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Front Rim replacement

Can someone give me specifications for replacement front rims (22.5) and a possible supplier please. I am having a hard time sourcing rims to put 10 or 11 R22.5 tires.

Thanks

My bus number (if any): RM2133

Re: Front Rim replacement

The rim size should be in the Walker manual. This company is one of the leading suppliers of Commercial rims.

http://www.aspectwheels.co.uk/

Re: Front Rim replacement

The original size is 20 inch but I want to switch to 22.5 as the 20 inch radials a virtually impossible to get over here in Canada. I just need details to try to source what will fit.

My bus number (if any): RM2133

Re: Front Rim replacement

The Walker manual gives the following details: B6.5in x20 5.6in offset 3 piece for 900-20 tyres. You will need to read the technical section of Aspect wheels website and then speak to them. They will know from those details which tubless rim you require. You MUST mention that these are to fit an AEC Routemaster because not all rims have the extra 4 holes for the brake drum securing studs to poke through. You must also mention that the vehicle uses 7/8" BSF conical wheelnuts and does NOT have spigot hubs. They probably know all this anyway.

RM wheels have a different offset to RT/RF ones. AEC vehicles in particular will foul the track rod end if the wrong rim is used.

Re: Front Rim replacement

Thanks that is very helpful.

My bus number (if any): 2133

Re: Front Rim replacement

Martin at Aspect Commercial wheels was very helpful. They do sell 22.5 rims for the RM but the shipping was going to be more than the cost of the rims. He was very kind and gave me the specifications so I can source them out here.


Martin Williams
Aspect Commercial Wheels

Phone: 01594 839291
Fax: 01594 839292
Mobile: 07770 724261
mailto: martin@wheelsuk.co.uk
www.aspectwheels.co.uk"

I would very much recommend them- very helpful.

Thanks

Lorne

My bus number (if any): RM2133

Re: Front Rim replacement

Do you think 7.5" width would work for front wheels?

My bus number (if any): RM2133

Re: Front Rim replacement

No.

My bus number (if any): RML2532

Re: Front Rim replacement

Typical. Someone is trying to sell you what they have got rather than what you want. Go somewhere else; they are only interested in taking your money. No doubt they will tell you that 'everything will be OK'. If these rims do not meet the specification you were given by Aspect wheels then they are NOT OK.

Re: Front Rim replacement

Thanks for the responses guys.

My bus number (if any): RM2133

Re: Front Rim replacement

As an update- I found a place in the US that will make custom rims for me for $240.00 US each.

My bus number (if any): RM2133