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Chrome clad?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Strider, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Mar 30, 2012 at 7:12 AM
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    Strider

    Strider [OP] Well-Known Member

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    WTH is up with that? I just bought a 2012 Tacoma Sport. Unfortunately it came with these crappy chrome clad things. Does anyone know how to get them off without cracking them? And what's underneath?
     
  2. Mar 30, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    I'm interested in finding out the answer to this as well. There seems to be a lot of questions regarding whether these can be taken off or not, but no definitive answers or anyone I have seen actually do it.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    I tooka center cap off and tried to, carefully, remove the covers but no way. When the weather gets warmer I'll try to remove the tire from the vehicle and see if that works. If I get it off, without breaking it, I'll post some pics.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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    Toyota's website says the tires are 265/60s...how wide are these rims?
     
  5. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:15 AM
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    Crawl under and look at your spare, it's got no chrome cover on it. They are painted silver
     
  6. Apr 6, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    Yeah, good luck removing the covers in one piece. I looked at prying mine off, and they weren't having it.

    If you want to do it, its all or nothing!
     
  7. Apr 6, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    I also dont think the center caps will go back on without the cover. IIRC the center caps snap into the plastic cover piece.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2012 at 4:47 AM
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    Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
     
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    I saw that thread too and it does obviously show what the silver (spare) wheel looks like. The question, though, is if or how the chrome-clad coverings can be removed? Looks like most guys who have these wheels are saying a negative to that question.
     
  11. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:09 AM
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    Searched through that thread and didn't see any reference to the width of the wheel. Anyone know how wide these are?
     
  12. Apr 8, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    they are 18x7.5 + 25 offset. I looked when I had mine off the other day.
     
  13. Apr 10, 2012 at 5:08 AM
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    Thanks big D. That if I ever replace my stock 17s I'll probably try to get close to that size.
     
  14. Apr 12, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    Doesn't look like these covers come off. Too bad. Might be looking to sell/trade soon.
     
  15. Nov 4, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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    The wheels are designed so that the claddings are permanently fused to the wheel and not replaceable. But if you really want them off I am sure you will find a way to do it. I would recommend you find a reseller of remanufactured wheels to take them off your hands. If you need recommendations on who does buy them send me a PM. NOTE This is not a commercial and I do not work for any reseller
     
  16. Nov 4, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    ^ So you're trying to solicit business through our forum them? :confused:
     
  17. Dec 28, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    No Dave, I dont solicit for anyone
     
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