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In The Words Of Toby Keith......

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Leer, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Oct 9, 2008 at 6:27 PM
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    allrsdup

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    not a fan of the 20's but ill say this. one hell of a good job machining them. way to go.
     
  2. Jan 4, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    why didn't you just get spacers in the front to clear the hub?
     
  3. Jan 4, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    A_Ninja_Racer

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    what brand and or kind of router bit did you use. did it say that it could cut metal or did you just get lucky?
     
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  4. Jan 4, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    That is great! Using a router for auto work. I love it ! Good job.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    so I dont own a tacoma but I have been searching the web for a how to on this.. I own a 08 srt-4 caliber and have wheels that I am running a spacer because the hub and wheel are 1mm roughly off. I have some wobble over 70mph.. I assume its the spacer since its a cheap peice of crap.. I figured up that I might try this.. I am going to barely take anything off the wheels. I got a 1/2 bit with a 3/8 bearing.. it only looks to be about 3mm nax I will be taking off.. It should be almost dead on to the hub size. I hope this works cause my quote was 240 dollars to have someone do it.. this will only cost me 12 bucks.. I hope i dont mess my wheels up but I am going to give it a shot especially since only need to take such a small amount off.
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    Thanks for th write up.
     
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  6. Mar 2, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    well I got it done.. It worked like a charm and sure enough the spacers were my cause of vibration at high speed.. Wow this works perfectly.. it is just as good as it would be from the machine shop.. I found a perfect match on router to bearings to make a pretty close to perfect fit... Thanks for the write up you saved me 230 bucks and alot of hassle.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    how did you center the router and cutting a perfect circle? i bought some used centerline off a chevy and the bore is to small for my truck!!!
     
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  8. Sep 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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    Did you use a metal specific rabbiting bit? Or was it just the standard router bit
     
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  9. Sep 25, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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    This thread is almost 7 years old.
     
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  10. Sep 25, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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    Lol well can someone answer
     
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  11. Sep 25, 2014 at 12:38 PM
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    Lol wow
     
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  13. Oct 2, 2015 at 5:25 AM
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    Use a carbide router bit. Carbide and steel bits will cut ALUMINUM just fine. You couldn't do this with a steel wheel. Leer is lucky his wheels were aluminum.
     
  14. Oct 2, 2015 at 6:01 AM
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    Any good quality carbide cutter will work aluminum. Hell, he could have put a 3/16" Roman OGEE moulded edge on those puppies!
     
  15. Oct 5, 2017 at 10:33 AM
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    Wheels from 2000 acura rl to fit on 07 lacrosse. Center bore is 6mm too small
    That's awesome! I bought some great rims for my Acura RL they are machined with black accent, look exactly like what you find on AMG Mercedes but they use grey accent. Bolt pattern is the same as my buick lacrosse and I want to use them on it but the center hole is 166mm and lacrosse is 170.mm I've thought of doing this same thing but have never heard of it being done till now. Then I can use the center gap filling rings to put the lacrosse rims on the acura. It's just sitting in storage for now so I don't care how it looks. I thing I'm going to do what you did, I've only got to remove 2mm around to get er done. Plenty of meat left since I'm only taking off 2mm along the whole inside rim. Did you just use the router by hand?
     
  16. Oct 5, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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    Almost a 10 year old thread, and OP hasnt logged in for 2 years. Good luck!
     
  17. Jul 25, 2020 at 8:56 AM
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    Now it’s 10 years old. Quit your bitching
     
  18. Jul 25, 2020 at 9:02 AM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    OP
     
  19. May 13, 2021 at 3:12 PM
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    I know, I know...this is not a Tacoma. Just a few weeks ago I gave my '08 Tacoma to my daughter (hit 100k on the drive from CO to CA) so I'm figuring this will be my last post for a while since I now have an '05 Mini Cooper S.

    I wanted to thank OP for the instructions as it saved me since I did not pay attention to the center bore when I picked up some used Miata wheels and used this method to widen the bore the needed 4mm.

    I just went to HD and bought a rabbiting bit from the router section, nothing special since aluminum is soft and this bit went through it like butter. I just went slow but with the little amount I was taking off, it wasn't a big deal.

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    Handled Mill (aka router)

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    Before & After

    My '08 Tacoma in Fruita CO on the drive out to CA to drop it off with my daughter
     
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