Spare tyre and wheel rim for Pajero NP

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 11:26
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We are heading off next week for 8 weeks and will head for Broome via the Tanami Track. We want to take two spares and have been trying for ages to find a spare wheel rim to suit our 2004 Pajero NP. It needs to have a positive 42mm offset which, apparently, is unusual. Mitsubishi will sell us a new alloy rim for $719!! We would prefer not to have that expense. Has any one solved this problem with a Pajero NP. We will be delighted if anyone can help us.
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Reply By: Member - Ross P (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 12:48

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 12:48
Post the question on the forum at www.pajeroclub.com.au.

If it's only a spare you maybe able to look for a steel wheel as well fro either an NM or NP GLX.
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Follow Up By: Member - Craigevar - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 13:06

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 13:06
Thanks Rosscoe. I'll do so immediately.
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Reply By: MarkTheShark - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 12:49

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 12:49
Dear Craigevar,

As the happy owner of an NP I know the problem. I am not venturing as far as you, so my circumstances are a little different, but rather than get new rims which as proven frustrating, I have opted to carry spare tyres, without rims, and a tyre changing kit. Not nearly as easy I know but does get me by and saves a little weight on the roof rack. You do realise that you can get steel rims from the base model Pajero from Mitsubishi but these are outlandishly expensive for steel!

Regards and good luck,
Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Craigevar - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 13:11

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 13:11
Thanks Mark. If I have understood our local Mitsubishi dealer correctly the tyre for the GLX is narrower than those for the GLS. We are reluctant to put money into a trye and rim that won't be interchengealbe with the existing ones. Even the narrower steel rim is $340!!

We still love our Pajero though. This is our second trip. Lat year we were away for 6 weeks and spent about 2 weeks in the Centre - just loved it.
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Reply By: G.T. - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 14:49

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 14:49
Does ROH or similar have an alloy wheel with the same offset? Possibly worh a look. Regards G.T.
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Follow Up By: Member - Craigevar - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 15:00

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 15:00
Thanks GT.The last time I checked with ROH they didn't have one with a 46 mm offset. Nevertheless I could try again.
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Reply By: Member-Neil & Margie-Cairns - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 19:31

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 19:31
$719 each , wow , i wish i knew that a while ago , i didn't like the standard rims and the crap tyres that were on our 95 GLS when we bought it , so i went to the Good Year dealer we buy out truck tyres through and got a set of Mullins CSA rims for $195 a peice , have just bought a camper trailer , so i went back in and got 3 more the same , still the same price ,, sold the 5 standard alloy rims and tyres for $1000 , should've priced them first ,, oh well !!!!

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Reply By: time waster - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 06:48

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 06:48
i had a 96 paj and have a spare rim and tyre still if you tell me how to measure the offset i can see if it will fit or drop past if you are in adelaide?
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Follow Up By: Member - Craigevar - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 10:23

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 10:23
Thanks for your offer Time Waster. We are in NSW and won't be near Adelaide. We're also not sure if the 96 wheels will fit. It seems that Mitsubishi change the specs every whipstich. Thanks though for kind offer.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 17:50

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 17:50
Hi craigevar,
We have just been through this exercise and ended up buying an after market mag that didnt match for $200, the price we were quoted for original rim/mag was $430, so someone is making a killing.
The original steel rims for base model will fit but are different size, and none of the rim manufacturers make a steel rim, which is what we wanted.
One more thing to know is if you go down the path of buying tyre changing gear and only carry casings, which i think would be ok if you are fit enough to change your own tyres, be aware that the r&r beadbreaker doesnt fit paj mag because centre hole is too small.
Im sure it could be modified, but we ended up using a tyrepliers to get tyre off which worked ok but are harder to use.
Best of luck
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Follow Up By: Member - Craigevar - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 17:58

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 17:58
Hi Steve

Thanks for that. I contacted Mitsubishi today and found out that I should have been quoted $440, not $719. I informed our local supplier who admitted he had made a mistake - genuine I believe. Today we have tried wreckers but have finally given up and will pay $440.

We are two near retirement age women who live by the motto - 'too old never', except perhaps when it comes to changing tyres on wheels - hence the $440 purchase.

Thanks to all for their assistance. I suppose ROH or one of those companies will eventually make a rim that matches the vehicle.

Craigievar
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Follow Up By: MarkTheShark - Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 19:16

Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 19:16
Dear Pesty,

I am concerned about your statement yesterday that the R&R Beadbreaker doesn't fit Pajero mags because the hole is too small. I have a Beadbreaker and a Pajero with mags. I've never actually taken a tyre off one of its wheels (although have done so on other rims) but in a "dry run" everything seemed to fit.

Could you expand on what you found to be the problem?

Thanks from an old South Australian.

Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 19:42

Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 19:42
Hi mark
Not trying to belittle the beadbreaker as i love mine, but father in law has 6 month old paj and we had need to remove a tyre in the flinders, crappy geolander rubbish that they come out with, and the hole in the centre is only about 40 mm and cant be any bigger as it is the centre point that rests on the inner hub, just the way its designed, and the off set is all at the top so the beadbreaker not only doesnt fit in the hole, the angles are all wrong because offset is so far out.
Would suggest you do dummy run to see how you go with your mags.
The only way to get it to work would be to make adaptor that actually fits into one of the outer slots in the rim.
Not sure if different models have different rims, that may be different, but this is our experience, and because of the odd offset, 42mm neg, there are no other options available other than after market mags or originals.
We had access to a tyrepliers and that worked ok.
Hope this helps, and glad you still remember SA !!
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Follow Up By: MarkTheShark - Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 21:39

Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 21:39
Thanks Pesty,

Regards
Mark
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