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Old 08-10-2003, 23:52   #1 (permalink)
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*sob* 2 Busted rims and blown diff

Hi all,
Let the missus drive my new baby in the wet, '99 AU Falcon S and the shiet rubber that was on the car when I bought it caused it to dance the foxtrot right into a gutter and then a fence. End damage: 2 of my sweet rims and twisted diff. One good thing though, absolutely no panel damage. I only had 3rd party fire and theft so I gotta find all the cash myself.
Anyway, the repairer says he found one rim but they want 600 bux for the mongrel. I was wondering if anyone had one lying around minus rubber. Maybe some kind soul would like to sell their spare *plead*. I have enclosed a pic of what they look like.
Anyone know what ratio the diff is in my car? as I want to go a bit higher since the whole lot needs to be junked anyway.

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well ill feel for ya..just expeinced that kind of accident myself...I too have only 3rd party fire and theft. Just be thankful that no more suspension damage was done.

About that rim, $600 bucks for one is a load of BS. Im not sure about your rim but a new EF XR6 rim is going to cost me 200, I camt see how an S-pack rim could be much more. Also they are more common because they were used on XLS or Marlin utes from memory.
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mate you could get yourself a set of second hand 17" rims with rubber for a grand! go that instead
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Re: *sob* 2 Busted rims and blown diff

What the others said - $600 for ONE rim is a bit rich. Have you looked in the trading post or phoned a couple of wreakers to enquire about a set?

They are fairly common, AU1 XR6, XLS utes, AU S, and the AUIIISR's all used the same rim.
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Another thing - if you have to replace the diff, why not look for one out of an XR6 - better ratio!
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Falkeen,
How did you get your car to have the correct speedo reading / shift points as doesn't changing the wheel dimensions and diff (I'm not saying that you have a high ratio diff) change the speedo calibrations. I understand that you can change the speedo's gear to be different teeth but isn't the gear changes still out?
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EBXR, That is the plan but then I have problems with shift points and I don't know any way to fix that other than get a new EEC-V BCM which is a little out of my price range afaik.
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Re: *sob* 2 Busted rims and blown diff

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Falkeen,
How did you get your car to have the correct speedo reading / shift points as doesn't changing the wheel dimensions and diff (I'm not saying that you have a high ratio diff) change the speedo calibrations. I understand that you can change the speedo's gear to be different teeth but isn't the gear changes still out?
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your meaning getting the right reading after going to 17" rims??
left it as is, makes a bees dicks difference

dunno about diff though
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Re: *sob* 2 Busted rims and blown diff

There are tyre size calculators out there on the internet that work out for you how accurate your speedo will be with a particular size. You'd be suprised at how close you can get to your original rolling diameter.
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http://www.chris-longhurst.com/carbi...yre_bible.html

The tyre calculator is half way down the page...
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