|By Javier Velador on Friday, August 31, 2001 - 12:46 pm: Edit|
Great to be the first to post
Have any of you Series owners tried or have any of you seen a Series II/IIA with Disco wheels? The offset looks awfully close if not identical.
Obviously, the hubs are considerably longer than those on the Disco and might require adaptors.
|By Leslie N. Bright (Leslie) on Friday, August 31, 2001 - 04:59 pm: Edit|
I've seen the Disco spare wheel on Series trucks before, but not the alloys. Actually, I'm rather fond of the Disco steel rim, and wished that I had a lot of them (cheap, that is!)
|By BayouRovers on Saturday, September 01, 2001 - 12:54 am: Edit|
|By Leslie N. Bright (Leslie) on Saturday, September 01, 2001 - 05:15 am: Edit|
Bayou Jim! Good to see ya here!
|By Alyssa on Saturday, September 01, 2001 - 06:03 am: Edit|
I've got 15" Series III wheels on my Disco. They are the exact same. (And I painted 'em Caterpillar yeller')
|By jandtautomartltd on Sunday, September 02, 2001 - 05:43 pm: Edit|
Just sold my personal shop truck with 16" disco steel wheels. They fit perfectly, and give a good Defender look to the truck. Makes 235/85/16s look kinda fat though.
J&T Auto Mart Ltd - Hendersonville, NC
|By Javier Velador on Monday, September 03, 2001 - 09:53 pm: Edit|
Thanks for the link, Bayou. Alyssa, are they steel wheels or alloys?
I'd prefer to install my spare Castor Alloys if they fit.
Now, if I can just find the right Series II/IIA for less than $10K and no rust [sigh].
|By Leslie N. Bright (Leslie) on Tuesday, September 04, 2001 - 02:39 am: Edit|
I was fiddling w/ the wheels on the Disco yesterday, trying to get a lot of the brake dust off the insides. I didn't go so far as to roll a wheel over to the Series and try it on (since the jack was under the Disco!), but I did check....
I popped the plastic center out of the wheel, and walked over to the Series and held it up to the center hub.... the hub on the Series is a bit bigger than the center cap.
So.... I would deduce that the hub couldn't fit through the center of the Disco alloy wheel, and therefore shouldn't fit. (Sorry, I'm in a mood this morning!)
Not trying to steal Alyssa's thunder, but the wheels off of a SIII are steel... All of the steel wheels, either for a Series or for a Disco spare, have a larger opening in the center that allows the hub to fit.
Now that I've said that it won't fit, I reckon I might ought to back up and say that there's still a possibility that the alloys might fit...
The alloys bow out a bit in the center; I don't know if it's enough to fit over the hub or not; I'm almost positive that the my front ones w/ the Warn hubs will be a no-go, but the stock hubs on the rear, maybe, and the same would go w/ the fronts if they were stock w/o a freewheeling hub.
Let me see what the weather's doing this evening, and I'll borrow a second jack and just test fit the alloys onto the back of the Series and see. (I still don't think that it will, but I can't say that it won't for sure until I try....)
|By Javier Velador on Tuesday, September 04, 2001 - 11:28 am: Edit|
Thanks for the attempt I'd be curious to see if with the adapters/extenders it would work.
My theory is this, with the adapters and the center cap off, the front hubs would fit nicely inside the alloys where they 'bow out'. Here's to hoping.
If you do get a chance to try it, would you mind checking how much of a gap there is between the alloy and the cylinder.
Thanks! Hope to see your Series (if you live in the LA area) at truck haven.
|By Ron on Tuesday, September 04, 2001 - 11:31 am: Edit|
you have to machine the inside of the alloy to fit over the hub.
Steelies will fit on anything (though it is in theory bad to mix little sud with big stud wheels ie no SIIa wheels on discos or SIII only SIII wheels on discos or SIII) alloys will not fit on series without machining the wheels and you should also fit proper alloy studs and of course proper alloy lug nuts.
|By Javier Velador on Tuesday, September 04, 2001 - 07:22 pm: Edit|
Thanks Ron! Oh well, steel wheels on whatever Series rig I buy. It still looks good, though.
Now on to saving the cash ...
|By Leslie N. Bright (Leslie) on Tuesday, September 04, 2001 - 07:37 pm: Edit|
Yep, the Tornado wheels won't fit on the Series, not w/o some trimming, enough such that I wouldn't trust it afterwards....
Go w/ the Disco steel rims, IMHO....
|By Javier Velador (Jvelador) on Wednesday, September 05, 2001 - 06:05 pm: Edit|
Sound advice... Thanks, all
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