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Old 01-02-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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Paint the rims black or not?? What do you guys think??

Here's a pic of my truck, do you guys think it would look better with black rims or as is? (New wheels soon to come when I figure out what Im doing for a lift)
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:42 PM   #2
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im all for black wheels man. so yea paint them
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:43 PM   #3
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i would say paint them black but then they wont match your tube steps. so i say keep it as is
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:45 PM   #5
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buy new rims, and sell the stock. paint will not hold forever, and powdercoating costs more/as much as new rims. so if you buy new wheels and sell the old, cheapest option, best looking option, and longest lasting option.
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Ya I was thinking of just getting new one's, but still not sure what lift I want, thats the 3" revtec on there now, but want a bit bigger lift and some nice black rims, kinda like yours 02TRD....nice ride!
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I feel the same been wanting to paint mine but these duratrac's have like three huge weights on the wheels to balance them and I really don't wanna paint the weights. Plus this rain has made it tough to paint anything.
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Too much black. It will look dull and slow - like a water buffalo. Never been a fan of black wheels on a black body.
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I feel the same been wanting to paint mine but these duratrac's have like three huge weights on the wheels to balance them and I really don't wanna paint the weights. Plus this rain has made it tough to paint anything.

Go have your tires rotated and balanced and say you want wheel weights on the inside, (sticky weights) thats what i did when i got my duratracs put on recently
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wait till you get new rims
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:11 AM   #11
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plasti dip them.
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wait till you get new rims
X2. It looks good the way it is now so I wouldnt waste time painting the stock ones.
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OH Yea, these where painted sept of 2009. have already gone through 1 buffalo winter
halfway way through the second. paint is still fine, never touched up.

here is how i did them:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/whe...rims-easy.html
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I had my steel wheels painted black last summer, so far so good. If I had the factory alloy wheels like yours, I would leave them natural.
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I would NOT paint those wheels! The factory Tacoma wheels are goreous without paint, I always think that style of wheel painted looks horrible, and shrinks the size of your tires it seems. I would keep your exsisting wheels and save up for a larger tire. The look of a larger tire on factory wheels is clean and looks alot better than shitty spray paint on a factory wheel. Not to mention fading, peeling and what not.

Your truck looks great now, I wouldnt touch them!
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A couple of variables or rather opinions to consider (particularly my opinions)
1. If you have the cash, go with the black rims. Here are the one's I'm pining for, Pro Comp Series 98 Flat Black (huge perk is the cost): http://www.procompusa.com/prodDetail...21&plID=101830

Or you could go with the TRD FJ Trail Team Replica Wheels (~$250/wheel): http://www.earnhardttoyotaparts.com/trteedrewh.html

Another option is the TRD TX Pro Beadlock Wheel ($1,400 for set of 4): http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-6621865..._2140_17103718

2. If you are waiting to have the funds, paint the stock wheels. This is what I did. I was at first a little skeptical, but I am beyond please with the outcome. Super easy, cost about $30 for all the "items" to complete project and lot's of good write-ups on here, and good enough to hold me over until the funds are available. IMO, murdered out rims on black Taco's are the TITS.

3. As others have said, sell the factory wheels for funds to go towards new rims or future mods!!!

Good luck!
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