HWT Tires and Wheels - Wheel Only - AM22660HWTB Review

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Review of Americana Tires and Wheels AM22660HWTB


Today we're going to review part number AM2260HWTB. This is the Americana Heavy Duty 16" x 6-1/2" Aluminum HWT Series S5 Split-Spoke Trailer Wheel with the 8 on 6-1/2" bolt pattern and black highlights. This wheel is a durable corrosion resistant aluminum construction. Has the Series S5 split-spoke design. As you can see, each spoke has a split in it. Has the black on the side or the accents of it.

It's very unique and appealing. The black on the sides and the accents and then the face and the outer edge of the wheel is actually machine finish; that's why it gives it a nice shine. Then they protect the wheel with a clear coat finish over the whole wheel, front and back of the wheel. This is a high quality wheel which meets the Department of Transportation specifications. This wheel is a heavy duty rated wheel. The reason we say that is because tires that are mounted on this will carry very heavy load capacity.

Because of that the tires will need a very high psi air pressure in the tire to get those high load ratings. Because of that usually a normally rubber stem doesn't always work because they don't go to high enough psi. This wheel will come with a installed metal valve stem. A metal valve stem is made to meet those high psi ratings of this heavy duty wheel. The metal valve stem will be included. The rim dimension on this is the diameter is 16".

The width is 6-1/2" wide. Just to give you an idea when you go to measure a wheel if you ever need to measure it. Basically when you measure a wheel you're going to measure bead seat to bead seat where the tire bead seats on the wheel. Basically when a tire is mounted on this wheel the beads of the tire would seat right here so what you're measuring is inside to inside where the beads would seat. If we put a ruler on it you can see 16" for the diameter.

If we do the width, the width is bead seat to bead seat again. We don't want to measure overall; it's inside to inside. If you put a ruler on that you can see it's 6-1/2". Diameter 16"; the width is 6-1/2". The bolt pattern on this wheel you can see is an 8-hole on 6-1/2" bolt pattern. The way to measure that if you need to is on a wheel that has a even number of lugs like in this case 8, all you'll have to do is pick any lug hole. We'll pick this one; you'll measure from the center right here, go directly across to the center of the hole right across from it - very simple. We're going to do center to center right here. If we put a ruler on that, center to center is 6-1/2", so 8-lug, 6-1/2" bolt pattern. This will use the wheel lug size of 1/2" x 20 or 9/16 x 18. The pilot hub diameter which is the opening right here, this large hole in the center of the wheel this goes over the hub on your trailer, the diameter of this is called the pilot hub diameter would be 4.9". Then the weight capacity of this wheel is 3,960 pounds. That should do it for the review on part number AM2260HWTB, the Americana Heavy Duty 16" x 6-1/2" Aluminum HWT Series S5 Split-Spoke Trailer Wheel with the 8 on 6-1/2" bolt pattern. .


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