Steel rims for current SR5 hilux unobtainable.

Submitted: Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 17:38
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Hi folks, hope you can assist me in locating some reasonably priced steel wheels for my current model lux. To me it appears the only steel wheel that complies with the correct offset (P.30), is the original spare which is a 15 x 7, 6 stud.

They are for my for my camper trailer as I don't want to use alloys on it. Ideally I'd change all 6 wheels on the camper and car if the cost was reasonable.

The Toyota price for a new spare is too eyewatering to consider; even the wrecker I called wanted $130 for a rusty unit. In desperation I accosted another lux owner in our local woollies carpark the other day, offered to swap an original alloy for his steel spare........you'd have thought I was offering to swap wives the way he looked at me.

Any suggestions would be most welcome.

Thanks,
Shep

PS. I'm located in Melbourne
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Reply By: Member - John D, Wandong (Vic) - Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 18:56

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 18:56
Hi Shep, in 2010 I ordered 2 steel rims for my Rodeo from the Jax Quickfit Tyre Store in Epping (Melb), they got them from a supplier (brand new) and charged me $60 - $70 each from memory!
Not sure what the price would be now, but worth an enquiry!

Cheers, John
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Follow Up By: Shepbar - Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 22:38

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 22:38
Thanks John, I'll follow up but I've tried numerous retailers & wholesalers and always get the same negative answer.
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 19:33

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 19:33
head over to http://www.newhilux.net/ and you might have some better luck.
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Follow Up By: Shepbar - Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 23:00

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 23:00
Tried the site earlier last year and the best suggestion a member came up with was check around the wreckers.

Thanks anyhow wicket.
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Reply By: Ross M - Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 20:23

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 20:23
Shepbar
I have been able to obtain some perfectly good steel rims from BOB JANE stores.
Many people go in and trade their steelies for some fancy alloy creations.
The steel wheels usually sit out the back of the store and they will possibly sell them to you, particularly if you are also going put tyres on them too.

Last one I bought was a steel Dmax rim +38 though. Cost was the price of a 4wd tyre puncture repair.
There is all sorts there so you might be lucky, I have, on numerous occasions.

PS. it is hard for some people to evaluate the worth of a wheel and a wife. He probably would take time to decide seeing you may have mentioned 6 studs.
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Follow Up By: Shepbar - Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 22:57

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 22:57
Ha Ha, studs aside Ross, I agree with you that dealers often have trade-ins out the back. The problem with the SR5 hilux is that they all come with alloys, and the SR's are all 16" steels which are no good to me, as I need 15".

In short, I have been unable to find a 15 x 7 steel wheel in the correct offset of P30; so apart from the SR5 spare, they don't exist.
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 06:50

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 06:50
Head back over to New Hilux site and put an ad in the wanted / for sale section and I guarantee you will get a result

I would give you mine but already given it away
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Follow Up By: Shepbar - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 15:57

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 15:57
Thanks Alby, will give it a try.

Cheers, Shep
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Reply By: sweetwill - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 08:46

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 08:46
Hello Shep.
I have a 15x7 6 stud that came of a 05 hilux, the numbers on it are j15x7j dot 05/7s 12 its yours if you want it free Im in the wollongong area nsw cheers Bill.
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Follow Up By: Shepbar - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 15:55

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 15:55
Very generous of you sweetwill, I'll drop the spare later & check. Will possibly be passing through your patch in March, so will let you know.

Actually how do I contact you??
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Follow Up By: sweetwill - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 19:29

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 19:29
Hello Shep.
0439841474.cheers bill.
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Reply By: Ross M - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 16:06

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 16:06
Lots of Mazda's, Triton, Pajero, Challenger and ifs Hilux have 15x7 rims and some must be close to the +30 you want. If they are +25 that shouldn't be an issue and they would also serve as a back up spare for the tow vehicle too.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 16:35

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 16:35
I have steel dynamic 15 x 7s on my hilux.....I'll get out a ruler and check the offset if you like......nit like they where hard to get and from memory they cost me about $90 a piece in silver.

AS far as I know the only company that stocks sunrasia style wheels in silver in the counrty.

cheers
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Reply By: Twinkles - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 18:17

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 18:17
Where abouts in Melbourne are you. I'll swap your alloy for my steel spare. I've been after an alloy. I have an '08 SR5. I live in South Gippsland and visit the Mornington Peninsula quite often.
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Follow Up By: Shepbar - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:53

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:53
You're not going to believe it twinkles, we're in Rye at the moment and will be here on & off for a few weeks. If we can arrange a swap I'll take the tyre off an alloy for a clean exchange with you.

Let me know when you'll be down this way next.

Thanks,
Shep
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Reply By: Twinkles - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 16:07

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 16:07
hi Shepbar, I'm in Frankston tonight and tomorrow. How do I contact you. Jenny
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Follow Up By: Shepbar - Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 16:24

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 16:24
Thanks Jenny, I'll be passing through Frankston on my way to Melbourne, please call me 0413270116.

Cheers,
Shep
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