Trailer rims

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by MP350, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. MP350

    MP350 LawnSite Member
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    Looking to get some 15" rims for my trailer to spruce up the look. What type of vehicle will fit the standard 15" rim? Plan on going to the junk yard,Thanks.
     
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It just depends on you bolt pattern, most likely a 4.5 on 5 but measure before you go, and they should have zero offset.
     
  3. h2oskier

    h2oskier LawnSite Senior Member
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    Most are the typical Chevy 4.5 on 5 pattern, industry standard.
     
  4. lowendrider

    lowendrider LawnSite Member
    from AL
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    The typical 5 on 4 1/2 is a Ford pattern. Most people call it a "small ford pattern" instead of the "large" 5 on 5 1/2. The smaller pattern was used on ford rangers and ford explorers..both are really common. Even Jeeps had this pattern..87-06 wranglers, cherokees, and the early grand cherokees.
     
  5. h2oskier

    h2oskier LawnSite Senior Member
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    WRONG, how many trailers have you seen rolling ford factory rims? :laugh:
     
  6. lowendrider

    lowendrider LawnSite Member
    from AL
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    Most everyone I see around here...including my own which has a set of American Racing gamblers 14x7 with a 5 on 4 1/2
     
  7. lowendrider

    lowendrider LawnSite Member
    from AL
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    Oh yeah..and I didn't say factory ford rims...I said 5 on 4 1/2 is a factory ford PATTERN. A factory ford wheel with this pattern would fit as long as the backspacing was ok for the trailer. Again...5 on 4 1/2 is a typical ford and jeep pattern. Typical GM for trailers is 5 on 4 3/4. Geez..do a simple google search.
     
  8. h2oskier

    h2oskier LawnSite Senior Member
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    Whats the rating on your hubs jr.
    :laugh:
     
  9. lowendrider

    lowendrider LawnSite Member
    from AL
    Posts: 40

    Hub rating...hmmm..don't know what this has to do with the OP needing to look for a FORD or JEEP vehicle if hes looking for a 5 on 4 1/2 lug pattern. BUT..I'll entertain..I have a 3500lb axle, I guess this means the hubs are rated for at least 1750lb each. Yeah, that makes sense. And my aluminum wheels which came off a ford ranger in a 14x7 size are rated at 1580lbs each. The tires are rated in the 1700lb range. So..using a little common sense I know I can haul 3160lb minus the weight of the trailer, which is more than I'm ever likely to put on my little 5x8 utility trailer.

    "Most are the typical Chevy 4.5 on 5 pattern, industry standard."

    Wrong..still don't know what this has to do with someone not knowing that 5 on 4 1/2 is a typical ford patten, and the typical chevy pattern for trailers is 5 on 4 3/4.
     

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