Spare wheel Prado

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 22:31
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Howdy

Im chasing a second spare.

I rang a Toyota dealer and got quoted $1,400 for 1 alloy wheel for our GXL Prado 150 series.

I know its a dear car but is that outragous? Maybe Im a tight arse!

What have other people done ? Maybe used a steel rim off a GX if it fits.

The fella also reckons there are 6 types of factory alloy wheels for the 150 series GXL Prado. I only thought there was one type.

Any thoughts.
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Reply By: Derek Jones - Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 22:37

Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 22:37
Try a wreckers.

We bought a 2nd spare (steel rim) for our Cruiser for $60.
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Reply By: Kimba10 - Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 22:45

Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 22:45
I thought there was only 3 alloys, one for the GXL, one for Kakadu and one if you optioned up the GX with option pack (not as wide but same diameter). May be there is different again for the 3 door and the series 2 prado's and the Altitude (spelling) model ?? So he may be write. Anyway, try out pradopoint.com there may be some thing there. I checked ebay there is nothing at the moment but some times you see people who buy a jazzy set of after market wheels and sell the originals. Yes they are super expensive new genuine, my 120 GXL rims are over $1200 new each as well hence why I have 2 sets of wheels for on road and off road so I dont have to worry if I scratch the crappers out of a steel rim if it gets scratched or gouged from rocks or what ever, my alloys with the grandcraps still look like new................
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Follow Up By: Kimba10 - Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 22:47

Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 22:47
Forgot to mention I think the wheel nuts are different for the steel rims to the alloys ?? I have two different sets of wheel nuts to suit either rims.............
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 23:03

Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 23:03
JT,
you can buy an "Allied " rim for about $350 from Beaurepairs. You will also need a different wheeel nut to suit. I sold my Prado 120 and have the spare (with tyre) sitting in the shed.... and will need to get rid of it...
BUT... I am in darwin....
I'm sure you will find what you need. When I sourced mine... all the wreckers wanted more for 2nd hand than I could buy an aftrer market new one.

Toyota wanted $1150 (trade) .... and they reckon they were doing me a favour... Yeah.... Right...!
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Follow Up By: J.T. - Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 23:51

Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 23:51
I tried a few wreckers. No luck yet.

Thanks for replies. I will look at after market wheels. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 07:39

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 07:39
what area are you in ?

try a Toyota specialist wrecker , some of the good "wrecker"s " have a web connection , Australia wide and they should all know right part aswel .

let us know if you have no luck .... cheers nick
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Follow Up By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 15:27

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 15:27
Yep, get a steel wheel from the wreckers - on the 120 series they are the same size in every way.
You will need steel nuts though as the mag nuts won't hold them and vice versa.

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Follow Up By: J.T. - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 15:43

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 15:43
Mate Im in Perth. I got told the 120 series is different to the 150. Mainly the offset.
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Reply By: anglepole - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 17:00

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 17:00
Yes they are expensive. $1100 for my 4WD. I had no luck at all at wreckers. I was lucky a friend found a place in Melbourne that changed over 17 with 16 wheels for Patrols used in bush jobs. Easier to purchase 16 inch tyres. The price was $350.

Could look for places like that, and if all others fail, google in Mullins Wheels contact them and they could help.

Good Luck
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Reply By: brad72 - Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 22:00

Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 22:00
Toyota spare parts are a rip off 2 front seatbelts for a 98 hilux almost $800. what a joke
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