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17" VS 18" Wheels??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by perchie15, Apr 10, 2012.

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Which wheel size?

Poll closed May 10, 2012.
  1. 16"

    39.2%
  2. 17"

    42.9%
  3. 18"

    16.1%
  4. +19

    1.8%
  1. Apr 10, 2012 at 5:16 PM
    #1
    perchie15

    perchie15 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Which ones do you guys most like run, or would prefer for your taco?
     
  2. Apr 10, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    16..

    why: cheaper, more sidewall flex for off roading, i just dont like bigger wheels.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    Utard

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    The smaller the wheel the cheaper the tires.

    Plus big wheels are ghey.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    xgalvanxgx

    xgalvanxgx seymour butts

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    17's with 285's.. perfect. no bigger, no smaller.
     
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  5. Apr 10, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    AWorthyOpponent

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    I said 18" because I want XD monsters..if they made 17's, I'd get those instead...for now, stock 16's on my ride...
     
  6. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    skiracer0112

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    When I was looking at new trucks I looked at the price of BFG ATs and for every inch of larger rim the price per set of tires went up about an average of $175. If I could have gotten 15" factory rims I would have preferred to have them over my 16s.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    TheGrinch

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    I have 17s and would rather have 16s. More sidewall looks better on trucks and better for offload. Do u see any of those buggies or legit rock crawling rigs with little side wall. Do what I wish, but IMHO I say less wheel more tire.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    IMO it all depends on what you're going for. For looks on a stock height Taco I like 17's for the most part. If lifted 17's or 18's look good, no bigger. For off roading I like 16's or 17's if you have enough tire with it.

    Of course as already stated, cost of the 16's is considerable. With that said, I went with 16's because I got a great deal on them.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    Goflight2

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    I went with 18's. Very happy with them.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    KenLyns

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    For any given design, the 16" wheel will be the lightest. Konig Countersteer Offroads are 18 lb each.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Apr 10, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    perchie15

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    very nice truck m8!
     
  12. Apr 10, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    16. 17 tops, and IMO anything that's not XD helps.
     
  13. Apr 11, 2012 at 12:53 AM
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    S7ICKlVlAN

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    I am REALLY happy with the 18's on my Tacoma. Good ratio of tire:wheel and still enough tire to handle some light OR duty. I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat.
     
  14. Apr 11, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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    yotabeast505

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    i think better selection of tires for the 17
     
  15. Apr 11, 2012 at 1:42 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I prefer less wheel, more tire.
     
  16. Apr 11, 2012 at 2:16 AM
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    They didn't have the rim that I wanted in 16" or I would've got it. That being said, I think you have a better variety of 17" rims so I voted for 17".

    Anything bigger than that and you're starting to max out the gay meter. Leave the big rims for sports cars, they don't look good on trucks IMHO.
     
  17. Apr 11, 2012 at 2:19 AM
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    I have 18s. Would rather have 16s or 17s. Wider variety of wheels and tire choices, not to mention MUCH cheaper tires and they look better. Dont get me wrong, I love my 18s. But, they are a discontinued wheel and only came in 18 and 20 so it is almost impossible to get a spare.
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  18. Apr 11, 2012 at 2:54 AM
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    HIYota

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    I have 285 on 17" rims I think they look fine and still have enough rubber to not look like a LoPro combo.
     
  19. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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    Cortland

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    Out of the two options, 17". However my final vote would be 16"s. Less wheel, more rubber! :cool:
     
  20. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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    Off road, 16's/17's. Otherwise, I can enjoy most wheels on a vehicle that the owners chooses.
     
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