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Hi! I'm new... and have a question about these wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by pumasnack, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Dec 7, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    pumasnack

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    I am a couple days from acquiring a Red 06' Sport DC. It has some of those Helo wheels on it and I am NOT much for chrome, so they're coming off.

    I LOVE the American Racing Mojave's, but wasn't aware they had an optional bead lock? Can someone elaborate on this post?

    My truck has a camburg 3" lift, and I am wondering if the 16x8 will do ok as well.. I've been searching like a crazywoman and finally just said, ill just ask :)

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires/10501-need-help-deciding-tire-size.html#post114395
     
  2. Dec 7, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    no american racing wheels will have an actual bead lock. Bead locks are not street legal as they actually bolt your tire to the rim so to speak. Very good for offroading as you can air your tires down to about nothing and still not pop a bead. hence the name bead locks.

    American racing wheels are street wheels that may come with a peiece that is supposed to immitate the appearance of a beadlock, but actually provides no locking of the beads whatsoever.

    In other words.. Dont get the fake bead locks, go real or go for some nice looking wheels
     
  3. Dec 7, 2008 at 7:36 PM
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    Excellent! Thanks for the info.

    I am still trying to figure out if I can fit the 16's over the TRD caliper on the Sport. Hours of searching still yields an unsure answer. Any idea?
     
  4. Dec 7, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    missileman125fw

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    I have no clue but welcome to TacomaWorld!
     
  5. Dec 7, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    lol thanks! :p
     
  6. Dec 7, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    welcome to tw!!!

    are you wanting to drop from a 17inch wheel to a 16 inch?? if so.........i know some 16 inch wheels will fit, but iirc.......some were having trouble at one point getting the mojaves to fit without rubbing on the caliper...............i just dont remember if it was the 16's or the 17's..........im thinking it was the 16's tho. as a fix..........some were grinding the calipers to get the wheel to fit. hope this helps a bit.:)
     
  7. Dec 7, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    Yeah, I was looking to go down to the 16's as the tires are less $$ and the load rating is better as well. I could do the 17's as a just incase measure.

    Thanks :)
     
  8. Dec 7, 2008 at 7:53 PM
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    Welcome to TW!
    I choose to powdercoat my 16' steelies because there are issues with aftermarket 16'wheels rubbing the calipers. However, alot of owners put on 17' without issues.
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  9. Dec 7, 2008 at 7:53 PM
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    Why are they illegal? I would think they would be safer than regular tires
     
  10. Dec 7, 2008 at 10:01 PM
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    I went with these in 17x9's instead of the Mohaves because of possible caliper rubbing and didnt want to take any chances. Pic b4 the TSB

    8069's.jpg
     
  11. Dec 8, 2008 at 4:29 AM
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    you would think it would be safer, which they might be, but DOT never approved them.
     
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  14. Dec 8, 2008 at 6:30 AM
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  15. Dec 8, 2008 at 6:40 AM
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    thats not necessarily true

    SOME beadlocked wheels are not DOT approved...but that doesnt mean ALL of them are not allowed

    I'd like to introduce to you Centerline I.C.E Beadlocks...fully DOT approved :D
    http://centerlinewheels.com/wheels_detail.php?mw_id=33&sw_id=390

    expect to pay dearly for them tho
     
  16. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:35 AM
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    When I get my truck, I might consider the pic... but I don't see pics of you guys and your trucks?
    :p
     
  17. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:40 AM
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    duratracs/ultra phantom wheels/plasti derped all the chrome
    If you are planning on selling those helos you should let me know. :D
     
  18. Dec 8, 2008 at 8:42 AM
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    most of us have our pictures plastered all over this site...and i know my truck is a picture whore herself :eek:
     
  19. Dec 8, 2008 at 9:21 AM
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    I will definitely keep you in the loop.
     
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