Fair price for an alloy wheel?

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Hi
I haven't introduced myself yet so here goes. I'm a student at Bristol
University and I'm planing an overland trip to Mongolia on a tight
budget, so no roof tent, fridge etc this summer. We are also limited
by time and so will be shipping the car back from Mongolia.
I am in need of a second spare wheel for my 80 series, which is fitted
with non standard wider 285/75/16 BFG AT. This means that i cant go
for the cheap modular steel rims as they are only 7 inches wide, at
least that's all i can find. I have found a original used Toyota alloy
16X8J for =A360 plus VAT. Can i get a 16x8J wheel for less?
Also anyone know any freight forwarders/shipping agents in Ulaanbaatar?
Thanks
Rob Wronski
Bristol
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Hi Bob - I recently paid ?175 for a set of 4 genuine alloys (from
another ELCO lister), so I reckon ?60+vat for one isn't the end of the
world though you might try to get a tenner or so off.
cheers,
Andy
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Hi Robert

Good luck on your travels....My wife and I and our friends from south africa and australia are overlanding in a
LC HJ60 and a GAZ-66 january 2010 on a budget also we have made so much progress.

I will have a word with my friends down here in sussex regarding your predicament.....all the best

Dan















> Date: Fri=2C 3 Apr 2009 17:34:15 +0100
> Subject: [ELCO] Fair price for an alloy wheel?
> From: [Email address removed]
> To: [Email address removed]
>
> Hi
>
> I haven't introduced myself yet so here goes. I'm a student at Bristol
> University and I'm planing an overland trip to Mongolia on a tight
> budget=2C so no roof tent=2C fridge etc this summer. We are also limited
> by time and so will be shipping the car back from Mongolia.
>
> I am in need of a second spare wheel for my 80 series=2C which is fitted
> with non standard wider 285/75/16 BFG AT. This means that i cant go
> for the cheap modular steel rims as they are only 7 inches wide=2C at
> least that's all i can find. I have found a original used Toyota alloy
> 16X8J for =A360 plus VAT. Can i get a 16x8J wheel for less?
>
> Also anyone know any freight forwarders/shipping agents in Ulaanbaatar?
>
> Thanks
>
> Rob Wronski
> Bristol
> 1997 HDJ80
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Howdy Rob

We are off east towards spain' italy slovenia croatia macedonia albania greece turkey then round in to egypt
and down the east coast of africa....I have already done west coast on my motorcycle 2006 so have a idea of travel.

It's been in the planning for 2 years so far working on truck etc..... And saving money...what route you taking to mongolia
as if you need advice i have a mate who has just done a recce for his travel company to mongolia-cheybalsan on motorcycle
you will have a great time as roads can be challenging.

If you need any tips let us now.....

Regards

Dan

> Date: Fri=2C 3 Apr 2009 22:05:54 +0100
> Subject: Re: [ELCO] Fair price for an alloy wheel?
> From: [Email address removed]
> To: [Email address removed]
>
> Hi Dan
>
> Where are you going?
>
> Rob
>
> 2009/4/3 daniel yeo <[Email address removed]>:
> >
> > Hi Robert
> >
> > Good luck on your travels....My wife and I and our friends from south africa
> > and australia are overlanding in a
> > LC HJ60 and a GAZ-66 january 2010 on a budget also we have made so much
> > progress.
> >
> > I will have a word with my friends down here in sussex regarding your
> > predicament.....all the best
> >
> > Dan
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> >> Date: Fri=2C 3 Apr 2009 17:34:15 +0100
> >> Subject: [ELCO] Fair price for an alloy wheel?
> >> From: [Email address removed]
> >> To: [Email address removed]
> >>
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> I haven't introduced myself yet so here goes. I'm a student at Bristol
> >> University and I'm planing an overland trip to Mongolia on a tight
> >> budget=2C so no roof tent=2C fridge etc this summer. We are also limited
> >> by time and so will be shipping the car back from Mongolia.
> >>
> >> I am in need of a second spare wheel for my 80 series=2C which is fitted
> >> with non standard wider 285/75/16 BFG AT. This means that i cant go
> >> for the cheap modular steel rims as they are only 7 inches wide=2C at
> >> least that's all i can find. I have found a original used Toyota alloy
> >> 16X8J for =A360 plus VAT. Can i get a 16x8J wheel for less?
> >>
> >> Also anyone know any freight forwarders/shipping agents in Ulaanbaatar?
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> Rob Wronski
> >> Bristol
> >> 1997 HDJ80
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Hi Dan
Sorry for the slow reply, we are heading through Poland, Ukraine,
Russia, Kazakhstan, Altai region in Russia, possibly visit lake Baikal
and then into Mongolia through the west border crossing. We decided
against taking the Caspian sea ferry, Turkmenistan etc. as we are
tight on time. We also need to ship our 80 series back from
Ulaanbaatar due to time restrictions. The original plan was to drive
as far as Vladivostok and ship it back from there. We only started
planning in January and we are leaving this June. Does your mate know
of any shipping agents in Ulaanbaatar i can contact?
Rob
Bristol
1997 HDJ80
2009/4/4 daniel yeo <[Email address removed]>:
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Howdy Rob

Will drop My mate a email and ask his advice on your shipping issue from ulaanbaatar...he should be able to
through some light our your way....He may have plenty of waypoints etc..etc

All the best rob

Dan






> Date: Sun=2C 5 Apr 2009 10:03:31 +0100
> Subject: Re: [ELCO] Fair price for an alloy wheel?
> From: [Email address removed]
> To: [Email address removed]
>
> Hi Dan
>
> Sorry for the slow reply=2C we are heading through Poland=2C Ukraine=2C
> Russia=2C Kazakhstan=2C Altai region in Russia=2C possibly visit lake Baikal
> and then into Mongolia through the west border crossing. We decided
> against taking the Caspian sea ferry=2C Turkmenistan etc. as we are
> tight on time. We also need to ship our 80 series back from
> Ulaanbaatar due to time restrictions. The original plan was to drive
> as far as Vladivostok and ship it back from there. We only started
> planning in January and we are leaving this June. Does your mate know
> of any shipping agents in Ulaanbaatar i can contact?
>
> Rob
> Bristol
> 1997 HDJ80
>
> 2009/4/4 daniel yeo <[Email address removed]>:
> >
> > Howdy Rob
> >
> > We are off east towards spain' italy slovenia croatia macedonia albania
> > greece turkey then round in to egypt
> > and down the east coast of africa....I have already done west coast on my
> > motorcycle 2006 so have a idea of travel.
> >
> > It's been in the planning for 2 years so far working on truck etc..... And
> > saving money...what route you taking to mongolia
> > as if you need advice i have a mate who has just done a recce for his travel
> > company to mongolia-cheybalsan on motorcycle
> > you will have a great time as roads can be challenging.
> >
> > If you need any tips let us now.....
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Dan
> >
> >> Date: Fri=2C 3 Apr 2009 22:05:54 +0100
> >> Subject: Re: [ELCO] Fair price for an alloy wheel?
> >> From: [Email address removed]
> >> To: [Email address removed]
> >>
> >> Hi Dan
> >>
> >> Where are you going?
> >>
> >> Rob
> >>
> >> 2009/4/3 daniel yeo <[Email address removed]>:
> >> >
> >> > Hi Robert
> >> >
> >> > Good luck on your travels....My wife and I and our friends from south
> >> > africa
> >> > and australia are overlanding in a
> >> > LC HJ60 and a GAZ-66 january 2010 on a budget also we have made so much
> >> > progress.
> >> >
> >> > I will have a word with my friends down here in sussex regarding your
> >> > predicament.....all the best
> >> >
> >> > Dan
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >> Date: Fri=2C 3 Apr 2009 17:34:15 +0100
> >> >> Subject: [ELCO] Fair price for an alloy wheel?
> >> >> From: [Email address removed]
> >> >> To: [Email address removed]
> >> >>
> >> >> Hi
> >> >>
> >> >> I haven't introduced myself yet so here goes. I'm a student at Bristol
> >> >> University and I'm planing an overland trip to Mongolia on a tight
> >> >> budget=2C so no roof tent=2C fridge etc this summer. We are also limited
> >> >> by time and so will be shipping the car back from Mongolia.
> >> >>
> >> >> I am in need of a second spare wheel for my 80 series=2C which is fitted
> >> >> with non standard wider 285/75/16 BFG AT. This means that i cant go
> >> >> for the cheap modular steel rims as they are only 7 inches wide=2C at
> >> >> least that's all i can find. I have found a original used Toyota alloy
> >> >> 16X8J for =A360 plus VAT. Can i get a 16x8J wheel for less?
> >> >>
> >> >> Also anyone know any freight forwarders/shipping agents in Ulaanbaatar?
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks
> >> >>
> >> >> Rob Wronski
> >> >> Bristol
> >> >> 1997 HDJ80
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Rob
Word of advice.
Bring a tube or 2 to fit the 285/75/16 you're running. You might find
it hard to get this size tube on the road.
That way, if you do blow a side wall and can't get a replacement tyre
of that size - you can get a local mob to patch the hole and bang in
the tube.
Putting a tube into a tubeless tyre is not great, is dangerous and
gives a very wobbly ride above 80km/hr but will do as a spare and keep
you running with 2 spares which is always good.
Also - with those wide tyres - be sure and pump them hard when on
sharp stone/rock roads. The locals in Kenya on the notorious Moyale to
Marsbit road ran Mitchelin XZL'a at 60psi to save the side walls. I
diodn't and lost 2 tyres on the same rock!
Niall
HDJ81
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