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oldieoldie #1453416 Tue May 31 2022 02:04 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
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Thanks, I’m glad I didn’t buy wheels I can’t use. I guess I’ll have to stick with 19.5”. Maybe this is why so few big bolts get back on the road.

1954 Chevy custom 261CID, T-5 5 Speed.
1952 Chevy 6400 2 ton hydraulic flat bed.
oldieoldie #1453474 Wed Jun 01 2022 12:01 AM
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Depending on how many miles you want to put on it, and even that's a small consideration, you can certainly run multi piece wheels and 20" tires as original, nothing really wrong with them.
More info here

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1948 Chevrolet 6400 [] - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
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oldieoldie #1453475 Wed Jun 01 2022 12:05 AM
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I don’t know enough about them to find some that will work. I’ve heard that after they are worn a certain amount they are wont to come apart.

1954 Chevy custom 261CID, T-5 5 Speed.
1952 Chevy 6400 2 ton hydraulic flat bed.
oldieoldie #1453512 Wed Jun 01 2022 03:25 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 4,846
So I am not sure I am following everything. Am I correct that you have found some wheels that you think will fit your vehicle, but they now have 295/75R22.5 junk tires on them? If so, it is very common for people to mount 295/75/R22.5 on stuff like farm trucks because they are so plentiful. I am in the trucking business and I can't give them away. I have to pay disposal fee. They will fit , but they are certainly not recommended. 295/75R22.5 should have a rim 8.25" wide. If you have found 22.5 some wheels to fit your vehicle, A 19.5 tire will be much smaller diameter than wheat cam new on your truck. I would buy them. They are very scarce. Throw away the junk 295/75R22.5 and buy some 9 R22.35 or 10 R22.5. The 7x22.5 and 8x22.5 tires became obsolete 50 years ago. And 9x225 and 10x22.5 is what everyone used and had no problems.

oldieoldie #1453513 Wed Jun 01 2022 03:28 AM
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Just make sure the bolt pattern is 10 on 7.25”, not 10 on 8.75”!


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
oldieoldie #1453631 Wed Jun 01 2022 11:19 PM
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I was told those tires would be on rims that are at least 8” wide and I shouldn’t use rims wider than 6”. Also that 10/22.5 tires are too wide also.

1954 Chevy custom 261CID, T-5 5 Speed.
1952 Chevy 6400 2 ton hydraulic flat bed.
oldieoldie #1453640 Thu Jun 02 2022 12:17 AM
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The Firestone 10R 22.5 that I had mounted on my 6" wheels look fine, not deformed, the duals have plenty of space between them so they won't kiss, the shop that mounted them said they will be ok on those wheels, it sure makes a world of difference on the way it rides.

1957 Chevrolet 5700 LCF 283 SM420 single speed rear, 1955 IH 300U T/A, 1978 Corvette 350 auto, 1978 Yamaha DT175, 1999 Harley Davidson Softail Fat Boy
oldieoldie #1453700 Thu Jun 02 2022 03:42 PM
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10X22.5 tires will run right along side of a 9x20 tube required tire which was a very common tire for your size truck back in its day. And it will work just fine. Whoever is telling you stuff i reading thing out of a book and never experienced it in real life. However, asE as EdPruss stated make sure they are10 on 7.25 bolt circle. If they are 10 on 8.75 they are worth srap iron price and the disposal fee of the tire will be more than the worth of the wheel. Whoever is blowing smoke up your chimney about the width may be doing the ame thing about the bolt cirfle

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