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International......19" to 22.5"???

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by tthomass, May 25, 2008.

  1. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,496

    Found an International of interest but it has 19" wheels. I worried about clearance with the underbody boxes etc. Can I take the 22.5" wheels off of my wrecked International and bolt them on? I know the speedo will be off but that doesn't matter.

    Both trucks are 4300 series and 2002 models.
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    The thing you will have to watch for is the gearing. The truck is geared for low pro rubber you put 22.5s the gearing will end up too tall. I can't remember if the brakes are smaller on the 19.5 low pro.

    Also check the axle ratings if they are 10-21 your good to go if the truck has 8-17,500 keep looking for a different truck.

    You are right about lack of ground clearance you will run into troubles with 19.5 low pro tires.

    Does this truck have a 466 ?

    Good Luck
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    You would need to swap springs, gears, etc. Not worth the time. Low profiles international suck.

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