16" Replica Alloys for IFS LC 100

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 10:11
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Tempe Tyres are selling "Replica" alloys with new tyres. 4 for $1300.00.

They will sell me 4 rims, including fitting my own tyres, balancing etc for $650.

I am keen because of the price but has anybody had any experience with this type of non-genuine wheel. The dealer is offering structural guarantee which might not be worth a bumper when I am miles from nowhwere.

All comments for and against greatfuly accepted

Regards,

Rosscoe
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Reply By: Ircon - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 10:33

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 10:33
Just checked with my local Toyota dealer. Retail is $325.30 each. They will sell me 4 for $290.00 each.

Regards,

Rosscoe
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Reply By: Robnicko - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 11:37

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 11:37
Ircon,
Just make sure the offset is the same as genuine.

Sometimes Toyota dealers sell off OEM alloys dirt cheap. Friend of mine with a 100 series live axle picked up 5 of the 5spoke (ROH Impact) type for $90 each a couple of years ago.

What brand of Rim is it?

Rob
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Follow Up By: Ircon - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 11:45

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 11:45
Hi Rob,

Brand is Star Corp and they are made in China.

Regards,

Rosscoe
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Follow Up By: Robnicko - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 11:54

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 11:54
Rosscoe,
As I said before, make sure the offset is correct and you can't go wrong. Made in China from imported ingredients (west Aussie)
I'm pretty sure that the new Landcruiser Alloy wheels are now made in China but that shouldn't matter, everything else is these days. Next time when your'e in the spare parts dept and they have the rims on show spin one around and I'm sure you will see made in China on the back of them.

Rob

ROH make them as well here in OZ but they will be about $250

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Reply By: Member - Jim R (ACT) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 14:31

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 14:31
As a caution, on a recent trip down the Birsdville track an accompanying Pajero with alloy wheels had a very sudden flat tyre with no damage to the tyre. What happened was stone wedged between the rim and the brake calliper assembly punched a hole clean through the alloy rim - wheel useless for rest of trip and expensive to fix. That is why I will stick to steel rims thanks.
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Follow Up By: Ircon - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 14:41

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 14:41
Jim,

Good point and I agree. My plan is to keep the steel rims and fit some suitable Off-road tyres. The alloys will have highway tyres for normal city driving.

Regards,

Rosscoe
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 16:10

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 16:10
point me to someone who has steel rims for the IFS 100 series 4.2td?
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 16:11

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 16:11
17inch....i believe the older 16inch 5 stud dont fitthe 2006 td
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim R (ACT) - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 16:22

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 16:22
I have 16" steel rims on my 100 Series TD Sahara which I use off-road leaving the original 17" alloys for round town and highway use. The steel rims are straight off a 100 series GXL fitted with 265/75 R 16 tyres which have almost exactly the same rolling circumference as the originals. Mine came from a Toyota dealer who had lots of spares from customers who had changed their steels to alloys on their GXL's.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 16:59

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 16:59
mmm i was told by my dealer that the 5 stud 16inch GXL (petrol) steel rims for are not interchangeable with the current (2006 and up) TD with the 17inch

but then it was a dealer!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim R (ACT) - Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 11:31

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 11:31
I should have been clearer - mine is a 2003 model which could make a difference but I would be surprised. It is still IFS and I have been running that way since almost new.
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Follow Up By: Off-track - Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 14:20

Friday, Jan 11, 2008 at 14:20
Might have been talking about the 4.5 6cyl which has rigid front axle
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Reply By: Ircon - Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 16:37

Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 16:37
Best price from a Toyota dealer so far is $265.00 each. Think I might do all five at that price.
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