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Old    Joseph Puckett (jpuckett)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-02-2008, 10:18 AM Reply   
Does anyone have a source for the custom wheels for boat trailers. I have a Boat Mate trailer under my 07 Centurion Typhoon that I would like to change the wheels on.
Old    Tyler (lseghatch)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-02-2008, 12:50 PM Reply   
I don't think there are wheels designed just for boat trailers. Just find the bolt pattern/offset and you should be good to go. Make sure the wheels you choose can handle the load of the boat too.
Old    Todd (ifinallygota21v)      Join Date: Oct 2006       03-02-2008, 3:36 PM Reply   
you can talk to boatmate directly. i know they are doing custom rims on new trailers
Old    Team CBK....Nate (cbk)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-02-2008, 3:48 PM Reply   
Joe - ^^^^^^ He hit it on the head....Call them directly, I am sure they will be happy to accommodate. www.boatmate.com
Old    Johnny (johnw)      Join Date: Jul 2004       03-02-2008, 5:12 PM Reply   
Joe, Your boat trailer probably is a 5 bolt lug pattern on a 4.5 inch diameter. Please verify, don't take my word on it. You can check ebay for these wheels and sometimes they come with tires etc for a pretty reasonable price. I have an extreme trailer and a year ago I got rid of the stock chrome over steel and got some aluminums with new tires for around $450.00 to $500.00 for a set of four. Oh and double check the weight ratings on the tires and wheels if you go this route. Under search in ebay type in trailer wheels and then the size rim; ie 14", 17" etc...
Old    Joseph Puckett (jpuckett)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-02-2008, 10:28 PM Reply   
I tried Boatmate last year when I purchased my boat. I received two emails from Jerry Jones with Boatmate. The first email was a question about wheels that I had seen on their site. He told me that those were and old picture and he didn't think they were available. The second was to tell me the spec's 5 lug 4.5 inch bolt pattern, zero offset 3.25 min hub bore and 2000 lbs load rating.

I called him and he told me he would see what was available and get back to me. I haven't heard from him. I've tried calling wheel places and the first thing they want is year make and model. As soon as they find out it's for a trailer they tell you they canít help you. There wheels are not for trailers.

What has been the groups experience with the wider rims and the low profile tires on the dual axle trailers? I've heard but not from someone that you have more problems out of them. Has anyone had bad experiences with them?
Old    Johnny (johnw)      Join Date: Jul 2004       03-07-2008, 7:29 PM Reply   
Joe, the lower profile your tires the greater the chance you can damage the rim from curbs etc. Also the lower the profile (larger the rim) the tire is the less "shock" absorbing qualities the tire will have.... Your boat won't have as cushy a ride. I checked ebay by typing in "14" trailer wheel" and had about 20 returns. All of the 14" trailer wheels that I have seen for sale are 1800lbs to 2000lbs for a 14" rim with 5 lug on a 4.5 inch pattern and no of set with a 3.25 + hub bore. Good luck. John
Old    david rogers (davee22ve)      Join Date: Nov 2007       03-07-2008, 9:07 PM Reply   
my trailer came with 20" rims and I like them a lot. My tires are two years old and I try to hit the lake as much as possible, have been to tahoe and powel from phoenix Az and still have alot of tread left. I have only ruined one tire from a curb but the rim made it ok.
Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-11-2008, 5:51 PM Reply   
I had mine custom built by Centerline. All I did was call them with the dimensions I wanted and they gave me a quote and delivery time. Simple.
Old    Joseph Puckett (jpuckett)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-11-2008, 8:10 PM Reply   
MarkJ,

Do you have any pictures?

Thanks
Old    Bryan (pdxviperguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-13-2008, 9:49 AM Reply   
Rims on the trailer totally finish off the whole look on a bad as tow vehicle boat/trailer set-up.
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Old    kidrik            03-13-2008, 10:00 AM Reply   
Bryan.....nice set up. How much did the trailer wheels/tires, etc. run you? PM me if you want.

Twenny twen twens right?

Thanks
Old    Bryan (pdxviperguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-13-2008, 10:04 AM Reply   
Twenty Twen Twens fo show Rik, lol! retail through les schwab with tires was about $2500 but if you are getting a new boat chances are your dealer will have a relationship with a tire and wheel place locally. I would check with them for better pricing.
Old    kidrik            03-13-2008, 1:01 PM Reply   
Cool....thanks man. Nah, not new, but I've been debating throwing a similar set up on my current trailer? Just trying to justify the funds, etc.......

Any negatives to worry about? (ride, weight ratios, etc....?)
Old    Bryan (pdxviperguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-13-2008, 1:31 PM Reply   
The only negative I have found is that you really have to be a bit more cautious when towing. Curbing your rims is a painful experience should it happen. Other than that the tires are rated to carry the load easily. as far as any change in feeling or performance when towing is not something I have noticed if there is any difference. I tow with some pretty big vehicles that have a significant amount of power and weight to them so if an individual happened to be towing with a smaller tow vehicle you might notice something but I doubt it.
Old    Joseph Puckett (jpuckett)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-13-2008, 2:22 PM Reply   
Bryan,

Can you give us some details on the wheels?

Thanks,

Joe
Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-13-2008, 7:05 PM Reply   
Joe, when I bought this boat in early 2005, rims that would fit my boat trailer larger than 17" were impossible for me to find. I think anything larger than an 18" rim/tire combo looks like you're trying too hard unless it's a huge boat and trailer. jmo Upload
Old    Stephen Higgins (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       03-13-2008, 7:25 PM Reply   
Again, markj, your Nautique is probably the best that I have seen, and sooo clean too.
Old    Bryan (pdxviperguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-13-2008, 8:07 PM Reply   
I think it's each to their own on preference. Some might say tinting the wind shield is trying to hard :-)
Old    Bryan (pdxviperguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-13-2008, 8:10 PM Reply   
The wheels are really nothing out of the ordinary. They are a les schwab Amp brand of wheel. I looked at everything from the super $$$ to simple steel wheels and thought these were the best option that somebody didnt already have that I ran into on a regular basis. The guys down here do it pretty big so I had to step it up;-)
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-13-2008, 8:15 PM Reply   
markj, why haven't I seen this boat before??? holy s**t, that is beautiful. You know there was a nautique pride thread a while back... where was this boat????
Old    airwarrior04 (airwarrior04)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-13-2008, 9:33 PM Reply   
what size tires for a 20" or 18" wheel for a 2004 Centurion trailer?
Old    Joseph Puckett (jpuckett)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-14-2008, 5:24 AM Reply   
MarkJ,

What size wheels and tires did you use?

Joe
Old    Joseph Puckett (jpuckett)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-14-2008, 5:29 AM Reply   
Airworrior04,

The 18 inch wheel and tire combo that comes from boatmate has 255/45/R18 tires on them. I think it would be pretty hard to squeeze 20" wheels and tires on them. Also you have to change fenders when you go to 18" because the stock fenders are not wide enough. The stainless fenders are $500 a set.

Joe
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-14-2008, 6:28 AM Reply   
jpucket,
I have mine under stock fenders... tight fit, but it is perfect...
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-14-2008, 11:05 AM Reply   
Diggs-I'm wondering if your trailer wheels have a bit more positive offset to get them to tuck under the stock fenders?

I'm not sure, but I don't think the ones I have would fit under the stock fenders, just from eyballing. From boatmate, they put fenders that are 2" wider for the bigger tire/rim pkgs. Upload
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Old    Bryan (pdxviperguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-14-2008, 11:12 AM Reply   
Diggs and I have the same boat, same year. the overall diameter with my 20" rims is the same as with his 18" rim and the load capacity of the tire is the same. I don't know about Diggs but nothing had to be done to mine to get them to fit what so ever that I can remember.
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-14-2008, 12:01 PM Reply   
Yeah, that's why I'm wondering if the offset of the wheel is different then the offset of the boatmate wheel offerings.

Now that I'm looking at your wheel up close Brian, I can tell that the rims on yours have more of a positive offset then what I got from Boatmate.

That's good to know for the folks that are looking to install the rims aftermarket. Look for a positive offset rim (mostly designed for FWD cars) as opposed to Reverse or Zero offset wheels which will cause the rim to sit further out from the wheel hub or mounting surface.

Jeez I make no sense. This might describe better what I'm talking about:

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Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-14-2008, 1:34 PM Reply   
Yeah not sure how the 21V differs from the 22 SSV trailer, but they fit. On my 21V I had to pull the mud sheild off the back of the fender, but on this one it was fine... Not sure if it was an offset thing or the fender is a bid wider on the 22? I was thinking it was 0 offset, but I could be way off....
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-14-2008, 1:34 PM Reply   
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Old    Lionel (lionel)      Join Date: Nov 2005       03-14-2008, 9:14 PM Reply   
markj, that is a really nice looking SAN!!
Old    G $krilla (burbanized)      Join Date: Mar 2004       03-17-2008, 3:04 PM Reply   
you can also check these out. Dont know bout the offset though

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SET-OF-4-BRAND-NEW-20x8-5-ALUMINUM-TRAILER-WHEELS-RIMS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713Q2em153Q2el126 2QQcategoryZ50071QQihZ016QQitemZ260220170282
Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-18-2008, 5:21 PM Reply   
pdxviperguy, you have a point. In my case, I just wanted everything black. ( I wish the deck was). I powder coated everything I could because I don't like a lot of chrome ("bling")etc. As for the wheels & tires, mine are 17" w/ 205/60 R16 tires. There is no offset. I never knew they could do different tire/wheel sizes together.
Old    Bryan Locke (gwnkids)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-18-2008, 6:03 PM Reply   
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