Looking for '90 4Runner Wheels

Hello,
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 much.
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.
Peter.
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Peter Bogiatzidis wrote:

It's just as easy and alot cheaper to get aftermarket wheels. My 87' 4Runner is black and what I decided on was the black Soft 8 Cragar wheels from SummitRacing.com for $37 each. I've kept my eye on Ebay for months and there's been a few (stock wheels) listed but not many. A large majority of Toyota truck wheels will fit your truck. You just need 15x7 wheels with a 6 on 5.5 bolt pattern. Not sure what the backspacing is on stock wheels. Anyone? Keep your eye on Ebay or check out SummitRacing.com Some of the prices I've seen for wheels are outrageous. Yesterday at WalMart (of all places) I saw a 93' Thunderbird with broken out tail lights & dented all over. But it had bright shiny wheels that must've cost at least $1200 for the set. If I had the extra money I'd sure put it into something mechanical for my truck and not the wheels. But I guess my priorities are different <g>. Amelia

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Peter Bogiatzidis wrote:

IMHO: Get some cheap stock wheels! Steel, shiny Chrome, OR Aluminum Alloy! Locally! They are NOT rare. They are very high quality (hence the high price, New)! They fit correctly! It's the right thing to do!
("Roundn her, we gotta des thangs cald pickenpulls...") Pick-n-Pull gets something like $7 for steel, $12 for chrome, and $20 for aluminum, per wheel. And, they HAVE them! And, if you like the tire, that's $12.95, more. And, yea, the caps and lugnuts are more. THINK "craigslist", NOT "ebay"!! Believe me, there are LOTS of these wheels!
Chevy wheels MAY bolt on, but usually have the incorrect offset.
Unless there are NO alternatives, SHIPPING is a deal-killer for online deals!
LT235/75R15 and 30x9.50R15LT are good tire sizes... btw: "LT" ace "P"-type tires...
be frugal!
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I don't know where you are, but I have a set of factory alloy wheels off a 90 4Runner, SR5. If you happen to be close enough, will make you a deal on them.
Wheel are in Western NC.
Charles
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A 225/75 and a 235/75 are functional equivelents. The 235 is 10 mm wider and 7.5 mm taller. Not a statistically significant difference.

I'm shocked. The 15x7JJ rim is a very common size, you ought to be able to find a suitable style for under $100 each. You will have to buy a set of 4 or 5 (depending on how anal you are about them matching). I suppose you could buy just 1 if you didn't care about them matching.
Check this out ...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JDM-4RUNNER-WHEELS-15-X-7-ALUMINUM-FACTORY-TOYOTA-TRUC_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ43955QQihZ014QQitemZ330131506245QQrdZ1
This is an entire set of 4 for $150 starting bid.
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And if you want them the exact same size let 5PSI out of em ;o)
out of curiousity if its 7.5mm taller whats the effect on the speedo with the extra rolling radius? 2 MPH?
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I'm not sure what the actual affect will be, but it won't be noticable. The factory default is for the speedo to read fast -- it displays 60 when the actual speed is 56ish -- and with larger tires the speedo will slow down a bit -- when doing 60, the display will actually be 60, but the display will not be 62ish when 60 is the actual speed.
Bottom line, the calibration will either be right on, or will still be a bit fast. No adjustments will be needed ...
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Curious point Jeff. It seems that not all speedos read high though. My Isuzu reads slow to actual speed by approx 5% which can be a tad bothersome when passing police speed traps (Touch wood, havnt been snapped yet) and our other car (Subaru) reads spot on. (As per road side speed displays set up by Local Motoring clubs).
My 4runner runs 31/10.5-15's and the speedo now reads slightly low as well. Havn't actually passed any speed displays to calibrate it yet but did pass a speed trap while displaying the speed limit (110Kmh) and camera didnt flash off, I just hope that they set the trigger point higher than what my speedo is out by :o)
Scotty
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The circumference will change from 88 to 90 inches. The revs per mile will drop from 713 to 698.
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You have WAAAAY to much time on your hands!
;o)
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I made an Excel spreadsheet that does all of the calculations. All I had to do was figure out how to write the formula the first time, then all I do is plug in the tire sizes and the numbers magically fill in the appropriate cells.
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