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semi wheels

so will any semi wheel work? as long as you get the 8 to 10 bolt adapters? reason i ask is, im sure there are deals to be had at a semi truck recycler for wheels. what about bus wheels?


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Keep in mind there are two different size wheels that are used on semi's: 22 inch low profile, and 24 inch. Which ones are you looking for?

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22s with the reg tire, i dont want low pros. but i was reading on one of the sites, a lot of the wheels are out of round or not true. im starting to wonder if it really is more work then just getting a set of wheels from a scrap yard

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There are a few things you need to worry about. There are different bolt patterns in the Alcoas. So you need wheels for the correct bolt pattern of the adaptors you plan on using. Stay away from steel wheels unless you use two for the inners in the rear. The steels are just to heavy. As far as tires goes, most commercial tires are out of round. There are some tire companies that make good round tires and the Sumitomos are one of them. If you get a set of tires that are out of round, it's hard to get a good balance. But, you can have them shaved to true them up. It's best to spend the extra time and money on good tires. This will cause less problems down the road.

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so would it just be worth the extra coin to get the package deals like on chrome wheel and duallywheels 4 u? its like 4grand?

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there are 2 different styles of rims, ball and seat or hub-piloted

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there are 2 different styles of rims, ball and seat or hub-piloted

and which one am i looking for?

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so would it just be worth the extra coin to get the package deals like on chrome wheel and duallywheels 4 u? its like 4grand?
Well, it depends on what you want. I got my setup from www.duallywheels4u.com I just didn't won't to worry about having to refurbish and polish out a set of used wheels and then worry about if they are damaged in any way. Adaptors are going to run around $900 and then around $1500 for tires. So depending on how much you can get a used set for, it may or may not pay off to fix a used set.

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and which one am i looking for?
You are looking for hub-piloted wheels to use with the adaptors.

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so if my math is right, a brand new set with new adapters and new tires from one of these sites will put the package at around 3800-4000?

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so if my math is right, a brand new set with new adapters and new tires from one of these sites will put the package at around 3800-4000?
Yes. www.duallywheels4u.com has this listed on there website: 22.5 Classic - 4 Aluminum, 2 Steel Wheels + 255/70R22.5 ST727 HWY Tires, Sale Price $3,699.00 + shipping. You can allow somewhere around $400 for shipping.

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just put 255/70R22.5 ST's on my 06 mega cab and am having trouble getting a the wobble out at higher speeds. I had all six tires balanced and weighed and still the ride degridation. Any suggestions
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just put 255/70R22.5 ST's on my 06 mega cab and am having trouble getting a the wobble out at higher speeds. I had all six tires balanced and weighed and still the ride degridation. Any suggestions
You might want to take a look at this. I have them installed along with my 22.5's, tires are Double Coin, and they really help smooth things out.

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Also follow this post. He's about to install a set on the rear to hopefully help with a ride problem he's having with his setup.

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