Question on OEM alloy wheels

Hetzer Feb 7, 2019

  1. Hetzer

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    Is there a guide, on this site or elsewhere, that shows all the types of alloy wheels that were available for the different years of Xterras? I have seen several different styles, and wondered how many choices there have been over the years.
     
  2. Bushnut

    Bushnut First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I’ve run both OG “LEGO” wheels and R50 pathfinder 5 spokes on my X along with the factory 4 spokes. Bolt pattern and offset are the important factors. As for bolt pattern, there are also some Toyota and Chev wheels that are compatible.
     
  3. Hetzer

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    I have a 2002 "parts donor" that I bought last year that has alloy wheels on it that I have not seen on any other Xterra. As I recall, they DO say "NISSAN" on the back, and I believe they are 8-spoked. I've searched hundreds of pictures via GOOGLE and have as yet to find a match. I will post-up a photo this weekend, if I can figure out how to do it.
    The reason I ask is that parts truck only has three of those wheels on it, the fourth is a four-spoke. I'd like to find another so I could have a full set to put on my 2001 X, 'cause I kind of dig them.
     
  4. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Yeah, we really need to see a picture of the wheels you have. Then I'm sure someone can direct you to a 4th.
     
  5. Hetzer

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    Okay, here is a couple pics of the wheel in question. I was wrong . . . they are 6 spokes. :oops:
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  6. Hetzer

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    OK, I think I solved the riddle by myself. I believe those wheels are from a 1st gen Pathfinder. I found this photo of a 1995(?) Pathfinder that seems to have identical wheels to the ones on my junker Xterra. Can anybody confirm this finding? Does anyone know if the back-spacing is the same and if there would be any issues with running these wheels on an Xterra? As I said, the vehicle they are on is a non-running junker; I bought it in that condition, and have not driven it. The most I have done is loaded and unloaded it from a trailer.
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  7. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Was just going to comment on this today.

    Yes. Those are 2nd gen Pathy wheels. The underpinnings of that truck are identical to the 1st gen X.
     
  8. BEEFY

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    I am currently running those rims on my 2000 frontier
     
  9. Hetzer

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    Cool. Thanks! (And yeah, I know squat about Pathfinders)
     

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