1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Stock Wheels and Off Roading

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RiderOnTheStorm, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:22 AM
    #1
    RiderOnTheStorm

    RiderOnTheStorm [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Member:
    #47987
    Messages:
    164
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Indiana
    Vehicle:
    Looking to Buy!
    Hey Everyone!

    My father brought this to my attention and I wanted to see how valid this was...

    I am looking at purchasing the 16" alloys my Tacoma, when I purchase it (hopefully soon!! :D) At some point I would like to do some off roading, probably nothing too extreme because this truck will not just be a toy, it's my daily driver.

    My dad's contention is that the alloys are a waste of money because they will not hold up to off roading and that steel wheels are the way to go. They are cheaper (which I believe is truly fueling his argument with me) and that you can just hammer them back into place if you bend a steel wheel.

    I don't want to buy different wheels in the future, so buying great looking aftermarket isn't an option right now. So how many of you guys still have the stock wheels (steel or alloys) on your rig and how have they held up to off roading/daily abuse?
     
  2. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:24 AM
    #2
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    49,732
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5 (+250k AND COUNTING), 88 SR5 PU (SOLD), 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    Alloys handle fine as long as you don't abuse them. It's driver mentality that determines their life.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:41 AM
    #3
    especk

    especk Nothin' Special

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Member:
    #42041
    Messages:
    2,449
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Redding, CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tacoma Reg Cab 4x4
    3" OME lift with 885 coils on nitrocharger 90000 shocks with 5mm trim packer on driver's side, TC UCAs, Rear OME Dakar leafs with nitrocharger shocks, All-pro U-bolt flip kit and 3* Toytec shims, extended rear brakelines, 16" Raceline Rockcrusher 887 wheels with 3.6" backspacking, BFG KM2 305/70/16 tires, Doug Thorley header, Doug Thorley catback exhaust, Volant CAI with ram air, Weathertech floor mats, Kicker 12" sub, Kenwood 500W RMS amp, Relentless Fab front and rear bumpers, 4.88 gears, custom flatbed with swing out tire carrier
    the large majority of people use alloys and they hold up just fine offroad. They are lighter which is great for a daily driver. A high quality durable steel wheel when only be worth it for a deticated trail rig IMO
     
  4. Mar 24, 2011 at 9:50 AM
    #4
    RiderOnTheStorm

    RiderOnTheStorm [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Member:
    #47987
    Messages:
    164
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Indiana
    Vehicle:
    Looking to Buy!
    I felt the majority of casual off roaders on here kept the stock alloys. Thanks!
     
  5. Mar 24, 2011 at 10:17 AM
    #5
    especk

    especk Nothin' Special

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Member:
    #42041
    Messages:
    2,449
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Erik
    Redding, CA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tacoma Reg Cab 4x4
    3" OME lift with 885 coils on nitrocharger 90000 shocks with 5mm trim packer on driver's side, TC UCAs, Rear OME Dakar leafs with nitrocharger shocks, All-pro U-bolt flip kit and 3* Toytec shims, extended rear brakelines, 16" Raceline Rockcrusher 887 wheels with 3.6" backspacking, BFG KM2 305/70/16 tires, Doug Thorley header, Doug Thorley catback exhaust, Volant CAI with ram air, Weathertech floor mats, Kicker 12" sub, Kenwood 500W RMS amp, Relentless Fab front and rear bumpers, 4.88 gears, custom flatbed with swing out tire carrier
    ya the stock wheels will work fine until you want to go to a bigger tire. Then usually an aftermarket wheel with less backspacing is required which makes the wheel stick out a little further.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2011 at 10:38 AM
    #6
    poynter

    poynter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2011
    Member:
    #49454
    Messages:
    205
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Somerset, KY
    Vehicle:
    05 Taco 4x4 SR5 TRD AC
    Its hard to find steel wheels that fit over the calipers on the 05+. If your really worried get some used wheels and use those for off-road. as long as you dont mind swapping wheels before wheeling. it will also save you gas if you run highway tires daily and off road tires when you wheel.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2011 at 10:49 AM
    #7
    qnyla

    qnyla Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2010
    Member:
    #30604
    Messages:
    1,309
    Gender:
    Male
    NM
    Vehicle:
    2006 & 2016 DCSB TRD Off Road 6-Speed
    Not true. The alloys hold up just fine to off roading.

    1. If you are hard enough to bend steel wheels, you are really getting extreme.

    2. You can not just hammer out bent wheels with enough precision to make them useable, they will vibrate.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2011 at 10:54 AM
    #8
    RiderOnTheStorm

    RiderOnTheStorm [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Member:
    #47987
    Messages:
    164
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Indiana
    Vehicle:
    Looking to Buy!
    I think his contention with the bent wheel was more like hitting a severe pothole or something. But that is an interesting point about hammering it back into place!
     
  9. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:49 PM
    #9
    thinkingman

    thinkingman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5971
    Messages:
    1,089
    redmond WA
    Vehicle:
    2006 dbl cab 4wd 6sp
    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    My factory alloys, with moderate offroad use look like they have skin rot all over.
    Shitty, flaking alloys are a gen2 hallmark.
    Don't buy factory, if you have to have alloy.
    To me, steel wheels mean serious user.
    Alloys say bling.
     
  10. Mar 24, 2011 at 12:52 PM
    #10
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    49,732
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5 (+250k AND COUNTING), 88 SR5 PU (SOLD), 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    Yeah, these are pretty bling

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Mar 24, 2011 at 2:35 PM
    #11
    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Member:
    #19356
    Messages:
    2,006
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Western New York
    Vehicle:
    09 4X4 SR5 BSP Double Taco
    Rear Spring TSB,Billy 5100@.85,Bull bar,Nerfbar,Painted Grill,Painted Rims,Bed D-rings,Compustar Starter,Goodyear Duratrac's,Transmission TSB,Brake Overide
    both styles hold up well for off-roading

    so get what you want!

    i happen to like the steel, especially after i painted them

    << - check out my photos
     
  12. Mar 25, 2011 at 10:30 PM
    #12
    rectoyo

    rectoyo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2010
    Member:
    #40616
    Messages:
    88
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    South Gate, Ca
    Vehicle:
    06' PreRunner SR5 Blk Badges
    DRL's, Fogs on Anytime, Blk Headlights... and more on the way!
    Where can I get those? Those are sick bro!!
     
  13. Mar 25, 2011 at 10:37 PM
    #13
    rectoyo

    rectoyo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2010
    Member:
    #40616
    Messages:
    88
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    South Gate, Ca
    Vehicle:
    06' PreRunner SR5 Blk Badges
    DRL's, Fogs on Anytime, Blk Headlights... and more on the way!
    Nevermind just found them!
     
  14. Mar 25, 2011 at 10:40 PM
    #14
    Yoytoda

    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2009
    Member:
    #23690
    Messages:
    4,949
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Roland
    Big Bear,CA / Upstate NY(Saratoga)
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tacoma Regular Cab 4x4
    completely stock
    i bought a set of trd rims. they are getting pretty beat. they are too "flush" and prone to getting hit. recessed wheels are better all the way around
     
  15. Mar 26, 2011 at 7:27 AM
    #15
    RiderOnTheStorm

    RiderOnTheStorm [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Member:
    #47987
    Messages:
    164
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Indiana
    Vehicle:
    Looking to Buy!
To Top