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winters rims from dealer

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by zuter, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Oct 30, 2008 at 10:55 AM
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    zuter

    zuter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I recently looked into getting winter (steel) rims for my Taco. I priced several local shops/tire outlets and even went looking for used ones. To make long story short I ended up getting them from the dealer (new). Not because I couldn't find them elsewhere. Most places I contacted had them with the exception of a few. Suprisingly Walmart doesn't carry them nor would they even try from their distrubutor, who does have them...go figure!

    Anyways, everyone else quoted me $30 + per wheel above the dealership! A similar thing happened when I purchased winter rims and tires for my old Dodge...the dealeship was the lowest price then too.

    One local wrecker also wanted more than what I could get them new, only $5 more per wheel but still more than new! Funny even he didn't believe me when I told him what was Toyota's regular price!

    I've always avoided dealers due to their higher prices. I guess that still is the case for most maintenace and specialty items but for regular items,they are competitive...and is this case clearly so!
     
  2. Oct 30, 2008 at 11:00 AM
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    Taco's for All

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    What kind of steel wheels did you get? Stock Tacoma wheels? I've seen a ton on E-bay for decent prices. I'm using my stock steel wheels for my winter tires and as soon as income taxes come back, I'm going to buy myself a good set of aluminum or alloy wheels to put back on for the summer.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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    Seems buying aftermarket steelies is getting more difficult. Tirerack.com always carried them until this year (I got mine for $30 ea in 05'). Think steel prices and adapting TPMS monitors have made them more expensive.

    Other than dealer, others can usually find a set of of any 16x7 2004+ Toyota truck/suv rims for sale locally, ebay, maybe forums (6 lug, probably fewer 15 x 6.5 5 lug)

    Good you found yours... from dealer no less. What are you running for tires?
     
  4. Oct 30, 2008 at 11:54 AM
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  5. Oct 30, 2008 at 12:11 PM
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    Not as many as the 98..
    Why? He already found some.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2008 at 12:22 PM
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    what brand/size of winter tires did you get?
     
  7. Oct 30, 2008 at 1:13 PM
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    Blizzak 245/70R16
     
  8. Oct 30, 2008 at 1:14 PM
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    Yes Stock!
     
  9. Oct 30, 2008 at 1:46 PM
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    why change wheels for the winter?
     
  10. Oct 30, 2008 at 1:51 PM
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    Ever hear of a small country called Canada and all the snow it gets in the winter??? EH!
     
  11. Oct 30, 2008 at 1:56 PM
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    no im mentally challenged and was raised by possums. My question is why should it matter what rims you ride on in the snow?
     
  12. Oct 30, 2008 at 3:09 PM
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    Two reasons: 1 you keep your tires mounted for easy change over.
    2 you protect your alloys from damage during winter driving.
     
  13. Nov 2, 2008 at 8:12 PM
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    So did you get TPMS with the new wheels? If yes, what was the total cost per wheel? I've given up getting winter wheels b/c of the cost of OEM TPMS. Apparently non-OEM TPMS won't work with the truck's system, unfortunately.
     
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