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Old 02-07-2017, 03:58 PM
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I need to address the tires and wheels on the 59 GMC 370 I bought. The tires are 20".... 8.25 I think... I've read about "widow makers" vs snap ring rims etc but still can't quite wrap my head around the difference enough to know exactly what I have. When I was a teen I worked with snap ring tires off big trucks so I'm not really afraid of those but if I had my choice, I'd much rather upgrade to either a 19.5 or a 22.5 " tubeless rim and tire. Unfortunately, this old truck has a 6 lug wheel so it's kind of tough finding a source for them. I know there are a fair amount of guys on the forum here that have more experience than me with these "big" wheels. Any knowledge or advise is appreciated. Thanks

This one looks like a snap ring rim, I can see the split in the ring.



Is this a widow maker? I don't see a split ring.

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Old 02-07-2017, 04:27 PM
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:18 PM
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What holds them together?
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:20 PM
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Any idea of a source for either a 19.5 or a 22.5 tubeless rim with this giant 6 lug bolt pattern?
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:16 PM
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check some of the import trucks mitsubishi , ud , isuzu some have that style
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:40 PM
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What's your bolt circle on those 6 lugs WB?
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:57 PM
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check out this ,http://www.roadkillcustoms.com/hot.....ce-Database.as...
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:02 PM
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http://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/...51534&page=all

according to a thread over on stovebolt, School buses up into the 80s and maybe early 90s had the 22.5s with the right pattern.
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Is the first picture a budd wheel?
I have them on the ambulance
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:50 PM
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