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From what size to what size are you wanting. Standard trailer wheels are 14X6 or 15x6. So depending on what you are wanting to change them too will make a difference of what offset you need.
 

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From what size to what size are you wanting. Standard trailer wheels are 14X6 or 15x6. So depending on what you are wanting to change them too will make a difference of what offset you need.
15x6 currently and future. Nothin crazy
 

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Hard to tell. I can’t bring up the attachments. But if they fit nicely now why change them or is it you just want a different wheel package all together? Are you trying to push them out towards the fender more or bring them closer to the trailer?
 

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Like to keep them the same, I have a buyer for my current generic aluminum units. Like to go with these: ;
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Just put those on my trailer. I upgraded from 15x8 to 17x8 Your going to want the negative offset.
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I run a 15x8 on both of my trailers with a completely different offset on both. Are your fenders bolted or welded on? My day cruiser sits down low on the trailer when we built the trailer I made an offset on the fender pads. Hard to see here but there is a 1" piece of plywood that runs on the outside or fender side of this pad. The 1" spacer pushes the fender out and centered them on the wheels I chose. We did a similar thing with my flat bottom trailer. As long as you aren't running into the boat with new wheels there is some adjustment in the fenders but if they are welded on it just makes it a bit more difficult.
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I run a 15x8 on both of my trailers with a completely different offset on both. Are your fenders bolted or welded on? My day cruiser sits down low on the trailer when we built the trailer I made an offset on the fender pads. Hard to see here but there is a 1" piece of plywood that runs on the outside or fender side of this pad. The 1" spacer pushes the fender out and centered them on the wheels I chose. We did a similar thing with my flat bottom trailer. As long as you aren't running into the boat with new wheels there is some adjustment in the fenders but if they are welded on it just makes it a bit more difficult. View attachment 920007 View attachment 920008

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Are all of your bunk mounts tube? I am thinking of all tube on mine just wondering about flex in trailer and if the flat stock has some give to it? My main trailer section is hell for stout/no flex after rebuild
 

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The fenders on both trailers mount to the step pads its just fat stock and then the inner pads have t nuts in the wood and they are held in place.
 

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Be sure to find out how much weight each wheel can carry ... yeah ... be careful ... say ur boat weighs 5000 lbs ... and u have 6 wheels and tires but each wheel is only rated to carry 500lbs ... that’s only 3000 lbs ... yeah ... so it’s kinda important that u buy wheels that can carry ur boat with full gas , coolers etc etc ...
 
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