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Thread: New hilux wheels, onto an older model hilux

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    New hilux wheels, onto an older model hilux

    If something sounds to good to be true...it often is.

    This was the case with a set of new hilux wheels I purchased off trademe. The pcd of 139.7mm was fine, but the offset was not...big problem.

    I'd got the wheels for a bargain and the seller gave me two extra sets for nothing, meaning that i wouldn't have to worry about spending money on tyres for a long time. But only if I could make the rims fit, as my factory wheels were 15" and my new sets were 16".

    I wanted the solution to be cheap, so I found wheel spacers on trademe. $170 a set, which I'd need two of. Not bad so a deal was made. But (insert yelling, swearing and rather un-manly tantrums throwing) they didn't fit!






    So with the magic of metal wizardry...






    Awesome! Just like a brought one.

    So now I have an older model hilux that takes newer model hilux wheels, I'll call that a success.

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    While you made a bad situation good with a common adapter.. What was wrong with the millions of aftermarket wheels that fit?

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    Do they need low volume cert for insurance etc, wof?
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    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    While you made a bad situation good with a common adapter.. What was wrong with the millions of aftermarket wheels that fit?

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    Common adapters don't fit the front hubs of the old hilux's. It's the locating ring which interferes. The rear is fine, as it has no locator ring.

    Finding the correct offset for older hilux in factory wheels is difficult unless you want to spend minimum $400 a wheel. Add new tyres and you're upwards of $2600. All the cool kids are buying hilux's and slapping on 20" mags and tossing the factory wheels...suckers! So for someone cheap like me it only cost $400 including the spacers, two sets of rims and both with near new tyres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    Common adapters don't fit the front hubs of the old hilux's. It's the locating ring which interferes. The rear is fine, as it has no locator ring.

    Finding the correct offset for older hilux in factory wheels is difficult unless you want to spend minimum $400 a wheel. Add new tyres and you're upwards of $2600. All the cool kids are buying hilux's and slapping on 20" mags and tossing the factory wheels...suckers! So for someone cheap like me it only cost $400 including the spacers, two sets of rims and both with near new tyres.
    I would be checking your insurance if you havent already had lvv cert

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40bung View Post
    Do they need low volume cert for insurance etc, wof?
    LVV is required.

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    Independent Front Suspension wheels can't go on a Solid Front End Hilux. But SFE wheels can go on an IFS.
    The offsets are the important thing.

    Spacers will need cert, and quite likely the wheel track will now also be more than 25mm wider than std so will need cert.
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    The IFS wheels on the newer hiluxs hit the steering arms on my old model with SFS due to excessive positive offset.

    The wheel adapters correct this and put the rims back into the correct offset.

    The offset with the adapters is the same footprint as factory for this model. So LVVC will fly through (already checked prior to starting).

    Kj

 

 

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