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Old 08-16-2022, 09:16 AM   #1
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Workhorse 225 x 6.75 wheel failure

Anyone have experience with BUYTRUCKWHEELS.COM?

Wheel on steer axle failed. Small pin hole on flat area between side walls. Had welded but not comfortable using it. Been looking for a replacement new or used. With one exception, I can't find anything that will work. The exception is the above company. They have steel wheels manufactured in Turkey. They are 22.5 x 7.5 - 8x275mm Jantsa steel wheels. Cost $300. each. They are bit larger than stock so I'll need two. Never heard of BUYTRUCKWHEELS or Jantsa.

One possibility would be to put the welded steer rim on outside dually. While I don't like doing this, I don't have a lot of options.

Anyone have a Workhorse wheel for sale or have any info these companies or welded rims?
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Old 08-16-2022, 09:29 AM   #2
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I would be checking with the junkyards, or Craigslist (bought one for our previous coach thru Craigslist) or similar type sites rather than pay $300 bucks.
I think I got the one I got for $50-$75.
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Old 08-16-2022, 09:40 AM   #3
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Mill supply looks to have the same rim for $240.00

No experience with buytruckwheels.com
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Old 08-16-2022, 10:41 AM   #4
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Have tried the local junk yards, eBay, amazon and craigslist. Nothing comes up. Checked Mill Supply and nothing comes up when I search for 22.5 wheels.

Fyrflie, did you search for 22. 5 wheels. If so, please let me know what you entered into the search box. I've search for 22.5 wheels and nothing comes up.
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Old 08-16-2022, 01:03 PM   #5
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Sorry about that.
The 8x225 mm are the numbers I clued in on are for a 19.5 wheel.
I will try to search around some more.
Sorry for the false info.
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Fyrflie, did you search for 22. 5 wheels. If so, please let me know what you entered into the search box. I've search for 22.5 wheels and nothing comes up.
I did find the same size wheel as you found. 22.5x 7.5 at Southwest Wheel.
Same price. $299
https://www.southwestwheel.com/p-5334-90614w.aspx

Not real helpful but a different source. I have purchased from them years ago and was happy.

Good luck in your search.
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Old 08-16-2022, 09:05 PM   #7
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Check with these people too:

https://wheelsexpressonline.com/

I bought a nearly new Workhorse 22.5 inch wheel from them 2 years ago for $95. Had the same Workhorse part number on it as the original.
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Old 08-16-2022, 09:33 PM   #8
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Gary,
Show me a picture of the welded area. Was it welded with a stick or a mig ?
I worked 9 years at the French and Hecht wheel plant in Davenport Iowa, and we made hundreds of thousands of OTR truck. tractor, and trailer wheels.
As their welding engineer, I inspected and tested to destruction hundreds of wheels each year.
I really would like to see the weld, prior to my opinion.
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gary.where you located?
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Cat, I'm in Los Angeles area

Flyer150015, just had new tire put on and didn't think to take pix. The weld is on the flat part of the tire. The tire dealer said it's not in a high risk area. But FWIW, he's a tire guy and doesn't do welding.

CamJam1, thanks for the link. Unfortunately, they don't have any at the moment.


Just put new tires on the Pace. The tire dealer can get me aluminum wheel for $275 each. So I'm thinking maybe buy 4 and sell the steel rims to reduce my cash outlay. That way I'd have 4 aluminums for not much more than the 2 steel wheels for Buytruckwheels.com.

Anyone have any thoughts on this option?
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If the aluminum rims are Alcoa's, that is a great price, and you will reduce the overall weight by 2/3 rds .
A wise move......

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reason i asked is i am doing just that.i picked up 4 alcoa's and have my fronts mounted with new tires,and hopefully getting my 2 inner rear steels and the other 2 alcoa's done this fall.so i have my 2 fronts but to ship a wheel to you would cost ya,they are heavy.go for the alcoa's,they look awesome.
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I bought my Alcoas from By Truck Wheels.com and they were excellent to deal with. They knew the exact valve stems I would need so that each of the 6 caps faced the outside. They recommended a great shop on the east side of Columbus and had my new wheels delivered to them. I had them all installed when I drove through about a month later. I paid about $2000 for the wheels, all the caps and hardware. The Alcoas are excellent wheels.

The thickness of the disk is one concern when swapping to aluminum wheels. The W22 and W24 don't have super long lug studs. he Alcoa disc is about .075" thinner than the Aluminum Accuride disk. A single aluminum rim mated up to a steel rim on the back side of the dual is not too much for the existing stud length. With the Alcoa wheel you have about 1.5 threads showing when the lug nut is fully torqued. You will have slightly less than that with the Accuride aluminum wheel. You should still have a full thread showing with the lug nut fully torqued.

I kept one steel wheel and sold the other three.
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