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Old 05-05-2008, 10:53 PM   #1
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Wheels for a 1963 Overlander?

I just searched the Wheels forum and didn't see this specific question addressed, so I hope I'm not being redundant. I'm hoping somone can tell me the proper wheel size and tire size for a '63 Overlander?

Similar models in nearby vintages seem to call for 15" , 6 lug, 5.5" bolt pattern, and zero offset. Is that correct? Since there are 4 wheels and the dry weight is probably somewhere around 4200 - 4500 lbs, what would be the appropriate weight rating for each individual wheel?

And then for tires-- without debating BRANDS , what is the appropriate tire size for the '63 Overlander, and again what weight rating would be appropriate since there are 4 tires on the tandem axles?

Thanks in advance!

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I just searched the Wheels forum and didn't see this specific question addressed, so I hope I'm not being redundant. I'm hoping somone can tell me the proper wheel size and tire size for a '63 Overlander?

Similar models in nearby vintages seem to call for 15" , 6 lug, 5.5" bolt pattern, and zero offset. Is that correct? Since there are 4 wheels and the dry weight is probably somewhere around 4200 - 4500 lbs, what would be the appropriate weight rating for each individual wheel?

And then for tires-- without debating BRANDS , what is the appropriate tire size for the '63 Overlander, and again what weight rating would be appropriate since there are 4 tires on the tandem axles?

Thanks in advance!

-Marcus

Wheel size = 15 x 6 on 5.5 inch circle.

Wheel rating = 2600 pounds minimum

Trailers turning create considerable side pressure. Cars do not.

Tires = ST 225 / 75 R 15 Load range C for a 26 foot trailer is good, but load range D is better, but only if you start off with new wheels.

Once a wheel has been in service for an extended period of time, you cannot safely increase the load limit without the risk of the wheel splitting.

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Wheel size = 15 x 6 on 5.5 inch circle.

Wheel rating = 2600 pounds minimum

Trailers turning create considerable side pressure. Cars do not.

Tires = ST 225 / 75 R 15 Load range C for a 26 foot trailer is good, but load range D is better, but only if you start off with new wheels.

Once a wheel has been in service for an extended period of time, you cannot safely increase the load limit without the risk of the wheel splitting.

Andy
Thank you so much Andy, much appreciated!

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