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Upgrading to 17-1/2 Rims That Have 8 on 6-1/2 Inch Bolt Pattern

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Hello We have a fifth wheel 2 axles, RIM 16’’ and we want upgrade to 17.5 we have : RIM 16x7 8 lugs on 6,5’’ Central hole 4,90 nuts 16/9 -18 rated 3950 lbs 110 ps we hare looking for: rim exactly the same size in 17.5 ‘’ rim only, not with tire RIM : 17.5x7 or 17.5x6 with more load range 8 lugs on 6,5’’ Central hole 4,90 nuts 16/9 -18

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We have a number of 17-1/2" wheels with an 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern for you to choose from, with the only minor differences being that the pilot diameter of the larger wheels wouldn't be 4.9", it would be smidgen smaller at either 4.75" or 4.76". The nuts are also a touch different; instead of 16/9" they would be 5/8".

There are a couple options I recommend taking a look at, starting with the Taskmaster Solid Center Wheel # TA45ZR. This wheel has a corrosion-resistant 3-step powder coat finish, includes the metal valve stem, and has a wheel capacity of 6,005 lbs. I also suggest checking out the Taskmaster Modular Wheel # TA35ZR. It also includes the metal valve stem and has a 3-coat finish, along with a wheel capacity of 5,956 lbs.

I've added links to video reviews of both of these wheels for you to take a look at, as well as a link to our page with each of our 17-1/2", 8 on 6-1/2 wheels.

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