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Old 11-26-2018, 07:24 AM   #15
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MrSalt,

I had the 6 lug axle/wheels.

The reason my wheels didn't fit on the new axles was the diameter of the center hole was not large enough. I think they call it the center pilot hole...

The wheels would "fit" but they wouldn't slide all the way back on the center hub. It seemed that the OLD axles had a center hub thing that was flat, while the new axles had a center hub thing that got bigger towards the back.

I had a similar problem of the lug nuts not going all the way on. Once I got the new wheels, with a 4.25" diameter hole, they were able to slide all the way back to the brake/drum assembly. Does that make sense?



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Hey there -
Axle is on, and looks good... but I'm wondering about the wheels. In your blog you mentioned that your wheels didn't fit. Was it the 6 lug vs 5? Mine fit on the lugs, but I'm a bit unsure of the offset. Looks like they could be sitting in a bit more, and the lugnuts don't seem to be grabbing as much of the bolts as seems comfortable. I could have done some measurements, but it was about 34 when I was finished and I was pretty wiped out. (and I only had to do one axle!)

Two photos for before and after...

I'm pretty happy with it, but wondering if new rims are needed...
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:53 AM   #16
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MrSalt,

I had the 6 lug axle/wheels.

The reason my wheels didn't fit on the new axles was the diameter of the center hole was not large enough. I think they call it the center pilot hole...

The wheels would "fit" but they wouldn't slide all the way back on the center hub. It seemed that the OLD axles had a center hub thing that was flat, while the new axles had a center hub thing that got bigger towards the back.

I had a similar problem of the lug nuts not going all the way on. Once I got the new wheels, with a 4.25" diameter hole, they were able to slide all the way back to the brake/drum assembly. Does that make sense?
Bambibooth --

That makes perfect sense, and I suspect that's exactly my issue as well. I'll be back out at the camper in the next day or two, and will double-check. At the time, I was just happy to get the Argosy back on the ground.

As I'd been thinking about it, I had ben wondering if I needed offset rims, but this seems like the simpler answer.

Thank you.
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:19 PM   #17
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New wheels ordered!

...right now those wheels will be the cleanest looking thing on the outside of the Argosy!
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