Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires' started by burnzya, Jun 2, 2009.
lol trade ya my 17's
I just ordered a set of 4 of those explorer/mountaineer rims for just under $300 shipped from rockauto.com. I'm planning on running 235/40 18's on them, which puts them a little shorter than the factory 195/75 14's by 0.11 inches. You want to know the crazy part? I don't even have a toyota truck yet. I'm picking up a bagged singlecab 4cyl 5spd 91 as soon as my tax return comes in, and it needs bigger wheels to clear the drop spindles it needs. Of course, if all else fails, I can put tires on these wheels and have drift tires for my supercharged 96 Saleen Oh, and I am SO stealing the old school center cap idea... No, wait, I'll call it an homage! Oh, and before anyone says that the tires are too wide, they aren't, I've done my research, and the previous owner swapped over to 4wd front sheetmetal.
Post up pics when you get them on, or else it didn't happen.
I bot 17X7.5 5x4.5 wheel , winter wheel for a CrownVic police car...
Hope they fit well
Plaining on 215-45-17 for them..
you can have 18" winter wheels... if you have snow tires
Look at the Lexus RX truck parts / SUV thing. They may have big steelies. Ford or large. Or any large or Nissan Lexus. I think using some 17 "donut spare parts I have seen, rehooped300 hoop
my TWO mountaineer 18's came in... They only had the two in stock, so I went ahead and got them, since they are as cheap as they are. I also have a set of highlander steelie center caps coming. I'm going to see if I can rig something up to mount them up.
Wally, def. show pics before and after. I should have my 18" steelies on my new old truck I picked up the other week. I will post pics when its done. Oh, for those of you that want steelies larger than an 18", the steelies from a dodge nitro r/t come in 20" (that's whats going on my 1985, and the 18" are going on "The Black Pearl" my 1988).
18" on the left, 20" on the right
Man, if I had known about those, and had found them for almost as good a price, I would have definitely got them instead
Highlander centercaps, I got a set of four brand new ones on eBay for like $35 shipped. Now I just need to find a way to secure them to the rims...
Aw I want the 20in steelie bad and the 18 looks so nice. Time to step up from my 17s
I know Im bringing this back from the dead, But has anyone else found a good source for the Exploder steelies, I found one cheap source but their site hasnt been updated since 07. Been wanting to do bigger steelies forever figured no time like the present while my truck is getting stockfloored
did you have to do any mod's to make the toyota center caps fit?
Shorty, I got my explorer steelies from ebay.
Twizted1, you just have to pop the metal ring out and they will work
Some eye candy!
I'll keep hunting, I have been searching for a while, Was thinking of getting some centerline smoothies and powdercoating them Satin Black, But this is a much better option, Now If I can sell my 2 sets of 18s and find some online, I can buy em and get em coated! I see theyre on ebay for $100 each...The place I found was $67 each, waiting to hear back from them
I didnt pay $100 ea. I think i paid $70 something, cant remember
Yeah only ones on there now are $93 plus $25 shipping a wheel
This sucks, I sold my Niches cause Ive been wanting steelies, And 5 days of searching, calling, and emailing everyone known to man cant find any 18 inch steelies other then the dealership! WTF!
Check your local keystone dealership.. I think the 18's are like 60-75 each, and I got my civix dx 16's for 35 or 40 each for the front...
BAck from the dead I know, But when I did my searching I called Keystone, Empire, and every other body supply place I still had hookups at. Only places that had them were a place on ebay $93 each and only had 2. Or $600 for all 4 shipped Sorry not for steelies! I can get Centerline smoothies for a lil more then that!
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