Thanks 350TacoZilla.You will really just have to test fit it and check fitment. We got lucky on our 14K dump trailer when it shredded a tire and my 94 ram steel wheel fit perfectly on it and rode right against the center bore.We tried a GM 8x6.5 and it wouldnt fit over hub. It really just depends on what bore both are along with backspacing.
Maybe grab a cheap 1.5" bolt on spacer and carry it in trailer box for emergency use. I'd rather use a spacer than the wheel on backwards.I have used my '03 dodge spare on my 8 lug trailers a few times. I had to turn the rim backwad because of the offset. U have to crank the lugs down but it got me to my destination so i could buy some tires the next day.
Plans have changed..Maybe grab a cheap 1.5" bolt on spacer and carry it in trailer box for emergency use. I'd rather use a spacer than the wheel on backwards.
Is this really worth all the hastle? Why can't you just carry 2 spares? One for the truck, and one for the trailer?Plans have changed..
I need to get rid of my 17" 3rd gen ram rims and tires, and drop back down to stock 16"..
To avoid backspace issues I want to be able to use the trailer spare for the truck, but am wondering if I should just run centered trailer rims on the truck since I need to buy new rims anyway..
The stock 97 ram 2500 used 16 x 6.5 rims with 4.5" of back space. Does that mean a truck tire on centered trailer rim would stick out 1 1/4" further? And will I have any interchange issues with hub centric trailer rims vs the lug centric's on the truck?
Do you want help or not? I'm trying to figure out why you can't just carry two spares? The answer is simple. Buy a proper trailer spare and be done with it.What business is it of yours? Answer my question or keep scrolling.
A better option is to run 235/85/r16 XPS Ribs on the trailer which are the same outer diameter as the 265/70/17's on the truck and done.