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Crazy idea?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TacoDawgfan, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Jan 13, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    I've wanted as most probably do to do something totally unique with my truck. So I doubt anyone has done this and not sure I can find a cheap set but was thinking I like the factory wheels that are on a 2003 ish Pathfinder. I think they may look good on a Taco. Tell me what you think. I would like to try this but only if I can find a set cheap. Online they cost as much as an aftermarket set which kills part of my idea. I want to do this as a cheaper option. The wheels as far as I know are the same lug pattern. They are 17x8. Is there any reason this wouldn't work? I don't know the back spacing on them. How do you think it would look? Also considering painting them black if I can find a set. Maybe the photo shop guys can give me an idea on how it would look? Not sure about what to do for the center cap though?

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  2. Jan 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    I've been thinking this for a while, I drove by a stretch of town today that has many different tire shops that have many used wheels sitting outside, didn't see anything interesting or any of these. Stopped in a couple and both scarfed when they saw what I was driving, saying no they didn't have anything that would fit my truck as if it was rare. :confused: I though the lug pattern was very popular? :confused:
     
  3. Jan 13, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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    There's a Tacoma I see daily that has wheels that look identical to that and I couldn't figure out what they came from. I wonder if that guy put Pathfinder wheels on his. As far as looks, they look great!
     
  4. Jan 13, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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    Any ideas on how to find a cheap set? All I know to do is CL, Ebay and looking at the tire shops like today, they had several factory wheels, just not these, so maybe just a matter of time but don't know what they would get for them. Thing is I know that somewhere somebody has a set lying around that would give them up for cheap, just a matter of finding them. Cheapest I found online was like $110 each plus shipping. If I'm gonna pay that might as well go aftermarket.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    Other thing to check would be the offset and hub bore
     
  6. Jan 13, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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    From the photo shop request thread, thanks to Jholder70. :thumbsup:

    Not totally sold on this, but I'm sure it would impress me more in reality. What do ya'll think?
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  7. Jan 13, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    Well I'd still have to find a set at a reasonable price. While searching I ran across a deal on some Moto Metal 951 16x8. Not sure if I like them or not. From looking at pics on the forum I like them on a lifted truck, just not sure at stock height. It may sound funny but that is my conclusion on them. I could get a set for about $350 brand new. Also not sure about the 16's.
     
  8. Jan 13, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    I just wish I could get those 4 lug Geo Metro wheels to fit on my truck. get some whitewalls on that shit and roll into town.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    i would start with a salvage yard, find a totaled pathfinder and see how much they want for the wheels. depending on the yard, you could probably find a set for cheap.

    my next step would be a pathfinder online forum and start putting out feelers. people always want to get RID of their stock wheels and tires, you could probably score a set cheap that way too. in fact i would be shocked if you couldn't.

    third, have you actually priced a new set at a dealer? they might be ridiculously expensive, but then again, they might not...it's worth a phone call to find out.

    personally i don't think they are anything special. they look like a stock wheel. but then again, it doesn't matter what i think so i say go for it!

    good luck.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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  12. Jan 14, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    I agree those wheels are better
     
  13. Jan 15, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    Well never mind on being original. I went ahead and bought some wheels. Had a deal I couldn't pass up. Found a "pair" on CL just up the road from me. 2 Moto Metal 951 16x8 for $100 brand new. Bought them today and just ordered the other 2 from Amazon for $114.20 each with free shipping. So I have a total of $328.40 in a set all brand new. Cant beat that. I'm stoked.
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