NS Pajero 18" wheels

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 19:41
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Hi All
I am going to the Kimberley this year and want to purchase an additional wheel and tyre.

Does anyone with this model Pajero (18" wheels) have any source for an additional alloy wheel or alternatively where I could source a 17" steel wheel. If i can get a set of 17" then i will change all my tyres to the much cheaper 17" size.

Any clues would be much appreciated.
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Reply By: Member - Mark R (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 20:15

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 20:15
Hi Graeme M

Probably an obvious question - have you priced a rim with Mitsubishi?
Also, have you checked out the Warranty implications if you go to 17" rims all round?
Got an NS Pajero myself with the 18", so I'll be interested to see how this thread goes.

Mark R
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 21:39

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 21:39
No problems there, my dealer swapped over my 18inch on my NS VRX for 17 inch from a GLS when I bought it.
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Reply By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 20:39

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 20:39
Further still have you checked where in the "outback" you can get 18" tyres and/or rims if you need them. If you are going to change wheel sizes, and maybe void any vehicle warranty, then why not go to a size that both fits the car and is readily available. The larger ones abound in the city but I don't think you could get one at Turkey Creek. Maybe Kununurra if you are lucky.

I don't know but am just suggesting you check for the worst case scenario. Murphy lives there.!!!

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Reply By: Member - Leanne W (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 21:11

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 21:11
Hi Graeme,
I have an NS Pajero that came with 18" alloy wheels. About 18 months ago I decided to change to 17" wheels because 17" tyres were a lot cheaper and also there was a larger range, particularly for off-road tyres. I am not sure if this is still the case.
Anyway to cut an extremely long story short, I ended up buying 17" steel rims from Mitsubishi at a cost of about $330 each because at the time aftermarket rims would not have been legal. This is because the offset of the Pajero rims are 46, and the aftermarket ones were 30. I am not sure if there are any aftermarket ones now that have the same offset.
At the same time as changing my wheels, I bought a camper trailer. I wanted to match the camper wheels to the vehicle, but couldn't because the bore size of the Pajero rim was too small. As a compromise, I put aftermarket ROH RTX 17" rims on the camper. In an emergency, I can put the camper wheels on the car, but I can't put any wheels from the car onto the camper.
The 17" wheels on the car are legal because it is on the tyre placard along with 18".
I hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: OREJAP - Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:17

Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:17
Hi everyone, This topic is discussed heavily in http://www.pajeroclub.com.au/ I am sure this very friendly & helpful site will answer all your questions. The are Pajero club members in Victoria who have travelled down the path of 17 & 18 inch wheels tyres etc....there are some great views about the topic
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Reply By: Member - Tom V (WA) - Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 20:33

Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 20:33
Hi Graeme. i had the same problem with my D3. came standard with 18"s.
I went to the local tyre retailer attached to the L/R dealer & he has a few spare rims where L/R owners wanted to change from 18" to 17" or 19".

looking @ the replys from other Paj owners they swapped standard 18" for 17". then assume the tyre retailer must have a few spare 18" as well. give this a go.
cheers Tom
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