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Urgent need for GV steel rims!

Hye all. Trying to get the GV ready for the rally race.

No one make a steel rim that will fit the GV (calipers too big). So I need a set of 4 steel rims from a GV, and rather quickly, as the race is March 7-9.

Anyone have a set, or know where to find a set?

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Re: Urgent need for GV steel rims!

Does the GV have larger calipers than a Tracker of the same year?
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Re: Urgent need for GV steel rims!

Tim,

Will the stock steel samurai white spoke wagon wheels work? I have about
10 of those laying around. You can use them if they will work.

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Re: Urgent need for GV steel rims!

Yes, it dose the GV needs a 16x7 rim or the calipers will rub.
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Does the GV have larger calipers than a Tracker of the same year?
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Re: Urgent need for GV steel rims!

Unfortunately, the standard steel rims from AR, Bart and such won't work. Calipers are just too damn big.

Even my 2" BS 15" rims won't fit. Not so much the diameter, but the center section won't clear it.
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Re: Urgent need for GV steel rims!

So you are saying that the GV and Tracker come off the same assembly line with different calipers? Sounds like one of those good corporate ideas like spending a dollar to save a dime (sounds like government too). GM/Suzuki inventory would have to include stock for different calipers, wheels, parts and assessories.
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Re: Urgent need for GV steel rims!

I think the Trracker calipers never changed for the 4 door vs 2 door. As the GV vs vitara they did. Why who knows [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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So you are saying that the GV and Tracker come off the same assembly line with different calipers?
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Re: Urgent need for GV steel rims!

Also had another thought the GV's started out production in Japan so that might have someing to do with it too.
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Re: Urgent need for GV steel rims!

Most of the new Trackers are 4-bangers. They only started putting the V6 in a few trackers (4-dr ZR2/LSi) last model year.

The 4-banger Tracker is the Suzuki Vitara. Both use the older Kick calipers and 15" rims.

The V6 Grand Vitaras and XL7s run 16" rims, and larger rotors and calipers to stop the now much heavier platform.

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