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davydawg 02-25-2013 09:27 PM

TRD Fake Beadlock Rims
 
What do you guys think? "took" these off my buddies FJ trail teams... I think I might pick up a set of the bronze ones and throw them on here. If I don't like the bronze I'm going to powder coat them black and throw them on.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...SC_0679_1_.JPG

J11Tac 02-25-2013 09:31 PM

How is that fake?

davydawg 02-25-2013 09:57 PM

As far as I've heard, the beads are not actual bead locks. Just fake for looks.

TX RPO 02-25-2013 09:58 PM

yeah they aren't real bead lock.. just style

deez 02-25-2013 10:21 PM

I think the Bronze would look good on your ride.

I guess I'm biased - kinda tired of the black wheel/blacked-out look (even though I'm guilty as charged with my FJ :p).

You don't see many bronze wheels around. I ordered a set for my Taco, but my truck is silver. I wish my truck was white. IMO, bronze looks so much better on white vs silver.

davydawg 02-25-2013 10:29 PM

@deez, Thanks for your feedback, That's what I'm thinking! I've never seen a white tacoma with the bronze wheels. I'm excited to see how they look. Plus, the bronze wheels are much cheaper than the black ones... unless I'm mistaken

Mr. Biscuits 02-25-2013 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davydawg (Post 6500450)
As far as I've heard, the beads are not actual bead locks. Just fake for looks.

quick question. what real use do bead locks have? I'm not arguing I'm serious I have been wondering fo eva :o

JustinL 02-25-2013 10:44 PM

I'm not trying to keep you from purchasing those wheels (I wanted a set myself in the last) but for the $$$ they cost you could get a nice set of something else and still have money leftover for beer or whatever. I came across this link someone posted last week on this board. They appear to be a high maintenance wheel because of the rings which can hold dirt causing the powdercoating to wear prematurely. The link is about the 17" Tundra wheels, but keep in mind they utilize the same kind of ring:

http://roadtraveler.net/goodbye-bling-rings/

http://roadtraveler.net/goodbye-bling-rings/

davydawg 02-25-2013 10:45 PM

When you air down your tires, the tire is vulnerable to popping off of the bead of the rim since there is so much play there. The bead locks lock your tire to the rim so you can air down without the tire slipping off of the rim

JustinL 02-25-2013 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Biscuits (Post 6500578)
quick question. what real use do bead locks have? I'm not arguing I'm serious I have been wondering fo eva :o

Hopefully this answers your question

http://youtu.be/KIYrGJmHM78

Btw I love the mounting method used at the 2:00 mark

davydawg 02-25-2013 10:48 PM

Thanks for the feedback Justin, I haven't heard anything bad about these rims thus far but I'll keep that in mind. I just prefer the look of OEM rims, and since this isnt a big wheeler truck for me I think they're still a good option, but I'll keep my eye out for aftermarket rims as well :)

Mr. Biscuits 02-25-2013 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davydawg (Post 6500614)
When you air down your tires, the tire is vulnerable to popping off of the bead of the rim since there is so much play there. The bead locks lock your tire to the rim so you can air down without the tire slipping off of the rim

Davydawg saved the say. gracias amigo! :D

JustinL 02-25-2013 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davydawg (Post 6500625)
Thanks for the feedback Justin, I haven't heard anything bad about these rims thus far but I'll keep that in mind. I just prefer the look of OEM rims, and since this isnt a big wheeler truck for me I think they're still a good option, but I'll keep my eye out for aftermarket rims as well :)

Are you dead set on getting 16" wheels? There's a 4runner 5 star that looks good:

http://www.blankwhitepage.com/galler...s/IMG_2922.jpg

And the hard to find 17" Tundra/Sequoia wheels:

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/attach...uoia-wheel.jpg

Aftermarket there's SCS a vendor on here that has some 5 stars as well. Super nice guys to talk to and help you decide. Again I don't want to bash the TRD FJ beadlocks but they're $$$ (plus the Toyota lugs that'll be another $100 at least)

deez 02-25-2013 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JustinL (Post 6500608)
I'm not trying to keep you from purchasing those wheels (I wanted a set myself in the last) but for the $$$ they cost you could get a nice set of something else and still have money leftover for beer or whatever. I came across this link someone posted last week on this board. They appear to be a high maintenance wheel because of the rings which can hold dirt causing the powdercoating to wear prematurely. The link is about the 17" Tundra wheels, but keep in mind they utilize the same kind of ring:

http://roadtraveler.net/goodbye-bling-rings/

http://roadtraveler.net/goodbye-bling-rings/

Still might be worth it though.

I wish my FJ wheels had bling rings on them. Instead, they now suffer from severe rock rash and gouging that no re-PC job can ever fix. Even if you don't off-road, they'll still protect from curb rash. Cheaper to replace a bling ring (or even re-PC wheel) vs buying a new wheel.

Just my $0.02.

deez 02-25-2013 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davydawg (Post 6500557)
I've never seen a white tacoma with the bronze wheels. I'm excited to see how they look.

Exactly, why be like everyone else?

I can totally relate to your excitement. I can't wait for mine either!

Having owned black wheels for a year now, I realize they're hard to keep clean and black. I'd imagine bronze is a way better color at hiding dirt and dust better.

(FYI - I hear Pledge works great on black wheels. I have yet to try it though.)

Jay9722 02-26-2013 11:22 AM

I have the black bead lock style wheels on my white access cab and I love them. Not a single regret!

RAD 02-26-2013 12:17 PM

I have them and I love them! Get the bronze and powder the ring satin black. . . ;) I customed mine to my truck.




http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/1140/p1100975m.jpg

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3439/p1100966t.jpg

Oregon TRD 02-26-2013 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davydawg (Post 6500327)
What do you guys think? "took" these off my buddies FJ trail teams... I think I might pick up a set of the bronze ones and throw them on here. If I don't like the bronze I'm going to powder coat them black and throw them on.


I'd love to have a set of these for 2nd set of rim/tires. I love those!!!!!

JustinL 02-26-2013 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by RAD (Post 6503137)
[B]
I have them and I love them! Get the bronze and powder the ring satin black. . . ;) I customed mine to my truck.

I haven't seen your truck in a while. Always amazed by your new mods. Love it!

kcbmx 02-26-2013 10:56 PM

Looking good Rad!

Ill just put this here.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/whe...im-bronze.html


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