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Hunting a Discontinued Wheel (Please Advise)

Hunting a Discontinued Wheel (Please Advise)

Postby jdbird613 [OP] » Jul 30 2020, 9:19am

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I am in Dire Straights here trying to locate 1, just 1 Series XD wheel. Eveyone that has this wheel listed on their website says they are out of stock...Surely I can locate one somewhre in this country of ours! I have 3 but I need the 4th and cannot locate one with my particular specs....If anyone has one, or can point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreaciate it and send good Karma your way for life....I'm needing a KMC Serices XD 125 Enduro, 18x9, +18 offset, 6x135 bolt pattern, black center with machined outer edge. I have attached a picture...Anyone out there that knows where I can find a singel wheel like this, please please let me know! THNX
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Re: Hunting a Discontinued Wheel (Please Advise)

Postby EaOutlaw1969 » Jul 30 2020, 9:55am

Well I am confused here, you had a thread started where you asked advice about installing these wheels because you could get a really good deal on them but they required adapters to make them fit. back then you were given good advice to not do it then the thread died with no response from you.
I am guessing at that point you got these wheels and found out one was unusable or just was never part of the deal and figured out you could easily find the fourth wheel.
The universe was fighting you on these wheels for a reason if you fight back it almost always does not end well.
My question now is what happened to your old wheels?
Why is this such a Dire emergency now?
I think the only way you will end up with one of these wheels fast is a miracle of biblical proportions, hopefully you still have wheels on your truck and your truck is usable that at least makes the challenge of find this unicorn less stressful for you.
My only advice would be to keep your eyes peeled to eBay with the specs of these wheels plugged in the search with new and used box checked and do a daily search hoping that some day someone will post some version of this wheel new or used that will work for you.
You may get lucky find the exact wheel with the specs you want but in a different color that can be dealt with.
The worst part is some seller somewhere on eBay , Amazon , Facebook ETC is probably selling just what you need but does not have it listed properly so it can be found. I know if I was looking for something rare and not finding it online I would change up the spelling to account for misspelled brand names etc
For example someone selling ultra rare Jordan high tops could have misspelled Jordan as Gordon, ordon, lordon etc these misspelled listings make their posting invisible yet are out there waiting to be found.
The only other suggestion is to contact KMC and ask if they have a single wheel kicking around even a blemish or customer return. Even if it is damaged with curb rash etc that wheel may be able to get restored by a specialist.
Good luck I hope you find what you are looking for
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Re: Hunting a Discontinued Wheel (Please Advise)

Postby jdbird613 [OP] » Jul 30 2020, 12:39pm

I was able to buy 3 of these wheels with Dick Cepek Fun Country 305/60/18's on them for $100 then I bought 4th tire on ebay got $140, Each tire has less that 1K miles on them...I'm guessing the dire emergency is that if I don't find the 4th wheel now, I never will....But at least I made out with close to $1200 in tires for a couple hundred bucks right? I would really just like to have a set of black wheels, and on my income, deals are all I'm able to afford.
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Re: Hunting a Discontinued Wheel (Please Advise)

Postby ferraiolo1 » Jul 30 2020, 1:03pm

Google and eBay.

Some random wheel store might have old stock.

And you can still use the tires. Just get wheels that actually FIT your truck.

Buy a set of soft 8 black steel wheels for cheap.


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Re: Hunting a Discontinued Wheel (Please Advise)

Postby Bradley21sanders » Jul 30 2020, 1:22pm

On top of searching for someone selling just one of them you might want to post an ad or two on facebook/craigslist stating that you want 1-4 of them. It will be more expensive but maybe could get a full set for $200 or something like that.

Some guy may have a rough set that is just getting ready to rust away that he hasnt posted yet.

EDIT: You are within a 100mile radius of me apparently, just found your ad. ha good luck
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Re: Hunting a Discontinued Wheel (Please Advise)

Postby Teutonics » Jul 30 2020, 1:57pm

Set up Search Tempest (https://www.searchtempest.com/ )or some other craigslist search engine to do a nationwide search. You can also set up a search in ebay that will send you notifications if a match is found.

You'll probably only find sets though (usually 3 or 4).
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Re: Hunting a Discontinued Wheel (Please Advise)

Postby CT2500HD » Jul 30 2020, 2:21pm

Search for the EXACT PART NUMBER, especially on amazon (3rd party sellers frequently liquidate).
I had to do roughly the same thing- amazon will mark down wheels dramatically when they have less than 4 in-stock and they're being discontinued. I paid $42/each for three of the Dick Cepek alloys on the 2013 2500HD now, but had to find a fourth and fifth (full-size spare). It took a few weeks, but I found them.
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