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Old 02-03-2016, 04:52 PM   #1
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Wheels? general question

Most of the buses I've looked at are spec'ed with 11R22.5 wheels. My question is, are all 6 of the wheels on the same rim? Asked differently, is carrying one spare sufficient to swap out any wheel?

Also, separate but related topic: Doing wheel research, there seems to be 2 different rim systems, one being a 10-bolt system that works similarly to an auto wheel, and a 5 spoke "star" looking sort of thing that has rims that are smooth-ish cylinders that are the inside diameter of the tire and serve pretty much only to carry the tire. They mount onto large multi-armed "starfish" looking wheels, the bolts are at the end of the arms, and there are large clamps/dogs involved. Is this setup old school and not used any more, or more used in over-the-road rigs, or ???

Thanks in advance for the education, since that's what I need.
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:51 PM   #2
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if you have 11R22.5 tires, all 6 wheels are the same, so you only need one spare, there are currently 3 styles of wheels you can have, the old school 10 bolt "budd" wheels where the bolts are tapered and center the wheel, the spoked "dayton" wheel where the tire is on a hub-less rim and is held on with 5 or 6 bolts and wedges, have to be careful during install to make sure you keep the wheel straight or you will have a bumpy ride, and the very modern "metric" hub centered bolted wheel, the nuts will have built on washers and no taper, you would have to get a very new bus to get these
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:57 AM   #4
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Wheel types: Dayton and Budd. Pros, cons and other info
Why can I never figure out the right search terms? I do this stuff for a living. Budd v Dayton; got it. Thanks!
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