Prado 17" Rims for Camper

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 12:21
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I am looking for 3 standard (steel or otherwise) rims off a current Prado to put on my camper. This is proving to be more difficult that i first thought.

Any help would be appreciated, further more if you have these sitting in your shed wondering what to do with them, i can help out and convert them into money!!!!

Thanks in anticipation,

Marc.
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 14:01

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 14:01
GO_OFFROAD from this list or CMI Toyota in Adelaide will have some still ones in
17x7.5" size.

Also http://www.speedywheels.com.au/offroad.htm the Grande 2 model
alloy wheels are the same as Toyota one's but whithout the toyota logo.

Personally I gone for 16" rims/tires for affroad and the camper trailer.

The reasons are:

1. 16" Tires are cheaper compared to 17" tires
2. 16" rims are cheaper compared to 17" rims (1/2 price at least)
3. There are heaps of choice for 16" tires and very little for 17" tires.
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Follow Up By: Trev88 - Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 23:15

Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 23:15
Hi Stan

Did you have to modify the brakes at all to fit the 16in rims on. Ive been told that you need to grind off the manufacture logs off??

I want to set up the same a set of town tyre & Rims and a set of Off Road tyres and rimms.

Who did you get the rims of, you mention they are ROH

Have you checked out the insurance ect on the rims do they change any thing or are you doing what I will shut and change back to the black top tyres if theres a problem.

Regards

Trevor
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Reply By: SAoffroader - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 15:13

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 15:13
I can help out with GX Prado rims and tyres if that is any help rim size 17x6 tyre 225/70r17 have a few rims and heeps of tyres
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Follow Up By: Member- Marc - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 15:16

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 15:16
SA,
Thanks for the help, give me a tingle @ work 0404 818 080.

Cheers,
Marc
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Reply By: Muka - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 17:22

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 17:22
If all the above fail, (which I'm sure they wont there is a company in Perth called Mr Mag, they deal in 2nd hand rims

may help

Marty
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Reply By: aandf - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 12:50

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 12:50
Marc

I have just faced the same problem. I have a 120 series Prado with 17" rims and 265x65R17 tyres and wanted to put the same size on my new camper trailer so I could interchange wheels in an emergency.

After much searching I have gone for 16" white steel rims (which were only $95 each) and Cooper 245x75R16 tyres. The taller profile tyres mean that the overall diametre of the tyre is 2mm smaller. Given that I have already lost more than that in wear, it isn't an issue. They are slightly narrower, but that was by choice so they stayed within the tyre tracks of the Prado (as the camper is fractionally wider).

The only issue is using the 16" rims on a standard 120 series. The following website explains how to fix. http://www.lcool.org/technical/120_series/wheels/16inch.html

Not perfect, but it was far cheaper than 17" alloys and it will get me out of trouble if I run out of spares!

Cheers

AandF
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