Second hand Rims and Tyres

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Second hand Rims and Tyres

Postby Poodle Jewel » Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:50 pm

Looking at camper trailers...a lot say they come with second hand tyres and rims...why? and is this safe.
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Postby Troyk » Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:17 pm

They do because they are cheaper. You will find that there are plenty of rims and tyres around because people upgrade.

Are they safe. Don't see a problem, as long as the rims are free of rust, not buckled etc, and the tyres have good tread and are not re-treads or re-grooved. Remember that your CT wont do the same k's as your car.

On tyres they have a life of 4 years, so check how old they are.

A tip though. Try to get the same rims and tyres as on your car. :grin:
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Postby Poodle Jewel » Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:45 pm

Thanks Troyk, i see i have a lot to learn.
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Postby Komodo » Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:41 pm

Just be warned many of the cheaper trailers come with second hand wheels and tyres which are "just" road worthy.

Like troy said try get a hub and wheel combination that matches your vechicle this way you have extra spares should the need arise as you can interchange between vehicle and trailer.

There are a LOT of wheels available that are second hand brand new - especially for commodores and falcons because of the number of people who buy a new car and straight away have mags fitted (either as an aftermarket dealer option or within 30,000ks).
If you can afford it try get mags - unless your hitting really hard 4x4 tracks mags reduce your unsprung weight thus your suspension will work FAR better, though this is generally impractical financially but is a possible avenue to persue as a later upgrade.
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