Ameri-T.A.W. Manufacturing Corp
Thirty Years of Client Satisfaction
Machined in Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
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DUAL WHEEL CONVERSIONS
8 Lug to 10x285.75mm Dually Hub Conversion Adaptors
Big 8 Lug to 10x285.75mm
10x225mm to 10x285.75mm
FLOAT WHEEL CONVERSIONS
Several Different Options To fit your Application
See the Float Page for more info.
VARIOUS MOTORHOME CHASSIS HUB CONVERSIONS
5 Lug to 10x285.75mm
6 Lug to 10x285.75mm
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8 Lug to 10x285.75mm Dually Hub Conversion Adaptors
SPECS FOR ALL OF OUR ADAPTORS
Machined Steel (5 Year Warranty)
Designed for serious 4WD off-road vehicles and vehicles with lift kits and/or running wheels from 19.5" thru 24.5".
Converts 8-lug or 10-lug Dual wheel axles to10-lug on 285.75mm B.C.
Front Axle rated 7,000# load
Rear Axle rated 14,000# load
WARNING: these products may exceed the MRCC or GVW rating of your vehicle. In no case do we recommend exceeding the manufacturers' or government rating for your vehicle.
These products will allow you to convert many hubs and small or big eight lug pattern on factory or aftermarket dually axle trucks (and the 10x225mm) to the 10 lug Diesel wheel pattern the Diesel trucking industry is using on all late model trucks. There are many wheels using the 10 on 285mm lug circle in sizes 19.5 X 6.75, 7.5, 8.25 widths; also 22.5 and 24.5 dia. In addition the adaptor supports from 6.75 thru 13.25 in. wide in the float series. This High strength product is a machined steel part, not a casting, and is designed with the close tolerances specified for concentric mountings. These parts are sold in sets of 4 for a particular make and model vehicle and will support 6 aluminum and/or steel wheels.
Our Dominator adaptors are machined from solid steel stock and the design has been stress tested beyond 20,000# (10 tons) each. This far exceeds the recommended load carrying capacity for the applications specified. These adapters are designed to be hub located with exception of very early Ford and Dodge Duallys.
Wheels are hub located on the adaptors so there is insignificant opportunity for any eccentricity or runout due to the close tolerances specified in the machining process. Other suppliers are notorious for failures due to runout, misalignment, or strength of material. We know you're gonna like our adapters! We've never had one fail.
For pix of more than 100 variously converted trucks click here.
Top Ten reasons to convert to the Big Wheels!
Most 4x4’s are only available with high ratio gearing, and most traffic on our
nation's interstate highways moves at an average cruising speed between 70 and
When equipped with 16" tires, the operating efficiency is out of range at
those highway speeds. For instance,
in a diesel truck, the ideal operating rpm range for efficiency is usually
between 1800 and 2200 rpm, and most factory truck engines will turn between 2400
and 3000 rpm at those speeds. This increases engine wear and decreases fuel
economy. There is a similar situation with gasoline engines.
The overall height of a typical 16” tire on a 4x4 is about 30 inches.
245/70x19.5" tires are 33” tall and 255/70x22.5" tires are 36"
tall. Using the larger tires will
reduce rpm by 10 to 20 percent.
#4: Most vehicle owners are only getting
a practical 25,000 miles from their tires before seeing decreased tire
performance. For premium tires, that’s a $1,000 bill every 25,000 miles.
#5: Most operators will get about 80,000
to 100,000 miles of wear with 19.5” tires.
22.5” tires will usually give 200,000 miles of satisfactory
#6: If you check with tire manufacturers,
you will find that their tires have a four-year casing warranty.
Even if you were to put 500,000 miles on these tires in four years,
having had them re-capped as necessary, the warranty would still be valid.
#7: The ride comfort using the larger
tires is better than the little 16” tires because of their larger diameter and
#8: In the average life of your truck you
may buy 6 to 10 sets of tires at about $1,00000
a set. In addition, the lower rpm
will reduce wear on your truck. When
considering the cost of replacing your truck, these savings average about
$10,00000 or more.
#9: You save fuel because you are now
operating in the ideal performance range of the vehicle.
This could save you between $1,000 and $3,000.
This initial investment now could save you approximately $20,000 over the
life of your vehicle, provided you made the change early.
#10: The Big Wheels and tires really look GREAT on your truck!
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Lift Kit Suppliers
s and Answers to many Questions
order to use the larger tire size the GM
products really requires a 4-inch suspension lift to allow the vehicle its
normal quality ride performance. It is possible to install aftermarket Torsion
bar keys, and twist the bars up a lot, which requires resetting the caster and
camber to achieve the clearance. Some
owners don’t mind doing this in lieu of a suspension lift, but it does require
the truck working at the upper limits of the suspension, which makes the truck
ride a little stiff, but it is an option if you so choose.
tips for good ride quality, we have found that the preferred air pressure in the
front tires is between 40 to 60 lbs depending on the size of tire and 25 to 40
on the rear tires also depending on the size of tire.
that the axle wheel and tire mass is much different in ratio to the Original
Factory proportion it has be found that the ‘Nitrous Gas Shocks’ work much
better because they don’t cavitate with extensive use do to the heavier tire
and wheel assembly.
tips to those that prefer to supply their our wheels, be sure to have all your
wheels checked prior to spending money on tire mounting and balances, The wheel
trueness requirements for Big truck wheels are very wide or practically non
existent. Here at TAW we discard over half of the steel 22.5 wheels and must
have all the Accuride 29195pg wheels Machined true prior to tire mounting, it is
an absolute must to obtain a suitable ride.
remember that the taller the side wall of the tire the better the chance for a
more comfortable ride, so bigger is better if you can make it work on your
vehicle. In most cases a 265/70
will go twice the distance in tire wear as a 245/70, some of our customers are
in the mid 200,000 zone with no intention of retiring.
With over 1000 customers on the road with this system we have only sold
one spare tire to date since 1993, how incredible is that!
Wheel High Load 22.0
2 & 4WD ¾ and 1-ton vehicle now can also utilize the Alcoa mini float wheel
that is modified to 22.0x9.50 with the corporate 10 on 285mm lug circle for
High strength applications.
every increasing variety of low profile tires that are becoming more available
such as the Toyo 325/50/22.5 fun county series. These systems must use our
specially designed Float adapter, which has been design to be universal to all
3/4 and 1-ton trucks built from 1967 to 2005. Therefore the buyer is not trapped
with one application when changing truck Manufacturer.
This by far is the Crème Della Crème of
the single wheel application. The
Alcoa 893631 22.5x9.0 wheel is designed for loads up to 9000# each the adaptor
system is tested to 10,000 each and most tires suitable for the use on 4x4’s
has maximum loading capability of 6000# each and upwards.
and wheel failures are non-existent unless something incredible is introduced,
The use of the superior tires as the Michelin 255/70x22.5 XD2 can give estimated
tire wear near 300,000 with periodic rotation and truck suspension maintenance.
This size is suitable for most 4x4’s that have no lift assist with the
exception of a leveling kit in the front end to allowing for the additional
weight of the diesel engine, usually require
a mild suspension lift of approximately 4 inches or a maximum adjustment
of the torsion bars for adequate tire clearance.
recommended that Superior Shocks be used when using larger tires and wheel
assemblies. The ratio at the axle
of tire wheel versus truck mass has changed significantly and standard hydraulic
shock absorbers will become overworked on extended drives and fail to provide
the ride comfort necessary. Nitrous
Gas shocks seem to be the best answer for this application.
AND 24.0 Wheel and Tire Options
is not a Slam-dunk setup by no means; these wheel kits are built to ideally fit
the Dually truck common to just a few preferred tire sizes. Of course there is
an ever-increasing variety of tires being offered on the market everyday. There
seems to be three distinct categories of low profile users. One is the slammed
truck user that incorporates air bags and modified wheel wells and perhaps a
tubbed bed, the second is the everyday rider that prefers a 3” by 5” or a
5” by 7” lowering kit as seen on the Black F350 on the front Page, and the
third is the 4x4 trucks that are using the incredible 50 and 55 series off road
tires that go up to 40 inches tall in the 22 size rim. We have been providing
wheel kits for all these applications. However
the most important consideration is that the wheel house width. On most all
duallies the inside clearance is only 22 inch. The smallest 22,0 tire is 10
inches in width and they go up to 13 inches in width, allowing a minimum of ½
inch from the inner and out well and about one inch between the tire, this puts
even the smallest tires to use up all the available space.
the larger tire user we provide fiberglass flares that attach to the outside of
the dually fender and when painted blend into the fender so uniquely that it
gives a factory appearance, so the wider tires won’t load up your rear view
mirror or mud up you truck, there are some concessions you must make to look
Cool. We also make a wide a fiberglass fender with the flares built on to them
for the conversion enthusiasts. The
factory fenders are generally plastic or impacted fiberglass, which is very
difficult to modify and if accomplished not durable.
Fiberglass Fenders can be cut and resectioned to suite the users needs,
and will last until destroyed or modified.
This system also utilizes the steel Dominator adapter that provides the added strength at the flange for both wheels to be supported. Over the years we have built and test many, so rely on our experience.
all the late Model dual wheel trucks have hub located wheels, this requires the
wheels to center on the machined portion of the axle, allowing the wheels to be
trapped and tightened by the washer base lug nuts. This machined area is barely
over ½ inch and was designed for one or two steels wheels and one steel and one
aluminum. Most all aluminum wheels have at least a ¾ center thickness or more,
therefore if aluminum is used on the inside the outside wheel will not center.
use of the steel adapters solves that shortfall and allows for wheel centering
in the use of 19.5, 22.0,22.5,24.0 and 24.5’s whether you use 1 steel and one
aluminum or 2 aluminum wheels, all are centered by the bore.
know that there are a lot of uneducated folks out there that just don’t
realize the effort that we here at TAW put into making these Packages work well
for the customer.
general specs for standard truck tires are far too wide for our acceptable
standards. We have spent many hours searching for the merchandise that will give
the light truck a more than acceptable ride.
The conversion over to the big tires and wheels is a considerable investment and it certainly needs to be justified for most all consumers. Our assembly department is under constant scrutiny of round tires and straight wheel. The use of the Internal Balancing Media called “Equal” has allowed our customers to ride maintenance expense free for the life of the tire. “Equal” is a Polymer media that is placed inside the tire to maintains the ideal balance as the tire wears. Therefore when purchasing you new wheels that are polished on both sides, so that simple rotation is all that is required to obtain the long range mileage from your tires.
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