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Wheels: Bronze on my new black 06 DC Off Road?

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by CurboCycles, Aug 28, 2011.

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Best wheel combo for my black 06 DC Off Road?

Poll closed Sep 27, 2011.
  1. Keep American Racing Mohave Teflon wheels black

    32.3%
  2. Powder coat A.R. Mohave wheels dark bronze

    22.6%
  3. Keep Method wheels black

    25.8%
  4. Powder coat Method wheels dark bronze

    29.0%
  5. Put one wheel of each combination above on the truck!

    9.7%
  1. Aug 28, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    CurboCycles

    CurboCycles [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My long awaited day came and I picked up a black 06 DC PreRunner Off Road. I drove it back from SoCal today. I'm loving the Donahoe Coilovers and E rated Terra Grapplers that provide an improved ride over my 05 Ext Cab PreRunner Sport, which I plan to sell once I swap some parts over.

    Which rims/tires should I keep and should I go dark bronze on them?


    My 05 has the American Racing Teflon Mojave wheels (17" w/ 285 Terra Grapplers). I like this setup a lot. My 06 has 17" Method wheels w/285 E rated Terra Grapplers. If i were to play it safe, i'd keep the A.R. Mojaves, but I saw a black Tacoma with dark bronze wheels and I thought it was the most innovative, creative and attractive setup I've seen. Black on black is cool but I'm ready to try something new. I'm thinking of keeping the Methods and powder coating them bronze. Not sure what to do with the chrome bolts on the outside. Check out the pics below and tell me what you think...

    I love this look


    Another look


    the 17" method wheels on my 06.


    Would these look good powder coated bronze or should I stay with the A.R. Mohaves in black?


    Sample of A.R. Mojaves
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  2. Aug 28, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    rleeharris

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    Personally, I love the black on black look but I have to say bronze is not a bad look. Really, it's your personal taste here. It would make it more unique than the numerous black on black trucks out there. P-coating wheels usually runs about $80-100/wheel (first, find a reputable shop... see if you can see some samples of their work) so it's not a ton of risk. I say keep your wheels and go for the p-coating. Why not? If you do, post pics!

    EDIT: Yep. I took a second look at the second pic of the truck you posted... GO FOR IT! You could take a good side shot of your truck and have someone Photoshop your wheels bronze to get an idea of what it would look like first. There is a Photoshop Request Thread. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/photography/17542-photoshop-request-thread.html
     
  3. Aug 28, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    iv always had envy for the bronze wheels.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    amadougrand

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    I have the Thug in Teflon from AR and I really like them except for the fact I keep blowing out the caps on the center caps. Wish they had a low profile cap. I would get solid ones, but whats the difference between missing the center and having one dented in?

    Anyway, I digress; go with the bronze and post pics when you do.
     
  5. Aug 28, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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    motorsport36

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    Bronze on black is sick!!! I love mine. Theres a great shop in town that I have used for years and very reasonable pricing. Affordable powdercoating. There are in central south phoenix off of Fillmore. Just google them and give em a call. Great guys. I have had a ton of stuff for the truck and all my motorcycles done with them.

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  6. Aug 28, 2011 at 11:02 PM
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    rleeharris

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    ^ Yep, that cinches it. Great look!
     
  7. Aug 28, 2011 at 11:11 PM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    bronze it is?

    pics!!!!
     
  8. Aug 28, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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    all options would look mean...I voted to keep the Mohaves as is but the more I look at that Bronze....the more I like it! It'd look like ass on my SWB Truck though lol
     
  9. Aug 28, 2011 at 11:50 PM
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    This is sic IMHO!!!!
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  10. Aug 28, 2011 at 11:58 PM
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  11. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:04 AM
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    That taco is really well done. There are even better pictures of it floating around.
     
  12. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:12 AM
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    yea its mean lookin' for sure :drool:
     
  13. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:15 AM
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    Get the bronze Konigs. TE37s are $$$$ and hard to find.
     
  14. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:17 AM
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  15. Aug 29, 2011 at 12:37 AM
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    I really like the black rims, but bronze always looks good on black vehicle. What are you going to do with your old wheels?
     
  16. Aug 29, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    thx guys for all of the useful info. i'll post pics of whatever i do.

    motorsport36, yours looks AWESOME.

    Yes the bronze wheels on the tacoma I posted are super expensive, $800+ per wheel. I'll end up powder coating one of my sets of rims instead of buying new ones.

    Zombie, I have 2 Tacomas right now. I'm keeping the 06 and will put whichever rims I don't powder coat on my 05 to sell.
     
  17. Aug 29, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    ^thanks man. I'm local if you wanna see them in person
     
  18. Aug 29, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    did you paint your grill bronze too? its hard to tell cuz its subtle. I'm thinking of doing something similar with the toyota symbol.
     
  19. Aug 29, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    Im liking the method race wheels more but the bronze ones look good too
     
  20. Aug 29, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    motorsport36 Morto un papa, se ne fa un'altro

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    No I bought that at the dealer. It's a sport grill
     
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