OEM wheels - Scrap value? (1 Viewer)

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The low demand for OEM wheels has me wondering if anyone has just taken them to a scrap yard for a little cash. If so and they accepted them - about how much did you get?
 

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A local recycler here lists value of Al wheels at about 0.42 cents per pound if they are clean, so a 25lb wheel might be worth $10? I have seen Al wheels just tossed on the pile where I recycle metal for no cost.
 

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Is there any market on eBay? While not a lot of money, I have to imagine they are worth at least the $99 each they are being sold for by other sellers, especially if they have decent tires on them. I tend to hold onto my stock rims in case I ever want to return to stock, so I don't really know from personal experience.

Our local metals recycling places aren't even interested in paying for a small load like a couple of rims. They'll let you drop them off for free, but that size of load isn't worth their time for the minuscule scrap value.
 

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They fit Tundra, 100 series too. Get the right keywords on Craigslist and FB market A bit late, but still a decent time to sell for someone looking for wheels for snow tires. For rims only expect to get 250-400 for a set of 4.
 
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I sold a set to a friend with a tundra who wanted a set of wheels for winter tires. I didn't actively market them as such, he overhead me talking about what I was going to do with my stock set and approached me. So that is one way to market them this time of year.
 
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They are roughly 32 pounds each. 150 pounds of aluminum that doesn’t require unloading from a trailer is a fair amount and most scrap yards are going to consider it worth the work to give you some cash. Years ago I sold 5 or 6 radiators and they happily paid for them. Granted no paint so probably a different grade of scrap, but still.
 
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What's wrong with factory wheels? Am I the only one that thinks they look good?
I’m with you, I swapped my Lx570 wheels for LC wheels and am very happy with the swap. I was worried about the +60 offset, but they work well with the 285 width.
 
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What's wrong with factory wheels? Am I the only one that thinks they look good?
Nothing. They are sharp. Just want to have something different than the rest of the 200s I see. Nothing more nothing less. If I end up keeping them on, I’ll continue to enjoy the look. It was just a question out of curiousity.
 
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I've been told scrap prices aren't too hot right now, haven't confirmed though
 
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I don't think anything is wrong with them. I think they look great as well. I personally wanted 17" wheels as opposed to 18".
+1 Same here, I sold my set 2 years ago for $500 inc spare. Tires had decent tread life left. Someone wanted them for a winter tire set. I'm contemplating about doing a winter set as well with a second set of new RW wheels I got lying around.
 
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This is a timely question. I have my new oem spare. I never heard back from the guy who got the other 4 wheels. I need to find it a home or to scrap it goes.
 

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On a side note- those who have replaced their front bumper, did you toss out/ recycle/ cash in the aluminum crash bar?

I was thinking to scrap sell mine, but it sat for months until I finally just put it in my recycle bin. The city picked it up just like the rest of my recyclables
 

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