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    Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Hi all,

    I need some cheap steel wheels quickly for a 1984 van. Can anyone tell me what other wheels I might find in a junkyard, etc. that would fit correctly? I am in SF, by the way in case anyone local has anything cheap. I just need wheel with tires good enough to drive about 20 miles. Then I will buy new tires later.

    As long as you are reading this, what alloy wheels look best on a van and from what donor...

    Thanks!

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by robgagnon View Post
    Hi all,

    I need some cheap steel wheels quickly for a 1984 van. Can anyone tell me what other wheels I might find in a junkyard, etc. that would fit correctly? I am in SF, by the way in case anyone local has anything cheap. I just need wheel with tires good enough to drive about 20 miles. Then I will buy new tires later.

    As long as you are reading this, what alloy wheels look best on a van and from what donor...

    Thanks!

    Rob
    old celica / supra wheels

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    14" 82-85 celica, celica gts
    14" 82-85 baby supra rims
    14" 81-84 cressida

    either the alloys or steelies should fit.

    If you can find some baby supra rims those always look nice, buy they are very pricey. Also if you use the search function you'll find a ton of info on the proper fitment on rim/tire size combinations.

    I went to Les Schwab and purchased 4 tires mount/balance/ tax for $268 they were new tires on clearance. Toyo Observe G-02, 185xR14 90Q winter tires. The guy told me they were meant for the toyota dulley flat bed trucks and would have a strong side wall for the added weight on the front tires. It's been 6 months and the tires are holding up well.

    Oh I have theses on steelies with hubcaps.
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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Awe man!!! Are you close to Rocklin Cali? There's a 1985 Supra sitting at the picknpull and in the photo the rims are still on it. Give them a call and check it out.

    Well if they don't want a ridiculous price for them

    good of luck and hope it works out!!

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Vanman,

    Those Supra rims look pretty good. It's quite a long drive. Still it is tempting.

    I have two needs: To get some cheap rims I can throw on a van to drive it to the junk yard. It is a 1984 beat up thing, runs great, and manual shift. I drove it 18 months with zero problems. But California will give me $1500 for it, to take it off the road for pollution reasons. But the wheels are newish Michelins, I would like to keep for the next van.

    The second need is the desire to have nice looking wheels. And improved handling. Are these supra rims any wider?

    I appreciate the various comments coming, and I put out the question now a little differently: if you all could have any bolt on rim not needing modification or adapters, which would they be, and why?

    PS, I now have two steel rims. I wish I had two more cheap steel rims with tires that will make it 20 miles to scrap...

    PPS, I might drive the van to the junk yard for the $1500 and see if they will sell me two wheels back..., hehehe.

    R.

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    RG,

    $1500???? That's a great trade in price, if you drive it in there then just tell them you'll take the $1500 but need your rims for your other van, Theres a good chance they'll give them back to you?

    The stock rims are 14x5.5 and the supra rims are 14x7.

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Well, Elmo, aka "The Turd" took his last drive yesterday. His little clock read 9:37 AM as he was driven into the crushing area...

    As far as the tires are concerned, they will sell them back after more than a week, since it takes them that long to have the car certified by the state.

    Meanwhile I have $1500 in my pocket!

    Unfortunately I am going on a kind of a long trip and unless I can get a friend to go into the Oakland, CA Pick n'Pull and pick up the two tires, I doubt if I will get them back. It is not that important, it just would have been nice...

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    The larger supra rims will probably rub just a little mine do in reverse turning sharp

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Benjie,

    what size tires are you running of those rims? I have the supra rims but haven't splurged on the tires cause I still haven't figured out which tire to use.

    In in the mean time check out these pics- Cressida snowflakes, Cressida 9 spoke, Celica GTS 4 hole, and baby Supra-

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    My rims are the last picture it's dark so I can't see but I'm pretty sure the tires are 225 60 14 just keep in mind not to many tires in a 14". I've been looking for 225 or 205 50 14 can't find them when your looking tell me if you run across some. I think that would be the perfect tire for those rims

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    I had a 85' Celica GTS 2dr Cpe that I had found some used BF's I put on the rear which were 245 60 14 and the front I had used Mastercraft 225 60 14. I know it's hard to find those tires or they are really expensive.


    The 225's don't rub on the sliding door when you open it? I had read on some previous posts that 205's were the widest tire to use?


    If I see anything on sale or close out I'll keep you posted.
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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    It's been years, but I think many years ago I used the rims from a Toyota truck for a replacement.

    John

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Bringing this thread back. Benjie, can you confirm what size tires you're running on the Supra rims? The ones I picked up are the 7'' wide rims. I'm going to test a single used tire for clearance issues but would like some guidance first.

    Anyone else have experience running the 7'' Supra rims?

    My van is a 89 2wd.

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    New head runs great

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Sorry couldn't figure out how to send them all at ounce did it from my phone van runs great. The slider rubs a little bit on the tire not much. Hope this helps

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Awesome, thanks Benjie. Will let everyone know what I end up with.

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    Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels

    Benji,

    nice pictures of the BFG's who sells those locally? I'm picking up my second set of Supra P-Type rims next week, I'm going to try and clean them up first before I have some tires mounted.

    I'm thinking bout going with BFG 205/70/14 that's closest to stock size.


    195/75R14 = 25.5x7.7R14
    205/70R14 = 25.3x8.1R14
    215/70R14 = 25.9x8.5R14
    235/60R14 = 25.1x9.3R14
    245/60R14 = 25.6x9.7R14

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