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Re: 22.5s on my bus
Possum #1354001 Wed Apr 08 2020 04:17 AM
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Shop Shark
A few more steps down the road I'll notch the frame and put in air bags and it will let me go down lower. I'd like to go 3-4 more inches. And the air bags will give me a much softer ride too.


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Re: 22.5s on my bus
fclaridge #1354174 Thu Apr 09 2020 01:46 PM
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I have been calling around trying to find someone that can replace tires for when the time comes for my 47, seems like I may be out of luck. Fclaridge what is your adapter pattern is it just custom to what you wanted or did they use something that is existing. I noticed the stock lugs are 5 bolt so is it a 5-10 lug conversion that you are using, just kinda trying to wrap my head around all of this.

Seems that there is not a direct replacement wheel out there for these trucks so might as well go with the 22.5 wheels and radial tires.

Re: 22.5s on my bus
fclaridge #1354204 Thu Apr 09 2020 03:36 PM
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My bolt pattern is the 10 on 7.25 with a 5.25 bore. It is the 5-10 lug set up. That bolt pattern is also used in some modern trucks, but the adapters are made to order and I am sure yours could be made too. What is your pattern? I could ask the guy that made mine and see what he says. Then from there just get modern semi truck 22.5s and put on some 22.5 tires and bolt it on your truck.


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Re: 22.5s on my bus
Jacket4256 #1354262 Thu Apr 09 2020 08:47 PM
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'Bolter
Originally Posted by Jacket4256
I have been calling around trying to find someone that can replace tires for when the time comes for my 47, seems like I may be out of luck.

Your local car/light truck tire shop will not work, you need to call the big rig truck tire shop, they will work on multi piece rims as long as they are not the Firestone RH-5's...

You may also need to order your tires from Nebraska Tire, Chicago Tire or Miller Tire, as not to many shops stock our small size truck tires

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Re: 22.5s on my bus
fclaridge #1389612 Thu Dec 24 2020 12:32 AM
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Iā€™m very interested in these adaptors, can you tell me the manufacturer? Mine would be the same with one exception, a 4.75 center.

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Re: 22.5s on my bus
fclaridge #1389631 Thu Dec 24 2020 03:14 AM
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'Bolter
Just make a slim adapter to go from 4.75ā€ to 5.25ā€.

Ed


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'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
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