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Re: No steel wheels ...

msu79gt82 said:
I have done some exhaustive searching in the Houston area regarding the availability of inexpensive steel wheels to use as a spare for the MDX. I have learned several things:

1). There is apparenty no steel wheels available. I've had several dealers tell me 17" rims are not available in steel. If you want aftermarket rims for 17" then it will have to be alloys.

2) The standard MDX rim is 17" x 6.5" This is a very narrow rim and I could not find a single aftermarket rim in that size. The smallest I found was a 17x7, which of course will work. It was priced at $120 which for me in Houston tax must be applied.

Bottom line Tim's deal seems to be a very good one. You can save money by going with an alternative such as I described, but not a lot.
This post was kind of old, I wonder if anyone has found a steel wheel to use for a full sized spare since then?:31:
 

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Re: re: steel wheel

socalJD said:
Tim currently has a GB going on Touring/Base rim for $180, shipped w/no sales tax - IMHO this is probably a much better option that dinging around for a steel wheel. Ask him for the price of the appropriate OEM tire and all you have to do is have the tire mounted & balanced - s/b apprx $10 if you shop around. My math comes out to apprx $332 for touring and $279 for base (rim + tire + mount) :4:
I wasn't planning on a five wheel rotation, so a steel wheel and any ol' radial of right size would do for a spare IMO. I was hoping to cut your price range in half.
 
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