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Old 01-01-2010, 07:22 PM   #1
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I'm wanting to change the rims on my 2 Trilliums, one is a 1978, other one a 79..Both are 5 lug..Was wondering if anyone knows what will fit?? I was wanting to go to a 14" or even 15" if they will fit inside the wheel well...What I'd like to know is if they are Ford patern Chevy or whatever..

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Old 01-01-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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Bolt pattern is Ford/Dodge. Ranger/Mazda or Dodge rims will fit. There is a concern about using these types (auto rims) as opposeed to trailer specific, so be forwarned....
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:54 PM   #3
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Purchased these 13" for my Trillium from JC Whitney. Made for trailers.





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Old 01-01-2010, 09:00 PM   #4
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Bolt pattern is Ford/Dodge. Ranger/Mazda or Dodge rims will fit. There is a concern about using these types (auto rims) as opposeed to trailer specific, so be forwarned....
Why such a concern on car rims...By the way a very nice trailer you got there, where did you get the rims you have? What size are they? Peter those pictured are 6 lug...How much were they from JC Whitney? Thanks again RANDY
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:50 PM   #5
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Yes the one pictured is 6 lug. The 13" I purchased are 5 lug. The web site has them for $71.99 which included the centre cap.

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Old 01-01-2010, 11:38 PM   #6
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Why such a concern on car rims...By the way a very nice trailer you got there, where did you get the rims you have? What size are they? Peter those pictured are 6 lug...How much were they from JC Whitney? Thanks again RANDY
Randy, I believe the concern over auto rims versus trailer rims has to do with how the rims bolt to the axle hub. Aparently they DO fit but someone more knowledgable about this concern will be better fit to give an acurate reason. The Trailer Goddess and I have been running them now for about 5 years, if that means anything to ya. The trailer rims are from American racing and are of the Torque Thrust family of rims. The rims on the trailer are a match for the rims on our T/V.!!!!
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:43 AM   #7
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:12 AM   #8
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Here is a link to another source for trailer wheels. Ricks Tire & Wheel

http://ricks-tire.com/trailer-wheels-c-35.html
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:23 PM   #9
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Dude, way to pimp out your rolling crib. Really though, what kind of rims do you have on your vehicle? Spinners? Do the vehicle rims go with the trailer rims? If you make the change, submit a picture of both vehicle and trailer together. I think they look really cool.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:39 PM   #10
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Has anybody ever ordered rims in Canada or can recommend any site in Canada. I see Ricks do not even offer to ship to Canada. I would like to get a nice set of rims for my 78 Trill and Canadian Tire just don't have them.

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Old 03-15-2010, 02:46 PM   #11
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I noticed Candian Tire had some aluminium rims they were offering as an alternative to black steel wheels for snow tires. It occurred to me when I saw them they'd make a nice trailer wheel. They are similar to the JC Whitney wheel mentioned before.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:04 PM   #12
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yup, I looked at them but they are only available in 15 and 16 inch.

THey don't even make a plastic hubcap that doesn't look like crap for 13 inch
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:46 AM   #13
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In the Document section you can access the page for Axles and Running Gear. Now pull down the page for the Stud Spacing chart. Print this and mark the studs that match yours.[ Probably 4 1/2"] Measure the offset on your wheels and you're ready to go shopping.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:38 AM   #14
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I don't really understand this completely, but the issue is something like that car rims are hub centric and trailer rims are lug centric --- or something like that? It sounds like it would be important, but I don't know enough about it to say for sure. (If I understood it better I would probably remember it!)

Could someone elaborate? Also, it would be interesting to know what the danger or wear problem is when substituting one for the other.

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