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Replacement 16-1/2 Inch Diameter Wheel for a Boat Trailer

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I am looking for an older rim for my boat trailer, the measurements are as follows 16.5inch rim with 6-5.5inch bolt pattern Center hole is 3 5/8inch Rim is 8inch wide can you help me out? Thanks

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I do have an option for you but we do not currently have any trailer wheels that are 16-1/2" diameter x 8" wide with a 6 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern. The closest option we have to this is the Dexstar Steel Spoke Trailer Wheel part # AM20720DX which is 16-1/2"diameter x 6-3/4" wide and has a 6 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern. This wheel also has a 4.27" pilot hole which would still work for you assuming the wheels you have now are lug piloted, not hub piloted. If your wheels are hub piloted then in order to find a replacement for you we would need to know the diameter of the opening to the nearest thousandth of an inch.

If the above wheel is too narrow for your trailer then the best option would be to switch to a more standard wheel size. For this, I recommend using the Kenda HWT Aluminum Wheel 6 on 5-1/2 # AM34969B. This combo has a 16" diameter aluminum wheel which will be perfect for your boat trailer and it comes with a ST235/80R16 radial trailer tire. This tire will be 30.9" diameter x 9.4" wide and has a load range E rating which is 3,500 lbs.

I have attached a review video of both options for you as well.

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