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Old 06-20-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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Another Wheel Question

Just purchased a wheel for my 73 A/S to use as a spare. My current tires are 15x7. The rim has a stamp on the inside 15x6. Am I about to regret purchasing this wheel or is it the same thing that I currently have only with a 15X7 TIRE?
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:47 PM   #2
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You are OK if you have 7.00-15 tires. Usually tires have the width first, then the diameter, and rims are diameter first, then width. Your 7.00-15 tires can use a rim as narrow as 15x5.5 inches.

Be sure to check the load rating of the new rim. It must be rated at least as high as the tire maximum.
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How do I check that?
Is there something stamped on the wheel?
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:04 PM   #4
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Weight should be stamped in wheel.Dave
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Right below the stamp 15x6L it has a K1 on the left and on the right, a circle with markings and an 8 stamped in the middle

Am I to assume the 8 stands for 8,000 lbs.?
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8000 lbs is too high for a wheel that size. It means something else. If you can't find a clear rating (like 2600) then ditch the wheel and buy a new one that's marked properly.
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Were all original A/S wheels stamped? This wheel came off of a 70 model, not sure what the length was. Would the stamp be on the inside of the wheel or the outside?
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Alcoa didn't stamp the load rating until 1977.
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