Frontier Desert runner wheels

rthomsonTR6 May 1, 2015

  1. rthomsonTR6

    rthomsonTR6 Test Drive

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    Where is the best place to find a set? ebay? Classifieds? and what would be a fair price?
     
  2. 556Tactical

    556Tactical First Fill-Up (of many)

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    What size are you looking for


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  3. Nd4SpdSe

    Nd4SpdSe First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Desert Runners only came in 15s. I've only ever seen them on Kijiji. Look up adds with tires as well, for 6 bolt rims, they don't really know most of the time that they're DR rims.
     
  4. 556Tactical

    556Tactical First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Came in 15 16 and 17
     
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  5. 556Tactical

    556Tactical First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Frontier Desert Runner is built on the heavy-duty 4-wheel drive Frontier chassis, giving the 2-wheel drive the same rigidity, ride height, ground clearance and tough look as the 4-wheel drive model. Standard equipment on Frontier Desert Runner is the SOHC 3.3-liter V6 engine, and, at roughly 500 pounds lighter than a 4x4 Frontier King Cab V6, Desert Runner offers the best power-to-weight ratio of any Frontier pickup. Additionally, the supercharged 3.3-liter V6 engine, which produces 210 horsepower and 246 (A/T), 231 (M/T) ft-lbs of torque, is available with the Desert Runner SC.
    Similar to the 4x4 Frontier V6 models, the new Desert Runner is equipped with standard P265/70R15 tires (XE), P255/65R16 tires (SE) or P265/55R17 (SC), fender flares, skid plates for the engine and fuel tank, a full-size spare and 4-channel, 3-sensor 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
    All Frontier Desert Runners are King Cabs and are available with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed electronically controlled overdrive automatic transmission. Special badging distinguishes Desert Runner from other Frontier models.
    Desert Runner is available in XE, SE or SC models with many option packages available, including the Value Truck Package (XE, standard on SE and SC), Deluxe Package (XE, SE), Power Package (XE, SE, standard on SC), Utility Package (XE, standard on SE and SC), Sunroof Package (SE) and Supercharger Value Package (SC). A limited-slip differential is standard on SE and SC models.


    Reference nissanhelp.com

    (Early model runners)




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  6. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    These are the "Desert Runner" wheels that I refer to when using those words.

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    They are only available in 15x7.

    Yeah the desert runner truck was available with the standard 16 and 17" SC wheels that were also on the Xterra.

    That being said, I bought mine off of eBay. That seemed to be the best at the time. They do pop up on Craigslist every once in a while. So just keep you eyes out.
     
  7. 556Tactical

    556Tactical First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Ok. I see what u are saying. Lol. Just happened to have read the article on nismo and dr frontiers. Never actually payed that close attention to the wheels. Lol. My bad


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  8. 556Tactical

    556Tactical First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I'll keep an eye out


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  9. USN X

    USN X Bought an X

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    Just picked mine up yesterday on Craigslist for $120 bucks, I think I scored lol I'm not sure what the going rate for these are.
     
  10. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Nice!! I think I paid 60-80 per wheel. So thats definitely a good score.
     
  11. USN X

    USN X Bought an X

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    Heck yes! Yeah I mean either way I felt it was a good deal only paying $30 per wheel, I couldn't pass it up. Thank you good sir definitely feels good knowing they go for more than I got em for.

    Now I'm contemplating getting them powder coated but that alone will cost more than I payed for the wheels lol but worth it I think
     
  12. USN X

    USN X Bought an X

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    I just found a set in Phoenix craigslist for $140 maybe you can ask him about shipping them if you'd like. Just helpin out.
     
  13. Nd4SpdSe

    Nd4SpdSe First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Oh man, you guys are lucky! They run about $300+ Canadian for a set! I missed out on a set of 4 last year for about $350, but later in the year I found another set of 5 for the same price.

    Dear god, I decided to relook in Kijiji just now, been 3 hours, guy has 8 Frontier rims for sale with a pic of a single Desert Runner rim, wanting $20 each. Not sure if it's 8 DR rims, but I already called and left a message!
     
  14. AZhiAZiAM

    AZhiAZiAM Suspension Lift

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    If your interested and have a spare set I might be willing to sell Mine. Believe I'll be parting mine out here soon.
     
  15. Nd4SpdSe

    Nd4SpdSe First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Woo, got them! it was a forestry company that used to have a bunch of Frontiers (they just sold their last one). I'm so happy, it was a great score!

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  16. ellisfamilyokc

    ellisfamilyokc First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Just checked Rockauto out of curiosity. $128 each reconditioned.
     
  17. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I paid 100 for a set a few years back... Craigslist can be your buddy
     
  18. rthomsonTR6

    rthomsonTR6 Test Drive

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    got a set in perfect condition (only used in summer) with tires 50% tread left for $120. gotta love craigslist
     
  19. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 Bought an X

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    Dredging up an old thread here...I have to ask, what is all the rage about the desert runners? I mean other than it looking cool. Are they lightweight but strong or something?
     
  20. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    They're beautiful. 15" which makes for cheaper tires. And the dark grey color is badass. Plus they're OE so you know the quality is there.
     
  21. Hetzer

    Hetzer Bought an X Supporting Member

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  22. Rhaas

    Rhaas Need Bigger Tires

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    I have 3 for sale! Check out the parts sales forum!
     

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