Replacement steel wheels

Submitted: Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 00:40
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Hi,

will a set of steel wheels from an 80 series GXL (rigid suspension) fit my 78 series troopy ?

thanks,
Terry
HZJ78 camper
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 01:53

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 01:53
No
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Follow Up By: Pterosaur - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 10:20

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 10:20
Thanks Davoe, what's wrong with them - offset ?
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Reply By: crfan - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 10:31

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 10:31
Don't 78's have the five stud wheel patten ?
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Follow Up By: Pterosaur - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 10:35

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 10:35
No - 6 studs
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 16:03

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 16:03
??? 78s have 5 studs and 80s have 6 hence my answer
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Reply By: SAoffroader - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 14:25

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 14:25
Terry
78 series has a 16x5.5 rim with a 20p offset where as the 80 ser has a 16x8 with a 0 p offset so its a matter of trying you will push your offset out buy about35 mm
SAoffroader
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 15:44

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 15:44
Terry,

Your vehicle is a 75 series, not a 78 series. (you have leaf springs all round and 6 stud wheels).

80 series rims won't fit because they have too much backspacing for your troopie.

Cheers
Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 17:33

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 17:33
Terry,
Just looked at 70scool and your question there states its a 2000 model which is indeed a 78series and they were all 5 stud. Just check your compliance plate to be certain (and you might want to count your wheel studs again :-)))

80series wheels will not fit.
105series rigid front end wheels will fit nicely.

Cheers
phil
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Follow Up By: Pterosaur - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 09:29

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 09:29
Phil,

1. 70sCool question about 2000 model is not mine (similar tho') :-)
2. Coils at front, leaf at rear, 6 studs (on each wheel too :-))
3. Mine is 2003 model
4. I thought troopies (recent ones at least) were 75 series or 78 series with the 78 being the later model - am I wrong?
5. Compliance plate says HZJ78 - 78 series???
6. Knew about 105 series wheels (from 70sCool), but knew of some 80 series wheels for sale, did not know of suitability, or difference from 100,105 series.

regards
Terry
2003 Troopy camper
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 14:21

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 14:21
pt now that is odd ,barring the possibility that you cant count as a 2003 model with coil springs it should be a 78 series with 5 stud wheels. So I am assuming it has had some kind of retro fit I cant think of why it might have been done Does it also have the thicker axle studs? or the old thinner ones to? all I can tell you is because of the offset wheels off of a 78 wont fit a 100 as you have an oddball the best way might be to try (your local tyre place should be able to help specially if you are a good customer
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Follow Up By: Pterosaur - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 14:51

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 14:51
Hmmm

man, do I have a red face ! seems I can't count and am probably blind to boot !
5 studs only !!!!!!!!!
Dunno where i got 6 from

apologies about wrong info and confusion to all - have a LOL on me !!!

(back under my rock)
Terry
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