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wheels..... decisions..... decisions

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TAC1, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. TAC1

    TAC1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello Forum,

    I am a little undecided about wheels for my Tacoma. Truth is that I am not into aftermarket wheels even though there are a few that I like it is not enough for me to buy them. Here's what my '08 came with when I bought it on 01/03/12 (I added the tires afterwards):


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    My indecision stems from the fact that I like chrome but I like the following wheels also. I will list the pros & cons (from my point of view):


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    PROS
    Has a nice shine.
    I already have them.
    People think they are chrome wheels, until I tell them that they are wheel skins.
    If I damage one, I can buy a whole set for $70. I can't buy wheels for $17.50 a piece.

    I can balance the wheels with weights on both sides AND you can't even see the weights since they are hidden behind the wheel skins.


    CONS
    I wish they would stick out an inch more. My wheels are 16x7 & have a 30mm offset & I believe 5" back space.



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    PROS:
    These are 16x7.5 & have a 15mm offset.
    I don't know what the back spacing is on them.

    They look rugged & (I believe) these will stick out about an inch more than what I have now due to the 1/2 wider wheel & less offset. Again, I don't know the backspacing on these.

    My truck is silver so I think these will match up perfectly.

    I do not have to replace my 5 month old BFg A/T's, 265/75r16. I just spend themoney on the wheels. These go for around $600 on ebay


    CONS:
    no bling. LOL!


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    PROS
    Same with & offset as the TRD's but in 17's.
    Not too common around here on Tacoma's
    Some bling (machined face with silver & all clear coated) & I can buy chrome center caps for them.


    CONS
    Requires new tires AND the cost of the rims. These go for around $500 - $600 on ebay.


    I can wait to wear down my BFG's if I decide to go the 17" wheel route but these suckers go forever!


    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. tacowestley

    tacowestley Khmer Member

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    For your chrome wheels you can always put spacers on them
     
  3. TAC1

    TAC1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, thats true. Spidertrax in 1.25" width. I'll look into this. Thanks :)
     
  4. TAC1

    TAC1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    DCSB 4.0 Auto PreRunn
    FRONT: OEM PreRunner coils, 5100's @ .85, MaxTrac Spindles, 1/4" Taco lean spacer. ground to fender base: LF & RF: 40"'s hub to fender base::::: LF & RF: 25"'s REAR: 2012 OEM 3/1 leafs, Wheelers 3 leaf AAL, 2" Tapered steel block. Bilstein F4-BE5-B110-T5 ground to fender base: LR & RR: 41"'s hub to fender base::::: LR & RR: 26"'s All mud flaps trimmed 4"'s shorter.
    Hello,

    I ordered a set of 16x8 MOTO METAL chrome M0951's, 0 offset, & 4.5 back space. That should stick out noticeably more than wnat I have now. I should have them by Wednesday or Thursday of this week. I'll do my TPMS sensor mod to eliminate the light. I have 3 questions that I forgot to ask the vendor about & he is already closed for today.

    * Do I need hub-centric rings? I know our trucks have a 106mm hub but I don't know the hub bore on these wheels.

    * Will I have caliper rubbing issues? I have read where some 16" wheels rub the caliper but when ever I have read a post from someone with these wheels in 16" I did not read of any rubbing issues.

    * Anyone know the actual wheel part #?

    I have searched but can't find this info.

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