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what are some good 5 lug wheels?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TacomaV6, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Nov 4, 2011 at 1:34 AM
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    I am sick of looking at the stock 15inch my truck has.
    looking for some black wheels.

    any good recommendation?
     
  2. Nov 4, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    What year and model Tacoma do you have?
     
  3. Nov 4, 2011 at 11:31 PM
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    1997 extend cab lx :x

    crash last night...running on spare so uglyy
     
  4. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    Thank you fro the additional info. Just so we are on the same page your wheels do have 5 lugs and not 6 correct? My system shoes all 5 lug applications in that year came with 14" wheels stock.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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    5 lug. 5x114.

    looking for some black steel wheels.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    We have the Cragar Soft 8 available for your application and we include the caps at no additional charge. Below is the link with more details.

    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findWheelDetail.do?bp=5-114.3&pc=59245&counter=1&wd=15&rw=7

    If you have any interst in going with an alloy we have the Chaos 5 available and right now we are offering an instant $40.00 discount with the purchase of a new set. Here's the link with more details.

    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findWheelDetail.do?bp=5-114.3&pc=60899&counter=2&wd=15&rw=7

    As always we guarantee the lowest delivered price on all the products we carry.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    Those are nice looking wheels. Do you have those in for the '02 Tacoma TRD (6x5.5) with black caps?

    Actually I think I found them.
    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findWheelsBySize.do?wd=16&bp=6-139.7*6-5.5&rw=
     
  8. Nov 8, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    Soft 8s only fit in the 5 lug taco... in the 6 lug taco, the dimple dies hit the brake vein on the caliper...

    if you search TTORA and CustomTacos, you can find threads on how much of the brake caliper you can shave off to clear, but be warned, some in the past shaved off too much and dropped more money on replacing the rotors than the wheels were worth...
     
  9. Nov 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    Really? Man ... so much to learn on this stuff.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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  11. Nov 8, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    Thanks for the link DTD!
     
  12. Nov 8, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    yah, those MBs are a good lookin wheel... plus, alloy is lighter...
     
  13. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    look to get lighter alloy wheels. try ar-23, classic 2s etc.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2011 at 1:53 AM
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    thanks :D im order the unique set after I sell the current wheels

    Cragar Black Soft 8
    so from what I read above. this will fit without rubbing?

    sorry I am new to trucks.
     
  15. Nov 9, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    No, the Crager Soft 8 and the Unique 297 are the same wheel with a different logo. They will hit your brakes. You are better off spending a hair more and getting a lighter weight aluminum wheel that will clear.
     
  16. Nov 9, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    or go with the D-window nascar style steel wheels...

    i bought a couple sets from my local America's Tire and they even custom ordered them for me in the backspace i wanted... took 6 weeks to get them, but great customer service and sooooooo worth it...
     
  17. Nov 12, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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    so the wheels left..are import wheels :confused:?
     
  18. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    Sorry for the confusion! We got confused on the replys here.

    The Soft 8s will clear your application (5-114.3). They won't work on Tacoma 6 lug applications.
     
  19. Nov 22, 2011 at 4:46 AM
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    THANK YOU.
     
  20. Nov 25, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    ***JUST an FYI***

    I spoke with my fitment department to confirm that the 15x8 Soft 8 works on the 5 lug Taco and was told that this will most likely rub on the Calipers as well. Has anyone run this size/model wheel without grinding the calipers or running spacers?
     
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