

So I'm thinking to put the welded rim on one of the outside dually and look for a used rim. At least if it fails, it's not a steer tire.

Anyone have any thought on a welded rim? The weld is in the flat area between the two side walls. I'm told that's not a stress point so should be OK.
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I personally think welding rims to repair them is a terrible idea, particularly the aluminum ones. For a very long list of reasons that I won’t delve into but any insurance person or professional welder would most likely agree with me.

I would repair a steel rim with a welder if I was reasonably certain that it would never leave the farm or dirt track. If it was a carbon steel rim, I wouldn’t use stainless filler wire, I’d use the correct wire.

I think you might be able to find a good used rim if you look at salvage yards, perhaps Colaws. Heavy trucks don’t use that size of rim.
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Old 08-14-2022, 01:38 PM   #3
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Is this a W-22 Workhorse chassis ?

I don't believe the width difference will be a problem on rims used on the front axle , only if someone moves the rim to the rear and different offset reduces the dual tire spacing would there be an issue .
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I had a bent wheel and bought an original Workhorse replacement off E-Bay for $95 shipped. It was a nearly new wheel and the guy claimed that they were new vehicle takeoffs (from several years ago apparently). Part number on the wheel was exactly the same as my old wheel. This was about two years ago, but I'll post a link to the seller if I can find it.

EDIT: Found it. Seller company is called Wheels Express, Inc. in Rush Springs, Oklahoma and their E-Bay seller name is "bgfilip2000". I don't see any Workhorse wheels among their current listings, but you might try calling them at 580-476-2531. I seem to remember that they had quite a few of them when I bought mine.
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