prado spare wheel

Submitted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:11
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can anyone help, need used 2nd spare for 2012 GX prado 150 series.
reluctant to go on outback trip without 2nd spare wheel.
thanks Pandora
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Reply By: Mark T6 - Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 15:03

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 15:03
I have a 150 also (and a 2nd spare)

I paid (from memory it was in 2011) about $80 for a steel rim...and stuck a new BFG AT on it to take on my Simmo Trip

I have since taken the new tyre off and put it on the Prado and now have a spare with about 45% left on there.

You "might" pick up a 2nd spare advertised but as I have my 150 when they were first released they were non existant 2nd hand.

Hope that helps
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 17:04

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 17:04
This is a common question, go to this thread it should help you.

http://www.exploroz.com/Forum/Topic/102242/Steel_Rims.aspx?ky=&sn=&p=%2fForum%2fDefault.aspx%3fpn%3d5
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 17:50

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 17:50
Bit of a different scenario here though. The 200 series has the disadvantage of the spare wheel being underneath the car. The Prado has it's spare on the back door and you can put a 2nd one on the roof rack.

Didn't notice where the OP was from but Central Coast Wreckers in Wyong, NSW are one of the biggest in the country if not the biggest for 4x4. http://www.coast4x4wreckers.com.au/ They will freight nationwide. I picked a decent rim up for $90 and there was a scratched one (ok for a 2nd) for $70. I've just been quoted $275 for a new BFG A/T so it doesn't have to be expensive.

Agree, it's a bit of a heave to put one on the roof rack but I can manage with my delicate missus guiding (and advising) whilst I get on the rack and haul it up or down with a rope threaded through the wheel.

Others may disagree but if you're going somewhere rugged, it makes for a pretty easy wheel change when you need it
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 18:19

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 18:19
should've stated: the spare I bought was a factory alloy not steel
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Follow Up By: Member - pandora - Friday, May 24, 2013 at 12:00

Friday, May 24, 2013 at 12:00
thanks Chris,
I'm going in the right direction now, will get a steel rim and hope can find a used tyre to suit,
pandora
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Reply By: Mark T6 - Friday, May 24, 2013 at 12:49

Friday, May 24, 2013 at 12:49
A great pick up for a Factory Alloy at that price......and if you could get one of those MUCH better than a steel rim spare.

I have to carry a complete seperate set of nuts "just in case" for the steel rim as the standard Tojo ones don't suit.

And yes have to carry in the roof basket, and it's a fair lug up there BUT doable with a bit of assistance from SHMBO.

Safe travels
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