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100's with aftermarket wheels?

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by vjr021, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. John Young

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    I bought a 5th one for the spare a few days ago in the Emirate just north of Dubai. 400 AED = 115 USD. It was new in the box. I think they had more stock.
     
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    At that price, it could not have been a real Rays Volk. That's about right for the replica wheels, which are readily available.

    Sam
     
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    All I can say is that it came in a Rays Wheels box, with stickers and so on. It looked genuine to me.
     
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  5. Sam Lin

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    Both of those are the "truck" style 37X with flat spoke face, not the 37 with curved spokes as shown in John's photo.

    The last mentions I find of "new" TE37 curved spoke wheels available were TE37RV back in around 2005-2006, I've not been able to find old catalogs to see what exact fitments were available and when they were discontinued. I'm going off what a couple dealers have told me regarding model name and discontinued status; there's also the possibility that the fitments I'm thinking of (16", 5x150) never actually existed in a TE37 curved spoke and the photos I've seen were all replicas.

    A forum member has the 37X on his LC here:
    Wait is over, got my wheels! Volk TE37x!

    Also 37X:
    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/1e/23/eb/1e23eb82addf92ffd57f48ed65214c27--lexus-lx-jdm.jpg

    Couple more photos of each type on Cruisers here (first is 37X, second and third are 37):
    Wheels and tires!

    The large PCD 37 is currently available from 18" and up, seen here:
    Wheels and tires!

    Sam
     
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    Hi Sam, that's interesting and helpful. And I also like the curved spokes much better. I think the one I just bought might be old stock. My friend (who bought the original 4) and I had to drive all over Sharjah (the emirate (state/province) just north of Dubai to find it. You see that sometimes here. I continue to think they were genuine Rays but time will tell. Hopefully they are!
     
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    That would be my bet... you are chasing a wheel that was never offered by Rays Engineering.

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    Rays Wheels website March 2006 (using the internet archives)....

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    Clicked on TE37 Large PCD and these are the only sizes shown:

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    @John Young I don't believe Rays offered their TE37 Large PCD in ANY 17" wheel.
     
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    the google fu is strong with this one
     
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    With the recent detective work on this thread, I gave up my search and just ordered a set of the 37X, at $570 each. Hope to get them within 6 months.

    Sam
     
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    I'm in the process of painting my 1998 LC100. The shop suggested I look at painting the Rays Wheels rims--perhaps the same color as the body. Here are two images--as the truck stands today, and a bad photoshop of the truck with painted rims.
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    Any opinions out there? Here's what Dhanno looks like now (in the middle of repaint):
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    I'm inclined to leave the factory finish on the wheels.
     
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    TE37X are way better than the 18" ones. Sam where did you order from?
     
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    Got mine from Kamispeed, compared a couple dealers and they were most competitive, though that was influenced by local tax. If you're not in AZ, check out Vivid Racing, they may be cheaper.

    Sam
     
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    I'd paint them!
     
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    I ended up doing it, kind of by accident. I told the foreman not to paint the rims, but the message had not gotten to the shop floor and they had already started to sand, so I went with the flow. Here's the result. What do you think?
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    that looks great matching, love the color!
     
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    Hi John, where exactly was this? I'm in Dubai and looking for new wheels. Cheers
     
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    Ran Lexus LX wheels (came with rig), switched to Tundra SR5 (best looking stock wheel in my opinion) and now have aftermarket Vision Rockers in the brand new Anthracite finish.

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    Hi BA,
    Unfortunately I can't quite remember. That day we went into something like six wheel shops before finding one that had the Rays. I remember it was on a North-South street. It might have been along this strip:

    Google Maps

    But I will ask my friend if he remembers. There are literally dozens of these wheel shops in Sharjah. One little additional fact: the 5th one that I bought had slightly larger opening at the center which prevented Dunlop from doing the balancing. I have no reason to think it is not a real Rays, but just be aware that not every shop can do the balancing.
     
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    What size vision rockers are those? Were you required to put any spacers on? I literally just created a thread about those wheels 5 minutes before seeing this pic, I guess my search skills are not great!
    Those look awesome though! Great looking truck. I'm thinking about the 18's on my rig in that same finish, I think it'd look sharp on my black cruiser.
     
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    Horrible wheel picture but this is my recently acquired 2006 Cruiser with MB Wheels TKO's (Discount Tire Brand). 18x9" with offset of 25

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