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New rims now or wait

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Newfiebruh, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Jan 16, 2019 at 6:37 PM
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    Newfiebruh

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    So I've been wanting some new rims for a while now, I'm ready to say screw it and go buy some, but the only issue is that im afraid the salt will be harsh on them. So, should i wait till the spring or say fuck it ? Also im running a 5slugger and was looking for a rim that'll push the tires out so that they're flush with the fenders, if anyone knows what i need for that, it'd be great :)
     
  2. Jan 16, 2019 at 6:44 PM
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    lynlan1819

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    Save your money and wait till the snow is gone.Buy a new set of tires and wheels, put your old set on during the snowy time.
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2019 at 6:46 PM
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    Why wait? Once installed do you only plan to run them in dry non winter conditions? So what does it matter this winter or next? Get them, wax them if your inclined, wash when needed, and enjoy.
     
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  4. Jan 17, 2019 at 5:19 AM
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    As somebody who lives where they use a ton of road salt, I can personally attest to the damage that stuff can do to wheels. And aftermarket wheels generally have much less corrosion resistance than OEM wheels. Folks who've never experienced salt just have no idea how corrosive the stuff really is. Although "washing" helps, it won't save the wheels in the long run. And neither will "wax." Trust me, wait till spring.
     
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  5. Jan 17, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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    Wattapunk

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    It will be much cheaper to rattlecan your stock wheels with your color preference and add 1" wheels spacers to achieve your look. The wheels are the last thing I would worry about living in a road salted area. Spend your money wisely and protect your frame.
     
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  6. Jan 17, 2019 at 5:54 AM
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    i have two sets of the exact same oem rims, one for dedicated winter tires. My winter rims look 10x worse than the summer. However as someone else has said, do you plan on taking them off in the winter in the future? If not, buy'em now.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2019 at 5:59 AM
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    Blais03

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    i can second this. however there are products made for wheels to help protect. i know @LivinLoud uses a chemical guys product.

    https://www.chemicalguys.com/Wheel_Guard_Max_Coat_Rim_Wheel_Sealant_8_oz_p/wac_303.htm
     
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  8. Jan 17, 2019 at 6:18 AM
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    Get a set of X-runner rims. They appear to have a deeper offset & will push the tires out flush with the fenders. I’ve seen a couple 5 luggers with this set up. To me it loooks good.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2019 at 6:26 AM
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    wait till spring........
     
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    Buy the new rims and check out your local ceramic coat dealers and have the entire wheel coated before having tires mounted on them.
    Will give you the better protection you are looking for.
     
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    any idea what the charge would be to ceramic coat 4 rims?
     
  12. Jan 17, 2019 at 7:05 AM
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    Wheels. Not rims.
     
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    I think it depends on location and the coating.

    Big cities charge more obviously and the higher quality the coating obviously the steeper the price.

    I would expect $100ish maybe more per wheel for a coating that will last 5+ years.

    Typically coating the whole truck costs $2,000+
     
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    Wait till the beginning of March when Ebay has the one day 20% off code. Last year was march 9
     
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    is there a DIY ceramic coating you can purchase that's equivalent to a Pro job that's worth while, just for wheels not whole vehicle
     
  17. Jan 17, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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    No. Consumer coatings will last about a year for those with harsh winters.
    You can get professional coatings that can last damn near forever. I think most have about a 5 year warranty.

    You can do it yourself with a consumer coating but its challenging because you’ll need to clay and polish the wheel before each application then allow your standard cure time.
    Thats a lot of work to do once a year but hey some might be fine with that.

    Consumer coatings can be great but aren’t on the same level with the professionally applied coatings.
     
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    Unfortunately, most of the wax or synthetic sealant products don't last very long. I give wax about a month (less if you go through a car wash) and sealants about 2 months. Besides, it's very tough to get them in the tight areas that really trap road salt and chemicals. That said, you end up with the least protection where you need it most. A good ceramic coating is as good as it's going to get. Then again, not exposing a wheel to harsh environments is still the best protection.
     
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    I apply this twice a year with no issues
     

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