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Great wheel combo for duals! #1301709
Mon Mar 04 2019 08:13 PM
Mon Mar 04 2019 08:13 PM
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bluechev  Offline OP
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I’ve acquired 6 Dodge Ram 4500 10 lug 19.5 wheels . Centers from original 18” dual wheels are a perfect fit. I’ve seen a truck already running wheels done this way I’ll try to post a pic when I can find it. 225/70r19.5 tires are common as dirt and very affordable, they’re within an inch of the height of the original 700-18 tires.

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Re: Great wheel combo for duals! [Re: bluechev] #1301715
Mon Mar 04 2019 09:13 PM
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Very nice!

I've done the measurements and thought this was possible, glad to see someone finally make 19.5" wheels with original 8 hand hole centers.

You should be able to use many if not all 19.5" rims you may find, not just from a Dodge, measure the inside diameter of donor rim compared to the outside diameter of you original center. Some machine work may yet be necessary for a good fit.

Look at 8R19.5 tires, also very available and they're taller a little than the original 18" tires and still skinny, they look good and you go faster. They look best on a 6" wide rim, but also fit 6.75" rim if that's what you want to use.


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Re: Great wheel combo for duals! [Re: bluechev] #1301718
Mon Mar 04 2019 11:01 PM
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Grigg, the dodges are the only one I know of that measure right but I’m sure there’s more. I know the 19.5 GM stepvan wheels I had on my old 1 ton and like I think you have on your GMC are too small. The 8r19.5 would be my first choice but they are just too expensive, not so much for steer tread but the only drive or mud treads available are from the top name brands and you’re talking $350 and up apiece. I know I could go with steer tread tires in the back but it’s just not the look I want. I like these: https://www.tirerecappers.com/tires/mud-terrain-tires/lt22570r19-5-retread-lug-mt/

Last edited by bluechev; Tue Mar 05 2019 01:18 AM.

Robert French MY3800FIRETRUCK
Re: Great wheel combo for duals! [Re: bluechev] #1301745
Tue Mar 05 2019 01:57 AM
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Here we go! Pics of ones already done!

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Re: Great wheel combo for duals! [Re: bluechev] #1301768
Tue Mar 05 2019 05:50 AM
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That is a cool truck! How did you do the hood? Did you splice a regular 3100 hood into a big bolt hood?
How did you build the back doors?



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Re: Great wheel combo for duals! [Re: bluechev] #1301769
Tue Mar 05 2019 05:58 AM
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bluechev  Offline OP
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I didn’t build the guy who did just gave me the idea for the wheels. It’s on an 07 duramax chassis. I like it too but my style is way more old school than that.


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Re: Great wheel combo for duals! [Re: bluechev] #1301811
Tue Mar 05 2019 06:25 PM
Tue Mar 05 2019 06:25 PM
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This is nice to know! I've been wanting to do something similar to some 17.5 singles I have off my '58.

Whats the inside diameter on those 19.5 wheels?

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Re: Great wheel combo for duals! [Re: Possum] #1301833
Tue Mar 05 2019 08:30 PM
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bluechev  Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Possum
This is nice to know! I've been wanting to do something similar to some 17.5 singles I have off my '58.

Whats the inside diameter on those 19.5 wheels?

17” plus a little.


Robert French MY3800FIRETRUCK
Re: Great wheel combo for duals! [Re: bluechev] #1306822
Fri Apr 12 2019 01:55 PM
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A quick how to on this new idea would be nice. Looks like a very good option. Do you need to cut out the centres? Thanks

Re: Great wheel combo for duals! [Re: can216] #1306892
Fri Apr 12 2019 11:39 PM
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bluechev  Offline OP
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Originally Posted by can216
A quick how to on this new idea would be nice. Looks like a very good option. Do you need to cut out the centres? Thanks

Yes the centers will need to be removed from the 19.5 Dodge wheels on a lathe. The original centers are removed by drilling out the rivets and slitting the rim with a torch or grinder. I’ll certainly write up a how too but it’ll be awhile as I’ve got several projects in front of it and money for machine shop work is non existent at the moment.


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