70 series factory mags

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 10:12
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Just thought I'd share this with fellow 76/78/79 series owners, and I have no affiliation with Bridgestone!!!

Given that a genuine factory mag costs $1000, Speedy make a 16x7 Territory mag that looks identical to the factory mag. But I believe they take the standard wheel nuts, not the Toyota alloy nuts. Just saw that they are on special at Bridgestone tyre centres for $169 each - seemed incredibly cheap to me. Also, same brochure has Exide Extreme N70 batteries for $159. Ends April 30.
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Reply By: Diesel 'n Dust - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 11:12

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 11:12
Phil G,

I looked at purchasing these last year but I opted for ROH steel wheels instead.

I was concerned about Quality standards as most speedy wheels are manufactured in China. (correct me if I'm wrong) I've seen some major quality issues on other Speedy wheels at work. Major cracks and even complete breakage. These wheels were steel. (Sunraysia style) But then again people trash vehicles on mine sites.

A very common wheel on Landcruisers. (Sunraysia style)

But at that price compared to Genuine Toyota people may opt for these.

Anyways thanks for the research as your info will be beneficial for many others.

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Clements


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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 21:41

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 21:41
Gday Clements,
A couple of years ago, BHP put out a safety alert saying Speedy steel rims were busting, and included a photo of a rim that had a centre fall out. Speedy had a go at them because the rims in the photos were not Speedys - they had a blue line around the rim which was different to the red/green line that the Speedy's have. But that alert got wide coverage.

Are you sure that they were Speedy rims that had the problems at your work? Mine are made in Taiwan.
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Follow Up By: Diesel 'n Dust - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 00:25

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 00:25
I did see those BHP photos and presumed that they were Speedys.

However I did not notice the colour of the line on the rim.

I'll suss out the work wheels to see if they are Speedys or not. I just presumed they were. My ignorance.

From my short experience with wheels and 4x4 driving, I still wouldn't go past the trusty Split Rim. Just your limited on tyre size!


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Reply By: Member - Mark C (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 17:52

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 17:52
Hi Phil
Have recently purchased new v8 troopy and fitted a set of mags with bf goodriches. Then tried to buy a set of factory flares as parts or accessories but advised not available! Would be interested to here if anyone has any info on this
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Follow Up By: tojofixa - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 20:35

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 20:35
Try TJM, they make a flare that is almost identical to the genuine Toyota flare for both front & rear gaurds.
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Reply By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 19:09

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 19:09
Speedy wheels are fine its the chinese look-a-like that are the problem.You can tell a Speedy Wheel by the colour bands of Red & Green

Regards..........Jeff
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