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May 09, 2014

Get ready for Spring - Get Wheels and Parts for all your equipment and vehicles.  Wheels Now is source for Wheels, Rims, Lock Rings, Bead Seats, Side Flanges and more. Wheels Now offers SAME DAY SHIPPING OF IN STOCK PARTS. Extra charges for overnight or 2 day shipping to destination. No minimums, no extra charges, no delays. We have it, we ship it. Order before 2:00pm Central Time (Monday - Thursday)

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This Edition Features

  1. May Specials - Updated TODAY.
  2. Spring Service and Sales Preparation - Get Parts and Maintenance Guides - Wheels Now Resource Center
  3. New - Tips to Keep your Wheels Rolling - Tip #3 from Tube-type to Tubeless Wheels - Article and Changeover Chart
  4. Website Updates - Tips, Information, New Brochures, Product Images, Site Search, Makes & Models Quoting and More (See Below)
  5. And More

Get Replacement Wheels and Parts:Spring is the beginning of the construction season, road repair, landscape and agricultural seasons to name a few. CHECK INVENTORY LEVELS AND GET SPARE WHEELS AND PARTS to ensure you get the most out of the sales season.  You can't sell or service what you don't have. Product demand and inventory levels will come into play. Review and Bookmark our Earthmover/Off-road - Tire, Rim Base, and Parts Guide.

Maintain Your Equipment:Check and inspect your equipment, wheels and tires.  Wheels Now has a "Wheel Out of Service Guidelines" which will help guide you through the inspection and let you and your staff know what to look for and when to replace old, worn, bent or corroded wheels or wheel parts and, most importantly how to maintain and service wheels safely.

Website Updates:

  • Enhanced Site Search Capability - if you know the part number you're looking for simply type it in and click Search. Make or model - go ahead. It searches our ENTIRE Site like Google.
  • NEW Search / Filters - Diameter, Hub Piloted, Stud Piloted, Steel, Aluminum.
  • Request a Quote on Makes and Models - This feature is now LIVE for ALL MAKES AND MODELS.
  • Makes and Models - page redesign COMING SOON!
  • Registered users and visitors save time requesting quotes. Click to Register Now.
  • Brochures & Quick Reference Guides - NEW. Published in Wheels Now- Resource Center.  A NEW Tire & Rim Reference Guide is under construction.

Commercial Truck - Size Range & Patterns

Commercial Truck - Common Tubeless Wheels

Earthmover / Construction - Parts By Size

Skid Steer

  • Over 80+ New product images - LIVE

Tire & Wheel Packages: Need tire to go with your wheel?  Wheels Now can help. Ask your Wheels Now sales representative.

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Wheels Now! Tips to Keep Wheels Rolling - Tip #3
May 08, 2014

Tip #3 Changing from Tube-type to Tubeless

We can help converting your wheels from split ring or lock ring style wheels to tubeless wheels.

Changeover from Tube-type to Tubeless wheels can seem daunting or intimidating - but with the right partners, it's really not.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  Wheels Now can still make and service many tube-type wheels so you don't necessarily have to convert unless you want to.

  • Advantages of converting:  Tubeless is more common, more tire selection, easier to service.
  • Disadvantages of converting:  Expense - need to change wheels AND tires to tubeless.

Tube-type wheels are generally listed in even number inch diameter increments.  15", 16", 20", 22" and 24". 15" are usually 2-piece (meaning a single lock ring and the base)  20", 22" and 24" can be either 2-piece or 3-piece (using a lock ring, side flange and the base).  Wheels Now can service many of these options and keep you in your tube-type wheels.

When converting or changing over from tube-type to tubeless keep in mind, YOU WILL NEED NEW WHEELS AND TIRES.

  1. You will be changing or up sizing to a larger wheel diameter. 17.5", 19.5", 22.5" and 24.5" are the most common conversion tubeless diameters.
  2. YOU WILL need new tubeless tires in the newly selected tire diameter and width.  You cannot use your existing tires if you are changing over or converting to different size or configuration.

If you know or convinced that a changeover is the best choice for you - Here are some steps and tips to help with the changeover.

  1. Gather information on your current existing Tube-type wheels.  Get tire size, equipment year, make and model, collect any part numbers off of the existing wheel and components, bolt pattern specifications, and spacing.  We have a guide to assist you.  Download and complete a 'How To Measure a Wheel Guide' form located on our website in the 'Resource Center'.  This information is vital/ must have information and easy to obtain.
  2. Measure the Hub, Drum and/or Brake Clearance to be sure you have enough clearance.  Do this with the wheel off the vehicle.  Why do you need hub/drum clearance measurement if I'm going to a larger diameter rim?  The answer lies in the rim inside diameter or narrowest point of the rims interior.  You are changing from a tube-type rim which has a flat rim base profile to a drop center tubeless rim profile.  The inside diameter of each of these is different because the profile of the rim bases are different.  In short the Inside Diameter of a 15" Tube-type flat base rim has a similar inside Diameter of a tubeless 17.5" diameter rim.  You upsize rim diameter to allow for similar clearance - but measuring will ensure the conversion works and avoid clearance issues.
  3. Select a tire size for your new tubeless wheels.  We've included a chart of the most common conversions from your tube-type to your new tubeless wheels.  Familarize yourself with the tire your looking at, paying special attention to tire height.  Get tire height to ensure that fits on your vehicle or equipment and inside the wheel wells.  Many tubeless tires have low profile options worth considering if tire height becomes an obstacle for your vehicle or equipment.

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