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Paint the rims black or not?? What do you guys think??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ChopperCam, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. ChopperCam

    ChopperCam [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here's a pic of my truck, do you guys think it would look better with black rims or as is? (New wheels soon to come when I figure out what Im doing for a lift)

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  2. DonnoD

    DonnoD Well-Known Member

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    im all for black wheels man. so yea paint them
     
  3. MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    i would say paint them black but then they wont match your tube steps. so i say keep it as is
     
  5. '02TRD

    '02TRD Well-Known Member

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    buy new rims, and sell the stock. paint will not hold forever, and powdercoating costs more/as much as new rims. so if you buy new wheels and sell the old, cheapest option, best looking option, and longest lasting option.
     
  6. ChopperCam

    ChopperCam [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ya I was thinking of just getting new one's, but still not sure what lift I want, thats the 3" revtec on there now, but want a bit bigger lift and some nice black rims, kinda like yours 02TRD....nice ride!
     
  7. mac360

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    I feel the same been wanting to paint mine but these duratrac's have like three huge weights on the wheels to balance them and I really don't wanna paint the weights. Plus this rain has made it tough to paint anything.
     
  8. BarkSlayer

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    Too much black. It will look dull and slow - like a water buffalo. Never been a fan of black wheels on a black body.
     
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    Go have your tires rotated and balanced and say you want wheel weights on the inside, (sticky weights) thats what i did when i got my duratracs put on recently
     
  10. Tacomanator

    Tacomanator Boiling denim and bangin whores

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    wait till you get new rims
     
  11. kbp68

    kbp68 hey...I can change this!

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    plasti dip them.
     
  12. DeeKay21

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    X2. It looks good the way it is now so I wouldnt waste time painting the stock ones.:cool:
     
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    +1 He's got it.
     
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    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    I had my steel wheels painted black last summer, so far so good. If I had the factory alloy wheels like yours, I would leave them natural.
     
  16. Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Get a better set of wheels in black, stock rims are bland.
     
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    I say leave it if not get a set of new black wheels I don't like that rim 17s and looks like a car rim not tough enough for a truck
     
  18. VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    I would NOT paint those wheels! The factory Tacoma wheels are goreous without paint, I always think that style of wheel painted looks horrible, and shrinks the size of your tires it seems. I would keep your exsisting wheels and save up for a larger tire. The look of a larger tire on factory wheels is clean and looks alot better than shitty spray paint on a factory wheel. Not to mention fading, peeling and what not.

    Your truck looks great now, I wouldnt touch them!
     
  19. ozark705

    ozark705 "f*#@ it, dude. let's go bowling"

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    A couple of variables or rather opinions to consider (particularly my opinions) :)
    1. If you have the cash, go with the black rims. Here are the one's I'm pining for, Pro Comp Series 98 Flat Black (huge perk is the cost): http://www.procompusa.com/prodDetai...F&catID=11&subCat=209&ptID=100021&plID=101830

    Or you could go with the TRD FJ Trail Team Replica Wheels (~$250/wheel): http://www.earnhardttoyotaparts.com/trteedrewh.html

    Another option is the TRD TX Pro Beadlock Wheel ($1,400 for set of 4): http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-66218652344363_2140_17103718

    2. If you are waiting to have the funds, paint the stock wheels. This is what I did. I was at first a little skeptical, but I am beyond please with the outcome. Super easy, cost about $30 for all the "items" to complete project and lot's of good write-ups on here, and good enough to hold me over until the funds are available. IMO, murdered out rims on black Taco's are the TITS.

    3. As others have said, sell the factory wheels for funds to go towards new rims or future mods!!!

    Good luck!
     
  20. gusher

    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    Have a tire shop put the weights on the inside...

    And, I say paint 'em!

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    Very happy with mine...
     
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