Wheel rim for GU

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 15:18
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Hi all,
I'm after a spare wheel rim to suit GU Patrol. Size 16 x 8 in. (standard steel rim). Does anyone know of wreckers or anyone near Syd who may have such a thing.
All advice accepted with gratitude.
Cheers
Cocka
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Reply By: Spy - Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 15:57

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 15:57
Probably not much good to you, however I purchased three brand new genuine rims from Perth 4WD Centre about 6 weeks ago - still in the box. He charges $110 each however if you buy a quantity I would haggle. The company will freight the wheels, but I am not sure of the costs involved. Much better than the $400+ that Nissan dealers want.
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Reply By: diamond - Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 16:26

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 16:26
i work in a tyre buiseness and we get so many people coming in asking for rims 16x8 that later in the year my boss is going to china(about tyres) and is going to look at getting some made so maybe in a few months maybe no good to you now we should have some cheap rims should be around$40-$50 but we will see if we have any luck i will put a post up unbelievable what nissan want
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Reply By: Kaza - Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 19:20

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 19:20
Hey Spy
I'm after a couple of new nissan rims too
You dont have a telephone number and address for Perth 4WD Centre ,just did a Looksmart search and bugger all came up.

Any help appreciated.

Kaza
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Follow Up By: Spy - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 21:02

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 21:02
No problems Kaza. The address is 87 Kew St Welshpool. Phone (08) 9472 3453. I spoke with Phil. He was most helpful and a really nice bloke to do business with. I found them after just about giving up. I had been through the Yellow Pages and visited untold tyre shops. Good luck!
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Follow Up By: Spy - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 21:13

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 21:13
Just realised that you are from Tom Price. We lived there in the early 90's and were members of the 4x4 club. Is it still active or has it gone by the board? (By the way, because I bought a number of rims I actually got mine for under $100 each. I'm sure there are others up your way looking for a second spare.)
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Follow Up By: Kaza - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 15:06

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 15:06
Thanks for that Spy.I'm going to be heading south next month so i can chuck a few of those rims on my shopping list,as for the 4x4 club,yes its still running,how strong i dont know as i'm not a member yet,a mate joined last month and said it was very good value for money so i should extract a digit and join.Anyway,thanks for the info.
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Reply By: Truckster - Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 21:27

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 21:27
remembering that there are lots of cracked GU rims around... Go Cautiously..... Its a thing Nissan replaces all your rims free if they find cracked ones.

Second Hand... CAll the bloke at G&C Comms in Cranbourne Vic, he has a full set forsale.
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Reply By: cocka2000 - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 01:48

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 01:48
OK you guys, remember I posted the question first so give me a go, don't muscle in on my replys and white ant me, I'll continue to chase up my request and let you all know if we can do a deal. Stay posted and I'll find something during the week.
In the mean while all suggestions still appreciated.
Cocka
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Follow Up By: cocka2000 - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 02:06

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 02:06
Thanks Truckster but I can't find a lead on G&C, any more details ?
I have the number for the contacts in Perth Kaza, I'll let you know what they have - where are you located ?
Cocka
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Follow Up By: Kaza - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 10:18

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 10:18
G;day Cocka
I'm up in Tom Price in the Pilbara.
Thanks Mate.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 21:29

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 21:29
G & C Communications
Shp 2/ 207 South Gippsland Hwy Cranbourne 3977 (03) 5996 3298
Mobile Service 0417 387 515
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Reply By: Michael - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 16:17

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 16:17
Howdy there, Try ringing around a few Bob Jane tyre stores, they fit fit mags to a lot of GU's and some of the owners dont want the old standards back, i got my Gu spares from them some time ago.. Cheers Michael
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Follow Up By: cocka2000 - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 17:32

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 17:32
Thanks fellas,
Some good sensible tips in there. Much appreciated.
Cocka
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 12:59

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 12:59
Hi Cocka,

Ring around all you local Nissan dealers, spare parts section and ask for 2nd hand rims. They can usually be got that way, particularly if there's been a special on mags. If they don't have them, most will take your number and get back to you when they come in, although you may have to wait a little while.

A few months ago we located 3 for our new campertrailer from Giant Nissan in Perth, $100 each brand new, one still in box. Got another one 2 weeks ago (for a 3rd spare between car and trailer) from Mandurah Nissan, $75 cash brand new still in box and came with genuine wheel studs and the black plastic cap that goes over the hub. Pity you're not in Perth, they had some left. (We considered buying them all to make a bit of money on).

OK, so your not in Perth but you may have some luck using this approach where you are.

:o) Melissa

PS: We tried tyre dealers and 4WD wreckers with no luck.
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 12:59

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 12:59
Hi Cocka,

Ring around all you local Nissan dealers, spare parts section and ask for 2nd hand rims. They can usually be got that way, particularly if there's been a special on mags. If they don't have them, most will take your number and get back to you when they come in, although you may have to wait a little while.

A few months ago we located 3 for our new campertrailer from Giant Nissan in Perth, $100 each brand new, one still in box. Got another one 2 weeks ago (for a 3rd spare between car and trailer) from Mandurah Nissan, $75 cash brand new still in box and came with genuine wheel studs and the black plastic cap that goes over the hub. Pity you're not in Perth, they had some left. (We considered buying them all to make a bit of money on).

OK, so your not in Perth but you may have some luck using this approach where you are.

:o) Melissa

PS: We tried tyre dealers and 4WD wreckers with no luck.
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 12:59

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 12:59
Hi Cocka,

Ring around all you local Nissan dealers, spare parts section and ask for 2nd hand rims. They can usually be got that way, particularly if there's been a special on mags. If they don't have them, most will take your number and get back to you when they come in, although you may have to wait a little while.

A few months ago we located 3 for our new campertrailer from Giant Nissan in Perth, $100 each brand new, one still in box. Got another one 2 weeks ago (for a 3rd spare between car and trailer) from Mandurah Nissan, $75 cash brand new still in box and came with genuine wheel studs and the black plastic cap that goes over the hub. Pity you're not in Perth, they had some left. (We considered buying them all to make a bit of money on).

OK, so your not in Perth but you may have some luck using this approach where you are.

:o) Melissa

PS: We tried tyre dealers and 4WD wreckers with no luck.
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Follow Up By: cocka2000 - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 14:17

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 14:17
Thanks Melissa for your reply (all three of them)
I'll give them a try but they are usually a lot greedier here on the coast coast, I don't know that I'll get them so cheap.
Kasa if your still on you might try the same. The number for Perth 4WD Centre is 94701755.

Cheers
Cocka
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Follow Up By: Kaza - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 15:12

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 15:12
Thanks Cocka,on a winner now with the info you and Spy gave me.
Ta.
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 16:29

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 16:29
Hi Cocka,

This just posted on the Campertrailer list:

Forsale

1 only GU ST rim with 285 / 75r 16 mud terrain. both only did 300kms after a
flat

in mint condition, located in sydney $250 ono WP Hills area

ph 0408 463 182

Good luck! Could be what you're looking for.

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 21:30

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 21:30
Rolys already sold that one!
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 00:09

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 00:09
That was quick. I copied his post within minutes of him posting it!

:o) Melissa
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Reply By: cocka2000 - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 10:09

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 10:09
Thanks all for your time and good thoughts. Local Nissan dealer - zilch. But phoned a few of the local tyre/mag retailers and have found one - $77. I will check it out today to see if it's OK. Here's hoping, keep your fingers crossed for me.
Regards
Cocka

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