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Old 04-29-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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I bought a 1962 tradewinds with 15 inch wheels with the split wheels. I want to buy new tires for it but want to know what you guys think about the split rims. Would you keep them or get solid rims? Would you keep the old look or go with some new aluminum wheels? Im not that worried about the money part because I want a nice trailer. Would you keep the 15 or go up to the 16? Thanks For you help. Scott
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:42 PM   #2
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Get rid of the split rims, they're dangerous!!

Staying with 15" rims is fine but the 16" size gives you more options. I put aluminum wheels on my '72 and love them. You can see them in my blog.
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Get rid of the split rims, they're dangerous!!

Staying with 15" rims is fine but the 16" size gives you more options. I put aluminum wheels on my '72 and love them. You can see them in my blog.
I'm with Mike, you will probably have a hard time finding someone to touch them. new aluminum rims are available for $90 ea. or steel for $40 ea.

When I was looking for new rims the guys in the shops just laughed when they saw the old ones
Good luck Doug
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I'd go with black steel wheels. Whether they are 15 or 16" depends on how long your wheel wells are. If you have 30" openings you will have a hard time finding a decent 16" tire that fits. If the opening is 32" you have more choices.
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