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Old 07-13-2020, 06:42 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried HWT wheels?

I have a 2014 and the original wheels are Sendel 15" 02

https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Tir...hoCNMgQAvD_BwE

I was getting metal Dell Valve Stems installed and Colonial Airstream noticed that the wheels are cracked near the lug nuts. I also have corrosion on all 4 wheels near the center hub. See Pics. Sendel said it was from the metal 4.25" chrome hubs where they have rubbed on clear coat and caused corrosion. Colonial thinks that someone may have torqued them down to hard. I have owned this Airstream for two years and we are the 2nd owners.

I was looking for replacements and the 2 best options are Sendel and HWT.

https://recstuff.com/trailer-wheels/...trailer-wheel/


HWT claims to have a better system to make sure the wheel is secure. They call it Improved clamp force. This is from their website

"Improved clamp force (ICF) technology helps to keep wheel securely in place
Bulletproof joint created between wheel and hub when properly installed
Eliminate the need for constant retightening of lug nuts"

Has anyone using this brand and what is your experience?
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Old 07-14-2020, 06:40 AM   #2
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HWT = Hi Spec http://www.hispecwheel.com/

Yes I have them on my rig after another member here recommended them. The Improved Clamp Force Technology caught my eye too. Best for folks to read about it. The only negative comment is I have a bit of that AL corrosion in a few areas but it hasn't bothered me enough to get TLC yet.

A clip describing the technology.

"Look for Wheels with the Blue HiSpec Wheel Logo"

As part of the "Safety Wheel" concept, ICF TechnologyTM provides the following benefits:

ICFTM makes your first torque your last and keeps your wheels secure.
When properly installed, ICFTM creates a bulletproof joint between the HiSpec aluminum wheel and the mounting hub.
Re-torque is not necessary with ICFTM technology.
ICFTM adds the highest level of safety to your wheel and tire program."

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c...QMuxKyW0CmNaTg YouTube channel

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Old 07-14-2020, 07:37 AM   #3
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That mount flange should be smooth & clean, also the hub flange.
Even with proper torque it may have contributed to the failure...over torque increases the chance.

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Old 07-14-2020, 12:57 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.

I have ordered the Hi-spec 03 mod.
https://recstuff.com/trailer-wheels/...trailer-wheel/

Also I have been using the Mcgard 64000 for the last 18 months. They are a 13/16" lug nut that is 1/2 - 20 RH in, conical seat 60 degree. I had to but a thin walled socket to let it fit the hole for the old Sendel Wheel. These new wheels are where the lug nuts don't go into snug holes where you have to worry about the socket rubbing the wheel. I also see where Mcgard makes a 64010 - it is a 3/4" lug nut with same specs except it is labeled a bulge lug nut where it is suppose to have bigger seat to help spread the load? Should I stay with the 64000 or switch to the 64010?
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Not familiar with the 64000 vs 64010 but I can offer this.

My lug nuts for my Hi Specs are a 3/4" hex Gorilla Lug Nuts and I took a 3/4" X 1/2" drive 6 pt deep socket and had access to a lathe and turned the OD down to 1.045" just far enough back to fit nicely in lug nut hole and that's been my socket.

This also exists as an existing part, search for 1/2 drive 3/4" deep thin wall impact.
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What model Hi-Spec wheel did you go with? I used a thin wall 13/16" and it fit the hole on my Sendel wheel. Hi-spec told me the 03 mod wheel I linked to in post #4, the lug nut isn't recessed into a hole where you have to worry about rubbing the alum wheel with the socket
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All my receipt has is SERIES 5 but this is my install thread.

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f43...ms-116734.html

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Thanks for the replies.

I have ordered the Hi-spec 03 mod.
https://recstuff.com/trailer-wheels/...trailer-wheel/



Good luck with those. I just bought a set of four myself.
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Looks like a Series S5 - good looking wheel. I should have mine on by next week. I will post a follow up with pics.
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Brokeboater - did you order the Series 03 Mod?
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Brokeboater - did you order the Series 03 Mod?
I got the series 03 56655, I'm not sure what the Mod refers to.
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I got the series 03 56655, I'm not sure what the Mod refers to.
When I was talking to Hi-Spec, the person I was talking to kept referring to the Series 03 as Series 03 Mod, not sure what he meant. Maybe Series 03 Model??
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