GLX 80 Series Steel Rims

Submitted: Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 14:36
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Hello All, I have been toying with the idea of a perfect road/offroad tyre and there isn't one. So plan "B" is to use A/T tyres on the alloys for around town and beach/sand driving and look at a second set of tyres which are more aggressive for the mud and rocky stuff. I have a 60 series and have been told that the 80 series GLX steel rims will fit on the 60 , does anyone know if this is true?
I have been quoted $90 per rim and they are apparently like new. Is $90 a fair price in todays market. The sunrayasia's are about $70 I believe. Does anyone in Perth know a good place to try for second hand GLX rims?

Thanks in advance.

Mark
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Reply By: crfan - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 15:36

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 15:36
Hi Mark ,
I went through this not long ago I was chasing 80 series gxl steel rims for my camper .(vehical is a 1997 80 series)
The early 80 series pre 1994 have the 15" crome steel rim and you can get them fairly cheap.(they scrape on the rear calipers on the later model)
The post 1994 16" silver steel rim will fit both but is a lot harder to get have seen the for sale for as much as $220 a rim.
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Reply By: Member - Howard- Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 15:41

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 15:41
Mark,
unsure if the offsets are ok for the 60 series but the going rate for 16'' 80 series gxl steel rims on the east coast is $160 each and they are like the proverbial rocking horse ****.
regards
Howard
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 17:20

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 17:20
Why not go for Sunraysia Rims, they are cheap to buy and if you DO damage one they arent as hard to match/replace..

They are available at any Tire place on earth.... 15x8in are $50.
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 23:24

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 23:24
Are you seeing double Truckster??Around Oz 06/2004
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 23:24

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 23:24
Are you seeing double Truckster??Around Oz 06/2004
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 23:29

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 23:29
yes!!! flammin Win98
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 17:28

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 17:28
Why not go for Sunraysia Rims, they are cheap to buy and if you DO damage one they arent as hard to match/replace..

They are available at any Tire place on earth.... 15x8in are $50.
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 17:59

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 17:59
gday mark.
i was toying with the idea of tyres for dirt and tyres for road ended up bying one set of cooper s/t havnt let me down yet in mud/dirt and still very good on the road.looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 19:13

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 19:13
Gday mark
save your self the money & stick with one set of a/t for 99% of the driving they will be good enough for the other 1% you just need to plain the path you are going to take a little bit better of all the times i have been out on rough tracks the people with mudders havent got a lot further than i have in some cases it has been enough to get them out of trouble in others its been enough to get them further into an obsticle before getting stuck & a lot more difficult to get them out
jm2cw
Regards Bruce
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Reply By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 19:16

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 19:16
$90 each ois a good price and resale will be much better than that so buy them anyway. They are also steel and much stronger than Sunraysia's although much heavier too. New Sunraysias in 16x8 here in West were $110 each.
My brother runs 16 x 8 GXL's on his 60 series with 305/70R16's but some mods to do this. Before that was running 285's.
Think they hit steering knuckles or something. Can find out for you if you like.
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Follow Up By: Mark from Getaway Portable Refrigerator Hire - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 19:53

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 19:53
Thanks Allyn, If you could that would be appreciated as running the alloy's at present is presenting bit of a problem as I have shaved them on rocks and last effort cracked one of the rims :-(. $70 to repair. Is 305/70R16's the same diametre (spelling looks wrong) as the 33's in a 15" wheel. I am not keen on flares for the guards as that is more cost so don't wish to do 12.5" . Currently running 33" x 10.5" Regards Mark
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Follow Up By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 09:30

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 09:30
will do but I'd buy the rims anyway. They're as rare as the proverbial and you'll get at least $120 each for them.
Will contact the bro ASAP and get back to you via this post
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Follow Up By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 23:30

Thursday, Jun 19, 2003 at 23:30
Mark
He initially used a 1/4" spacer that you will find at most car shops but you will have to move the split pin on your front ball joints. After that he moved to a 1 1/4" spacer that he sourced from USA but I believe are advertised in the 4x4 magazines now so are readily available. Not sure of legalities with that though. Currently he's trying to get offset changed on GXL rims but having a few problems with this.
305's will definitely require flares also.
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Reply By: Derek - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:56

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 21:56
Mark. Have you considered Prado rims? They're much easier to find and go for around $70 here in Brisbane.
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Reply By: Phil G - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 22:34

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 22:34
Mark

The offsets will be wrong. 16x8 80 series and 16x7 Prado rims have about 118mm of backspacing. Your 60 series only needs about 65mm backspacing.

The wheels will sit too far inboard, will probably rub and your 60 series will run on a narrower track.

Get the sunraysias with the correct offset/backspacing for the 60 series.

Phil G
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 10:25

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 10:25
Phil is right, both the early 15 inch (pre 8/92) and later 16 inch 80 rims will hit the steering joint on the front diff due to too much offset.
I know someone in Melbourne with a set of 33 bfg muds for sale on 60 rims if you r interested.
Andrewwheredayathinkwer mike?
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