GU - GQ Rims Compatability issues?

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 00:30
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Gday all,
Truckster could probably help with this one - I have found some 16 x 8inch GU steel rims and I would like to put them on the GQ. I looked in the manual / placard and it states every type of rim that was put on the GQ from factory from 5.5inch splits to 16x8 safety rims. Every single one of them has a +5 offset - if so would the GU steel rims be OK to use on the GQ? Does the GU rim also have a +5 offset?
As far as i understand, the stud pattern is the same and the hub/axle hasnt changed much if at all.
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Reply By: Puddin & Gumnut (Sydney) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 09:03

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 09:03
I know you can put GQ rims on a GU so I guess you can go the other way.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 12:23

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 12:23
Theres half a dozen GQ's in our club with GU rims on them, so they fit, but they really look average!!!

Also if you stuff a GQ rim they are CHEAPER and easier to get than a GU one..

Give it a go, try fitting one rim, see how it sits, and if your happy with the look, hand over the cold hard... ;)
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Reply By: srowlandson - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 12:42

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 12:42
Steel GU rims also fill the lip they have with mud throwing them out of balance until you clean them out (pita!)

they also crack between the spokes (one of the reasons nissan started fitting Alloys)

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Reply By: Quartzy - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 12:58

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 12:58
Thanks for the tips. I currently have 15x7 steel rims and they wont let me have the rubber i need. The GU rims were $350 for 4 so i thought since i have to spend $115 on 16x7 or 16x8 ROH trak 2 rims EACH (new price) that it was reasonably good value.
Can anyone tell me if there are places that specialise in new steel rims?
I have trawled through yellowpages / directorys / cyberspace looking for new steel rims - there are heaps for alloys showing every concievable pattern /size but none on steel rims. It seems the only options are to scrounge at secondhand sales/wreckers or buy ROH / Speedy / CSA "sunraysia" type rims.
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Reply By: junior - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 02:36

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 02:36
Gday Quartzy,
what sized tyres are fitting up???- have you bought them already?-
generally speaking- if you're going for bigger tyres (33/35inch etc) the 15inch versions will cost you less than the 16's.
Also, the wheels shouldn't cost over $100-
I bought my 15x8 ROH TrackOz (look same as Sunrayisa with a slightly higher centre weight rating) from my local TyrePower dealer/franchise for $59 a rim, the ROH Track2's (slightly stronger again) they quoted $65... I would have bought those for the extra $6, but ROH had only 3 left- and my 35's could wait no longer to be fitted up!!!
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Follow Up By: Quartzy - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 20:11

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 20:11
Know what you mean....15's are way cheaper than 16 inches!
I want to put 265/75r16 MT's because i could get LT spec tyress with 8 or possibly 10 ply rating sidewalls. I need heavy duty sidewalls coz i am in the Pilbara and the terrain is harsh to say the least!
15 inch rims were about $60 up here. 16 inches were all over $110.
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Reply By: junior - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 02:01

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 02:01
Fair enough- those light truck tyres sound pretty tough- my tyres would probably be shredded in minutes up your part of the world!
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