Wheels to suit Landcruiser 105 series

Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 13:28
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Hi folks,

I'm just after some recommendations on wheels for my Landcruiser. It came with a set of ROH rims when I bought it and to be honest not really my style. I'm not really a big fan of the flashy chrome rims either but am after something (preferably just plain black) that is rated to carry a fair load that won't set me back an arm and a leg. Any recommendations??

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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 14:22

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 14:22
Craig,

Have you tried Toyota direct for steel rims?
Genuine ones in 16 x 8 are about $120 each from memory.



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Follow Up By: Member - Rob K (VIC) - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 15:01

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 15:01
Kev,

The last time I bought genuine Toyota steel rims for my 105 they cost more than twice that amount - around the $270 each. I ended up getting mine second hand from a auto recycler (the wreckers) at about $110 each.

4WD Action did a comparison on the different types of rims available on the market and "suggested" alloys were the strongest, genuine next best and after market steel rims weakest of all. I say "suggested" as the recommended rim was one of their sponsors although the stregth test was fairly conclusive. According to them, the genuine rim was twice as strong as the after market steel rim and my personal experience would bear that out. I have two sets of tyres for my rig (muddies on the genuine Toyota and A/T's on the after market steel rims) and the after market steel rims have already been bent once on a small stump I drove over which the Toyota rims would have handed easily without any problems.

If you're in the market for another set of steel rims, I'd be looking at genuine rims - you can always paint them black if you don't like the colour?

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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 15:58

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 15:58
It might pay to re visit Toyota re rims...... our 200 series steel rims cost $110.00 each inc GST.

Alloys rims are stronger but you will never exceed the strength of steel rims let alone alloys....... You have to read 4wd mag dribble with a pinch of salt, who pays more and has an invested interest wins!

I'm in no way saying 4wd mags are biased or anything along those lines but they don't always tell the whole truth.

Seeing it's so common for factory steel rims to fail on 4x4's and commercial vehicles it makes you wonder why they all don't use alloys.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rob K (VIC) - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 16:36

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 16:36
olcoolone,

I agree with your general sentiment about magazines - take the information with a grain of salt and do your own research. That's why I had "suggested".

With the wheel rims, it was a couple of years ago that I last enquired so maybe Toyota has got cheaper in recent years with parts for its 4WD's, but that's not been my experience in all the years I've been a Toyota owner.

Hopefully Cruiser74 can find something at a reasonable price.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 16:46

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 16:46
Rob,

Toyota have greatly reduced the price of rims in the past 12 months or so :)


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Reply By: GT Campers - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 14:48

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 14:48
All I could get last year for my old toy Pathy were chingchang brand ones from my local tyre mob. Not sure if there are any real good quality/rated ones remaining in the marketplace these days... Hopefully someone else will come along with some better news than me...
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Reply By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 16:58

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 16:58
I would suggest Ebay will be your best friend
I priced genuine toyota 105 rims in Canberra earlier this year and was shocked at $175 each as lots of people talking $120-140 per rim.
I ended up gettingset of 4 lwith caps (these had been removed when vehicle was brand new and came in boxes from the alloys fitted and were unmarked) and only last week picked up a 5th rim.rims averaged $61 each
I was also up for a set of std wheel nuts as the 79 gxl came with mags and while the nuts do work i didnt like them on the steel rims.
25 nuts was another $65 delivered.
there have been probably 20 setsof rims on ebay over the last 3-4 months just keep looking but make sure they are for 105 series
lots of 100 series ifs rims advertised but wrong offset.
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Reply By: Member - Cruiser74 - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 18:05

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 18:05
Thanks everyone for your responses. Glad I asked as didn't realise there was an issue between genuine/aftermarket rims. Thought they'd all be much of a muchness/get what you pay for type scenario. I'd be happy to pick up 5 rims at anything up to $150 each! Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 19:25

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 19:25
there's a company in Melbourne that make rims for LC etc steel's for around $ 120 I think !!!....if you need info holla...

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 20:24

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 20:24
One thing I've learnt is to only buy genuine Toyota 105 series rims.
Never heard of a steel or Royale alloy 105 series rim breaking. Plenty of aftermarket steel rims are rubbish - get the micrometer out and measure them - the genuine ones are a lot thicker and pressed. And the centre hole is the correct size with genuine wheels.

When it comes to alloys, ROH made the 105 series Royale alloy rim for Toyota. Its still available as an ROH "Impact".

I'm using the Toyota "Snowy" mags that came on some of the early 105 series.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser74 - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 20:37

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 20:37
Thanks Phil,

I've just googled the ROH "impact" and that's exactly what's on my 105 series at the moment. Maybe I'm just being fussy but never been a fan of mag wheels much....in my mind always reserved for show ponies and wannabee's! On the otherhand if it's not broken don't fix it. They seem to be tough and in good nick and I can think of other things I could spend a grand on! Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser74 - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 20:40

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 20:40
PS ...just in case not suggesting you are either a show pony OR a wannabe!!! Your rig looks awesome!! Thanks again for your advice :) :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 21:31

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 21:31
Its all what you're comfortable with. Go with your gut feeling - the money you get for the alloys will easily cover a new set of genuine steels.

I went alloys a few years ago after realising that they are really strong for outback travel and that if you plug the odd puncture, there's no need to trash them with tyre irons and beadbreakers anyway.

But the 105 steel rims are pretty heavy (about 18kgs each), but thats the price you pay for a strong steel rim.
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Reply By: jacent - Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 20:12

Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 20:12
Hi mate, I went through the same thing a few years ago, Went for the toyota 16x8 GXL steel rims, usually they come in met silver, got mine for $100 a rim second hand with centre caps. The paint was in good nick. Got them from the wreckers and look quite good & strong. I live in the dessert and constantly driving corrugated roads and rough tracks without a drama!
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