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Trailer Wheels with 6 on 5-1/2 Bolt Pattern and at Least 4-1/2 Pilot Hole to Fit 225/75-15 Tires

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Looking for some wheels / rims.... I need to find some Wheels to Mount ST225 75 R15 to. It has to be 6 Lug on 5.5 So whatever you say 6 on 5.5 the Center Hole Pilot Hole has to be 4.25 or 4 1/4 Inches The LHHA302 Video States the Pilot Hole is 4.29 so here is where me and Dad Argues back and Forth I say 4.29 is Bigger than 4.25 or 4 1/4 and he states that it is Smaller? Who is right? Either way we still need a Rim that will go over and can be Mounted on a 4 1/4 Opening and that is 6 Lugs and is 15 Inch. BUT he thinks he needs a 7 Inch Wide Wheel / Rim where this is 6 Inch Wide He is going to Measure the other Rims Tomorrow the 6 Inch ones might do Fine to Mount a ST 225 75 R15 to them.....Just the Hole has to be 4.25 4 1/4 or a Smidgen Bigger......

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Wow, you've got a lot going on in that question. First of all we'll get the math out of the way: Tell your dad I'm sorry but 4.29 minus 4.25 equals 0.04. So 4.29 is the larger number by 4 hundredths of an inch. On another hand, he's correct that a 225/75-15 tire can fit a 7 inch wide rim. It actually fits on a 6 and 6-1/2 inch as well and generally with trailers skinnier is better so the tire is more directly under the weight. But all three widths fit which means the Lionshead, part # LHHA302, you looked at is an option. I attached a video of the wheel that you can take a look at. If you want to compare the width of your current wheels make sure you're measruing bead seat to bead seat. This is shown around the 1:15 mark in the video. All of the steel wheels we carry that are 15 inches with a 6 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern are 6 inches wide.

I dug out all of the 15 inch steel wheels with a 6 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern and larger than a 4-1/4 pilot hole for you:

Lionshead with 4.29 pilot hole
# LHHA302 (as already mentioned) # LHHA312

Dexstar with 4.27 pilot hole # AM20560 # AM20552 # AM20535 # AM20532 # AM20539

There are also some from Taskmaster with a 4.25 inch pilot but I figured that was too close for comfort.

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