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Just sharing.

During pre-trip inspection my son and I found this cracked rim on my truck. It was a surprise and was even more surprised to see the weight rating on the back of the rim.

This is off a 2007 Chevrolet 2500hd classic. Camper is a Lance 845.

I had no known impacts that would cause it. Of course something did cause it.

What really surprised me was the weight rating on a factory 3/4 ton wheel. At 2200 lbs each, the wheels are not rated to even handle the rear axle rating. (edited to add that perhaps the extra wheel I purchased was a knockoff that was sold as a factory original)

I'll be getting new wheels, but thought I would share. Perhaps this thread helps someone else to see a potential risk or avoid a potential issue.

I feel blessed we found it at home and there was no catastrophic event.

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I’m glad you found the crack.

If you aren’t the original owner, that could be your answer. They could have switch rims because they like they way they looked, or because the 1500 rims were in great shape. I’m guessing they are probably 1500 rims since that weight would be about right for a 1500.

Also, are you sure the tires are rated for more?


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jimh425 wrote:

I’m glad you found the crack.

If you aren’t the original owner, that could be your answer. They could have switch rims because they like they way they looked, or because the 1500 rims were in great shape. I’m guessing they are probably 1500 rims since that weight would be about right for a 1500.

Also, are you sure the tires are rated for more?


I am the second owner. Being an 8 lug rim, I never considered it being a 1500 rim. I know at one point, they made a 1500HD so I guess it is possible. I also bought a single rim that should've been the same as the others. I'm not sure which one cracked. The extra I bought or the original 4. I'll need to take a look at the other rims to see if their ratings are different.

And yes, I am sure about the tires. They are BFG AT TA 10 Ply E rated tires. If memory serves, 3750lbs per tire though I'd have to double check to be certain.

We certainly were blessed to find this prior to failure at speed or away from home.

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Posted: 08/19/21 10:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WOW!!


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On my 03 2500hd there is no weight rating stamped in the wheels . I have not seen a GM wheel yet that showed a weight rating , only a part number . I wonder if that is a knockoff or OEM .


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Didn't we have a recent thread where the OP bought some spiffy looking wheels and thought they were OK because they had a Chevy Logo? Maybe that OP should do some more research. Nay, why bother.

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JimK-NY wrote:

Didn't we have a recent thread where the OP bought some spiffy looking wheels and thought they were OK because they had a Chevy Logo? Maybe that OP should do some more research. Nay, why bother.


Maybe, because the wheels on it were factory original and maybe the the 5th rim was purchased using the PYO part number versus just buying a wheel by looks.

Could I have gotten a knock off? yes, and that's a fair point. But, being an ass about it isn't beneficial or needed.

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ticki2 wrote:

On my 03 2500hd there is no weight rating stamped in the wheels . I have not seen a GM wheel yet that showed a weight rating , only a part number . I wonder if that is a knockoff or OEM .


I'll climb under this weekend and take a look. I'll also look at the complete other set of wheels I have with snow tires on as I am really curious.

It is possible, the wheel I bought was a knockoff sold as a factory original. If that is the case, I'll feel much better and less like I need to buy new wheels all the way around.

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I don't think it's very common, but aluminum rims can crack. I found this on my fifth wheel in February on the first leg of our winter trip in Florida, when cleaning the rims after the 1400 mile start.
I just replaced them all and kept one for a spare now. I found out there was a 5 year warranty and emailed the manufacturer pics and they sent a new one.
Try finding an rv dealer that carries trailer rims....
So, apparently, a crack at the spoke is considered a defect.
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Posted: 08/20/21 07:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I thought rim ratings didn't matter, rims never break...


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