Nissan "steel" wheels

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 15:43
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Had the Patrol in to the tyre shop this morning, getting things sorted before our upcoming round Oz trip next month and they discovered two cracks in one of the wheels. Lucky it was picked up now!! Anyone heard of this happening with the steel rims before ??
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 15:48

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 15:48
Yep, common in the early GUs. Nissan were replacing them some years ago.
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 15:53

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 15:53
Thanks Phil, well there ya go learn something every day! Ours is built late 98 but comp plate is 1/99. The guys were very good at the shop and gave me a good replacement, plus balance on all 4 wheels for $70. Bargain
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Follow Up By: donks1 - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:00

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:00
uncle

if you ask really nice NI$$AN may even give you a set on waranty

donks

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Follow Up By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:03

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:03
I think Nissan were replacing cracked steel wheels FOC.
I don't think there is a time limit on this sort of thing as it's safety-related.
You might not like the look of the new ones Nissan supply, tho. I think they're off the ute.
Gerry
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Reply By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:08

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:08
Sorry to hijack your thread Uncle, were you driving down Castlereigh Rd Penrith the other day??

I saw a white GU with EO wheel cover

Cheers Stefan
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:19

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:19
No wasn't I Stefan, must be an imposter,lol.
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Reply By: pepper2 - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:47

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 16:47
yep had mine replaced with thicker steel wheels by nissan,some people got alloy replacements from nissan
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 17:31

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 17:31
Which steel rims? Are they the 16x8?

Where did you get the cracks?

I have been running the nissan steel white spoke 16"x6" on my pajero for 10 years now, 300,000k without any signs of a problem. They are all stamped as 1996 or 1997 manufacture.

Suppose I better have a good look. Just repainted a few too and didn't notice anything sanding them down.

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Follow Up By: Gerhardp1 - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 17:43

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 17:43
A Pajero is lighter and smaller than the Nissan, hence less stress on the wheels, and hence no cracks.
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 18:28

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 18:28
Hi John, yes I have the 16 x 8's , the cracks appeared either side of one of the "solid" squares, if ya know where I mean.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 18:45

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 18:45
Thanks Uncle,

As gerhardp1 says, most probably not an issue for me.

The pajero GVM is about the same as a GU empty, 2500kg.

Interesting that they carry about the same load though, 700 to 750kg.
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 21:16

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 21:16
Hi John, funny you mention load capacities. The wife's Jackeroo carries more load than my GU. Your Paj is similar to Jackeroo as well. Defies logic that a much lighter car can carry more load to me???? but tow capacities are so different in the opposite direction????

Cheers, Trevor.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 18:47

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 18:47
Take the whole car to Nissan and ask them to replace the lot free of charge. Its is a fault and they should make it right. They have for MANY MANY other vehicles
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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 19:12

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 19:12
Good to see its sorted now....have you noticed Bill sold up at south nowra and now peter (pj) and his wife have taken over???? Wonder where the tobacco mans doing business now!?

Laura
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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 19:57

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 19:57
Probably somewhere in the Carribbean!!
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 21:10

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 21:10
Yeah probably is or maybe he's gonna learn a new trade....maybe he'll take over something like yard n garden....! Just noticed you signature...16th Feb hey! Good stuff!!

Actually come to think of it, one of the sets of tyres on the 80 series were off a nissan and they had the odd crack I think....

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Reply By: Hoyks - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 21:43

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 21:43
Yep, your'er not the 1st.
Overlander Patrol rim thread
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Reply By: Doggy Tease - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 22:53

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008 at 22:53
This does happen with the steel wheels and is i think restricted to the wagon wheels...lol...
From what i can gather it is to do with the size of the holes around the rim and they way they are pressed,,,,,if ya know what i mean. It usually happens on vehicles that have done a lot of off-road work,,,but may not be limited to just those particular vehicles.
The ute rims have a smaller hole size and are inherently stronger as a result. This is the rim i put on our GUIV when i removed those oh so lovely and expensive alloy's that it had.
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