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Old 03-08-2017, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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13, 14 or 15 inch light weight wheels for 5 on 4.5'' or 4 on 4'' hub

This post goes hand in hand with this:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ire-34883.html
I know I said I didn't want to buy different rims and different hubs because I didn't think it was in the budget.
Well it's back on the table.
So I'm looking for light weight wheels.
I don't know if 13 inch tires can even handle the capacity I'm looking for which is at least 1,200 pounds per tire.
But I know 14 and 15 inch tires are good for that much weight.
Any one know good make, model and year combinations I should check into?

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Old 03-08-2017, 09:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I did not know 145/R12 tires came in load range E.
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I did not know 145/R12 tires came in load range E.
Our fork trucks come with 6" wheels that hold many tons

With enough $$$$ anything is possible

Another place to look isspace saver spares, I have a set of 13" on my c-car that are rated at1300lbs each, just as long as you don't drive fast they are fine
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Old 03-09-2017, 12:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I went and looked up how much those light weight honda civic VX wheels weigh, because they are 13 inch and supposedly very light weight for a car wheel.
They weigh just under 10 pounds.
I went to tractor supply because I know they usually have 13'' bare steel trailer rims on the shelf.
I grabbed one of the steel trailer rim's and weighed it, it weighed in just under 12lb.
Only saving exactly 2 pounds per side.
I can only get load range D on a 145/13. Which is good for about 1,600lb.

Looks at this point the 145/12R load range E is the winner with its low price and 1,600lb weight rating and the overall size I'm looking for.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have been using the load range E, 145mm wide 12 inch rim alloy 5 on 4.5'' wheels for a little over a year now and I am very pleased.
I really beat the heck out of my trailer. I have been using my little trailer with these wheels between 10 and 15 days per month, every month for the last year.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Possible wheel swaps:
13" CRX HF OEM (higher RPM & just under 13lbs)*
13" Civic VX 8 spoke (higher RPMs but only 9.7 lbs.)
14" Civic HX 8 spoke (approx 11.75 lbs)
14" first generation Honda Insight (11lbs)*
14" Civic Hybrid 2003-2005 (approx 14 lbs)
14" x 4.5", 4x100, 46 Offset, 56.1 center bore (2014 Mitsu Mirage)
15" Mini Cooper R81 Imola 7-hole (12.1 lbs)
15" Mini Cooper R86 star-spoke (15 lbs)
15" Mini Cooper R96 7-spoke (13.8 lbs)
15" Enkei Classic J-speed (14.1 lbs)
15" Enkei RP-F1 (9.5 lb)*
15" Kosei K4R (10.7 lb)*
15" Konig Helium (11.2 lb) 40mm offset, hub bore 73.1mm*
15" Acura Integra GSR (94-95, 16lbs)
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175/70/14 Michelin Defender. Load index 87 which is 1201lb at xx psi. I literally just had these mounted up for mine. I fully expect them to last a hell of a lot longer than these bs small trailer tires...
Mileage warranty is 90,000 miles for a 2200lb civic. I wonder what it will be for a 700 pound trailer?
And yes they are civic tires dismounted and put on amazon trailer wheels lol
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I believe that my 12 inch load range E tires are shorter rated for 1,500 to 1,600 lb.
But 1,200 per tire would work for most people.
A free used civic tire on a used or new trailer rim would be a lot cheaper than my 12 inch tires.

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