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Re: 20" split rim replacement [Re: HevyHauler] #366813 Mon Jan 28 2008 02:47 AM
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rscha97 Offline
New Guy
I believe my friend told me he had to pay about $200 each for the new accuride wheels, but he said he is getting the 22.5 tires a lot cheaper than the 20 inch tires.

Re: 20" split rim replacement [Re: rscha97] #366835 Mon Jan 28 2008 03:20 AM
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HevyHauler Offline
Shop Shark

Yes 22.5s are not only far superior to the old 20"tube type they are much cheaper too. That has to do with that supply and demand thing again nobody is buying then so there are no big stocks being kept anymore.
I changed mostly because my trucks are working trucks and the cost of flat repairs is much more on tube type not to mention you will have twice as many flats with the tube type.
Although expensive the change was very cost effective for me.

The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.
Grant from Roy, Washington
1956 6100 Chevy Dump Truck in the Gallery
1964 GMC Drump Truck in the Gallery
Re: 20" split rim replacement [Re: HevyHauler] #369587 Sat Feb 02 2008 04:43 PM
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starkweatherr Offline
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195? Chevy 3800 dump truck
1973 Chevy C30 cab and chassis
1987 Suburban 3/4 ton 6.2L Diesel
Re: 20" split rim replacement [Re: starkweatherr] #854953 Tue May 29 2012 05:19 PM
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sailorf21 Offline
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I know this is an old topic... but I came here and others likely do as well.

I have a 1963 C60 with 20" 10 bolt wheels. Here is what is current information as of 2012.

Accuride no longer makes a replacement wheel for this application. They will not do a limited run with holes to spec.

You are left with three options.

1. Replace your 20" tires with Chinese tires and have them mounted by an ever diminishing list of tire shops who will handle the Firestone RH-5 wheels.

2. Have custom rims drilled to your specs for hub pilot hole and bolt hole pattern. There is a business in Washington State that can do this

3. Have a custom shop cut your wheel centers out of the 20" wheels and weld them into 22.5 wheels. You still need to find narrow 22.5's, but that is easier than many other wheels.

Any other ideas? I am all out of them. I have chosen option 3 and found someone with experience doing this. It is done by professionals in the collector car and offroad world. Good luck to others - a friend is selling his 1955 1.5 ton because of the wheels!

Re: 20" split rim replacement [Re: sailorf21] #854984 Tue May 29 2012 06:48 PM
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Grigg Offline
Old thread yes...
In the mean time we have come up with a Wheel and tire Tech Tip that has lots of great wheel info.

Other options for the medium size 10 lug GM wheels with 8.75" bolt circle.
Find used Accuride 22.5" wheels with the correct bolt pattern.
Or used original (older) 22.5" wheels like this


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals
1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
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"First, get a clear notion of what you desire to accomplish, and then in all probability you will succeed in doing it..." -Henry Maudslay-
Re: 20" split rim replacement [Re: Grigg] #855187 Wed May 30 2012 10:31 AM
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speed 6351 Offline
Shop Shark
Hi Grigg;
I wanted to make a couple of additions to your excellent article on wheels. A rule of thumb is if the wheel size includes a ".5",it's designed to be tubeless. Also,on the one ton duallies from the late 50's/early 60's,switching the 17.5's to 16's isn't hard on the front. (I changed on my '62 because I could get new 16" wheels and tires for less than JUST the 17.5 tires.) I used short shank mag style lug nuts and washers,had to drill the lug holes about 1/32" bigger for the sleeves to fit when I put 'em on my '62,but the 16's wouldn't fit over the big brake drums on the corporate rear end,so I was stuck with the 17.5's,17's,18's which are about the same price,or possibly going to 19.5's,which are more common than 17.5's but still about the same price,so no savings there. This is probably all academic by now-everyone's changing to 19.5's now. As you indicated in the article,it's a good idea to test fit new wheels before mounting tires on 'em.

1954 GMC 350
1957 GMC 1/2 ton
1962 Chevy C-30
1952 Chevy 6400 dump bed project truck
'98 Harley FLSTC
'66 Pontiac Catalina
'76 Chevy 1 ton Duallie
'84 Bronco II
'78 Dodge W-200
'81 Toyota 4X4 truck
Re: 20" split rim replacement [Re: speed 6351] #855369 Thu May 31 2012 04:35 AM
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emptyoilcan Offline
New Guy
I have a friend that had some adapters made so he could put 'super singles' on the rear of his big bolt. He DOES NOT put a load on it.

Re: 20" split rim replacment [Re: ] #1074551 Sun Dec 21 2014 05:00 AM
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New Guy
Im interested in your wheels can you send pic to y phone 8327405026

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