I've posted about this a while back and have since been checking out the
local junkyards and newspaper ads for some used rims, but haven't found any
yet. It seems that a couple of my wheels (a factory steel and a fancy steel)
are leaking due to the deterioration of the metal itself. That's what I've
been told each time that I brought the vehicle to Town Fair Tire for repair.
Apparently, three types of wheels, plain factory steel, a fancier steel
design, and alloy wheels, were available at one time. Door sticker shows
P225/75R15 with a 15 X 7JJ rim. These are 6 lug rims. By the way, for some
reason or another, the vehicle currently has P235/75R15 tires on it.
The local Toyota dealer laughed at first when I asked about availability and
pricing for rims for such an old vehicle, but then composed himself enough
to tell me that they would be special order and would cost somewhere between
$130 - $145 each. At least the guy at Town Fair Tire didn't laugh, but the
outcome was similar in that they would be special order and cost about as
What I would like to find out is if anyone knows of any other make (Ford,
Chevy, Dodge, etc.) wheels that will fit this vehicle. For example, I've got
an old '83 Dodge van that has the same size tires (P235/75R15), but I'm not
certain if the wheels will fit. Yes, I know that I could try them, which is
on my to do list, but I thought that perhaps someone else might know for
sure what other make wheel might be a perfect fit.
Aside from that, does anyone have any links to where I might purchase these
online, but at a lower cost? The vehicle runs fine, but looks like hell, and
spending $500 plus on rims alone seems a bit much. I'd much rather put some
of that money towards some decent tires.
Thanks in advance to those who post a reply to the group.