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Old March 18th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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I bought a rig that has split ring wheels. Not really liking the idea of split ring wheels I just figured I would use some adapters and it would be a easy fix to run some normal rims for light trail/road use.

It has a 5 by 6 7/8 bolt pattern and a hub that is just shy of 5" wide. That hub is what is causing the issue. It eliminates all of the 5 bolt patterns out there and most companies look down on the idea of me trying to run a 10 bolt adapter.

That left me to searching for different rims. And after being told over and over that they did not exist I found a military contractor that did make the one piece rims with a little over 200 currently in stock. They are DOT approved, are a direct bolt on, and can handle up to 3000 lbs.
The only issue is the cost. They are $385 plus tax and shipping from Augusta GA. I am looking at close to $2800 to get 5 of these to the door. Not to mention no one makes replacements meaning if I did need another it would be a matter of me grabbing my ankles and paying whatever needed to be paid.

So plan B is this little shop down the road called Red Barn Customs. But, before I give them a call and send them the info I thought I would get some feedback from members on here.

Plan C is to just to run the split ring rims as this is mainly a tow rig anyway. They are cheap and easy enough to replace as long as a lot of care is given and the pressures are watched closely. This would eliminate any chance of airing down though. The only upside is the potential to use run flats.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #2
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Why not just get H1 wheels and weld in a new center with the correct bolt pattern?
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Old March 18th, 2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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Why not just get H1 wheels and weld in a new center with the correct bolt pattern?

I knew I left something out sorry about that. I wish I could do that it would be so simple. The thing is that the offset is extreme similar to a dually or semi rim. I mean I could use a hummer rim and weld up a center ring. But the rig would look stupid with the tires sticking out like that.

Here is what I have:


Here is the one piece rim showing the backspacing a bit better.

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Old March 18th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #4
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john lukatch's shop. seen some cool stuff he put together. i know him personally from when he was running the yale figure 8 races. cool guy.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #5
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Check with stockton wheel

http://www.stocktonwheel.com/heavy_duty.html

Or just cut your centers out and weld them into new hoops. There are many places that will do that for you if you don't want to do it yourself. Your originals (guessing power wagon, M10x, M37 or similar), might even be riveted, not welded. Like smaller versions of the Deuce wheels.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 07:28 PM   #6
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the guys at red barn are cool!
they might be able to help ya.
stop by with a wheel and see what they think.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 07:31 PM   #7
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call these guys:

http://www.weldcraftwheels.com/index.html
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Red Barn does nice work. They have done several things for me.
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Flip the Hummer wheels over and weld the new center in from the backside. You will have to move the air stem, but it could buy you your backspacing, and look like a dually rim backwards. Make sure to use the double bead locks.
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Luke does nice work. Don't be afraid to use Red Barn
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Old March 21st, 2012, 08:50 AM   #11
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What axles are you running that put you in this situation?
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Old March 21st, 2012, 09:26 AM   #12
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+1 for Red Barn; I have a good friend that went to school with the owner - if you're able to stay on my buddy's good side for 30+ years - you're good in my book.

All I know as when he showed me his website, I was impressed.
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Marsh Racing also makes custom ones:

http://www.mrt-wheels.com/
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Im sure we can build you a set of wheels for your rig. We build alot of custom wheels for alot of differant apps.......the shop number is 810-650-8641 . I wont be back until friday. Have Amber take down all your info and I will call you back on friday

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and yes we are from MICHIGAN........
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Hearing all good things.
Defiantly going to snag the spare and arrange something. When I get back in town around Thanksgiving (hopefully sooner).

Thanks for all the great advise.
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