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Old September 25th, 2015, 12:32 PM
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Pricing Advice Please - Modular Wheels

Hi,

I am a new member in Nova Scotia, Canada. I have to move to a much smaller house and have numerous Defender items I need to sell. I feel very fortunate to have stumbled across this forum last night.

I had a Defender 110 in the UK which I was not allowed to bring to Canada when I moved here in 2005, due to the absurd regs. I then attempted to import an ex-military 110 to replace it, which is a long and awful story, I will relay at a later date.

I have a lot of gear for the disaster, ex-military 110, which was never put on it or used.

I have 5 silver-grey modular wheels for it, which have never been put on the vehicle. I sold the tyres off them sometime ago, but the rims are Landie specific.

They are 7 x16.Bolt pattern 5 x 6.5 inch.

I was HORRIFIED to read on here just now about plastic rivets on recent steel modular wheels. China!!!!

My wheels were bought in 2005 in the UK, there is not a plastic rivet in sight, no rivets at all, they are welded. I ran an identical set on my 110 Cuthbert and they were problem free, I did a fair bit of off-roading, and looked really good too.

I would like to sell them and need to get an idea of price. They have some VERY slight rust on the edges due to storage in a cellar, but are otherwise pristine.

I have attached a pic of one sample, I do not want to lug all 5 out to lay on the deck. They are all in the same shape.

I have attached a pic of the welds on the back. NO RIVETS!

I have attached a pic of the very slight rust. (That thing on the ground besides the wheel is a leaf, not a rust flake!)

All comments would be welcome.

Besides the pricing, there is also the awful problem of shipping to consider, and ideas on either score welcome.

Paddocks are now asking 29.00 Pounds without VAT, and I did not know about the plastic rivets. I am not sure where I got these rims, they came with a very good set of tyres. It was likely from a slightly more upmarket place than Paddocks, no question of plastic rivets, I would have sent them back.

Thanks, Alison
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Old September 25th, 2015, 01:06 PM
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Because you asked, if I were trying to unload modular wheels, I would give them away. There is demand for Wolf, 130, and alloy wheels, not so much for modulars. YMMV
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Old September 25th, 2015, 01:18 PM
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The plastic "rivets" are not rivets in reality and don't do anything. They are just decoration. You might get $50 in Canadian pesos locally, but they are not valuable enough to ship. There are tons of Rover enthusiasts in NS. best to try and sell to the local crowd.
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Old September 25th, 2015, 02:41 PM
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Thanks guys,

I certainly agree that shipping would be absurd. Canada Post's rates are terrifying just for light items.

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Old September 25th, 2015, 02:56 PM
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I wouldn't be so down on the price.

How wide are these wheels?

the 15x10's are pretty wicked. A narrow 16 inch rim might have trouble competing with the wolfs
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Old September 25th, 2015, 02:58 PM
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16 x 7 as he stated in the first post.....
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Old September 25th, 2015, 03:02 PM
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ah...missed that. Yeah, that's a hard sell. But hey...there might be a buyer out there.
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Old September 25th, 2015, 03:06 PM
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I was not expecting a fortune for them, but I really hadn't appreciated that modular wheels were so - er - despicable. They seemed to be quite common in the UK.

I feel terrible now, like I had Essex girl, white stilettos on my Landie or something. Ghastly!

Should have bought wolf wheels!

It is she, by the way, Red.
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Old September 25th, 2015, 03:14 PM
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They are not hated. Just common and cheap. They are a great choice for people that want to run wider tires on a Defender as they have less offset than stock 7" rims and thus clear better. They run around a 10 mm offset.
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Old September 25th, 2015, 03:20 PM
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It is she, by the way, Red.
Oops. Sorry about that. Habit, I guess, as women on these forums are pretty rare.
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I have always run mine with silver modulars and I think they look great on any Landy. Heck, keep em Alison, and put snow tires on them for winter.
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Old September 25th, 2015, 04:11 PM
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Thanks for the support! I always thought they looked good on my 110 too. They look pretty sharp on yours, to my eyes.

I can't keep them for snows as I don't have a Landie anymore, alas. Also I am moving and must get them out of the cellar.


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I have always run mine with silver modulars and I think they look great on any Landy. Heck, keep em Alison, and put snow tires on them for winter.
------ Follow up post added September 25th, 2015 05:18 PM ------

Hi Red,

No offense taken.

I used to live in Calgary, way back. Loved it. But it sure has changed into a sprawl now. I was back last Fall for the first time since 1989 or so. Couldn't believe the new boundaries.

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Old September 25th, 2015, 04:19 PM
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I would think they would sell for $150 to a couple hundred dollars if you can find a local buyer. They appear near new and while not the wheel of the week fashion, they are perfectly serviceable.
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Old September 25th, 2015, 04:25 PM
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I would think they would sell for $150 to a couple hundred dollars if you can find a local buyer. They appear near new and while not the wheel of the week fashion, they are perfectly serviceable.
In case my earlier post was not clear, I meant $50 each.

This is where to look for buyers: http://www.maritimerovers.org/smf/
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Old September 25th, 2015, 04:37 PM
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Ah, that makes more sense. $150-250 for 5 is about right. All depends if there is someone local who wants them as shipping will be near as much as the wheels.
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Old September 25th, 2015, 05:32 PM
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Thanks Red and Evilfij,

That was around the mark I was thinking of asking $40 -$50 each. I agree with the advice on to try to find a local buyer.

Shipping is definitely not a bonus on a common item.
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Old September 28th, 2015, 11:59 AM
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Don't forget also that Greyhound can be a good option for shipping. I have sent and received LR stuff within Canada that way before.
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