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Which OEM Wheels Look Better?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by iDigTulsa, Aug 20, 2010.

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Which OEM Wheels Look Best On A 1st Gen?

Poll closed Sep 19, 2010.
  1. 2nd Gen Stock Alloy's

    51.5%
  2. 99-02 4Runner Limited Alloy's

    48.5%
  3. Other (Please Post Description & Photo)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Aug 20, 2010 at 8:23 AM
    #1
    iDigTulsa

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    I'm wanting to gain a collective opinion on swapping my OEM wheels for another set of OEM wheels. Let the opinions fly!

    I am choosing not to go with a set of after market wheels due to the fact that "new" used OEM's are so much easier on the wallet, especially if they fit my existing tires with ample remaining tread. From my research I can get a new set of OEM's for around $300.00 including shipping. I could hopefully sell my 1st Gen OEM's for half that, and recoup some of my cost.

    What I Have Currently
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    I have attached the two options that I am considering for my 2003 DC. I am also very open to suggestions, and input from others that have battled this decision before, and even problems to be aware of or things to consider.

    99-02 4Runner Limited Wheels
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    2nd Gen Stock Alloy
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  2. Aug 20, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    steve o 77

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    I LOVE the 2nd gen offroad alloys.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    1337Taco

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    I like the 2nd gen wheels out of those.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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  5. Aug 20, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    Alright bro....
     
  6. Aug 20, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    out of those, I like the limited wheels. I have the 1st gen sr5 alloys which I don't particularly like (although I like them better than the TRD ones like you have) but I am about to paint them satin black, which I find to look killer:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Aug 20, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    iDigTulsa

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    I'm not familiar with the Rock Stars... Which years did those come on?
    :D
     
  8. Aug 20, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    I have considered painting mine black, but I was afraid that with my lack of skills it would just be like tying a ribbon around a turd and calling it art. If anyone has any pics of this setup I would love to check them out to see first hand how they look on the truck.
     
  9. Aug 20, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    I haven't seen anyone paint the TRD alloys black. I honestly don't think it would look great, but I might be wrong.

    as far as painting is concerned, just take your time with the prep work and it will all turn out ok.

    clean the wheels, sand with 320 grit, clean the wheels, 1-2 coats of self etching primer, 2-3 coats of rustoleum black enamel in whatever finish you want.
     
  10. Aug 20, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    Check out panda jerks truck
     
  11. Aug 20, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    definitely not for my taste, but if you like it, rock it. That's all that matters.
     
  13. Aug 20, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    TRD OR FTW
     
  14. Aug 20, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    I like the 99-02 Limited edition, but I would paint them black as I own some black rims and much prefer black rims over chrome rims anyday. Just my opnion
     
  15. Aug 20, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    i used to really like the sport second gens but after a while i think they only look good on a few cars im startin to like the limited 4runner wheels but i was thinking about some older tundra wheels the ones that are pretty similar to the 4runner
     
  16. Aug 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    MINE

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  17. Aug 20, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    iDigTulsa

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    Thanks for your input Tommy, your truck is actually the inspiration for this whole thread....I LOVE YOUR WHEELS!
     
  18. Aug 20, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    they definitely look good!
     
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