I bought my fourth Patrol from a dealer last week. The dealer bought the low km vehicle from the bank and I was fortunate enough to contact the previous owner to confirm the 25000 km on the clock. However he also took the expensive aftermarket tyres and rims off when he heard that the bank is coming to reposes the vehicle and replaced it with Isuzu rims and tyres. I only notice that the tyres were the wrong size as the dealer used the Isuzu tyres and bought new A line rims which looked fine on the vehicle. When I collected the vehicle and drove on the highway the Patrol started shaking violently. My wife who was driving behind me phoned me and told me that all the wheels were buckling.
After speaking to the dealer in a foreign language with a lot of f's in it he said I must have it repaired and they would pay for it. I went to various "specialists" one said it was the diff and the other said it was side shafts another that the rims were bent. I went into a panic mode and wanted to return the vehicle. The Johan from Ironman in Alberton came to rescue, he said that we must go to Autoquip and a very helpful Alex discovered that the rim supplier in Benoni fitted a 108 rim on a center hub of 110. Can you believe it!
Now the second part of the story starts, they cannot find any rims that is in stock to fit over the free wheeling hubs of the Patrol. Not A-Line Black rhino or Dick Cepek and the OE rims from Nissan are R15000 each. I now have a Patrol on blocks till the consignment of Dick Cepek rims arrive "maybe" next week.
Can somebody please give me some advise on other make of rims or even better a set of original rims in a good condition at a reasonable price.