Steelies vs. Aluminum OEM's???

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I'm bouncing around the idea of changing out my stock aluminum 80 wheels with 16 x 8 black steelies. I really like the steelies look...and I'm not into the 'shiny' accesories 'thing' at this time. Anyone care to share some insight / info. on this subject? Thanks
 
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The stock alums are very strong and much, much, lighter. Powdercoat them:)
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I was out on some slippery rocks the other day and really marked up my OEM wheels. When I step up to 35's I'm going to put them on steelies. This way I'll have lighter 33's for daily driving and 35's on wheels I don't care about for trail days.
 
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My stock alums are corroding where they are scratched...does anyone know a fix for this? :confused:

What is involved with powder coating? Those pics look prtty good. What colors are available? Could that be a fix for an ugly, corroded wheel?
 
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Drop your rims off at the powdercoaters and thern pick them up again a couple of days later. It should fix your corroded alloy rims just nicely.

Is there any other colour than black:confused:









Seriously, just about any colour is available to powdercoat.
 
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Sounds great!

Technically, black isn't a color...it's the absence of color! ;)

Seriously...Is the process limited to just one color, or can they do two or three colors?...for instance the flat parts silver and the inside edges of the holes black...
 
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Below are the steelies I want for my 80...I think these are 16 x 7 steel Taco rims. Will they bolt right up to my rig? If so, what are to potential problems / issues with going from a 16 x 8 rim to a 16 x 7? Also, I don't know the backspacing on the steel Taco rims...anyone know this? Thanks again...



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Thanks Dan...will the 16 x 7 Taco rims w/15mm backspacing in the pic bolt-up to my rig w/no mods? Please advise...Thanks
 
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Tacoma rims will bolt up. The back spacing will be off and will require the use of a spacer to push the wheel out to a 'stock' position.
 
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I'm bouncing around the idea of changing out my stock aluminum 80 wheels with 16 x 8 black steelies. I really like the steelies look...and I'm not into the 'shiny' accesories 'thing' at this time. Anyone care to share some insight / info. on this subject? Thanks

OEM FJ-75 for the third world came with heavy duty off-road steel wheels with a removable (by the driver without any special tool or machine) bead ring which allow to repair your tire on site :grinpimp:
 
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get a set of steelies (and tires) for offroad, and alimi's w/ light weight street tread for the DD routine.


If I did 0-70-90% DD, I know how to remove the tires, I have a jack and the tools I happen to like the handling with non offroad tires better on road plus the fuel consumtion is better.


ask around steel wheels are a (helofa) lot heavyer but not as fragile as lumi's.


LTB's (and steelie's) are cheap and changing wheels is easy and w/ two sets the two sets of tires last longer.


my buck fitty....
 
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OEM FJ-75 for the third world came with heavy duty off-road steel wheels with a removable (by the driver without any special tool or machine) bead ring which allow to repair your tire on site :grinpimp:

Any pics of these OEM FJ-75 rims?
 

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